Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Quit Smokeless Tobacco or.......

Smokeless tobacco is also known as chewing tobacco or spitting tobacco. The activities are divided into two activities; snuff and chewing tobacco. These both types of smokeless tobacco are held in the mouth inside the cheek or between the cheek and gum.

 Smokeless tobacco has very bad effect for human health, because tobacco contains at least 28 cancer-causing chemicals, medically known as carcinogens. The main carcinogens in smokeless tobacco are the tobacco-specific nitrosamines. Some of the other cancer-causing agents found in smokeless tobacco are formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, arsenic, benzopyrene, nickel, and cadmium.

 Nicotine is also found in smokeless tobacco, like all tobacco products. Although nicotine is absorbed more slowly from smokeless tobacco than from cigarettes, 3 to 4 times more nicotine is absorbed from smokeless tobacco than from a cigarette, and the nicotine from smokeless tobacco remains longer in the bloodstream. Nicotine is the substance responsible for tobacco addiction. A number of significant health risks are associated with the use of smokeless tobacco.

 Cancer risk
 Users of smokeless tobacco are at an increased risk for certain types of cancer, most notably cancer of the oral cavity, including cancers of the cheek, gums, lips, tongue, and floor and roof of the mouth. Some studies have suggested a link between the use of smokeless tobacco and the development of pancreatic cancer, esophageal cancer, and stomach cancer.

 Other health risks
 Those who use smokeless tobacco have an increased risk of:

 - developing gum diseases and gum recession (pulling away of the gum tissue from the teeth)

 - leukoplakia (whitish patches inside the mouth that can become cancerous)

 - abrasion (wearing down) of teeth

 - staining of teeth

 - tooth decay

 - tooth loss.

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