Many people chew tobacco around the country. I do not personally because it increases your risk of cancer and I don’t know why anyone would want to increase the risk of cancer in their body. This is just one of the few harms that chewing tobacco can do. Read more to find out the other harms.
Chewing tobacco include many of the same chemicals that cigarettes contain. So if you say that chewing tobacco isn’t as bad as a cigarette, I can’t say you’re wrong or right. It just depends on how you look at it. People who chew tobacco increase their chances to get gum disease, oral cancer, and possibly lose their teeth. People who don’t chew could still get cancer, but it’s not as likely. Imagine walking around without any teeth. Is that what you want?
The amount of nicotine in chewing tobacco and cigarettes are very close. Nicotine can increase blood pressure which is bad for your health.
There are some danger signs of cancer that you can point out if you chew tobacco. The first sign is a sore in your mouth that doesn’t heal for a long period of time. The second sign is a lump or white patch. The third sign is difficulty chewing food and restriction in your jaw and mouth.
I’m not saying that chewing tobacco a few times is going to hurt you tremendously, but neither does smoking one or two cigarettes. The thing people don’t look at is the addiction. Smoking one or two cigarettes can lead to addiction and make it to where you never stop. Same goes for chewing tobacco. Some people can keep from getting addicted and that is great for them, but most people don’t know how to contain themselves. This puts you in a dangerous situation for cancer.
If you only chew tobacco a few times a year, you’re going to most likely be okay. If you chew it almost everyday for your life, I’ve got some bad news for you. Just because you chew or smoke doesn’t mean you’ll get cancer, but boy, does it increase your chances.
Thanks for reading and hope you learned the importance of why not to chew or smoke tobacco.