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Does snuff affect nasal congestion or damage to nasal passage?

My husband has used snuff for several years now, and his use has increased over the last year. Several months ago he started getting congested (stopped up) - I thought he had a cold at first, but it just hasn't gone away. Can snuff cause nasal congestion, and also, can snuff cause any major damage to nasal passages?
Thu, 26 May 2016
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yes snuffing can affect the normal nasal mucosal lining..the continous nasal congestions is also because of that only..make him stop snuffing and use nasal spray
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