Smokeless Tobacco Topic Guide
Chewing Tobacco (Smokeless Tobacco): Chewing tobacco, often referred to as smokeless tobacco, dip, chew, or snuff, is associated with a variety of health risks including cancer. Some of the health risks of chewing tobacco include cancers of oral cavity, gum disease, dental cavaties, tooth loss, and leukoplakia. Some research suggests chewing tobacco increases the risk of heart disease (heart attack and stroke).
Smoking (Cigarette) Cigarette smoking remains the leading cause of death and illness among Americans. Effects of smoking can cause cancers, emphysema, bronchitis, COPD, chronic cough, and more. Smoking cessation includes nicotine replacement therapy and behavioral therapy.
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