Health Tip: Smokeless Tobacco Isn't Safe Either

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Monday, September 10, 2012 | Diana Kohnle | Categories:
(HealthDay News) -- Smokeless tobacco isn't a safer alternative to smoking cigarettes, the American Cancer Society says. According to the ACS, smokeless tobacco increases your risk of: * Cancer, including those of the mouth, tongue, throat, esophagus, stomach and pancreas. * Heart disease, including complications such as heart attack or a stroke. * Nicotine addiction. * Leukoplakia, which are sores in the mouth that can become cancerous. * Oral problems including receding gums, losing teeth, worn teeth, stained teeth and bad breath. * Losing bone surrounding the roots of the teeth.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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