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03 July 2008

Snuff ups oral cancer risk by 80%

Chewing tobacco and snuff are less dangerous than cigarettes but the smokeless products still raise the risk of oral cancer by 80 percent, the WHO's cancer agency has said.

Chewing tobacco and snuff are less dangerous than cigarettes but the smokeless products still raise the risk of oral cancer by 80 percent, the World Health Organisation's cancer agency said on Tuesday.

Not good idea for smokers to switch
The researchers, who published their findings in Lancet Oncology, did this by looking at population-wide studies and trials of both humans and animals.

Local study links snuff to bronchitis
This corresponds to a study in the British Medical Journal by Dr O.A. Ayo-Yusuf from the Oral and Dental Hospital, University of Pretoria. The study focused on the association of snuff use with chronic bronchitis (CB) among South African women.


Smokeless tobacco no safer

 

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