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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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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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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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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take your prescribed dose of medication
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If necessary, have regular INR checks
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If you start new medications, be sure to check the interactions
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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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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take appropriate anticoagulation medication
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Take appropriate dose of anticoagulation medication
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Check clotting time if indicated
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Avoid medications that can cause bleeding
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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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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take your medication daily
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Be consistent with dietary habits if on Warfarin
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Ask doctor for interactions with other medications
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Be aware of bleeding risk
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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)

Nicotine is a stimulant drug found in cigarettes and is the ...Read more

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