Misconceptions Of Smokeless Tobacco

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Message: There are many common misconceptions when it comes to smokeless tobacco products. Smokeless tobacco products come in many forms but they all contain nicotine and they are all addictive. One health risks associated with smokeless tobacco use is the increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Learning Outcomes:
80% of participants will be able to list at least 2 forms of smokeless tobacco by the conclusion of the interaction period
70% of participants will be able to explain at least two ways in which smokeless tobacco influences cardiovascular health by the end of the interaction period Conversation Starters:

● What is smokeless tobacco? Smokeless tobacco products are tobacco products that can be consumed without being
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Smokeless tobacco is not burned like cigarettes or cigars but have many similar health risks. Chewing tobacco is a type of smokeless tobacco that comes in the form of small square compresses called plugs, twists, or loose leaves. Snuff is finely ground tobacco that is either dry or moist and may or may not be packaged in small pouches that resemble tea-bags. Snus is similar to snuff, but it is spitless and pasteurized in a different way than snuff is. There are also hard candy like dissolvable lozenges with compressed tobacco in them. These products are not used to help people quit smoking. Smokeless tobacco products actually have a lot of the same health risks as cigarettes. Smokeless tobacco contains nicotine and can be addicting. Every form of smokeless tobacco could increase the risk of developing cancer, dental disease, or heart disease. (Mayo Clinic,…show more content…
(2017, November 16). Retrieved March 09, 2018, from https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/smokeless/products_marketing/index.htm

Piano, M. R., Benowitz, N. L., & FitzGerald, G. A. (2010, October 12). Impact of Smokeless Tobacco Products on Cardiovascular Disease: Implications for Policy, Prevention, and Treatment. Retrieved March 09, 2018, from http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/122/15/1520

Health Risks of Smokeless Tobacco. (2015, November 13). Retrieved March 10, 2018, from https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancer-causes/tobacco-and-cancer/smokeless-tobacco.html

Chewing tobacco: Not a safe product. (2017, September 13). Retrieved March 10, 2018, from https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/quit-smoking/in-depth/chewing-tobacco/art-20047428?pg=2

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"The only dip I will be ingesting is buffalo dip."

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*Me every time I see someone smoking/Juuling on our SMOKE FREE CAMPUS*


Game Questions:

1. Which of these products are considered to be smokeless tobacco products? A. Chewing Tobacco B.
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