Is associated with diseases of the mouth (gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth loss). Can increase the risk for early delivery and stillbirth when used during pregnancy. May increase the risk for death from heart disease and stroke. Causes stained and discolored teeth and bad breath. Slide 29: Activity: Tootsie Roll demonstration Time: 5 minutes Materials needed: One tootsie roll for each participant, napkins readily available. An alternative option is to use Jolly Ranchers in place of tootsie rolls. Explain directions to the participants: Tell the participants that this activity demonstrates what it is like to use smokeless tobacco products (dip/chew). Pass out one tootsie roll to each participant. Ask the participants to unwrap their tootsie roll. Ask the participants not to eat the candy! Ask the participants to place the tootsie roll in their mouth in the way someone who uses smokeless tobacco would. Ask them to place the candy either in the side of the mouth (cheek) or between their bottom lip and bottom row of teeth. Explain that smokeless tobacco users do not swallow tobacco juices, due to the toxicity of the product. Ask them not to swallow the tobacco juice. Ask them to hold the tootsie roll in their mouth for about five minutes. Proceed with the presentation or teaching points while this activity goes on. Slide 30:
Tell participants that there are many free tobacco cessation resources available for people who want to quit tobacco use (including dip/chew and electronic cigarettes). These resources are listed on the slide and you will give them a sheet with all these resources at the end of sessions. These resources can be accessed online or over the phone. Tell participants they can also talk with other people like counselors, therapists, and their doctors to assist with the quit process. QuitlineNC: 1-800 QUITNOW ( ) A free service for adults and teens. Clients can call the Quitline number and will be matched up with a trained professional to assist with the quit process (all tobacco products, including cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, and e-cigarettes). QuitSmart QuitSmart is free tobacco cessation program offered by the Chatham County Public Health Department. Call (919) 542-8200 for more information. American Lung Association Freedom from Smoking : Call our Lung HelpLine at 1-800-LUNG-USA or SfT (Smokefree Teen): A web site that provides free, accurate information and assistance to help teens quit smoking and stay tobacco-free. Become An Ex: A free online quit plan. Slide 31: Activity: Tootsie Roll Demonstration Tell participants that they can eat their tootsie rolls now. Ask participants, “What thoughts were running through your head during this activity?” Lead a discussion about the participants’ reactions.
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