How many cigarettes does it take to get addicted to tobacco? - Online Doctor Chats
I know smoking is bad. In terms of how many cigarette, would you consider a person to be addictive to tobacco. Similarly,how many grams of chewing tobacco, would you consider a person to be at risk of tobacco related problems. Also, with respec to medical insurance, what does it mean by Addictive to tobacco, description.
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one cigarette delivers 1.2-2.9 mg of nicotine
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Let me tell you few important facts
Addiction to nicotine has no standard definition
A person is said to be addicted if he develops withdrawal symptoms within few hours of discontinuing nicotine use
It does not depend on the number of cigarettes you smoke
The typical 1 packâper-day smoker absorbs 20-40 mg of nicotine each day
How many cigarettes do you smoke in a day?
I don't smoke. But I chew. If I chew about 3 grams per day, would you consider me as having risk of tobacco
I smoke, may be once a month or once in 3 months a couple of cigarettes.
I don't drink, no non veg.
How long have you been chewing this 3 grams per day dose?
May be few years now.
Let us say 5 years
Definitely, there is risk even with the amount of tobacco that you are using
Again there are various factors in this like how long you chew the tobacco for,
Use of other toxic products with it
Which are other toxic products.
I don't drink
No Drugs anytime :-)
There are various other preservatives and chemicals that are used in the pan or the tobacco which are carcinogenic
That is, they may cause cancer
There are more than 190 chemicals in the pan that could cause cancer apart from nicotine
are there any tests which can asses the amount of risks?
There are no tests to assess the risk in case of pan chewers
Say, if I stop immediately, by when will the risk become completely nil. (of course effect of this usage)
Like by what time I can be as normal as non users?
The risk will come back to normal as a normal person after 20 years
This is for Cigarette smokers, the study for pan chewers is not done
That is too long .
Yes, it is
It has been studied and concluded upon
Is there anything I can do to nullify the risks, along with stopping the usage of tobacco?
like using some kind of diet or some medicines and so on.
The only way out is to stop using the tobacco
Yeh. I said, along with that.
yes,it is very good too
Is there any standard way to quit tobacco? Or it is individualistic?
It has to be personalized
Ok. Thanks a ton.
You are very nice. Thanks for your valuabe input.
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