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1 Smokeless Tobacco Snuff and Chew

2 Snuff Finely ground tobacco Finely ground tobacco Comes in cans or pouches Comes in cans or pouches Users put a pinch or “ dip ” between their lower lip or cheek and gum and suck on it Users put a pinch or “ dip ” between their lower lip or cheek and gum and suck on it

3 Chew Comes in pouches Comes in pouches Also known as “ plugs ” or “ wads ” Also known as “ plugs ” or “ wads ” Bulkier than snuff and is placed between the cheek and gum Bulkier than snuff and is placed between the cheek and gum It is in leaf form. It is in leaf form.

4 Statistics About 7.8 million people 12 years and older in the U.S. use smokeless tobacco 11.8% of high school boys reported using smokeless tobacco 3/4 of daily users have non-cancerous or pre- cancerous lesions in their mouths Snuff sales increased from $817 million in 1991 to $1.77 billion in 2001

5 MYTH Smokeless tobacco is a safe alternative to cigarettes. Smokeless tobacco is a safe alternative to cigarettes.

6 TRUTH Just because there is not smoke, doesn’t mean that smokeless tobacco is safe. Just because there is not smoke, doesn’t mean that smokeless tobacco is safe. Holding one pinch of smokeless tobacco in your mouth for 30 minutes delivers as much nicotine as 3-4 cigarettes. Holding one pinch of smokeless tobacco in your mouth for 30 minutes delivers as much nicotine as 3-4 cigarettes. Smokeless tobacco can cause cancer. Smokeless tobacco can cause cancer.

7 What is in smokeless tobacco? 28 cancer-causing chemicals Nitrosamines - most powerful cancer- causing agents in smokeless tobacco Polonium radioactive particles that turn to radon Formaldehyde - embalming fluid Arsenic - metallic element which forms poisonous compounds

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11 Health Problems Nicotine addiction Leukoplakia Gum recession & disease Tooth abrasion & disease Oral cancer Hypertension Ulcers Loss of Bone Increase heart rate & blood pressure

12 Other negative effects Bad breath Spitting/drooling Tooth stains Increased tooth decay Discolored Teeth Constriction of Blood Vessels

13 MYTH  You can use a little smokeless tobacco and not get hooked.

14 TRUTH  Even a little smokeless tobacco has enough nicotine in it to get you addicted if you keep using it. Don’t be fooled by thinking you can use just a little and not get addicted.

15 Danger signs! A sore that bleeds easily and doesn’t heal A lump or white patch in mouth or neck A prolonged sore throat Difficulty in chewing, swallowing, or moving your tongue or jaw Restricted movement of the tongue or jaw A feeling of something in the throat Swelling that does not go away

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