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.
Oral cancer. Oral, head, and neck cancers have alcohol and tobacco use, including smokeless as their biggest risk factors. Oral cancers can present as non-healing ulcers that can be painful. These patients usually present by age 50 but in susceptable people and those who use a lot of tobacco and alcohol, they can be seen at earlier ages.

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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...

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...

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...

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

Possibly. If the tongue has a non-healing ulcer that can be painful, it can mean oral cancer, but these are generally on the lip and mouth. The tongue might have a canker sore, a white, patchy lesion the often resolves on its own. It would be wise to see your doctor and have this looked at, and better still if you can stop spit tobacco use. Read more...
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...

If you used spit tobacco to quit smoking, then how do you then get off the snuff?

Mutual support helps. You might want to attend a meeting of nicotine anonymous. Read more...
Replacement First. Congratulations on ceasing smoking. Many try using snuff to stop smoking, then your question becomes an issue. Here are some ideas: wait as long as possible to put in the snuff, each time should get longer. Try something else, beef jerky, sunflower seeds, peanuts, gum, etc. Eventually if you both options above, you should be able to beat the addiction, both physiologically and psychologically. Read more...

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...