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An Introduction to Substance Use Disorders for Dental Professionals

Course Number: 545

Other Implications of Chewing Tobacco/Snuff

Smokeless tobacco contains approximately 28 carcinogens. It has been linked to reproductive health problems including reduced sperm count and abnormal sperm cells. Women who use smokeless tobacco during pregnancy are at an increased risk for preeclampsia, a condition that may include high blood pressure, fluid retention, and swelling, premature birth, and low birth weight babies.