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Is it harmful to chew tobacco around a child?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

Yes, because it models poor health choices for them. It doesn't necessarily harm them like second hand smoke, but it sets a horrible example.

In brief: Yes.

Yes, because it models poor health choices for them. It doesn't necessarily harm them like second hand smoke, but it sets a horrible example.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends on view

I see no direct effect of chew tobacco to children nearby.
However, there is a behavioral effect later in life. If someone prized to a childs life demonstrates joy in a toxic habit, they are much more likely to take up the habit when they get older.

In brief: Depends on view

I see no direct effect of chew tobacco to children nearby.
However, there is a behavioral effect later in life. If someone prized to a childs life demonstrates joy in a toxic habit, they are much more likely to take up the habit when they get older.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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