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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, otherwise known as COPD, may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus for most days three months out of the year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. COPD is commonly associated with smoking. ...Read more


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Does smoking cause the gums to recede or is it chewing tobacco? I was gueing that chewing cause the gums to deteriorate but some say its smoking. Can I have some opinions?

Does smoking cause the gums to recede or is it chewing tobacco? I was gueing that chewing cause the gums to deteriorate but some say its smoking. Can I have some opinions?

Tobacco, : Tobacco, in any form, is harmful to your oral and general health. Not only is tobacco one of the major risk factors in the development and progression of gum disease by recession and bone loss and hence tooth loss, it is also associated with oral cancer. Consider quitting stat! ...Read more

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Does smoking or chewing tobacco cause gene mutations? Which mutations are most common?

Does smoking or chewing tobacco cause gene mutations?  Which mutations are most common?

Yes: It is thought that there are two mutations necessary to develop squamous cell head and neck cancer, one of which is p53. I'm not certain about gene mutations in other tobacco related cancers or diseases. ...Read more

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Can HPV itself cause cancer in penis and oropharynx or do the other risk factors need to be met.Like collection of smegma, smoking chewing tobacco etc?

Can HPV itself cause cancer in penis and oropharynx or do the other risk factors need to be met.Like collection of smegma, smoking chewing tobacco etc?

Synergy: Having more than one risk factor usually raises cancer risk a lot more than just adding up the odds. For penis cancer, HPV plus lack of circumcision is the usual combination of risk factors. For oropharyngeal, the risk is more additive, according to this: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27197530 ...Read more

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Is chewing tobacco worse than smoking?

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

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Effects of chewing tobacco compared to smoking?

Effects of chewing tobacco compared to smoking?

Smoking Cessation: #1 same addiction to nicotine, less damage to lungs. #2. Nicotine anonymous #3 I have had success treating people in recovery from nicotine addiction using the patch. Decrease the dose very gradually, making reductions every two weeks or longer, to increase the likelihood of staying stopped. This works bests if done in combination with #2. ...Read more

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Can chewing tobacco and smoking have the same effect on your teeth?

Can chewing tobacco and smoking have the same effect on your teeth?

Yes: Your teeth are hard structures and do not get cancer. The effects of tobacco on your teeth is staining and increased debris that affects the supporting structures of your teeth. You may need to have more frequent dental cleanings to keep the gums healthy and remove this stain. ...Read more

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How long do you have to go without smoking or chewing tobacco to pass a tobacco swab screening test?

How long do you have to go without smoking or chewing tobacco to pass a tobacco swab screening test?

To be sure, at least: a week. Generally oral swabs will pick up any tobacco use within 3-5 days. I strongly suggest using that as a head start to complete cessation. Failing a cotinine screen (the metabolite of nicotine is what is actually measured) is nowhere near as bad as lung cancer, throat or mouth cancer, emphysema, heart attack or stroke, all of which are potentially waiting for you out there if you continue. ...Read more

Copd (Definition)

COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...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