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Student A.   Chewing tobacco, or snuff, is a tobacco product that is placed into the lip, and it can come   in   finely   cut   tobacco   or   pouches   filled   with   tobacco,   alongside   nicotine   and   other carcinogenic compounds. Cigarettes are finely rolled sticks of tobacco, nicotine, and carcinogens that are inhaled into the lungs. The prevalence of the use of both of these types of tobacco is quite astonishing. Data from the American Cancer Society (2012) revealed that approximately 9 million Americans over the age of 12 chew tobacco, and roughly 17 million Americans between the  ages   of   18  and   25  chew   tobacco.   According   to  the  Centers  for   Disease  Control  and Prevention (2012), roughly 42 million American adults smoke cigarettes. Although smokeless tobacco is not as prevalent, the numbers are still astounding. A study was conducted on nearly 6,000 college students who use chewing tobacco, and the results of this research concluded that two-thirds of this national sample did not intend on stopping their habit of chewing tobacco (Glover, Laflin, Flannery, & Albritton, 2010). From previous knowledge, I know that smoking is the number one cause of preventable death in the United States, but I did not know much about the links between chewing tobacco and risk of disease and death. I would say that my perceived susceptibility to developing a disease from my habit of using tobacco was unfathomably lower before I found some of these aforementioned studies. I have always known that I needed to stop or cut back on my use of tobacco, but I never really put much effort or thought into it. My father and brothers all use tobacco, and I was always accustomed to being around tobacco. I knew I could not succumb to this horrible habit, so I feel that this class presented me with a perfect opportunity to try to stop my own habit. I also knew that sustaining this habit would eventually end up in adverse health 1
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