One tobacco product and the dangers associated with it, that is often overlooked is chewing tobacco. Amazingly enough, chewing tobacco is a product that is quite often touted as being the "Safest" tobacco product, by many Health Officials and Tobacco activists. As you will see in the following short video, you don't even have to "smoke" tobacco for it to maim and kill you. Please keep in mind that this is a product which again, is approved by our Governments and the FDA. If this is the "Safest" Tobacco product on the market and it is capable of doing this to a persons body ... stop for a minute and think about what the tobacco cigarettes are doing to you.
Known to be a human carcinogen
First Listed in the Ninth Report on Carcinogens (2000)
The oral use of smokeless tobacco is known to be a human carcinogen based on sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity from studies in humans that indicate a causal relationship between exposure to smokeless tobacco and human cancer. Smokeless tobacco has been determined to cause cancers of the oral cavity (IARC 1985, 1987, Gross et al. 1995). Cancers of the oral cavity have been associated with the use of chewing tobacco as well as snuff, which are the two main forms of smokeless tobacco used in the United States. Tumors often arise at the site of placement of the tobacco.