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									Module 8

Smokeless Tobacco
Smokeless Tobacco

                                          Putting smokeless tobacco in your
 I don’t smoke. I just dip every now
                                          mouth is every bit as dangerous as
 and then. What is the harm?
 Smokeless or spit tobacco
 comes in several forms:
    • snuff (moist and dry)
    • loose leaf (chewing tobacco)
    • plug (looks like a brownie)
    • twist (looks like a twisted rope)
    • snus (looks like a tiny pouch)
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Smokeless Tobacco

 So, what is in the stuff that makes   Smokeless tobacco has harmful
 it so bad?                            chemicals, too.

 • Smokeless tobacco has more
   than 28 chemical compounds
   that are known to cause
 • Just like cigarette smoking,
   smokeless tobacco is
 • Also like smoking, smokeless
   tobacco is bad for the heart.

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 That only happens to a few        Did you know that most spit
 people. What else can smokeless
 tobacco do to me?                 tobacco users have mouth sores?

 Spit tobacco users are
 from four-to-seven times
 more likely than nonusers
 to get oral cancer.

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Smokeless Tobacco

Slide 3: The Nemours Foundation. “Smokeless Tobacco,” accessed January 11, 2012,
Slide 4:
   – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2011. “Fact Sheet: Smokeless Tobacco Facts.”
   – North Carolina Health and Wellness Trust Fund, Tobacco Reality Unfiltered website. “Brush Up on Your Tobacco
     Facts,” accessed January 11, 2012,
   – North Carolina Health and Wellness Trust Fund. Tobacco Reality Unfiltered website. “TRU Stories,” accessed
     January 10, 2012,
Slide 5: North Carolina Health and Wellness Trust Fund. 2010. “North Carolina Spit/Smokeless Tobacco

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 Photograph Credits
Slides 1 and 2: Photographs courtesy of iStockphoto.
Slide 3: Photographs courtesy of RTI International.
Slide 4: Photograph courtesy of North Carolina Health and Wellness Trust Fund.
Slide 5: Photograph courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Image
Library (photographer Sol Silverman, Jr., DDS).

Photographs are used for illustrative purposes only, and any persons depicted are models.

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 Prepared by Sterling Fulton-Smith, North Carolina Department of Health and
    Human Services; Sandhya Joshi, RTI International; Caley Burrus, Duke
University; Ronny Bell, Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity; and Barri Burrus,
                               RTI International.

                                  March 2012

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