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Chewing Tobacco

At least I'm not getting the smoke in my lungs, right?


Did You Know:

  • More nicotine is absorbed by chewing tobacco than by smoking a cigarette.

  • Chewing tobacco use is a risk factor for the development of oral cancers including cancer of the:

  • cheek

  • gums

  • lips

  • tongue

  • floor and roof of the mouth

Other health risks of chewing tobacco include:

Gum disease, leukoplakia(small, white pre-cancerous lesions in the mouth) tooth decay and tooth loss, and possible links to pancreatic, esophageal, and stomach cancer. Not to mention...It's ADDICTIVE!

Unlike smoked tobacco that is used periodically during the day, smokeless tobacco is often used constantly, exposing users to high levels of nicotine throughout the day, resulting in higher levels of dependence. Just as with smoking, withdrawal from smokeless tobacco causes symptoms such as intense cravings, increased appetite, irritability and depressed mood.

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