People who quit smoking often turn to chewing tobacco to get their nicotine fix. While dip might carry a lower cancer risk than cigarettes, people who use smokeless tobacco are still not doing themselves any favors.
Dip or “chew” still exposes people to cancer-causing chemicals. And, if your body doesn’t have the capacity to metabolize and detoxify the carcinogens, then you’re at serious risk of life-threatening cancer.
There’s one chemical in chewing tobacco that is particularly dangerous. It’s called (S)NNN.
Scientists recently ran studies of (S)NNN on rats. They exposed 24 rodents to the chemical for more than two years, receiving a dose comparable to half a tin a day for 30 years. All of the rats were dead within 17 months. They had died from oral tumors.
The rats weren’t over blasted with the chemical either. The scientists say they were exposed to the same amount chronically used by people.
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Remember. It’s not just smoking that kills. Using tobacco, in general, is life threatening.