Asked in Health
How does smokelesstobbaco harm the body?
Smokeless tobacco still contains chemicals. At least 28 chemicals in smokeless tobacco can cause cancer, for example nitrosamines and polonium-210 (a radioactive element). The tobacco can also cause heart disease, gum disease and oral lesions. Smokeless tobacco is as dangerous as regular tobacco which you smoke. The dangerous chemicals in the tobacco makes it's way down in your body with your saliva and are able to pass trough the tissue in your mount in to your bloodstream. ...
Asked in Dieting and Weight Loss, Tobacco and Tobacco Products, Addictions, Smoking and Tobacco Use, Calorie Count
What does chewing tobacco do to your body?
Contrary to popular belief smokeless tobacco is not as harmful to you as once thought. It has not been linked scientifically to oral cancer, unlike smoking. The combo of smoking and drinking is a major cause of cancers in the mouth, throat, etc. ...
Is chewing tobacco safer than smoking?
While the available evidence shows that smokeless tobacco may be less dangerous than cigarettes are, long-term use of chewing tobacco and other smokeless tobacco products can cause serious health problems. That's because they can contain about 30 cancer-causing substances. Like cigarettes, smokeless tobacco also contains nicotine, which can cause you to become addicted. Addiction Because smokeless tobacco contains nicotine, you can get addicted, just as you can with cigarettes and other tobacco products. Your body may actually absorb more nicotine from chewing tobacco or snuff...
How does smokeless tobacco affect the male reproductive organs?
Smokeless tobacco does not affect the reproductive organs of either male or female. It contains nicotine, a mild stimulant, which has similar effects of caffeine on the cardiovascular system, but other than that it is basically harmless (see tobaccoharmreduction.org for more information on the risks associated with smokeless tobacco). The reason for its benignness compared to smoking is that it does not contain the thousands of chemicals and carcinogens that a lit cigarette does. Cigarettes are cancerous because of the combustion. The moment...
How many people die from smokeless tobacco each year in the u.s.?
36,000 people get oral cancer every year. Generally 50% of these people die within five years. This is according to the American Cancer Society. ...
Asked in Health, Tobacco and Tobacco Products
What cancers are associated with tobacco use?
Lung cancer. Oral cancer (particularly with smokeless) Breast cancer Stomach cancer Pancreatic cancer In addition, nicotine, found in tobacco, has been shown to increase the incidence and growth of all cancers. So tobacco users suffer from a greater death rate to prostate cancer and uterine cancer than non-users do. ...
Asked in Smokeless Tobacco
What are the effects of snuff?
The effects of smokeless tobacco include: Increased heart rate caused by nicotine in the blood stream releasing hormones (such as adrenaline). Increased blood pressure caused by nicotine in the blood stream. Can cause irregular heart beats as well. Constricted blood vessels: nicotine constricts the blood vessels, slowing down the circulation of oxygen-rich blood to the organs. Cancer of the mouth (including the lip, tongue, and cheek): mouth cancer is 1 of the 10 most common cancers in the world. The risk of mouth cancer is...
Asked in Cancer
How can you get a tumor in your gums?
The major risk factors for oral and oropharyngeal cancers are smoking and alcohol consumption. These two factors account for 75% of all the oral cavity cancers reported in the United States. Smokeless tobacco (chew or spit tobacco) is yet another important cause for oral cancers. Each dip or chew of tobacco has been shown to contain 5 times more nicotine than one cigarette and 28 potential carcinogens. For lip cancer, exposure to sun may be one of the risk factors. Geographical factors...
What are the side effects of chewing tobacco?
Side effects of chewing tobacco are stained teeth, bad breath, sores on the gums and in the mouth that are stubborn to heal and other dental problems. Some of the effects on dental health are escalated by the sugar that is added to the tobacco during processing to improve the taste. The habit can also affect a person's ability to taste and smell. After prolonged use there is a risk of developing oral cancer which may become apparent through a sore that...
Asked in Illegal Drugs, Drug Tests, Marijuana
Will your girlfriend test positive for marijuana if you smoke it and she gives you oral and swallows?
No. You can only test positive if YOU consume it.
Asked in Smoking and Tobacco Use
Are tobacco worse than cigarette?
As per my opinion both smoking and tobacco is bad for the health. Due to the direct contact of the chewing tobacco with the mouth and teeth, the effects of the nicotine lead to gum diseases. Oral cancer can be extensive in people who use chewing tobacco. ...
Are mouth ulcers a sign of oral cancer?
The greatest cause of oral cancer today is tobacco. Smoking or chewing tobacco often causes ulcers, one of the first stages in mouth cancer. Other diseases can form orally, as well, such as various gum diseases. ...