Chewing Tobaco

* Smokeless tobacco (chew) and cigarettes are equally addictive.

* The amount of nicotine absorbed from smokeless tobacco is about 2x the amount delivered by a cigarette.

* Smokeless tobacco users who dip or chew 8–10 times per day may be exposed to the same amount of nicotine or more as persons who smoke 20 cigarettes a day.

* Chewing is linked to receding gums that can lead to cavities.

* Smokeless tobacco contains 28 cancer-causing agents.

* Chew, or spit tobacco, causes cancer of the mouth.

* About 50% of chewers have oral lesions in their mouths.

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