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Smokeless Tobacco

Smokeless Tobacco. What is smokeless tobacco? Unburned tobacco which is placed into the mouth Chewing tobacco Dip Snuff Plug Chaw

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  • Smokeless Tobacco
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  • What is smokeless tobacco? Unburned tobacco which is placed into the mouth Chewing tobacco Dip Snuff Plug Chaw
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  • Types of smokeless tobacco: Snuff - fine-grain tobacco that often comes in teabag-like pouches that users "pinch" or "dip" between their lower lip and gum. Chewing tobacco - shredded, twisted, or "bricked" tobacco leaves that users put between their cheek and gum
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  • What is in smokeless tobacco? Polonium 210 (nuclear waste) Formaldehyde (embalming fluid) Cadmium (used in car batteries) Lead (nerve poison) Nitrosamines (cancer causing substances) Arsenic (rat poisoning) Cyanide (poison) 28 different chemicalscarcinogens More nicotine in chewing tobacco than in cigarettes
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  • Health Risks of Smokeless Tobacco SHORT TERM Increase heartbeat Constricts blood vessels Increase blood pressure LONG TERM Staining teeth Recession and bleeding of gums Mouth sores (70%) Development of think white patches in mouth- LEUKOPLAKIAWHICH CAN DEVELOP INTO CANCER Hairy Tongue Oral cancer, throat cancer
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  • Leukoplakia precancerous sore (lesion) that develops on the tongue or the inside of the cheek in response to chronic irritation. Only 50% of mouth cancer patients survive 5 years after their first diagnosis
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  • Hairy Tongue Type of leukoplakia caused by bacteria and fungus
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  • Effects of cancer from smokeless tobacco
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  • Bill Tuttle