Enough Already! Tobacco Dipping Snuffs Out Lives

July 2, 2014 2:29 PM

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Enough Already! Tobacco Dipping Snuffs Out Lives

Baseball great Tony Gwynn's untimely death is an unfortunate reminder of how nicotine is a silent killer with any number of different kinds of cancers lying in wait to strike. To his credit, before his death, Gwynn shared with the world the deadly consequences of using tobacco, but will we listen?

All tobacco products, even e-cigarettes, can be highly addictive. Many deniers choose to look at Gwynn's death as a freak circumstance and the "it can't happen to me" response is pervasive in our culture. Will such denial continue to overpower the facts? Smokeless tobacco contains almost 30 cancer-p...

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