Brush up on your tobacco smarts.

  • Smokeless tobacco (a.k.a. chew, dip, snuff) causes leukoplakia, which looks like white patches and oral lesions on your cheeks, gums, and/or tongue. It can lead to oral cancer and occurs in more than half of users in the first three years of use.
  • Spit tobacco is jam-packed with nicotine, sweeteners, abrasives and over 3,000 chemicals (at least 28 of them cause cancer).
  • Holding a wad of dip or chew in your mouth for 30 minutes gives you as much nicotine as smoking four cigarettes.
  • Tobacco juice causes cancer of the esophagus, pharynx, larynx, stomach and pancreas. Not to mention tooth decay and loss.

Yeah. It's really that bad. Want more tobacco facts? Test your knowledge with our Quiz.

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