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Does nicotine / continine from smokeless tobacco stay in system longer than cigarette nicotine / continine?

Does nicotine / continine from smokeless tobacco stay in system longer than cigarette nicotine / continine?

Drug metabolism: The same drug levels obtained via smokeless or smoking would be metabolized by the body at a similar rate. Differences in absorption and thus dosage may influence how long drug levels persist. Also, the mixture of drug and other metabolites may influence how long they persist. Tobacco companies have not released the dose-response data to compare these readily. ...Read more

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Spit Tobacco (Definition)

Spit tobacco is also known as Chewing tobacco. 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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I am determined to quit using smokeless tobacco, however using nicotine to quit isnt working, any suggestions?

I am determined to quit using smokeless tobacco, however using nicotine to quit isnt working, any suggestions?

Keep trying: Did nicotine medications work at all? For a day? A week? If not, consider combining medications such as nicotine patch plus gum or lozenge, or get a prescription such as bupropion if you can use this, plus get some nag-free coaching at 1-800-quit now. Free advice from treatment specialists will help you zero in on your stress points throughout the day. Keep trying - go for longer smoke-free time.. ...Read more

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Does smokeless tobacco lower blood platelet count?

Does smokeless tobacco lower blood platelet count?

No, not true: No effect on platelet count. It has many other bad effects though! so get away from it before you develop cancer which is a much worse problem than low platelets. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get smokeless tobacco out of my system?

How long does it take to get smokeless tobacco out of my system?

About a day: Nicotine lasts for something north of two hours, but there are breakdown products that can still be measured in blood and urine for about a day. However, this is for a single exposure to nicotine. If you are chewing or using ecigarettes in high amounts, it can take as long as four days to fully clear from blood and urine. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get addicted to smokeless tobacco?

How long does it take to get addicted to smokeless tobacco?

Very quickly: Because smokeless tobacco is held between the cheek and gum it is absorbed very quickly into the blood stream in very high concentrations. It is the difference between alcohol abuse and IV drug use, the latter is more potent and more quickly addictive like smokeless tobacco. ...Read more

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How long does smokeless tobacco keratosis take to heal? It's been two weeks since i quit and it looks better than it did...Does it go back to normal?

How long does smokeless tobacco keratosis take to heal? It's been two weeks since i quit and it looks better than it did...Does it go back to normal?

2 to 4 weeks: Do you also smoke? Use much alcohol? Is it in the area you held the tobacco? Is it red or ulcerated? If the area is not normal in another 2 weeks you should have a biopsy. This is easy and nearly painless. A microscopic exam will define the cause of persistence. Stay away from all forms of tobacco and use very little or no alcohol. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get gum decay from smokeless tobacco?

How long does it take to get gum decay from smokeless tobacco?

varies, but do quit: Tooth decay and gum disease are related to smokeless tobacco use but are not directly caused by it. Gum disease is a chronic bacterial infection of gums and surrounding support structures of the teeth. It is usually caused by poor hygiene and can be influenced by many other factors such as tobacco use. Tooth decay has a similar cause. Having good hygiene and eating healthy helps avoid issues. ...Read more

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How long after using smokeless tobacco do you get mouth cancer?

How long after using smokeless tobacco do you get mouth cancer?

Tobacco use: Not everyone who chews tobacco and smokes cigarette will end up with cancer. We all have different immune system and everyone's body reacts differently to harmful substances. ...Read more

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Nicotine (Definition)

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