While it may be smokeless, there's nothing safe about opting for chewing tobacco over cigarettes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3.4 percent of American adults use chewing tobacco — even though it's been proven to cause major dental issues and oral cancer.
Whether you've started to see some of the negative effects or not, learning how to quit chewing tobacco is the right next step. Quitting sooner rather than later may help reverse some of the negative side effects and may possibly lower your risk of cancer. Here are some simple tips to help you plan, prepare and stay on track with habits to help you quit.