What is Smokeless Tobacco?
Smokeless Tobacco is shredded tobacco that you put between your gums and cheek. You're supposed to let it sit in your mouth and suck on the tobacco juices, spitting often to get rid of the saliva that builds up. When you suck or chew it allows nicotine, which is a drug you can become addicted to, to be absorbed into the bloodstream through the tissues in your mouth. You don't even need to swallow.
What Age Do Kids Start and Why?
Kids start ‘dippin’ or chewing at the age 13 through 15. They start because they see famous baseball players chew, TV ads make the people who chew to look ‘cool’, and also because peer pressure.

What Age Do Kids Start and Why?
Kids start ‘dippin’ or chewing at the age 13 through 15. They start because they see famous baseball players chew, TV ads make the people who chew to look ‘cool’, and also because peer pressure.

What cancers are caused by or associated with smokeless tobacco use?

· Smokeless tobacco users increase their risk for cancer of the oral cavity. Oral cancer can include cancer of the lip, tongue, cheeks, gums, and the floor and roof of the mouth.
· People who use oral snuff for a long time have a much greater risk for cancer of the cheek and gum than people who do not use smokeless tobacco.
· The possible increased risk for other types of cancer from smokeless tobacco is being studied.

Is Smokeless Tobacco Better Than Cigarettes?
You can call chewing tobacco by whatever name you want — smokeless tobacco, spit tobacco, chew, snuff, pinch or dip — but don't call it harmless. Whether you use chewing tobacco or other types of smokeless tobacco because you like it or because you think smokeless is safer than cigarettes, be forewarned — chewing tobacco can cause serious health problems.




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