Study finds smokeless tobacco just as harmful as cigarettes - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/18/09

Study finds smokeless tobacco just as harmful as cigarettes

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Just because you don't inhale your tobacco does not mean it is safe, a pinch is pretty powerful.  A study from the University of Minnesota analyzed the chemical composition of smokeless tobacco products to find out what you're ingesting if you choose to dip or chew your tobacco. 

They discovered that a single pinch of dip or chew has the same level of dangerous chemicals as smoking five cigarettes.  Those chemicals are called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and they are also known as carcinogens that form when coal is burned. 

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