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More Teens Using Smokeless Tobacco by k Patient Expert Posted Fri 06 Mar 2009 2:41pm Smokeless tobacco use by teens is nothing new. They experiment all the time with tobacco. Unfortunately that experimentation normally leads to addictive habits. It happened to me with smoking. Some teen boys would rather use smokeless tobacco as opposed to smoking because of various reasons. It’s easier to conceal, they don’t have worry about ... Read on »
Smokeless Tobacco Ups Heart/Stroke Risks by k Patient Expert Posted Thu 20 Aug 2009 10:21pm Last week, I wrote about smokeless tobacco (chewing tobacco and snuff) raising the risk of certain types of cancer ( Snuff/Chewing Tobacco Not Safe ). Now, news has come out about another study of smokeless tobacco, linking it with an increase in heart attacks and strokes among its users. The study, an review of 11 studies, was done in both Sw ... Read on »
Smokeless Tobacco & Oral Cancer by Cory K. Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 5:07pm Lets face it, you may like smokeless tobacco, but smokeless tobacco HATES your mouth. This, despite the message Major League Baseball players are trying to sell you. In fact, you may be surprised to find out that chew contains more than 2,000 chemicals - many that have been directly linked to causing cancer( quittobacco.com ). Furthermore, it has ... Read on »
Does Dual Use Jeopardize Smokeless Tobacco’s Role in Harm Reduction? Absolutely Not by Brad R. Posted Wed 29 Sep 2010 11:14am One year ago, I briefly discussed the “dual use” of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco by men in the U.S. (post here ). Dual use is the object of persistent complaints by American tobacco control extremists. For example, in 2002, Dr. Jack Henningfield, currently a member of the FDA tobacco products scientific advisory committee, was first author o ... Read on »
FDA’s Plans to Lower Sodium Content, the Increase of Smokeless Tobacco Use Among Teens Named Best/Worst Prevention Ideas o by Partnership for Prevention Posted Tue 27 Apr 2010 10:24am The Food and Drug Administration’s plans to gradually reduce the amount of salt consumed each day by Americans was named the “Best Prevention Idea of the Week,” while the rise in use of smokeless tobacco, chewing tobacco and snuff by teens in recent years was named the “Worst Prevention Idea of the Week." The “Best/Worst” awards are announced ... Read on »
One out of Three Teens Mistook Smokeless Tobacco Products for Candy by Partnership for Prevention Posted Wed 12 May 2010 7:02am According to a survey administered by the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth, one out of three teenagers younger than 18 mistakenly identified a new type of smokeless tobacco product as candy or gum. The survey of about 1,400 Virginia residents, including 728 younger than 18, asked them to identify package images for several types of new, smo ... Read on »
Food Companies Commit to Reducing Calories, Teens Thought Smokeless Tobacco Products Were Candy Named Best/Worst Prevention Idea by Partnership for Prevention Posted Tue 25 May 2010 9:15am Food companies committing to take 1.5 trillion calories out of their products by 2015 was named the “Best Prevention Idea of the Week,” while teens mistaking smokeless tobacco products for candy was named the “Worst Prevention Idea of the Week." The “Best/Worst” awards are announced each week in “Prevention Matters,” the blog of Partnership fo ... Read on »
Not the Spitting Image: The Social Transformation of Smokeless Tobacco Use by Brad R. Posted Wed 24 Jun 2009 12:00am Smokeless tobacco has carried a social stigma for years. The typical user has been characterized as a ballplayer or cowboy, spitting quantities of tobacco juice. New research, published in the July 2009 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine , provides fascinating information that redefines contemporary smokeless tobacco users. ... Read on »
Heart Attack and Stroke Risks from Smokeless Tobacco Use: Next to Nil by Brad R. Posted Wed 19 Aug 2009 12:00am The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is a component of the World Health Organization with a mission “to identify the causes of cancer so that preventive measures may be adopted and the burden of disease and associated suffering reduced.” It is therefore not surprising that IARC staff have played a prominent role in exagger ... Read on »
Magnifying Smokeless Tobacco Risks By Cherry Picking Data: A Case Study by Brad R. Posted Mon 21 Sep 2009 12:00am A month ago, I discussed in this blog the definitive study of cancer risks among smokeless tobacco users. This comprehensive meta-analysis , which produced a series of summary relative risks for cancer among smokeless tobacco users by systematically combining all of the primary epidemiologic studies, was completed by Peter Lee and Jan Hamli ... Read on »