Unformatted text preview: sugar in chewing tobacco may cause decay in exposed tooth roots. Every time you chew, it increases your blood pressure and heart rate. The rise in blood pressure and pulse places extra stress on your heart and may actually reduce your overall athletic performance. Increases your chances of getting cancer in the mouth, esophagus, pharynx, larynx, and even the stomach. White patches called leukoplakia (loo-ko-play-kia), red sores, and lumps are signs of tissue damage seen in chewing tobacco users. These tissue changes can turn into cancer. Oral cancer can spread to other parts of the body quickly. On the average, half of oral cancer victims are dead within five years of diagnosis. Costs you money! It’s an expensive habit, and you are wasting your money on something that brings harm to your body. Information on Smokeless Tobacco is provided by Delta Dental of Idaho FACTS...
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- Spring '10
- Management, Chewing tobacco, smokeless tobacco