Myths About Chewies
MYTH: Chewies consume less nicotine than smokers.
FACT: Holding a dip in your mouth for 30 minutes equals the same amount of nicotine in three cigarettes. A two-can-a-week dipper equals one and a half packs per day of nicotine
MYTH: Chewies are great athletes because they dip.
FACT: A study consisting of professional baseball players found no connection between spit tobacco use and player performance.
MYTH: Chewies have good teeth because they floss.
FACT: Brushing and flossing does not undo the harm that dip and chew are doing to your teeth and gums.
MYTH: Dipping is a harmless alternative to smoking.
FACT: There is a warning label on it for a reason!!! Spit tobacco still has nitrosamines, cancer-causing chemicals from the curing process.
MYTH: They can leave Chew Vegas when they want.
FACT: It is still a nicotine addiction, therefore it very hard to kick the habit. HOWEVER, those who do are very happy.
Retrieved from: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services