By now most everybody is aware of the dangers of smoking cigarettes, but is the same true for chewing tobacco addiction? It is quite common for a smoker to transfer that habit to another to ease the withdrawal from the first. However, trading one tobacco product for another does not make it any less deadly.
Some researchers believe that nicotine is the most addictive drug in the world. That is not hard to believe, considering how hard it is for smokers to quit.
Some smokers have quit by using chewing tobacco and other related products. A little pinch between the cheek and gum may seem innocent enough, but unfortunately, all that does is exchange one unhealthy habit for another.
The problem is in the nicotine and the byproducts of the chewing tobacco. Those believing they are dodging lung cancer by chewing instead of smoking are kidding themselves. Additionally, they are still facing possible mouth, tongue and throat cancer, as well as cancers in unrelated parts of the body. That is not a good trade.
Even beyond the deadly effects of chewing tobacco are the aesthetics. It is notorious for staining the teeth. Granted, a person can get their teeth cleaned, but chewing tobacco juice also rots the gums. Without gums, a chewer won’t have any teeth to stain.
Moreover, most bystanders would normally rather watch a user blow out smoke than spit out tobacco juice. However, that is a good deterrent to someone else kissing you should have an aversion to it.
The problem with chewing tobacco addiction is that it is not any better than having a smoking habit. Both of them are not only potentially nasty habits, but fatal as well. There is so much help available now for nicotine cessation that anyone who wants to quit does not have to go it alone.