down and dirty

The truth about chew

From summer grilling to sharing dinner around the table, moments with family are special and we want as many of them as we can get. That’s why it doesn’t make sense to use dip or chew. It can cut your life short and make us miss out on all the good times.

Check out the facts about smokeless tobacco
and always live tobacco-free.



Smokeless tobacco products, like chew and dip, contain nicotine, which is highly addictive.1

Because smokeless tobacco products can be just as addictive as cigarettes, it makes quitting very difficult.2

Smokeless tobacco can cause cancers of the mouth, esophagus & pancreas. 3

Gum disease and tooth loss can both be caused by using smokeless tobacco products.4

Some smokeless tobacco products can contain fungi, such as yeast and mold, as well as bacteria. 5

Tobacco products labeled as "natural" or "free of additives" are not a safe option compared to other tobacco products.6

Smokeless tobacco products contain a toxic mix of 4,000 chemicals, including as many as 30 [or more] chemicals linked to cancer. 7

Smokeless tobacco products [contain/have] cancer-causing chemicals such as8:


  • Arsenic.
  • Chromium.
  • Benzo[a]pyrene
  • Nickel
  • Cadmium
  • Chrysene
  • Crotonaldehyde
  • Ethyl carbamate (urethane)
  • N-Nitrosonornicotine (NNN)
  • 4-(Methylnitrosamino)-1-1-butanone (NNK)
References

Check out the links below to learn more
about why we choose to live without tobacco products.