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Quitting Chewing Tobacco Withdrawal Symptoms
Overwhelming feeling of emotional withdrawal and upset when faced with smell/sight of chewing tobacco or vape. Allergy? Or mental reaction?
Probably emotional: Since sight of these substances is in the equation, this would suggest it is an emotional response which you raise as a possibility. Discussion with a psychiatrist should help you resolve this question ...Read more
First 3 Days: After 3-5 days since one's last use of nicotine, there is no more in the body. Drinking more fluids can help it flush out faster. I encourage some my patients to try switching from cigarettes to nicorette (nicotine gum) gum- 4 mg and the uncoated mint. One chews it different from real gum so read the insert. Once a smoker gets used to the gum and over the cigarettes, the gum is tapered and discontinued. ...Read more
I smoke marijuana in a bong all day with tobacco, but I don't smoke cigarettes. What's the best way to avoid withdrawal symptoms or improv health fast?
Same as quitting: Cigarette smoking. Nicotine addiction is nicotine addiction, however you are taking it in. Irritablity, lack of concentration, anxiety and depression all can occur. This depends on your biology/genetics, how much you were using and for how long. It can be treated with nicotine replacement therapies like patches, lozenges, gum, and with medications like Chantix and Zyban (bupropion). Cessation programs help. ...Read more
Comprehensive progra: Including advice. Chantix. Choosing a start date. Having some accountability. Look at the Chantix website closely. The getquit plan. ...Read more
Same as smoking: Both give you nicotine addiction, as well as being an "oral habit" - the need to have something in your mouth. Cold turkey works for about 3% of people, adding nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum, lozenges etc) increases quit rates to about 10-15%, adding a smoking cessation program increases to about 20%. The prescription drugs Zyban (bupropion) and Chantix, together with a program are 30-40% success. ...Read more
It takes a while for the body to adjust after a change such as quitting use of tobacco. The tobacco has many effects on body functions and these body functions have to readjust. Tobacco craving also wears your body down. Go to the following site for help:
http://www. Nidcr. Nih. Gov/oralhealth/topics/smokelesstobacco/smokelesstobaccoaguideforquitting. Htm. ...Read more
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
Want to quit chewing tobacco due to the possible health issues I'm 16 and have been chewing for 2 years. I'm an everyday user and go threw a can a day?
You can do it: Making up your mind to quit is the biggest step to success. Try cutting back on the amount you use by just a little bit each day. Also, consider stopping by to see your doctor. There are some medications that can help make it easier for you. Good luck! ...Read more
I quit smoking cold turkey but im trying to quit chewing tobacco just can't seem to any tricks suggestions or thoughts on how to?
Break habits: The best way to do it is to find out when you do it the most and try to change those habits. If you can't do that you will continue to fall back into the same patterns. There are also non-tobacco chew products that may be able to help you. Good luck. ...Read more
I have already quited chewing tobacco. If there is still same risk of oral cancer? If it is developing than can it be stopped by quitting tobacco?
Good to quit.: You will still have a risk of developing oral cancer, but it goes down the longer you are free of using chewing tobacco, smoking and heavy drinking. If you stay away from these your risk will go down to that of a non-user of these after 20 years or so. But you have done the first, most important step by quitting, and with regular visits to your doctor, should have little/no trouble from this. ...Read more
I've been chewing tobacco for 2yrs now. Last week I noticed a red rough patch on my cheek. Is 2yrs enough to worry about cancer? Trying to quit. 31/m
How long does it take for nicotine from chewing tobacco to be completely flushed from your system so that it cannot be detected? I need to take a nicotine test for a job and I need to know how far in advance I need to quit the stuff.
2-3 days: Nicotine is a short-acting drug, and is usually metabolized into cotinine which lasts for up to 72 hours. If you give it one week, your test should be negative. However, you should stay stopped - chewing tobacco damages your teeth, can cause oral cancer, makes your breath stink, and is a thoroughly nasty habit. Get some help if you need it - most ballplayers have stopped, usually with gum. ...Read more
I'm 28.I recently began sneezing quite frequently. Usually up to 10-15 sneezes maybe 4-5 days /wk. Could it be new allergies? I recently quit chewing tobacco when this started. Should I get an allergy test or pick up otc medicine and take daily?
Probably allergic: And don't see a reason that stopping chewing tobacco (congratulations and STAY QUIT) would do this. Multiple sneezing is usually allergic. The use of one of the newer selective and less-sedating antihistamines (Claritin, Zyrtec etc) should be safe (check with pharmacist if you are on other meds) and reduce your sneezing. If it doesn't, see your primary care provider. ...Read more
What is wrong with my gums? I am 17 years old and to help me quit smoking (because I'm enlisted in the marine corps and it's hurting my running), I have taken up chewing tobacco. The brand is grizzly wintergreen long cut, and I have crazy pain on my front
You are irritating the soft tissues of your mouth with the the harmful chemicals leaching out of the tobacco. Smokeless tobacco is an extremely dangerous and harmful habit, and over the long run you are putting yourself at grave risk.
I am not trying to lecture you, just advise you of what is known in the medical community. Many people feel that because it is not smoked, it is safe.
Please read from the link below. ...Read more
My TSH level was 2.95 a few months ago when I was still smoking and chewing tobacco. Why did my TSH go up into hypothyroid range after I quit?
TSH and Hypothyroid: Tsh of 2.95 is getting close to hypothyroid. The smoking very well may be coincidental to the slow onset thyroid failure you have experienced. ...Read more
Swollen painless inguinal lymph nodes and 2 under each ear lobe-stationary for 2 months. Cbc-normal. No symptoms. Chewing tobacco for a week. Cancer?
Swollen Lumph Nodes: Although oral cancer is assocaited with chewing tobacco, one week of use will not result in cancer. The wide separation between the nodes in the neck and the nodes in the groin suggest something else may be pgoing on, ranging from a simple post-viral adenoparhy to something more sinister. If they nodes don't clear on their own, I suggest she consult her doctor for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more
Looking for tips on how to stop using chewing tobacco. Psychologists as well as m.D.S, please advise.?
Nicotine gum: May help. Nicotine patches could also help if you find something else non-nicotine to keep in your mouth (like regular sugarless gum). Use the 1-800 -quit-now support line if you need help. Go to the dentist and get a good oral exam on a regular basis to rule out any signs of oral cancer. You are smart to quit now. Best of luck to you and stay well! ...Read more
Can you let me know how many children and adults die per year in the u.S by smoking or chewing tobacco?
443 000/ yr: 443000 which includes second hand smoking.Get a more detailed answer ›
Probably, but??: If it doesn't contain tobacco, it is undoubtedly safer in terms of not producing nicotine addiction and less likelihood of mouth and throat cancer. However, the ingredients in these things are trade secrets, and nobody really knows everything that is in them other than the manufacturer, and they don't have to tell usually. Look for ingredients on label and look each of them up. ...Read more
Maybe: A canadian study published online march 17 in the journal, annals of epidemiology, found that teenage boys who smoke are on average 2.54 centimetres shorter than non-smokers. Uncertain regarding chewing tobacco but likely similar risk. There are so many other risks to health from tobacco in any form it is advised to avoid all tobacco. ...Read more
Reference to WSJ: Read the article in this weekend's edition of the wall street journal on this subject, . ...Read more
Yes: All forms of tobacco have the potential to cause cellular changes that may become malignant. Not advocating chewing tobacco or smoking cigarettes, but if one has to use tobacco, chewing may be the lesser evil. It is easier to diagnose and treat early signs of damage from chewing tobacco than lung damage. You can also chew in different areas of the mouth to decrease the risks of damage. ...Read more
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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