Smokeless Tobacco and Oral Cancer Steven Kizior
Smokeless Tobacco and Oral CancerDespite the slew of ads against smoking, there is far less publicoutcry against smokeless tobacco, a thorn in the side of Raleighdentist Steven Kizior, DDS. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation,first-time users of smokeless tobacco are, on average, just 10 yearsold, and young women are opting for smokeless tobacco to helpthem lose weight.
Smokeless Tobacco and Oral CancerThere is no doubt smokeless tobacco is dangerous; the AmericanCancer Society noted in 1998, that snuff users are at a 50 percenthigher risk of developing oral cancer than non-tobacco users. In evenstronger terminology, in December 2002, the United StatesDepartment of Health and Human Services released its report oncarcinogens and stated that smokeless tobacco is, indeed, a knowncarcinogen.
Smokeless Tobacco and Oral CancerAccording to Dr. Steven J. Kizior, smokeless tobacco is also known aschewing tobacco, oral tobacco, spit or spitting tobacco, dip, chew,snuff, or snus. Steven Kizior emphasizes to his patients that there isno safe way to use nicotine, especially not via smokeless tobacco.