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Dr. Alvin Lin
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Erectile Dysfunction (Definition)

Any problem when a male cannot get or keep an erection long enough for intercourse. It has many different causes so "erectile dysfunction" is a descriptive term ...Read more


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Can smokeless tobacco cause oral cancer?

Can smokeless tobacco cause oral cancer?

Yes: Tobacco is one of the risk factor for oral cancer in addition to alcohol and other things. ...Read more

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How can smokeless tobacco cause oral cancer?

How can smokeless tobacco cause oral cancer?

Carcinogens: It is the carcinogens in the tobacco that leach into the soft tissues of your mouth and cause the changes on a cellular level that result in cancer cells forming. ...Read more

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Can smokeless tobacco cause oral cancer? If so, how?

Yes: Smokeless tobacco (chew, snuff, etc.) cause cancer by exposing the lining of the mouth or nose to toxins in the tobacco that can lead to cancer. They also can cause chronic inflammation that promotes the growth of cancer cells. ...Read more

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What kinds of chemicals are in smokeless tobacco (snuff), that cause cancer?

What kinds of chemicals are in smokeless tobacco (snuff), that cause cancer?

Pollutants: All of the pesticides, fungicides and herbicides used on the growing tobacco leaves when they go throught the liver are turned into "estrogen-like" compounds resulting in over-estroginized men and women. They also contain heavy metals all of these can cause various forms of cancers. ...Read more

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When I asked about the heart palpitations, I should add that I use smokeless tobacco, can this cause them? I'm working on quitting.

When I asked about the heart palpitations, I should add that I use smokeless tobacco, can this cause them? I'm working on quitting.

Palpitations: Yes, stimulants can cause palpitations, and nicotine is a powerful stimulant. Cigarettes, cigars, dip, chew or any tobacco product has a significant amount of nicotine. However, palpitations can also result from underlying heart problems or metabolic problems, so don't assume it's the nicotine until you have a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Throat cancer and smokeless tobacco? I read that using smokeless tobacco can cause throat cancer. I only use it once in a while. Is that ok?

Throat cancer and smokeless tobacco? I read that using smokeless tobacco can cause throat cancer. I only use it once in a while. Is that ok?

No. Smokeless: No.

Smokeless tobacco causes cancer of the tongue, mouth, and throat, and may also cause cancers of the stomach and intestine. These are extremely difficult cancers to treat. Most are fatal, and those that are cured leave patients with terrible deformities. Even if it doesn't cause cancer, smokeless tobacco causes gum disease that may cost you your teeth.

You say you use it only once in a while, so it will be easier to quit now. If you wait, chances are that you'll start using it more in the future. ...Read more

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What's the best way to stop using smokeless tobacco?

What's the best way to stop using smokeless tobacco?

Stopping Addiction: One way to stop an addition like tobacco use is cold turkey. Throw the stuff away and walk. It take a strong conviction to stop this way. Another way is gradual with medical help to wean you off the tobacco addiction. The last form is being forced by circumstances, like oral cancer, to stop using tobacco. Not fun. All bad habits must be replaced by good habits in order to prevent going back. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the health risks of smokeless tobacco?

Doctors, what are the health risks of smokeless tobacco?

Cancer and others: Chewing tobacco, snuff etc. Produce high levels of the organic compounds ("tars") that are associated with cancer of the head/neck. In addition, you absorb nicotine and the cardiovascular complications of that, while not as bad as smoking, are still bad - an increase in heart attack and stroke. You are also just as dependent on nicotine as smokers. Bad breath, stained teeth, the spitting - all bad ...Read more

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Could COPD be a result of smokeless tobacco?

Could COPD be a result of smokeless tobacco?

No: Smokeless tobacco is chewing tobacco and snuff. It causes oral cancer, nicotine addiction, and reproductive health problems. It is not known to cause copd. ...Read more

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Are you less addicted to tobacco if you use smokeless tobacco?

Are you less addicted to tobacco if you use smokeless tobacco?

Tobacco Addiction: The addiction to chewing tobacco and smoking tobacco is to the same chemical, mainly nicotine. The nicotine from either source acts on the same pathways of the brain regardless of how it enters the body. Both forms of tobacco use cause cancer and take many lives each year. ...Read more

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What smokeless tobacco brand contains the least carcinogens?

What smokeless tobacco brand contains the least carcinogens?

