Chewing of Tobacco
Chewing tobacco also known as smokeless tobacco is equally
bad as smoking. It is a myth that chewing is not as harmful
as smoking. Chewing tobacco is made of tobacco, nicotine,
sweeteners and chemicals. The continuous chewing process
gives a constant high to the person. This high leads gives
temporary relief from stress and anxiety. Small temporary
relief leads the person to use it frequently and before
the person realizes he is addicted.
Effects of Chewing tobacco leads to numerous side effects,
which can be internal or external. The main harmful effects
of tobacco are
The ingredients of tobacco consist of gravels, sand,
and other harmful chemicals that erode the enamel
of tooth. Continuous chewing leads to early loss of
Early Decay of
Chewing leaves small particles in tooth that forms
bacteria and plaque, it harms enamel and gums,
which leads to
decay of tooth.
Chewing leads to decomposing of gums, the gums
get infected and the grip on tooth loosens
area of tooth.
There is nothing as bad as bad breadth of
a person, they are major turn off for
people around them.
habit of chewing and spitting is unacceptable
and looks indecent.
Affects Eating Habit
Eating habit of people who chews tobacco
tends to be unhealthy, continuous
and the sensitivity of them decreases.
This leads to an increase
in intake of more salt, sugar and
spices in food as he feels a bland taste in
The above effects of tobacco is just the beginning of
trouble for people who chew, it has more deep rooted
and life threatening effects. Chewing of tobacco has
major or near to fatal effect on addicted people. The
major areas where they proved to be fatal are:
- Damage to tongue, jaw
- Lung Cancer
- Oral Cancer
Damage to tongue, jaw and lips
As mentioned above chewing leads
to the early decay of tooth, bad
breadth, damaged gums and falling
The addiction of tobacco affects the area around the
mouth. The tongue and jaws face the following problems:
of lips and lip cancer
- Sore Throat
- Difficulty in movement
of jaws and tongue
- Rashes or
irritation on tongue
- Burning sensation
on lips and tongue
Continuous chewing process leaves
infectious juices on tooth
and lips. These develop in
can be considered as an early symptom of oral cancer.
People who indulge in tobacco chewing have higher risk
of oral cancer to people who take alcohol. The most infected
area in oral cancer is the tongue and the area below
The cancer slowly spreads to cheeks and throat. Though
it can attack any part lips, tongue, upper and lower
mouth, the cheeks, or gums and esophagus.
It is very important to go for early diagnosis as soon
as one feels suspicious.
Chewing tobacco leads to oral cancer but it is not
the end of it can spread the disease in lungs and
linings of stomach.
Reports show that 90% of lung cancers are cases of people
who either smoke or chew tobacco. Destructive agents
termed as carcinogens in tobacco injure the cells in
the lungs. Over a period of time, these spoiled cells
may develop into lung cancer.