Often referred to as snuff, dip, or chew, smokeless tobacco products are recognized as one of the leading causes of oral cancer in men over forty.
Montgomery, AL (PRWEB) April 19, 2011
DipStop Inc., the leading manufacturer of non-tobacco, non-nicotine alternatives to smokeless tobacco, reminds readers that April is Oral Cancer Awareness month.
Smokeless tobacco is still perceived by many users to be a “safer” alternative to smoking for those addicted to nicotine. Studies have shown, however, that because of prolonged contact with tobacco in the mouth, the average “chewer” ingests three to five times as much nicotine and carcinogens as the average smoker.
Often referred to as snuff, dip, or chew, smokeless tobacco products are recognized as one of the leading causes of oral cancer in men over 40. Oral cancers have a relatively high mortality rate compared to other forms of cancer because early detection is often difficult. Some studies have shown that the high nicotine levels ingested using smokeless tobacco may cause pancreatic cancer, cardiovascular disease, and stroke.
The latest release of the DipStop smokeless tobacco cessation program is the product of twenty years of research and clinical trials focused specifically on the unique challenges faced by smokeless tobacco users. Because “chewers” become accustomed to much higher levels of nicotine in the body, it is often more difficult to wean away from smokeless tobacco than it is for other tobacco products. BaccOff™ has been clinically proven to reduce the stress associated with nicotine withdrawal.
The average DipStop program participant has used smokeless tobacco for 14-22 years and has tried to quit at least four times. Ninety percent of participants who complete the DipStop program go on to quit dip for good.
DipStop™ Inc. was founded in 1991 by Russell Ralston to combat the critical health problems associated with smokeless tobacco by helping users break the nicotine habit. Family owned and operated in Selma Alabama, DipStop is one of several business units dedicated to the development and introduction of innovative products created to improve the health and well-being of its global customer base. Initially offered in wintergreen, cinnamon, and mint flavors, BaccOff™ straight non-tobacco chew was introduced in 1993 as the first chewing tobacco alternative with the taste, texture, and *spitability of real tobacco snuff.
*spitability - The wherewithal to expel a reasonable amount of brownish liquid from between the lips with sufficient force to roll small bugs, stir up dust, and send dogs and cats running for cover.