Chewing Tobacco

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Chewing Tobacco : 

Chewing Tobacco

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Causes leukoplakia, white patches on the cheeks, gums, and/or tongue This occurs in more than half of all users in the first three years

Constant exposure to tobacco juice causes cancer of : : 

Constant exposure to tobacco juice causes cancer of : Esophagus Pharynx (throat) Larynx (voice box) Stomach Pancreas (controls blood sugar levels, helps in digestion) ** These cancers can form within 5 years of regular use**

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Chewing tobacco users are four times more likely than non-users to have decayed dental root surfaces Chewing tobacco also causes gum disease (gingivitis) Chewing tobacco users are 50 times more likely to get mouth cancer than non-users

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Approximately 60-80% of chewing tobacco users have lesions in the mouth 11% of boys and 2% of girls in high school currently use chewing tobacco products

Gruen Von Behrens' Missing Jaw : 

Gruen Von Behrens' Missing Jaw