Other Types Of Smoking
The vast majority of smokers use cigarettes, which are either bought in a packet or made using rolling paper and loose tobacco; however, there are other forms of tobacco product and smoking methods, including:
- smoking a pipe
- smoking cigars
- chewing tobacco
Although smoking cigarettes poses the greatest risk to health, other forms of smoking and inhaling tobacco are also dangerous for your health; all these forms of smoking are associated with an increased risk of cancer, most notably, lung, oral and oesophageal cancer, and respiratory illnesses. Smoking cannabis has also been linked to an increased risk of lung cancer.
Smoking a pipe and smoking cigars carry similar risks to smoking cigarettes; however, smokeless tobacco, including chewing tobacco and snuff, is slightly different, as it enters the body through a different means
Chewing tobacco, snus (a ground powder form of tobacco pronounced as ‘snoose’, which comes from Scandinavia) and snuff have been identified as particularly harmful risk factors for mouth cancer, as they are absorbed directly through the gum tissue. One of the most common symptoms of using snuff or spit tobacco is white patches in the mouth, which are known as leukoplakia; these patches often develop into mouth cancer and are one of the most notable warning signs to look out for.
Like smoking a cigarette, using smokeless tobacco provides the body with nicotine and it can become addictive; this means that you are likely to experience withdrawal symptoms if you try to give up.
Smokeless tobacco has been linked to an increased risk of:
- oral cancer
- stomach, pancreatic and oesophageal cancer
- increased risk of heart attacks and strokes
- bone loss beneath the gums, which may increase the risk of premature tooth loss
- tooth discolouration
- halitosis (bad breath)
- enamel wear (and subsequent sensitivity and increased risk of decay and gum disease)
- gum recession
- Smoking And E-Cigarettes
- How Do E-cigarettes Work?
- Types of E-cigarettes
- Health Benefits Of E-cigarettes
- Side-Effects OF E-cigarettes
- How Much Money Can You Save Using An E-cigarette?
- Buy The Best E-cigarettes
- What Happens When You Smoke A Cigarette?
- Long-Term Health Risks Of Smoking
- Other Types Of Smoking
- How Common Is Smoking?
- Smoking And Lung Cancer
- Smoking And Other Forms Of Cancer
- Why Is Smoking So Dangerous?
- Smoking And COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
- Smoking And Cardiovascular Disease
- Smoking And Mental Health
- Smoking And Oral Health
- Smoking And Osteoporosis
- Tips For Giving Up Smoking
- Smoking And Pregnancy
- What is Stoptober?
- Stop Smoking Treatments: Nicotine Replacement Therapy
- Stop Smoking Treatments: Medication
- Are E-cigarettes Useful?
- Self-Help Techniques For Giving Up Smoking
- Support for People Trying To Give Up Smoking
- Common Excuses Used To Avoid Giving Up Smoking
- Best Times To Give Up Smoking
- FURTHER INFORMATION
- Colonic Irrigation
- Cosmetic Surgery
- Cosmetic Treatments
- Dental Treatments
- Fertility Treatment
- Hair Transplants
- Harley Street
- Hearing Aids
- Laser Eye Surgery
- Laser Hair Removal
- Medical Centres & GPs
- Private Blood Tests
- Private Health Insurance
- Sleep Disorders
- Smoking & E-Cigarettes
- Sports Medicine
- STD's & STI's
(Sexually Transmitted Diseases)
- Tattoo Removal
- Vasectomy Reversal
- Weight Loss Surgery
- Glossary A-Z