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Does Nicotine Gum Cause Cancer
Gum disease? No!: I haven't seen written documentation that correlates gum disease with cancer. However if ones body is continually fighting inflammation from gum disease, it has to take a toll on ones immune system. With the mouth being the most chronically infected part of an otherwise healthy body, why take chances. Floss daily do some careful vibratory toothbrushing at the gum-tooth interface ; don't worry! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
No evidence: There isn't any evidence that it increases risk for cancer. The real thing to keep in mind is that smoking is just about the worst (if not the worst) thing one can do to their body. It markedly increases your risk of many types of cancer, including oral and throat cancers! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Of course. http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/tobacco_packaging_warning_messages" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/tobacco_packaging_warning_messages Get a more detailed answer ›
Tobacco: When burned produces a number of arylhydrocarbons, and other carcinogens that directly attack human dna leading to mutations. Some are repaired, others propagate over time, mean time, nicotine addicts. The more exposure, probabilistic risk increases for cancer, cardiovascular and lung disease. Evidence is overwhelming indisputable.. ...Read more
Maybe: The link of marijuana to tongue cancer is not conclusive. Marijuana contains chemicals which are carcinogens and some data suggest increased risk of oral cancer. However, a definitive link has not been proven and most organizations have no conclusive position on this issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gingivitis: Infection of gum tissue caused by bacteria. In other words if you are not cleaning your mouth properly the tissues will get red, swollen, sore. Smoke, containing nicotine, makes tissues more susceptible to the enzymes and toxins produced by the bacteria. Nicotine in gum is irritating, but not as much as nicotine containing cigarette smoke. Quitting is very hard, but your body will thank you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: Nicotene is addictive but not likely the cause of cancer for those who smoke or chew. Further, it would be very difficult to determine if an ex-smoker who uses nicorete developed cancer because of the gum becuase we know natural tobacco products do... Nicotene is not a known carcinogen but there are many carcinogens in natural tobacco: http://tinyurl.Com/3h74dkv. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dipping Tobacco Bad: Saliva leaches the nicotine out of the "dipping" tobacco & decreases blood flow to the oral, esphogeal & stomach mucous membranes. This mucosa becomes more permeable to the 200+ cancer producing chemicals in tobacco. If you drink alcohol, the alcohol it extracts the chemicals enhancing their penetration into the mucosa. Stop if you can, or get help to stop. ...Read more
Chewing tabacco: Chewing tabacco has many known carcinogens. Betel nut chewing has also been linked to carcinogenesis. ...Read more
HPV virus Spread: Dipping isn’t exactly considered ‘safe’. There is a certain amount of risk to which both parties are exposed to, even during such a brief foray. Depending on the health of the participants, there could be some risk nonetheless ~ except of course if both parties are completely HIV and std-free. There is epidemiologic data available for increased risk of throat cancers with oral sex. ...Read more
Not your 1st worry: The problems caused by smoking crack are so great and many and likely that the question of long into the future increased risk of cancer is puny. It does not have the tar and nicotine of tobacco - so the irritation of smoking might be less. Don't do it - it can really mess up your life. ...Read more
Not likely: These are ways to supply the needed dose of nicotine to satisfy your addictive needs. They are designed not to allow tars and irritants into your throat. Thus the incidence of cancer should be no greater than in non-smokers. They are an effective way to attempt to stop smoking altogether and i encourage this in my patients. ...Read more
Not sure: There is no regulation for what companies put in e-cigarettes, so we don't really know what is in there. Therefore, we don't know if it can cause cancer. They have not been around long enough to do the long term studies needed to say either way. Nicotine causes constriction of blood vessels and can be highly toxic, even fatal, at high doses. ...Read more
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