Disease – Rethink Tobacco

Your smile says a lot about you

Loose teeth, mouth sores... who needs that? Studies show that 60 to 78 percent of chewing tobacco users have oral lesions. Constant exposure to tobacco juice causes cancer of the esophagus, pharynx, larynx, stomach, and pancreas.
  1. Hatsukami, D & Severson, H, "Oral Spit Tobacco: Addiction, Prevention and Treatment," Nicotine & Tobacco Research 1:21-44, 1999.; 1 "The Smokeless Tobacco Outreach and Prevention Guide, "Applied Behavioral Science Press, 1997.
  2. World Health Organization
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Looks like somebody’s trying to tell you something :-)

Take a look on the back of any pack of cigarettes or can of chew and you'll find these warnings. They represent the deadly truth about the dangers of using tobacco products. Tobacco companies are required by law to publish them on their product packages. They're hoping you'll just ignore them and just go along with their advertising hype instead. Will you? Tobacco. Rethink it. Seriously.

not fit for man nor beast…

Tobacco smoke is full of cancer causing stuff like benzene, formaldehyde, polonium 210, cadmium, and chromium, just to name a few. TOBACCO MESSES WITH YOUR HEALTH BIG TIME. All in all there are more than 7,000 chemicals in tobacco smoke. At least 250 of them are harmful and 69 of them can cause cancer (carcinogens.) NO WONDER it worsens asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, causes mouth and throat cancer, lung cancer, and even fertility problems. This list goes on—Rethink Tobacco.
  1. National Cancer Institute

Yeah, tobacco’s got it.

Tons. Tobacco products are chock full of lots of different poisons and toxins. Check it out: “There are approximately 600 ingredients in cigarettes. When burned, they create more than 7,000 chemicals. At least 69 of these chemicals are known to cause cancer, and many are poisonous.” — American Lung Association
  1. American Lung Association

About 90% of lung cancer deaths among women who continue
to smoke
tobacco related.

Smoking Harms Nearly Every Organ in the Body

• Coronary Heart Disease
• Mouth & Throat Cancer
• Lung Cancer
• Narrowing of the Arteries
• Increased chance of Type 2 Diabetes
• Worsens Asthma
• High Blood Pressure Leading to
   Heart Attack or Stroke
• Cardiovascular Disease
• Cancer of the Larynx, Trachea, & Esophagus
• Emphysema
• Stomach Cancer
• Chronic Bronchitis
• Kidney & Bladder Cancer
• Fertility Problems

  1. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Healthy lungs don’t look like this.

But just a few years of smoking will get you there, along with all the coughing, hacking, bad breath, emphysema, and other health problems that go with it. And then of course there's heart disease and lung cancer. You know. The end game. "Death by tobacco" is preventable. Think about it.
  1. NIH

What’s in the Tin?

If you think smokeless tobacco is a safe
alternative to smoking, think again.

Find out what hidden dangers are
found in the tin. ▶︎

CancerClick the words to discover the threats

Smokeless tobacco contains 28
cancer-causing agents (carcinogens).

CavitiesClick the words to discover the threats

Smokeless tobacco use can cause
cancer, oral health problems, and
nicotine addiction.

Gum DiseaseClick the words to discover the threats

Smokeless tobacco is associated with
recession of the gums, gum disease,
and tooth decay.

Heart DiseaseClick the words to discover the threats

Long term use of tobacco has been
linked to heart disease.

Loose TeethClick the words to discover the threats

Smokeless tobacco is associated with
recession of the gums, gum disease,
and tooth decay.

Mouth LesionsClick the words to discover the threats

Smokeless tobacco is also strongly
associated with  leukoplakia
a precancerous lesion of the soft tissue
in the mouth.

Tobacco use is the
leading preventable
cause of disease,
disability, and death
in the USA.

Yes, we said “preventable.”

Sure, bad things like accidents and disease happen to good people, and yeah, we’re all gonna die someday. But it doesn’t have to be ON PURPOSE! If you’re a tobacco user, please quit, before it’s too late.

  1. NIDA