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Doctor insights on: Kinds Smokeless Tobacco Snuff Cause Cancer

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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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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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Can smokeless tobacco cause oral cancer?

Can smokeless tobacco cause oral cancer?

Yes: Tobacco is one of the risk factor for oral cancer in addition to alcohol and other things. ...Read more

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How can smokeless tobacco cause oral cancer?

How can smokeless tobacco cause oral cancer?

Carcinogens: It is the carcinogens in the tobacco that leach into the soft tissues of your mouth and cause the changes on a cellular level that result in cancer cells forming. ...Read more

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Can smokeless tobacco cause oral cancer? If so, how?

Yes: Smokeless tobacco (chew, snuff, etc.) cause cancer by exposing the lining of the mouth or nose to toxins in the tobacco that can lead to cancer. They also can cause chronic inflammation that promotes the growth of cancer cells. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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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Which cancers are most common among users of smokeless tobacco?

Smokeless TOB&CA: Smokeless or chewing TOB has been linked to cancers of the oral cavity, esophageal and pancreatic cancers. Esophageal and pancreatic are two of the toughest CA to cure and treat. Oral cavity CA is hard to go through treatment but at least some of these Pts are cured. ...Read more

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Will using smokeless tobacco increase my risk of developing cancer?

Will using smokeless tobacco increase my risk of developing cancer?

Yes, defnitely: 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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Why do smokeless tobacco products increase the risk of cancer?

Why do smokeless tobacco products increase the risk of cancer?

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

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Is it possible to get oral cancer from smokeless tobacco?

Is it possible to get oral cancer from smokeless tobacco?

Yes: Smokeless tobacco is an important cause of oral cancer. Alcohol is another. See this site for more info. Http://www. Cancer. Gov/cancertopics/tobacco/smokeless-tobacco. ...Read more

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Can using smokeless tobacco definitely give you oral cancer?

Puts you at higher: Risk. Not all people who use tobacco get cancer, but users are at much higher risk for cancer. There is no redeeming value to using tobacco, so do not use tobacco in any form. ...Read more

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What is the time it takes to get oral cancer using smokeless tobacco?

What is the time it takes to get oral cancer using smokeless tobacco?

Years: Likely years. Still a bad habit. See oral surgeon or ENT doc with any symptoms. ...Read more

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If I've been using smokeless tobacco for two years, how can I tell if I will get oral cancer?

You can't: My friend, that's like asking..."if I don't wear my seatbelt, when will I die in a car accident? " it might be tomorrow, it might be 10 years, it might never happen. ...But is it really worth it? Come on....Quit the chew, and buckle-up too. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Risk is cut in half: Those who quit in their 30s may avoid most of the risk due to smokeless tobacco use. The risk of oral cancer is cut in half after 3 years. Keep up a good job! ...Read more

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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 more

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What is the relationship of smokeless tobacco and oral cancer?

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 more

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There is a non tobacco non nicotine herbal snuff called Smokey Mountain snuff can this product still cause cancer?

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

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