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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)

An inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi. May be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics , steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can ...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?

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

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Could you get sick from kissing someone that's chewing tobacco?

Not contagiously: Using smokeless tobacco has no effect on the contagious potential of "swapping saliva". If you mean by "sick' the feeling of nausea, that is another story and a matter of personal taste and sensitivity. If by refusing to kiss someone who chews or "dips' they might consider dicontinuation of the habit then you have done them a great service. ...Read more

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Could i get cancer or rotted teeth from chewing tobacco?

Cancer easily: Chewing tobacco contains known carcinogens. The odds that you will get oral cancer if you chew are much higher than if you do not. Chewing tobacco by itself will not significantly increase your rate of tooth decay. ...Read more

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What're the odds that I will get any type of disease from chewing tobacco?

Toothloss chew/dip: It is not uncommon to have tooth loss from dip or chewing tobbacco. The dip is very destructive to the soft tissue (gums) of the mouth. You should be more worried about getting oral cancer. Toothloss will be the least of your problems if you get oral cancer. The rate of oral cancer skyrockets with the use of any tobacco products, dip/ chewing tobacco appears to be the worst. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I have been chewing tobacco for the last 4 better than chewing tobacco?

What is the ?: You seem to ask if chewing tobacco is better than chewing tobacco? Chewing tobacco does less harm to the lungs than smoking, but it is associated with nicotine addiction, does have an increase in heart problems, plus a very big increase in cancer of the mouth, tongue and throat. No tobacco is the best tobacco. Quit before it really hurts you. It is the best single thing you can do for health. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been chewing tobacco for the last 4 years and better than chewing tobacco?

Don't understand ?: Chewing tobacco, aside from staining your teeth and requiring you to spit constantly, which is not attractive to most other people, increases risk of head and neck cancer, and perhaps esophageal and stomach cancer as well. The absorbed nicotine increases heart disease. If you want to quit, there are many ways - nicotine gum, patches, Chantix, Zyban (bupropion) and support programs. Talk to doctor/pharmacist. ...Read more

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Is it good for someone who has diabetes to use chewing tobacco daily ?

I hope you're joking: Hi. Since you may be trolling, I won't take this too far, but NO, using chewing tobacco isn't good for you...whether or not you have diabetes, baldness, hangnails, or ANY other condition! TOBACCO KILLS! ...Read more

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What is the negative impact on someone's spiritual health who uses chewing tobacco?

I suppose you: could make a case that "defiling the temple" (Biblical reference) is not in God's plan, so in that sense, introducing tobacco is bad. But, practically, nicotine won't stop you from worshipping, praying or meditating (might slow down the latter because of the stimulation effects of nicotine). I'd worry more about the hazards like oral cancer or other mouth disorders. ...Read more

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How to quit chewing tobacco?

Same as smoking: Both give you nicotine addiction, as well as being an "oral habit" - the need to have something in your mouth. Cold turkey works for about 3% of people, adding nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum, lozenges etc) increases quit rates to about 10-15%, adding a smoking cessation program increases to about 20%. The prescription drugs Zyban (bupropion) and Chantix, together with a program are 30-40% success. ...Read more

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Can chewing tobacco trigger cold sores?

Possible: Anything that lowers your immune response, and/or irritates the lining of your mouth can precipitate cold sores or activation of herpes simplex virus in the oral cavity. Best not to chew tobacco and to see your otolaryngologist if sores are in the mouth and you chew tobacco. ...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