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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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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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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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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

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