Puff-free tobacco carries increased risk for drug injuries

July 8, 2008

MSNBC reported that the World Health Organization claims that though puff-free tobacco may be less dangerous than cigarettes, snuff and chewing tobacco increase the risk for drug injuries, particularly oral cancer.

Smokeless tobacco products increase the risk for drug injuries such as oral cancer by 80 percent.

The products also show a 60 percent higher risk of esophagus and pancreatic cancer.

Smokeless tobacco products could also cause an increased risk for Texas drug injuries.

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