Smokeless Tobacco Topic Guide
Smokeless Tobacco: Smokeless tobacco, often referred to as chewing tobacco or spitting tobacco is associated with a variety of health risks including cancer. Some of the health risks of smokeless tobacco include cancers of the oral cavity, gum disease, dental carries, tooth loss, and leukoplakia. Some research suggests smokeless 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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