Smokeless Tobacco

Questions About Smoking, Tobacco, and Health

This online document addresses the short and long-term effects of nicotine addiction and the smoking of cigarettes, cigars and pipes. The negative health consequences of using spit tobacco, snuff, clove cigarettes, bidis and hookahs (water pipes) are discussed as well.

Review Date: Friday, October 31, 2014

American Cancer Society

Podcast: Stop Smoking and Chewing

A recent CDC study found that one in four people use some form of tobacco, such as cigarettes, cigars, or smokeless tobacco. In this podcast, Dr. Stacy Thorne discusses different forms of tobacco being used by adults.

Review Date: Thursday, December 27, 2012

Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Quitting Spit Tobacco- (PDF)

Are you trying to quit smokeless or "spit" tobacco? Learn about the cessation process and seven steps to guide you to recovery.

Review Date: Thursday, March 17, 2011

Oral Health America

Smokeless Tobacco

Find out how smokeless tobacco users run the same risks of gum disease, heart disease, and addiction as cigarette smokers, but have an even greater risk of oral cancer.

Review Date: Tuesday, December 23, 2014

American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery

Smokeless Tobacco and Cancer

Get information on chewing tobacco and snuff, as well as free help for quitting smokeless tobacco. Call 1-877-44U-QUIT (1-877-448-7848) to speak with a smoking cessation counselor.

Review Date: Thursday, December 03, 2015

NIH National Cancer Institute

Smokeless Tobacco and Cancer: Questions and Answers

This document provides questions and answers on smokeless tobacco (snuff, dip and chewing tobacco). Related health risks are noted, and resources that can help you quit are provided.

Review Date: Tuesday, December 01, 2015

NIH National Cancer Institute

Smokeless Tobacco: Tips On How To Stop

This article offers tips on finding oral substitutes for smokeless tobacco that you enjoy, such as sugarless gum, hard candy, beef jerky or sunflower seeds. Nicotine gum might help you too. However, it is not a good idea to substitute cigarette smoking for smokeless tobacco.

Review Date: Thursday, December 18, 2014

American Academy of Family Physicians

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