How does smoking affect oral health?
Most people now recognize that smoking is bad for your health. Smoking can cause several different physical problems and in some cases fatal diseases. However, many people do not realize the damage smoking can do to the mouth, gums, and teeth. Smoking can lead to tooth stains, gum disease, tooth loss, and more serious conditions such as oral cancer.
Why do teeth become stained?
One of the effects of smoking is that the nicotine and tar in tobacco cause teeth to stain. Smoking can quickly turn teeth yellow and heavy smokers often complain that after a few years of smoking, their teeth are essentially brown.
How does smoking affect the gums and teeth?
Smoking can also make gum disease worse. Smokers are more likely to form plaque-containing bacteria that can lead to gum disease. Smoking causes a lack of oxygen in the blood and infected gums do not heal, so it affects the gums. Smoking causes smokers to form more plaque than non-smokers and gum disease worsens more quickly. Gum disease remains a significant cause of tooth loss in adults.
What are the side effects of nicotine pouches?
Unfortunately, researchers do not yet know the long-term health effects of nicotine pouches and ingots. The fact that they are not classified as smokeless tobacco products by the FDA means that they are not as heavily regulated as combustible (smoked) tobacco products. The lack of long-term data means that researchers are not sure what the health risks of nicotine pouch exposure are.
The most common side effects of nicotine pouch use include：
Increased risk of relapse from tobacco products
Ultimately, nicotine is a toxin that your body has become accustomed to needing. Here are some effective natural ways to quit nicotine and kick the smoking habit.
Discover as much information as possible about nicotine withdrawal so you know what to expect
Use delay or distraction techniques to help you resist cravings
Be mindful every time you consider nicotine use
Practicing meditation or deep breathing exercises
Take up a new hobby or return to an old one
Keep yourself as busy as possible
Drink a small glass of water throughout the day to stay hydrated
Don't keep tobacco products in your home
Avoid high-risk situations
Exercise for at least 30 minutes a day
Eat healthy whole foods and minimize processed foods
What does nicotine do to your body?
Nicotine is the underlying cause of addiction in tobacco users. As shown in human and animal studies, nicotine adversely affects many organs. Its biological effects are widespread and extend to all systems of the body, including the cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, and reproductive systems. Several studies have also found nicotine to be carcinogenic. It promotes tumourigenesis by affecting cell proliferation, angiogenesis, and apoptosis pathways. It can lead to resistance to chemotherapeutic drugs. Any substantial beneficial effects of nicotine on the human body have yet to be proven.
Is nicotine bad for you?
There is no doubt that nicotine is bad for you. It does not occur naturally in our diet (except for trace traces in aubergines/eggplants, tomatoes, potatoes, and peppers). Nicotine is toxic and can be easily killed when consumed in large doses. Just 1 teaspoon of liquid nicotine (for vape juice) can be fatal to the average 26-pound toddler.
Side effects of nicotine
Aside from the health issues - addiction to nicotine in any form is not fun. It controls what addicts do when they do it, and how they feel when they do it. The effects of nicotine addiction, and repeated failed attempts to quit, can lead to problems with self-esteem, self-respect, and relationships. All of this is independent of the costs involved.
The dangers of nicotine
There are health risks, costs, the slavery of addiction, the risk of overdose, and the effects on the body of any vehicle used to deliver nicotine (cigarettes, e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco, etc.).
Nicotine Health Risks
As shown above, nicotine is highly addictive and has many side effects, especially the craving for smoking, chewing tobacco, or e-cigarettes.