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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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What does chewing tobacco do to a baby that is breasted?

What does chewing tobacco do to a baby that is breasted?

gives them chemicals: Tobacco in any form - cigarettes, smokeless, cigars - brings a long list of chemicals, including several that are carcinogenic. Even if you don't light it up, it gets absorbed in your blood and goes into your brain. See info at http://www.Lung.Org/stop-smoking/about-smoking/facts-figures/whats-in-a-cigarette.Html baby is more likely to use tobacco when older, even if he says 'won't be like parent'. ...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?

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

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Can you chew tobacco while on humira (adalimumab)?

Can you chew tobacco while on humira (adalimumab)?

No: I would not recommend chewing tobacco with or without humira (adalimumab). It would be best if you stop this habit immediately. The long-term health risks are something you'll discover 30 years from now. Please stop. ...Read more

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What are the symtoms I will have when chewing tobacco?

Unfortunately, None: Unfortunately, you won't have any symptoms from chewing tobacco until you have advancing oral cancer. You will see some visual changes to your lip and gums, but you won't have any change in feeling or sensation until it's too late. Most deadly conditions don't have symptoms in the early stages, which is why many of them are found late in their development. Tobacco is a habit you can live without! ...Read more

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Can someone be allergic to chew tobacco or the nicotine?

Probably not: Any thing is possible but this is unlikely and symptoms may be related to another mechanism other than real allergy. ...Read more

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What is the health risk of using chewing tobacco occasionally?

What is the health risk of using chewing tobacco occasionally?

Oral Cancer: Even using chewing tobacco occasionally increases your risk for oral cancer. It can also cause periodontal disease, stained teeth, bad breath, altered taste and dry mouth, which can lead to increased tooth decay. Don, t use this product is you wish to stay healthy. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of chewing tobacco only during games?

Cancer and more: You are at increased risk for cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, urinary bladder, pancreas and perhaps others. Tobacco also causes blood vessel disease leading to heart attacks, stroke, gangrene and shortens life by about ten years. ...Read more

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How dangerous is chewing tobacco if you only do it occassionally?

Smokless tobacco: In a study by greer in 2011, smokless tobacco, the primary oral, mucosal, and hard tissue changes associated with slt use include slt keratosis (stk); gingival inflammation, periodontal inflammation, and alveolar bone damage; and dental caries, tooth abrasion, and dysplasia and oral squamous cell carcinoma (scc). Stks are human papillomavirus. Does the risk outweigh the benefit to chew slt? ...Read more

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Is chewing tobacco worse than smoking?

Tobacco is tobacco: There is no safe, healthful form of tobacco. ...Read more

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What's the best way to quit chewing tobacco?

No perfect cure: Some people are able to go cold turkey and do ok. Others try and it is impossible without help. Today the most successful aid is Chantix which is by rx. But most health professionals are more than happy to give you a perscription. Realize that you hafe a drug addiction which is not for your body to just quit, it has gotten accustomed to it and wants it. Also there is the physical habit. ...Read more