You can call chewing tobacco by whatever name you want — smokeless tobacco, spit tobacco, chew, snuff, pinch or dip — but don’t call it harmless. Whether you use chewing tobacco or other types of smokeless tobacco, be forewarned: chewing tobacco can cause serious health problems.
All tobacco products contain nicotine, which is super addictive. Smokeless tobacco also contains 28 cancer-causing agents (carcinogens).
Through With Chew Week is February 15-21st. Here’s what you can do:
- Download the Through with Chew Week Toolkit: throughwithchew.com
- Create a Display Showing What’s Really in Chew
- Host a Green Ribbon Activity in Your Community
- Host a Tobacco Trade-In Day (Ask People to Trade In their Tobacco Products for Something Else)
- Organize a Benefit Concert, a Rally, or a Poetry Slam for Your Cause
- Host a showing of TRUTH videos at your school, or create a tobacco prevention video of your own: thetruth.com
Need more Ideas? Check out: Dosomething.org