Effects of Chewing (By Cady M.)

Don’t be Trippin’ — Stop Your Dippin’.

Health Issues

1.) It may cause tooth decay in exposed tooth roots. It can also cause your gums to pull away from your teeth. If this happens, your gums will not grow back.
2.) At least 28 chemicals in smokeless tobacco have been found to cause cancer.
3.) Possible increase in risk of heart disease, heart attacks, and stroke.
4.) Addiction to nicotine (which can lead to smoking).
5.) Using smokeless tobacco may also cause heart disease, gum disease, and oral lesions other than cancer, such as leukoplakia.
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Facts and Ingredients

1.) Spit tobacco is not a safe substitute for smoking. It can cause oral cancers and lead to addiction.
2.) Chemicals found in chewing tobacco:
  1. Cadmium: used in car batteries
  2. Formaldehyde: embalming fluid
  3. Lead: a poison
  4. Nicotine: an addictive drug
  5. N-Nitrosamines: cancer-causing chemical
  6. Polonium 210: nuclear waste
  7. Acetaldehyde: irritant
  8. Hydrazine: toxic chemical
  9. Benzopyrene: cancer-causing chemical
  10. Uranium 235: used in nuclear weapons
  11. Sodium: salt, can cause high blood pressure
  12. Sugar: can cause cavities
  13. Fiberglass and Sand: abrasives

3.) 8-10 dips a day equals 30-40 cigarettes a day.

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Ways to Quit

1.) Make a commitment.
2.) Get help and support - talk to someone.
3.) Avoid what triggers you to crave dipping.
4.) Chew on gum to fulfill that craving.