Through with Chew

Through With Chew Week, February 16 – 22, calls attention to the dangers of using chew, which includes chewing tobacco and snuff. Chew contains at least 28 chemicals that have been found to cause cancer in the mouth, esophagus, and pancreas.1 Treating oral cancers can involve removal of tissue and bone including the tongue and jaw. Smokeless tobacco can also cause gum disease, heart disease, and precancerous mouth sores.2

On average, chew products deliver a higher dose of nicotine than cigarettes making the product more habit forming.2

To the right of the page you’ll find resources for Coloradans who want to be through with chew and links to help youth understand and avoid the dangers of chew.