Smokeless Tobacco Isn't A Magic Bullet For Quitting Cigarettes: Teens Often Smoke AND Chew

  August 06, 2013  

Many high schoolers who used both smoked and chewed tobacco had no plans to quit, even with a higher risk of illness.

"These findings are generally at odds with the recent positions in favor of novel smokeless tobacco products as a means of harm reduction," the researchers wrote.

Youth in grades 6-12 could be cancelling out any of the healthier benefits of smokeless tobacco by using it on top of cigarettes, the researchers said, adding that they could even be increasing their risk for tobacco-related illnesses, Everyday Health reported.  

continue reading

Leave a comment