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Vaibhav
March 25, 2015

What are the dangers of smokeless tobacco?

My borther uses "chew" (smokeless tobacco). What are its dangers?

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  • Bonisha  / March 25, 2015
    Answered by Bonisha

    Many people mistakenly think smokeless tobacco is a safe alternative to cigarettes and may not realize that it is just as addictive as cigarette smoking. The amount of nicotine in the bloodstream after using smokeless tobacco may be higher than that of...  more

    Many people mistakenly think smokeless tobacco is a safe alternative to cigarettes and may not realize that it is just as addictive as cigarette smoking. The amount of nicotine in the bloodstream after using smokeless tobacco may be higher than that of a cigarette smoker because nicotine is easily and quickly absorbed through the lining of the mouth.

     

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  • Iklakh  / March 25, 2015
    Answered by Iklakh

    Smokeless tobacco contains many of the carcinogens found in cigarettes. People who use smokeless tobacco have been found at risk of cancers of the lung, mouth, throat (pharynx), esophagus (swallowing tube from the throat to the stomach), stomach, and p...  more

    Smokeless tobacco contains many of the carcinogens found in cigarettes. People who use smokeless tobacco have been found at risk of cancers of the lung, mouth, throat (pharynx), esophagus (swallowing tube from the throat to the stomach), stomach, and pancreas. Other effects of using spit tobacco include chronic bad breath, stained teeth and fillings, gum disease, tooth decay and loss, and break-down of bone in the jaw.

     

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