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Smokeless oral tobacco significantly lower in risk than smoking.

"Contrary to a popular misperception, all forms of tobacco are not equally risky. Smokeless tobacco causes neither lung cancer nor other diseases of the lung, and users have no excess risk for heart attacks. In fact, the only consequential — but infrequent — adverse health effect of smokeless tobacco use is oral cancer. In 1981, writing in The New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Deborah Winn and colleagues established that smokeless tobacco users are four times more likely to develop oral cancer than are nonusers of tobacco. However, this relative risk is only about one half the relative risk of oral cancer from smoking."

"Statistics from the CDC indicate that more than 1.5 million smokers have used smokeless tobacco to quit smoking. The transition is possible because the spike of nicotine that addicted smokers seek is effectively delivered by smokeless tobacco. Furthermore, newer
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Added: Sep-4-2012 Occurred On: Sep-4-2012
By: lucidx1
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Tags: Smokeless, Tobaco, less, harmful, than, smoking, CDC refusal to report statistics, multiple reputable sources cited, facts not opinions
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  • Smokeless, Is that chewing tobacco ?

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    • @Boweavel

      Snuff..yes

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    • @lucidx1

      Ok thanks for the correction, I always thought snuff was snus but I stand corrected

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  • but it will put holes in your mouth

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    • @lucidx1

      cancer is cancer

      i been dipping for 20 years+ and i know i have to quit

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    • @john1054 Try the Snus, no one can either see or smell it when i have a snus under my lip =)

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    • @john1054

      Did you put it in the upper or lower lip ? :p

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    • @lucidx1

      Yes chewing is better than smoking like having your arm chopped off and bleeding a slow death is better than having your head sawed off with a rusty blade. You get to enjoy those last few moments for sure

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    • @lucidx1

      No doubt, not arguing with you on that. Just saying that using any form of tobacco whether it be smoking or dipping is not good for your health. Tobacco is bad and chewing it doesn't negate that fact. At the very least you will admit it is terribly addictive, even if it didn't outright kill you.

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  • I prefer electronic cigarettes. Cheaper and they taste good.
    http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com

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  • well well what is going to be put on the list next. tobacco. they raised the price by taxing it out the ass, along with alcohol. trying to get people to stop using it. they even outlawed it once before in the past. still didn't stop the use of it. i have chewed tobacco for about 30 years. yes it is habit forming. politicians and bad government is more of a health risk.

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  • Who sponsored this BS study Skoal?

    Tobacco is poison plain and simple

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  • I hate when they do this. What exactly does it mean when they say that smokeless tobacco is ten times safer than cigarettes? I thought cigarettes were not safe at all. To multiply that with ten doesn't make any sense. It would mean, logically, that smokeless tobacco is like smoking ten cigarettes instead of just smoking a cigarette. But that is not what they are trying to say. It is however, logically, what they are saying.

    One comment here. I saw a documentary once talking about this. And whi More..

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  • i quit smoking last november, and now enjoy my Snus, wich i buy across the border of sweden for half the prize here in norway =))

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    • @lucidx1

      Prices in Norway

      Cigarettes 20 pack 15- 19 USD
      Can 25 gram Snus 13 USD

      Sweden
      20 Cigarettes around 7,5 USD
      25 Gram Snus 4,5 to 5 USD

      Im allowed to bring 250 gram with me for each visit in sweden. Or we bring per person.

      I travel to the border 1-2 times a month to buy tobacco, meat, soda, etc. Saves around 350 to 500 USD each month =)

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    • @lucidx1 Did you read my comment correctly ? The swedish prices are under half the prizes in Norway. Thats why we go to Sweden :P

      Norway got high taxes on tobacoo, liqour, gas and cars.

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