P253 CEEFAX 253 Fri 7 Feb 19:27/00   1/4            !    CHEWING TOBACCO FACES BAN A private member's bill banning the sale of Skoal Bandits — an American chewing tobacco — to those under the age of sixteen has passed its second reading. The moist tobacco-like chews are alleged to be linked to mouth cancers. Manufactured at a factory in East Kilbride, with the aid of a Government grant, Skoal Bandits have already been banned in the Irish Republic. CEEFAX health magazine 269 More
P253 CEEFAX 253 Fri 7 Feb 19:23/11   2/4            !    CHEWING TOBACCO FACES BAN Chewing tobacco is already popular in America where many young people are shunning cigarettes, in favour of the "smokeless" chew. Moreover, recent surveys show that most teenagers believe chewing tobacco is a safe alternative to smoking. Some ten million Americans — three million of them under the age 21 — have chewed tobacco. And the numbers are rising. CEEFAX health magazine 269 More
P253 CEEFAX 253 Fri 7 Feb 19:20/00   3/4            !    CHEWING TOBACCO FACES BAN The dangers from chewing tobacco are oral cancer, gum disease and nictotine addiction. In the most frequently cited study, US doctors traced an unusually high incidence of oral cancer in the southern states of America to the habit of "dipping" — or chewing tobacco. In many cases cancer was found at the precise point in the cheek or gum where contact with tobacco was made. CEEFAX health magazine 269 More
P253 CEEFAX 253 Fri 7 Feb 19:24/00   4/4            !    CHEWING TOBACCO FACES BAN Dentists have shown that chewing both tobacco and snuff causes gums to recede. Leukopenia, a scaling of the gums is another side-effect. Smokeless tobacco contains about the same about of nicotine as the smoked version — although it enters the bloodstream more slowly. Surveys indicate that addiction and dependency are just as likely as with cigarettes. CEEFAX health magazine 269 More