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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

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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How to get rid of tobacco chewing addiction?

How to get rid of tobacco chewing addiction?

See below: Here is a nice piece from the american cancer society:

http://www. Cancer. Org/cancer/cancercauses/tobaccocancer/smokelesstobaccoandhowtoquit/index. ...Read more

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How can one stop using smokeless tobacco?

How can one stop using smokeless tobacco?

Oral Cancer Risk: Smokeless tobacco may seem harmless, but is the most carcinogenic forms of tobacco use. It places the carcinogenic chemicals of tobacco directly in contact with the delicate tissues in the oral cavity. It creates a chemical dependency to nicotine like smoking. Talk to your doctor about helping you out of the chemical dependency to nicotine. Chewing tobacco and oral cancer go hand in hand. ...Read more

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What to do if I tried dip (smokeless tobacco) im worried?

What to do if I tried dip (smokeless tobacco) im worried?

Stop doing it!: If you have been doing enough of it long enough to get addicted to nicotine, there are many ways to stop. The use of nicotine replacement therapy with lozenges, gum and patches, several prescription medications (bupropion, varenicline). Cold turkey works for some, perhaps with acupuncture or hypnosis if available, and smoking cessation programs greatly doubles chances of success. Get support. ...Read more

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Will smokeless tobacco affect my breathing?

Will smokeless tobacco affect my breathing?

Good Question: I am not aware of any formal studies looking at this. I would say unlikely, and it is even possible that for some nicotine might improve breathing...but surely not tobacco!

The brain at your age is still developing and so the sooner you stop nicotine I think the better. Irreversible changes in the brain can occur from nicotine use, and they are more likely, the younger one is when using. ...Read more

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Is smokeless tobacco more dangerous than smoking?

Is smokeless tobacco more dangerous than smoking?

Probably not: But so what. It is dangerous and can cause addiction, cancer and other problems. ...Read more

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Who here recommends uses of smokeless tobacco over smoking?

Who here recommends uses of smokeless tobacco over smoking?

Pick your poison: While lung disease risk may be lower with nasal and oral tobacco, you will get higher risk of oral, head and neck cancer. The most compelling reason to switch from smoke to smokeless is cutting down second hand smoke exposure for your friends and family. They will appreciate it, especially when they see the horrible suffering you endure after your head and neck cancer surgery. ...Read more

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Is smokeless tobacco any worse for your health than cigarettes?

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

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I am determined to quit using smokeless tobacco, however using nicotine to quit isn't working, any suggestions?

I am determined to quit using smokeless tobacco, however using nicotine to quit isn't working, any suggestions?

Keep trying: Did nicotine medications work at all? For a day? A week? If not, consider combining medications such as nicotine patch plus gum or lozenge, or get a prescription such as bupropion if you can use this, plus get some nag-free coaching at 1-800-quit now. Free advice from treatment specialists will help you zero in on your stress points throughout the day. Keep trying - go for longer smoke-free time.. ...Read more

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What smokeless tobacco brand contains the least carcinogens?

What smokeless tobacco brand contains the least carcinogens?

Abstinence: Abstinence (from smokeless tobacco that is). Asking which cancer causing agent you voluntarily put in your mouth is better sounds ridiculous when you ask it that way. Stop using it. Period. ...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 safe to share food and drinks with someone who uses smokeless tobacco?

Is it safe to share food and drinks with someone who uses smokeless tobacco?

It depends: You have nothing to fear regarding the slight exposure to smokeless tobacco in the saliva on the food or beverage lid/can/straw. However, if germs are lurking, it doesn't prevent those from causing harm (colds, viruses, etc). ...Read more

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Hi docs, can you tell me if smokeless tobacco are safer then pipes, cigerettes and cigars?

Hi docs, can you tell me if smokeless tobacco are safer then pipes, cigerettes and cigars?

To some extent: In that they are not breathed into the lungs and thus are not a cause of lung cancer, or several of the other cancers where systemic effects of smoked tobacco occur. They are also not associated with chronic bronchitis or emphysema. However, they ARE highly associated with nicotine dependency, mouth and throat cancer, gum disease and dental problems. ...Read more

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What are the negative health effects on the baby from the pregnant woman using smokeless tobacco?

What are the negative health effects on the baby from the pregnant woman using smokeless tobacco?

Low birth weight: Using smokeless tobacco causes babies not to grow as well, and to be more likely to deliver prematurely. Also, there are significant risks to you, like cancers of the mouth, lips and esophagus, cancers of the kidney and pancreas, tooth decay and gum disease. Pregnant or not, try to stop using tobacco at all! ...Read more

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What can I do if I feel like I have some type of fluid in my lungs? I've been using smokeless tobacco since I was 12 years old. I feel less motivated.

What can I do if I feel like I have some type of fluid in my lungs? I've been using smokeless tobacco since I was 12 years old. I feel less motivated.

See your doctor: See your primary care physician for a physical examination and imaging as needed. At the very least, this will answer whether there is fluid in your lung. ...Read more

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Will smokeless tobacco show up in drug trst?

Will smokeless tobacco show up in drug trst?

Absolutely: Whether you smoke or chew, you get tobacco chemicals in your mouth, and absorbed in your body. It depends on the test, as far as how long it will show positive for the test - saliva or blood or urine (or even hair). Want to pass the test? No tobacco, which is the healthiest choice for you! ...Read more

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What's the best way to stop using smokeless tobacco?

What's the best way to stop using smokeless tobacco?

Stopping Addiction: One way to stop an addition like tobacco use is cold turkey. Throw the stuff away and walk. It take a strong conviction to stop this way. Another way is gradual with medical help to wean you off the tobacco addiction. The last form is being forced by circumstances, like oral cancer, to stop using tobacco. Not fun. All bad habits must be replaced by good habits in order to prevent going back. ...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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Doctors, what are the health risks of smokeless tobacco?

Doctors, what are the health risks of smokeless tobacco?

Cancer and others: Chewing tobacco, snuff etc. Produce high levels of the organic compounds ("tars") that are associated with cancer of the head/neck. In addition, you absorb nicotine and the cardiovascular complications of that, while not as bad as smoking, are still bad - an increase in heart attack and stroke. You are also just as dependent on nicotine as smokers. Bad breath, stained teeth, the spitting - all bad ...Read more

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Could COPD be a result of smokeless tobacco?

Could COPD be a result of smokeless tobacco?

No: Smokeless tobacco is chewing tobacco and snuff. It causes oral cancer, nicotine addiction, and reproductive health problems. It is not known to cause copd. ...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