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Doctor insights on: Is Smokeless Tobacco Or Chewing Tobacco Bad For Asthma

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Is smokeless tobacco or chewing tobacco bad for asthma?

Is smokeless tobacco or chewing tobacco bad for asthma?

No: For asthma, no. For cardiovascular diseases and oral cancer, yes. So if you do smoke and you have asthma switching from smoking to smokeless or chewing tobaccos is a step in the right direction. Still my goal would be to get you off tobacco completely. You may need the support of friends, family and people like you who want to quit but can't do it alone to achieve that goal. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...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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Could chewing tobacco effect acute bronchitis in a bad manner?

Could chewing tobacco effect acute bronchitis in a bad manner?

TOBACCO: To answer your question, not likely. Just don't miss the point- there is not a single tobacco formulation that is good for you or whomever you are asking for. ...Read more

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Is chewing tobacco particularly bad if you are diabetic?

Yes: Chewing tobacco is always bad. If you are diabetic, you already have a health issue. Healing is compromised, now you add chewing tobacco which causes severe tissue damage and the body's ability to heal is less. ...Read more

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How quickly can you get oral cancer from smokeless chewing tobacco?

How quickly can you get oral cancer from smokeless chewing tobacco?

Varies: It varies depending on the ethnicity of the user, length of time using chewing tobacco , it starts as white patches in the inside of check or under the tongue that gets harder in time and turn cancerous. Regular dental check up visits to your dentist can discover that in early stages or before it from and suggest treatment ...Read more

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Can using smokeless tobacco make you physically feel bad all the time?

Can using smokeless tobacco make you physically feel bad all the time?

Yes it does: Lets accept that tobacco is a poison for the human body and stop using it. You will feel better, stronger and look healthier! this is a good time to quit using it. ...Read more

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Is it bad to french kiss with someone who uses smokeless tobacco?

Depends :): You need to defind "bad" first. I do not think it is equivalent to "passively using". Will you like the smell? - personal preferences. Is it a good person? - well, pleople use tobacco for differerent reasons... Tell me more about your concern. ...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


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