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Spit Tobacco (Overview)

Spit tobacco, or chewing tobacco, is a type of smokeless tobacco that, when chewed, releases nicotine and flavor. It is highly addictive and is associated with mouth cancers.


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What are the long-term risks of spit tobacco?

What are the long-term risks of spit tobacco?

There's a long list: Long-term use of smokeless tobacco increases risk of oral, esophageal, gastric, and pancreatic cancer. Smokeless tobacco products contain sugar, and can contribute to widespread tooth decay. They can also lead to heart disease. For more information, see the smokeless tobacco fact sheet maintained by the national cancer institute: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/factsheet/tobacco/smokeless. ...Read more

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Spit Tobacco (Overview)

Spit tobacco, or chewing tobacco, is a type of smokeless tobacco that, when chewed, releases nicotine and flavor. It is highly addictive and is associated with mouth cancers.


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Will you start to feel better when you quit using spit tobacco? And if so how do you feel better?

Will you start to feel better when you quit using spit tobacco? And if so how do you feel better?

Depends on what you: Are feeling. Chewing tobacco really doesn't have the effects of tobacco smoking - reducing oxygen in our bloodstream and causing blood vessels to clamp down, and increasing carbon monoxide in blood. The main effects are on the mouth and oral cavity, including teeth staining, decay, bad breath and ultimately cancer of the oral cavity. Quitting is always a good idea, unsure what you are feeling. ...Read more

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I have a friend that is addicted to spit tobacco. Who can help?

I have a friend that is addicted to spit tobacco. Who can help?

Check your doctor.: Probably the best thing to do is to have your friend go to a doctor you know well for couseling about this. They can be shown the risks of this and be informed of the diseases that can develop. Support groups with other users who may or may not have these consequences can also help. ...Read more

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So using spit tobacco can cause you to feel sluggish tired and just all around physically bad all the time?

So using spit tobacco can cause you to feel sluggish tired and just all around physically bad all the time?

Smokeless tobacco: Smokeless tobacco can make you feel this way i'm the beginning but with time most people get acclimated to the effects of the tobacco. If you are just starting using it, and you are felling this stop. If you are currently using it and noticed these symptoms, you have something else going on. I would use this opportunity to establish your family doctor. A physical is needed. ...Read more

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Spit tobacco users; what does pain in tongue mean; cancer?

Spit tobacco users; what does pain in tongue mean; cancer?

Could be: Is there any bump, wound, growth, canker sore etc on the tongue area where pain is located? If the answer is yes, you should go to see an oral surgeon and have it biopsied. If you dont see anything, you still need to see md to have your mouth examined. Unfortunately, your exposure to tobacco increases your risk for oral cancer. So, tongue cancer /oral cancer has to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Does spit tobacco usage cause heart disease just like cigarettes do?

Does spit tobacco usage cause heart disease just like cigarettes do?

Unclear: We know it causes oral cancers so it must have irritating chemicals.. Some must get absorbed and may contribute to plaque build up. ...Read more

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Ill effects from swallowing a mouth full from a day old cup of chewing tobacco spit? Was half asleep and accidentally took a drink from the wrong cup.

No more ill effects: generally than some stomach upset and heartburn. You are actually always swallowing some of this mess. I would hope that this experience would tell you that this is not a habit you want to cultivate, and you quit before you end up with head and neck cancer, heart disease and other complications of chewing tobacco. Your teeth get stained, your breath stinks and it is altogether unattractive. ...Read more

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How much smokeless tobacco can give you mouth diseases?

How much smokeless tobacco can give you mouth diseases?

No one knows: A minimal amount so assume any puts you at risk for disease. ...Read more

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I have been chewing tobacco for over 2years, and my mouth in not opening properly, what can I do please assist?

I have been chewing tobacco for over 2years, and my mouth in not opening properly, what can I do please assist?

TMD?: See a dentist for a personal evaluation. It sounds like this is related to your jaw joint and should be evaluated in person. There are many different treatment modalities for patients who suffer from temporomandibular joint dysfunction, if that is what is your specific problem. ...Read more

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What to do if i had chewing tobacco in my mouth?

Chewing tobacco: Chewing tobacco is extremely toxic to the body. It is best to spit out as soon as you can. At age 46, this will significantly harm the quality of your life as well as shorten it. Read the warning on chewing tobacco package.....you'll see why you should spit asap. ...Read more

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What are the first signs of mouth cancer from chewing tobacco?

What are the first signs of mouth cancer from chewing tobacco?

Leukoplakia: The tissues will turn white and have the look of almost being cooked or smoke cured. If this persists over time it causes the cells to mutate trying to repair the constant assault of chemicals, only to fail with over production of cancer cells. Bottom line........Stop. ...Read more

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How long after using smokeless tobacco do you get mouth cancer?

Tobacco use: Not everyone who chews tobacco and smokes cigarette will end up with cancer. We all have different immune system and everyone's body reacts differently to harmful substances. ...Read more

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How quickly can mouth cancer develop from using smokeless tobacco?

Indeterrninate: Although a true malignancy may take longer, changes associated with the use of such a known carcinogen are observable fairly quickly. Dont try to "play the odds" here. Continued use creates a "not if, but when" scenario. Quit now! ...Read more

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How long will you have to use smokeless tobacco to get mouth cancer?

How long will you have to use smokeless tobacco to get mouth cancer?

Doesn't matter: Length of time is irrelevent.. Smokeless tobacco contains cancer causing agents. Follow the below link for more detailed info: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/factsheet/tobacco/smokeless. ...Read more

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Can you tell me can I get mouth cancer from only using smokeless tobacco a few times?

Can you tell me can I get mouth cancer from only using smokeless tobacco a few times?

Unlikely: It is chronic trauma which leads to cancer. Not just once or twice. Not to say that you could not get cancer. You could. But you could get cancer without eever using tobacco. Using tobacco a few times does not increase that risk significantly. ...Read more

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How likely is it to develop mouth cancer from smokeless tobacco? 10% chance? Or less?

How likely is it to develop mouth cancer from smokeless tobacco?  10% chance?  Or less?

Greater then smoking: Chewing tobacco is worse then smoking. Chew is placed in the lip and sits in one spot. The nicotine acts as a constant irritatent to that area. The individual repeats this in the same spot. Smoking while they hold the smokie in there mouth it circulates around inuit the lungs and the out through the nose and mouth. Think about it if a irritant sits in one place for long periods of time. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...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