The Effects Of Smokeless Tobacco

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The Effects of Using Tobacco
In America alone, 16 million people have some type of disease from smoking or other tobacco related uses (CDC). Tobacco has been around for hundreds of years has been and is used in many different ways like smokeless tobacco, smoking cigarettes, hookah, and cigars. Tobacco dates back to 1000 BC used by mexicans and native americans. All of these contain nicotine and affect the body in the same way. They have also been linked to a variety of cancers especially in America. Since tobacco is still produced and sold to consumers today, future americans still need to be aware and informed of the detrimental effects that can occur from the use of tobacco, like tooth decay or tooth loss.
Effects of Smokeless Tobacco Use
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Smokeless tobacco also has carcinogenic effects on the body as well. In the book International Journal of Cancer the authors state that smokeless tobacco has a carcinogenic effect on the mouth and can cause mouth cancer and rotting of the teeth. Carcinogenic means that something has the potential to cause cancer and that is exactly what smokeless tobacco is. Smokeless tobacco has the ability to rot teeth and cause oral cancer.
The International Journal of Cancer also states that the use of smokeless tobacco raises the RR or relative risk of getting pancreatic cancer, but it does not affect the risk of getting stomach, pharyngeal, esophageal, and oral cancer. Even though the risk of getting those cancer is still there because of the use of smokeless tobacco. People using smokeless tobacco can increase their chances of getting pancreatic cancer or mouth cancer, but using smokeless tobacco does not increase the chances of getting stomach, pharyngeal, esophageal, and oral cancer.
Effects of Smoking
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Cigars are finely chopped tobacco leaves wrapped with more tobacco leaves and still contain nicotine. The risk of cancer is still there according to Iribarren. According to Iribarren in his article, Effect of Cigar Smoking on the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and Cancer in Men, the author says that, “The relative risks of disease associated with cigar smoking were moderate (most were less than 2), typical relative risks associated with current cigarette smoking by men are 1.5 to 3.0 for coronary heart disease, 9 to 25 for COPD, 8 to 24 for lung cancer, and 4 to 12 for oropharyngeal cancer.” What he is saying is that cigar smokers have a lot less risk of getting coronary heart disease, lung cancer, COPD, or oropharyngeal cancer. Cigar smoker 's chances of contracting these are a lot smaller than that of their counterparts who smoke cigarettes, who most of the time double the risks or chance of contracting those

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