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Smokeless Tobacco Contains Cancer Causing Chemical
2012-08-22 13:50:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists reported in Philadelphia at the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society today that they have identified the first oral carcinogen in smokeless tobacco. Researchers said this is the first identification of a strong oral cavity carcinogen found in smokeless tobacco products. "Our results are very important in regard to the growing use of smokeless tobacco in the world, especially among...

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2010-08-31 12:55:00

According to a study released Monday, eating a variety of fruits and vegetables may decrease the risk of some kinds of lung cancer for smokers. "Although quitting smoking is the most important preventive action in reducing lung cancer risk, consuming a mix of different types of fruit and vegetables may also reduce risk, independent of the amount, especially among smokers," H. Bas Bueno-de-Mesquita of the Netherlands-based National Institute for Public Health and the Environment told AFP...

2005-11-11 10:55:00

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK -- Smokeless oral tobacco products such as moist snuff and hard snuff lozenges are not a safe alternative to cigarettes for people trying to kick the habit, as these products contain high levels of cancer-causing compounds. Instead, the best aids appear to be medicinal nicotine replacement products such as the nicotine patch or gum as these products contain only trace amounts of cancer-causing compounds, according to research presented at a cancer prevention...

2005-11-11 10:35:00

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Smokeless oral tobacco products such as moist snuff and hard snuff lozenges are not a safe alternative to cigarettes for people trying to kick the habit, as these products contain high levels of cancer-causing compounds. Instead, the best aids appear to be medicinal nicotine replacement products such as the nicotine patch or gum as these products contain only trace amounts of cancer-causing compounds, according to research presented at a cancer...