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Doctor insights on: Is It Harmful To Chew Tobacco Around A Child

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Is it harmful to chew tobacco around a child?

Is it harmful to chew tobacco around a child?

Yes. : Yes, because it models poor health choices for them. It doesn't necessarily harm them like second hand smoke, but it sets a horrible example. ...Read more

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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


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How is chewing tobacco harmful to a developing fetus?

How is chewing tobacco harmful to a developing fetus?

In many ways: Chewing tobacco is harmful in so many ways i can't even begin. First of all it is carcinogenic and absorption of the chemicals into your bloodstream can harm the fetus directly in terms of growth. The nicotine is also extremely harmful to you in the pregnancy and your fetus. If you are pregnant and chew tobacco you are risking your health and your babies. ...Read more

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Using e-cigarettes to get over chewing tobacco habit--are there any known health risks for e-cigs? Is nicotine in itself harmful to the brai

Using e-cigarettes to get over chewing tobacco habit--are there any known health risks for e-cigs? Is nicotine in itself  harmful to the brai

Not good: E-cigs are not regulated, and some have been found to contain carcinogens and toxins (such as formaldehyde) when tested. Many are produced overseas and are an unknown risk to your health. That being said cigarettes are not good either. I would advise seeing a doctor to try a medication like chantix. The body contains nicotine receptors, and should not be harmful to the brain. ...Read more

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Why do people chew tobacco?

Why do people chew tobacco?

Tobacco = cancer: Tobacco is a potent carcinogen. Any form of tobacco exposure increases your risk for cancer. 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! yet people use it too calm their nerves, or because they are addicted to tobacco. ...Read more

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Can i chew tobacco once and awhile?

Better not to: Use of this product increases your risk of cancer. Better to avoid it. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of something bad happening from chew tobacco?

What is the likelihood of something bad happening from chew tobacco?

Quitting is best: If you use tobacco in any form you run the risk of developing all kinds of medical problems including cancer, heart disease, bad skin, etc. The number one thing you can do for your health is to quit. Your doctor can help you quit with medical therapy, quitting advice, or nicotine replacement (patch/gum). ...Read more

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How risky is chewing tobacco in smaller amounts?

How risky is chewing tobacco in smaller amounts?

Can be very serious: Tobacco, even smoking tobacco is a known carcinogen and can cause cancer. There may or may not be less of a risk if you use it infrequently or in smaller amounts, but there is a risk. Why take that chance? I suggest that you stop using it altogether! better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Advice? Would the dentist know if i chew tobacco?

Advice? Would the dentist know if i chew tobacco?

My advice is-: Chewing tobacco produces changes in the soft tissue of the mouth. It's a known carcinogen and can cause oral cancer. What's important is that you consider stopping. It's your mouth and your life at stake. Is it really worth the risk? Personally, i would care more about my well being and life than if my dentist knows. ...Read more