Tag Archive | "chewing tobacco"

Gwynn’s death sparks dip debate

Friday, June 20, 2014

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Source: www.trentonian.com Author: Nick Peruffo The death of San Diego Padres icon Tony Gwynn due to oral cancer Monday resonated across the baseball world — including the Trenton Thunder clubhouse. In addition to being a person tragedy for the Gwynn family, the news also put a renewed focus on the use of chewing tobacco in […]

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Hall of Famer and ‘Mr. Padre’ Tony Gwynn dies at 54 from Oral Cancer

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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Source: abcnews.go.com Author: Bernie Wilson   Tony Gwynn could handle a bat like few other major leaguers, whether it was driving the ball through the “5.5 hole” between third base and shortstop or hitting a home run off the facade in Yankee Stadium in the World Series. He was a craftsman at the plate, whose […]

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CDC reveals no drop in smokeless tobacco use among U.S. workers

Friday, June 6, 2014

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Source: philly.com Author: Margaret Steele, HealthDay Reporter   THURSDAY, June 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Cigarette smoking continues to decline among Americans who work, but use of smokeless tobacco — a known cause of cancer — has held steady since 2005, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. Certain types of jobs — construction and mining, especially — […]

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New study shows a rise in smokeless tobacco sales, especially among youth

Monday, March 24, 2014

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Source: UMass Medical School Communications (http://www.umassmed.edu/news) Author: Sandra Gray   The number of smokeless tobacco products sold in Massachusetts is soaring, as are the levels of nicotine packed into many of them, according to a new analysis from UMass Medical School and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH). “Nationwide, cigarette smoking control has been very successful […]

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New study claims children who use snus before age 16 are more likely to become cigarette smokers

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

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Source: Reuters Health Author: Shereen Jegtvig Norwegians who started using snus before age 16 were more likely to become cigarette smokers than those who started using snus later in life, according to a new study. Snus is moist smokeless tobacco developed in Sweden. It’s contained in a small pouch, and unlike regular chewing tobacco, it doesn’t make the […]

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Spike in oral cancers puzzles experts

Saturday, March 23, 2013

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Source: www.turnto23.com Author: Victoria Colliver/San Francisco Chronicle Christine Schulz has never visited England, but she speaks with the clipped inflection of a vaguely British accent. It’s not an affectation but, rather, the mystifying after-effect of an 18-hour surgery she endured in 2009 to remove about half her tongue due to a cancerous growth that had […]

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New gene test detects early mouth cancer risk

Thursday, October 4, 2012

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Source: www.health.am Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London have developed a new gene test that can detect pre-cancerous cells in patients with benign-looking mouth lesions. The test could potentially allow at-risk patients to receive earlier treatment, significantly improving their chance of survival. The study, published online in the International Journal of Cancer, showed that […]

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Dentists asked to help in curbing mouth cancer

Friday, September 28, 2012

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Source: Author: The increasing cases of oral cancer have pushed the Cancer Research UK to ask dentists to look for cancer related symptoms in their patients. By checking the mouth properly, dentists can gauge whether or not a person is prone of developing mouth cancer. Mouth cancer can be lethal if timely treatment isn’t provided […]

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Head and neck cancer rates for smokeless tobacco described

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

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Source: Health News Observer September 16, 2012 | by Steven Rothrock MD Smokeless tobacco is tobacco that is not burned or smoked. Other terms used for smokeless tobacco include chewing tobacco, spitting tobacco, dip, chew, and snuff. Typically these products are held in the mouth until juices are built up and spit out. Spitless products […]

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The danger in smokeless tobacco products

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

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Source: www.observer.ug (Uganda, Africa) Author: Racheal Ninsiima Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death among adults and is a significant factor for several mouth, throat, lung and heart diseases. It is also a major contributor to morbidity. Globally, the World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that tobacco causes about 71% of lung cancer, […]

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