11 doctors weighed in:

Can you get cancer or gum disease from the bagged chewing tobacco even though there aren't any additives inside?

11 doctors weighed in
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yup

The tobacco still contains carcinogens, and they can leach directly into your soft tissues.
Alcohol only accelerates the process.

In brief: Yup

The tobacco still contains carcinogens, and they can leach directly into your soft tissues.
Alcohol only accelerates the process.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. John Francis
Dentistry - Periodontics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Sure does

Cannot cause gum disease, that is a bacterial infection.
But it can cause problems with your gums like recession. That nicotine poison is still getting into your system as if you were smoking it.

In brief: Sure does

Cannot cause gum disease, that is a bacterial infection.
But it can cause problems with your gums like recession. That nicotine poison is still getting into your system as if you were smoking it.
Dr. John Francis
Dr. John Francis
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2 doctors agree

In brief: YES

Please consider that chewing tobacco is in your mouth for a much longer period of time than cigarette smoke.
Don't be under any illusion that chewing tobacco is "natural" or safer. It is worse than cigarettes.

In brief: YES

Please consider that chewing tobacco is in your mouth for a much longer period of time than cigarette smoke.
Don't be under any illusion that chewing tobacco is "natural" or safer. It is worse than cigarettes.
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
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Dr. Seth Rosen
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: YES!!!

Yes, every kind of chewing tabacco can cause cancer!

In brief: YES!!!

Yes, every kind of chewing tabacco can cause cancer!
Dr. Seth Rosen
Dr. Seth Rosen
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Yes

Chweing tobacco is associated with increased risk for oral cancer.

In brief: Yes

Chweing tobacco is associated with increased risk for oral cancer.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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