17 August 2009

Smokeless tobacco still dangerous

Research has shown that a single pinch of smokeless tobacco exposes the user to the same amount of another group of dangerous chemicals as the smoke of five cigarettes.

Attention all smokeless tobacco users! It's time to banish the comforting notion that snuff and chewing tobacco are safe because they don't burn and produce inhalable smoke like cigarettes.

"This study once again clearly shows us that smokeless tobacco is not safe," said Irina Stepanov, PhD, who led the research team. "Our finding places snuff on the same list of major sources of exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons as smoking cigarettes."

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