Since pain is not often an early symptom of spit-related disease, regular dental inspections are a must if you use smokeless tobacco- or have in the past. Watch for some of these early signs of oral cancer (oral cancer is particularly hard to treat and can spread quickly to other parts of the body): a lump or white patch on tongue, lip, or cheek; a sore in the or around the mouth that does not heal; a prolonged sore throat; difficulty in chewing; restricted movement of the tongue or jaws; or a feeling of something in the throat.
Articles in this section
- Is there a savings calculator for quitting smokeless tobacco?
- Wouldn't it be better if I substitute dip for some of my cigarettes?
- Is smokeless tobacco as dangerous as smoking?
- Why are there different names for smokeless tobacco?
- Where did smokeless tobacco come from?
- How popular is smokeless tobacco compared to smoking?
- What are the danger signs of smokeless tobacco-related disease?
- How much nicotine is in an average dose of smokeless tobacco?
- How much nicotine is in a can of smokeless tobacco?
- Is smokeless tobacco as addictive as cigarettes?