Chewing tobacco can be just as dangerous for your health as other forms of tobacco. It’s time to quit for Through with the Chew Week.
Chewing tobacco is tied to many mouth problems, including mouth, tongue, cheek, and gum cancer, and can also cause cancer in the esophagus and pancreas.
Chew can cause leukoplakia, or gray-white patches in the mouth that can become cancer.
Chewing tobacco also stains your teeth, causes bad breath, and destroys your gum tissue.
If you regularly use smokeless tobacco, you’re more likely to have gum disease, cavities, tooth decay, and expensive dental issues.
All forms of tobacco, including the smokeless kind, increase your risk of heart disease and high blood pressure.
When you chew tobacco, you also raise your risk of heart attack, stroke, and serious pregnancy complications.
Smokeless tobacco can also lead to nicotine poisoning and death in kids who mistake it for candy.