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Could chewing tobacco effect acute bronchitis in a bad manner?

Could chewing tobacco effect acute bronchitis in a bad manner?

TOBACCO: To answer your question, not likely. Just don't miss the point- there is not a single tobacco formulation that is good for you or whomever you are asking for. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Bronchitis (Definition)

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi (airways that carry air from the trachea to the more distal parts of the lungs, or bronchioles). Bronchitis may be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics , steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can be acute or chronic. The latter is usually associated with smoking and may be part of COPD. Both acute and chronic bronchitis can lead to other serious conditions, including pneumonia with ...Read more


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Is chewing tobacco particularly bad if you are diabetic?

Is chewing tobacco particularly bad if you are diabetic?

Yes: Chewing tobacco is always bad. If you are diabetic, you already have a health issue. Healing is compromised, now you add chewing tobacco which causes severe tissue damage and the body's ability to heal is less. ...Read more

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Is smokeless tobacco or chewing tobacco bad for asthma?

Is smokeless tobacco or chewing tobacco bad for asthma?

No: For asthma, no. For cardiovascular diseases and oral cancer, yes. So if you do smoke and you have asthma switching from smoking to smokeless or chewing tobaccos is a step in the right direction. Still my goal would be to get you off tobacco completely. You may need the support of friends, family and people like you who want to quit but can't do it alone to achieve that goal. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could get my gums to heal faster from chewing tobacco?

Can you tell me how I could get my gums to heal faster from chewing tobacco?

Stop Chewing: That's the first step. Then see a dentist to determine if any damage was done to the soft tissue, teeth, and bone. A that time you can also have a screening for oral cancer. ...Read more

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Can the type of chewing tobacco affect the time it could take to develop cancer?

Can the type of chewing tobacco affect the time it could take to develop cancer?

Perhaps: Many factors affect the development of cancer including at least 28 chemicals (carcinogens) in smokeless tobacco which can cause cancer. The most harmful are nitrosamines which vary by product and scientists have found that the nitrosamine level is directly related to the risk of cancer. ...Read more

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Looking for tips on how to stop using chewing tobacco. Psychologists as well as m.D.S, please advise. ?

Looking for tips on how to stop using chewing tobacco. Psychologists as well as m.D.S, please advise. ?

Nicotine gum: May help. Nicotine patches could also help if you find something else non-nicotine to keep in your mouth ( like regular sugarless gum). Use the 1-800 -quit-now support line if you need help. Go to the dentist and get a good oral exam on a regular basis to rule out any signs of oral cancer. You are smart to quit now. Best of luck to you and stay well! ...Read more

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Could an excess of chewing tobacco cause blood in stool?

Could an excess of chewing tobacco cause blood in stool?

No: You need to see your doctor asap and have a workup for the blood in your stool. ...Read more

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What can I do if my body feels really messed up, could it be from quiting chewing tobacco?

Probably: It takes a while for the body to adjust after a change such as quitting use of tobacco. The tobacco has many effects on body functions and these body functions have to readjust. Tobacco craving also wears your body down. Go to the following site for help: http://www.Nidcr.Nih.Gov/oralhealth/topics/smokelesstobacco/smokelesstobaccoaguideforquitting.Htm. ...Read more

Chewing Tobacco (Definition)

Chewing tobacco is a type of smokeless tobacco that, when chewed, releases nicotine and flavor. It is highly addictive and is ...Read more


Snuff (Definition)

Snuff is chewing tobacco. Although not smoked, chewing tobacco has negative health effects, such as being associated with the ...Read more