Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Smokeless Tobacco Products NOT Safe Alternatives to Smoking, Says AHA

American Heart Association reports: Smokeless tobacco products like snuff and chewing tobacco are not only an unsafe alternative to smoking, but they also can increase the risk of certain cancers, fatal heart attacks and strokes, reports AHA.

Smokeless tobacco contains 28 known cancer-causing toxins and can lead to both oral and pancreatic cancer, gum disease and tooth decay and, in men, reduced sperm cells, according to the CDC.

In addition, these products "increase the risk of relapse for those who have already quit smoking," said AHA.

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