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No smoke, more danger

March 27, 2013 12:05 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

chewing tobacco-using young people

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.

About 20 percent of teenage boys and 2 percent of teenage girls use smokeless tobacco, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and PreventionRead more on the Patriot-News (PA) website

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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