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Snuff (Overview)

Snuff is chewing tobacco. Although not smoked, chewing tobacco has negative health effects, such as being associated with the development of mouth cancers.


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Can I chew snuff once or twice a month?

Can I chew snuff once or twice a month?

Snuff: Recent study from sweded showed that snuff can increase the risk of non-ischemic heart failure by increasing blood pressure & heart rate. ...Read more

Snuff (Overview)

Snuff is chewing tobacco. Although not smoked, chewing tobacco has negative health effects, such as being associated with the development of mouth cancers.


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Is Dr. Brad Rodu's research on snuff reliable?

Is Dr. Brad Rodu's research on snuff reliable?

Snuff: Is there a good reason you don't trust Dr. Rodu? Remember, this is research and you do not need to participate. ...Read more

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Is smokey mountain non tabacco snuff bad for you?

Is smokey mountain non tabacco snuff bad for you?

Would avoid: Although probably better than the tobacco containing snuff, it still is not the healthiest choice for you and your teeth and gums. ...Read more

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Do I lose weight if im snusing/snuffing?

Do I lose weight if im snusing/snuffing?

Maybe: Maybe you will but you're still at risk for oral, laryngeal, and esophageal cancers which if you get cancer will definitely help with the weight loss. ...Read more

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Do you lose weight if you are snusing/snuffing?

Do you  lose weight if you are snusing/snuffing?

Not particularly: Nicotine does have some appetite suppressant effects, but it is not a weight loss product. People who become dependent on it do have a problem with eating more and gaining weight when they try to stop. It is not healthy and is associated with mouth, tongue and throat cancer. If you have a weight problem, proper diet with reduced calories and increased exercise remains the best way to lose weight. ...Read more

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How long does it take snuff to cause cancer?

Not sure that: Any one has done the human experiment of snuff dose/time/exposure to discern minimal dose and time of a carcinogen to cause a potentially lethal event. It would be unethical. Dipping and snorting a carcinogen maybe legal, and in our libertarian culture, you are entitled to do it. Adolescents as young as 15 have developed h&n cancer/. ...Read more

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Need some info on quitting tobacco and snuff?

Mutual support helps: Consider attending a meeting of nicotine anonymous. You might also use the nicotine patch as a way to gradually detox from nicotine. ...Read more

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How many years does it take to develop cancer from snuff?

Variable: The time from the start of insult to development of cancer varies with the genetics of the person, type of insult, intensity of insult etc. The sooner you quit the better. ...Read more

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Can dipping snuff cause copd?

Can dipping snuff cause copd?

No: It can cause other issues like risk of oral cancer. But it has not been implicated causing copd. ...Read more

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Do nicotine patches help you stop dipping snuff?

Do nicotine patches help you stop dipping snuff?

Desire to quit: Is key; nicotine is the highly addictve product, it should help. It took me 5 times to quit smokes 30 years ago without an aid, cold turkey method, but as twain quipped: "it's easy to quit, i've done it 100 times." the patch is a bridge and a crutch, not a cure. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get oral cancer if using snuff?

How long does it take to get oral cancer if using snuff?

Years: Most cancers take years to develop from the time of initial stimulus. You should note that damage to the tissue starts early, within days to months, of tobacco use and in a susceptible person may lead to cancer even with short duration of use. Some times the cancer develops years after the person stops using tobacco. Cessation of tobacco use is one of the best things you can do for yourself. ...Read more

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Can cancer from smokey mountain non-tobacco snuff and hoochy herbal snuff?

Can cancer from smokey mountain non-tobacco snuff and hoochy herbal snuff?

Yes: Snuff use is related to an increased risk of oral and pharyngeal cancers. There are a lot of other contents in snuff besides tobacco that can cause harm, including nitrosamines, metals, and other carcinogens. Stay safe and quit while you can! ...Read more

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What's the doctor's recommendation to help my boyfriend stop dipping snuff?

Snuff: You might not like this answer. If you find it digusting then don't kiss him. I have dated guys before who carried that little pouch in their cheek- it was gross. My husband smokes an occassional cigar - & i won't kiss him until he has brushed his teeth. This may make him more aware of how his dip, effects you. Also tell him about your concerns with his dip use. Ultimately, it is his decision to >. ...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