Use Of Smokeless Tobacco Increases The Risk Of Cancer, Stroke, Heart Attack – Part 1 of 3
Use Of Smokeless Tobacco Increases The Risk Of Cancer, Stroke, Heart Attack. Many smokers in the United States and its territories also use smokeless tobacco products such as snuff and gnaw tobacco, a conjunction that makes quitting much more difficult, a new federal study shows. Researchers analyzed data from the 2009 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and found that the pace of smokers who also use smokeless tobacco ranged from 0,9 percent in Puerto Rico to 13,7 percent in Wyoming. “The war against tobacco has taken on a new dimension as parts of the countryside report high rates of cigarette smoking and smokeless tobacco use among adults. The latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal disturbing trends in smoking acceptance as more individuals use multiple tobacco products to satisfy their nicotine addiction,” American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown said in a statement released Thursday.
And “No tobacco yield is safe to consume. The health hazards associated with tobacco use are well-documented and a recent American Heart Association policy statement indicates smokeless tobacco products enlarge the risk of fatal heart attack, fatal stroke and certain cancers”. Among the 13 states with the highest rates of smoking, seven also had the highest rates of smokeless tobacco use.