February 2010 - Through With Chew Week, Great American Spit Out..

Through With Chew..

February 14 – February 20, 2010 has been designated as “Through With Chew Week” by the American Academy of Otolaryngology. Contrary to what you may think, spit tobacco is NOT a safe alternative to smoking. It contains 28 cancer-causing agents. Approximately 30,000 new cases of oral cancer are diagnosed in our country every year due to spit tobacco. Spit tobacco can put you at a higher risk for cancer, heart attacks, hypertension and face disfiguration.

People across the country will be coming together to kick the spit tobacco habit. For help quitting tobacco products, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.