Would You Chew...

...if you knew what it did to you?

Chewing Tobacco ٩(̾●̮̮̃̾•̃̾)۶

Chewing Tobacco is a smokeless form of tobacco that is crushed by the teeth to release flavor and nicotine, and is then spat out of the mouth.

~ Statistics ~ (✖╭╮✖)

  • Every year, 8,000 people die from conditions caused by chewing tobacco.
  • 12 to 14 million Americans under the age of 21 chew.
In the United States:
  • 3.5% of adults chew.
  • 5.5% of young adults chew.
  • even 3% of middle schoolers chew.

That's a lot of chewing!

~ Yummy Ingredients ~ ∩( ・ω・)∩

  • Nicotine - An addictive drug
  • Arsenic - A poisonous element used in metallurgy
  • Acetaldehyde - An irritant of the eyes, skin, respiratory tract, and more
  • Cadmium - A chemical found in car batteries
  • Cyanide - A poisonous compound that is lethal in large doses
  • Fiberglass - An irritant that helps get the nicotine into the blood
  • Lead - A poisonous metal compound
  • Polonium - A byproduct of nuclear waste
  • Sand - An irritant that opens up the gums to allow nicotine into the bloodstream
  • Uranium 235 - An ingredient in nuclear weapons
As well as 28 different carcinogens.
Delicious!

~ Ways to Quit ~ ヽ(*⌒∇⌒*)ノ

  • Cold Turkey - Stop chewing completely.
  • Mint Chew
  • Nicotine Gum
  • Other things to chew on such as sunflower seeds, chewing gum, hard candy, etc.
  • Nicotine Patches
  • Prescription Anti-Depressants
Anti-Tobacco Commercial 3

Sources

  • Youtube.com
  • Sweetsearch.com