Abstinence: Abstinence (from smokeless tobacco that is). Asking which cancer causing agent you voluntarily put in your mouth is better sounds ridiculous when you ask it that way. Stop using it. Period. ...Read more

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Why do smokeless tobacco products increase the risk of cancer?

Why do smokeless tobacco products increase the risk of cancer?

Tobacco = cancer: Tobacco is a potent carcinogen. Any form of tobacco exposure increases your risk for cancer. That includes smokeless tobacco such as snuff or chewing tobacco. There is no good reason to use tobacco on your body for any reason. People have been known to use tobacco to kill insects in the garden. Not a good thing to put in your mouth! ...Read more

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Is it safe to share food and drinks with someone who uses smokeless tobacco?

Is it safe to share food and drinks with someone who uses smokeless tobacco?

It depends: You have nothing to fear regarding the slight exposure to smokeless tobacco in the saliva on the food or beverage lid/can/straw. However, if germs are lurking, it doesn't prevent those from causing harm (colds, viruses, etc). ...Read more

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Hi docs, can you tell me if smokeless tobacco are safer then pipes, cigerettes and cigars?

Hi docs, can you tell me if smokeless tobacco are safer then pipes, cigerettes and cigars?

To some extent: In that they are not breathed into the lungs and thus are not a cause of lung cancer, or several of the other cancers where systemic effects of smoked tobacco occur. They are also not associated with chronic bronchitis or emphysema. However, they ARE highly associated with nicotine dependency, mouth and throat cancer, gum disease and dental problems. ...Read more

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What are the negative health effects on the baby from the pregnant woman using smokeless tobacco?

What are the negative health effects on the baby from the pregnant woman using smokeless tobacco?

Low birth weight: Using smokeless tobacco causes babies not to grow as well, and to be more likely to deliver prematurely. Also, there are significant risks to you, like cancers of the mouth, lips and esophagus, cancers of the kidney and pancreas, tooth decay and gum disease. Pregnant or not, try to stop using tobacco at all! ...Read more

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What can I do if I feel like I have some type of fluid in my lungs? I've been using smokeless tobacco since I was 12 years old. I feel less motivated.

What can I do if I feel like I have some type of fluid in my lungs? I've been using smokeless tobacco since I was 12 years old. I feel less motivated.

See your doctor: See your primary care physician for a physical examination and imaging as needed. At the very least, this will answer whether there is fluid in your lung. ...Read more

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How can one stop using smokeless tobacco?

How can one stop using smokeless tobacco?

Oral Cancer Risk: Smokeless tobacco may seem harmless, but is the most carcinogenic forms of tobacco use. It places the carcinogenic chemicals of tobacco directly in contact with the delicate tissues in the oral cavity. It creates a chemical dependency to nicotine like smoking. Talk to your doctor about helping you out of the chemical dependency to nicotine. Chewing tobacco and oral cancer go hand in hand. ...Read more

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What to do if I tried dip (smokeless tobacco) im worried?

What to do if I tried dip (smokeless tobacco) im worried?

Stop doing it!: If you have been doing enough of it long enough to get addicted to nicotine, there are many ways to stop. The use of nicotine replacement therapy with lozenges, gum and patches, several prescription medications (bupropion, varenicline). Cold turkey works for some, perhaps with acupuncture or hypnosis if available, and smoking cessation programs greatly doubles chances of success. Get support. ...Read more

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Will smokeless tobacco affect my breathing?

Will smokeless tobacco affect my breathing?

Good Question: I am not aware of any formal studies looking at this. I would say unlikely, and it is even possible that for some nicotine might improve breathing...but surely not tobacco!

The brain at your age is still developing and so the sooner you stop nicotine I think the better. Irreversible changes in the brain can occur from nicotine use, and they are more likely, the younger one is when using. ...Read more

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Is smokeless tobacco more dangerous than smoking?

Is smokeless tobacco more dangerous than smoking?

Probably not: But so what. It is dangerous and can cause addiction, cancer and other problems. ...Read more

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What are the odds of malignancy using smokeless tobacco?

What are the odds of malignancy using smokeless tobacco?

Lower if not using!: Tobacco use is a cause for mouth cancers, lung cancer, bladder cancer, breast cancer, etc. It is bad for you. Please consider quitting or seeking help in quitting. ...Read more

Spit Tobacco (Definition)

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


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Impotence (Definition)

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