Effects of Smokeless Tobacco
- Release of hormones (adreneline) because of nicotine in the blood stream.
- Rise in blood pressure.
- Constricted blood vessels: slows down the circulation of oxygen-rich blood to the organs.
- Cancer of the mouth (including the lip, tongue, and cheek).
- Cancer of the throat: the risk of oral cancer is up to 50 times greater for the person who chews tobacco.
- Discoloration of teeth: the products in smokeless tobacco permanently stains teeth.
- Halitosis: permanent bad breath.
- Gum recession: the direct and repeated contact of tobacco with teh gum tissue causes the gums to recede from the teeh. This evenutally can lead to loss of the teeth.
- Tooth decay: smokeless tobacco contains high quantities of sugar. Thsi sugar mixed with the plaque on your teeth forms acids that eat away at the tooth's enamel, causing cavities.