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Can chewing tobacco cause a stroke ?

can chewing tobacco cause a stroke ?
Asked On : Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello and Welcome to HCM,
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The habit of snuff or chewing tobacco can be considered by many as a very unclean habit.
The substance is still absorbed into the bloodstream and the side effects of chewing tobacco can be detrimental to health and can even lead to developing a serious illness such as cancer.
Other serious health problems associated with the smokeless habit include an increased heart rate and blood pressure.
Heart attack and stroke can happen because the arteries constrict; there is an increased risk of blood clots; both of these effects are caused by the nicotine. Oral or mouth cancer are not the only types of cancer associated with a smokeless habit; some of the cancer-causing chemicals can get into other vital organs such as the stomach, esophagus, bowels, and bladder.
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Wishing you good health...
Answered: Thu, 1 Aug 2013
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The nicotine in chewing tobacco can contribute to cardiovascular disease. Nicotine constricts blood vessels which increases blood pressure and decreases circulation. The nicotine stream from chewing tobacco is actually stronger than from cigarettes.
Answered: Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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