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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


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How much time do you have to use smokeless tobacco to get cancer?

How much time do you have to use smokeless tobacco to get cancer?

No easy answer to: That question. Depends on how much you use, and how potent the preparation is, as well as your sensitivity to the cancer causing effects of tobacco - all of those are highly variable. For most people, it is about the same amount of time that smoking causes cancer, a decade or more and usually 20-30 years of use, but some people are highly sensitive and have problems much earlier. ...Read more

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Is it bad to share your life with someone who uses smokeless tobacco?

Is it bad to share your life with someone who uses smokeless tobacco?

No answer: Use of tobacco, in any form is not good for the health of the user. After that, it is a personal issue between the other qualities of the person vs.The vice of tobacco use. Smokeless tobacoo does not affect people near the user like smoking does. The health problems fo the user in your life may affect you. ...Read more

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Are you less addicted to tobacco if you use smokeless tobacco?

Are you less addicted to tobacco if you use smokeless tobacco?

Tobacco Addiction: The addiction to chewing tobacco and smoking tobacco is to the same chemical, mainly nicotine. The nicotine from either source acts on the same pathways of the brain regardless of how it enters the body. Both forms of tobacco use cause cancer and take many lives each year. ...Read more

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Is it bad to french kiss with someone who uses smokeless tobacco?

Depends :): You need to defind "bad" first. I do not think it is equivalent to "passively using". Will you like the smell? - personal preferences. Is it a good person? - well, pleople use tobacco for differerent reasons... Tell me more about your concern. ...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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My bf wants to get his tongue pierced but uses smokeless tobacco?

My bf wants to get his tongue pierced but uses smokeless tobacco?

Problem: With or without smokless tobacco - it is dangerous. Tongue barbells can chip or fracture front teeth. Gums can be damaged by the rubbing of barbells requiring periodontal surgery. An unscrewed barbell may be aspirated into the lungs. Infections can be quite severe & eventually lead to disfigurement. There can be significant blood loss & permanent neuralgia (pain). ...Read more

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My husband wants to get his tongue pierced but uses smokeless tobacco. Risky?

My husband wants to get his tongue pierced but uses smokeless tobacco. Risky?

Good if stops use: If this tongue piercing opportunity leads to your husband stopping tobacco use, then this will become a very good thing. If he continues to use tobacco, risk of cancer is high even without tongue piercing. Take advantage of this opportunity to stop tobacco use, or live to regret it. ...Read more

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Would you suggest to use smokeless tobacco pouches my tooth infection just cleared up?

Would you suggest to use smokeless tobacco pouches my tooth infection just cleared up?

No: Quit the habit. It has no benefit to your life or overall health. Oral cancer is a horribly disfiguring and painful form of cancer. Google pictures of oral cancer to see for yourself. Sorry it's not the answer you want to hear. But do yourself a favor and quit. Not a lecture - just a friendly recommendation. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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