Images of young people using smokeless tobacco products. Creative Commons license.
While teenagers across the nation have heard and embraced the “no smoking” message – smoking among teens has fallen more than 45 percent since 1997 – they don’t seem to equate the dangers of nicotine and other toxins with smokeless tobacco.
What many people (including young people) don’t realize is that there is no safe form of tobacco. Chewing tobacco and snuff contain 28 cancer-causing agents, and can be more addictive than smoking.
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