Let me explain first of all that
women do not like it when men chew tobacco.
Not only is it bad for you but it looks and smells so gross.
Smoking is a nasty habit in itself, but the chewing tobacco has to go!
This is a gross picture of a person with cancer. THey were chewing tobacco for many years. Please do not let this happen to you!
Isn't chewing safer than smoking?
Absolutely not!. Some people believe that chewing tobacco is safer than smoking regulair cigarettes.Sadly chewing tobacco is more addictive because it contains higher levels of nicotine than cigarettes and can be harder to quit. One can of snuff delivers as much nicotine as 60 cigarettes. About 8,000 people die every year from tobacco use. About 70 percent of those deaths are from oral cancer. Other cancers caused by tobacco include cancer of the pancreas, nasal cavity, urinary tract, oesophagus, pharynx, larynx, intestines and the stomach.
Kids who use spit tobacco products are 4 to 6 times more likely to develop oral cancer than non-users and tobacco juice-related cancers can form within five year of regular use.
The most common sign of possible cancer in smokeless tobacco users is leukoplakia, a white scaly patch or lesion inside the mouth or lips, common among many chewing tobacco users. Red sores are also a warning sign of cancer. Often, signs of precancerous lesions are undetectable. Dentists can diagnose and treat such cases before the condition develops into oral cancer. If a white or red sore appears and doesn't heal, see your dentist immediately for a test to see if it's precancerous.Chewing tobacco users also should see their dentist every three months, to make sure a problem doesn't develop. Studies have found that 60 to 78 percent of chewing tobacco users have oral lesions.Those who mix snuff and chewing tobacco, are more likely to develop precancerous lesions than those who use only one type of chewing tobacco. Long-term snuff users have a 50 percent greater risk of developing oral cancer than non-users, and chewing tobacco users are more likely to become cigarette smokers.