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Kinds Smokeless Tobacco Snuff 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Throat cancer and smokeless tobacco? I read that using smokeless tobacco can cause throat cancer. I only use it once in a while. Is that ok?
No. Smokeless: No. Smokeless tobacco causes cancer of the tongue, mouth, and throat, and may also cause cancers of the stomach and intestine. These are extremely difficult cancers to treat. Most are fatal, and those that are cured leave patients with terrible deformities. Even if it doesn't cause cancer, smokeless tobacco causes gum disease that may cost you your teeth. You say you use it only once in a while, so it will be easier to quit now. If you wait, chances are that you'll start using it more in the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes smokeless tobacco is extremely harmful.Get a more detailed answer ›
Tobacco = cancer: Tobacco is a potent carcinogen. Any form of tobacco exposure increases your risk for cancer. That includes smokeless tobacco such as snuff or chewing tobacco. 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! ...Read more
I did smokeless tobacco dip for 5 years. I quit in October 2012. Am I still likely to get oral cancer? I worry everyday since I quit.
Used smokeless tobacco on and off and quit about 4 years ago. I had a blue dye oral test with no pre cancer. How concerned should I be from here on?
You're fine: Smokeless tobacco is much less dangerous than inhaled tobacco, but I am glad that you are now tobacco-free. Have your dentist keep an eye on your mouth and biopsy any lesions that may show up; in case they do, early treatment makes it very unlikely there will be a bad outcome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very high: Tobacco juice and smoke contains carcinogens that cause normal cells to change into cancer cells. There is a significant link between cancer of the lip, mouth, tongue and throat with the use of smokeless tobacco products. This link between smokeless tobacco and oral cancer is beyond question. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There is a non tobacco non nicotine herbal snuff called Smokey Mountain snuff can this product still cause cancer?
Not sure: Looking at the ingredients (http://www. Smokeysnuff. Com/faq. Html), should be much safer than tobacco products. No research that I know of has been done. ...Read more
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