- Discussion Guide
12 million Americans use smokeless tobacco. 1 in 5 high school males use smokeless tobacco. The average age for first time use of spit tobacco is 9. Kids as young as 5 have experimented with chew or snuff. One can of snuff delivers as much nicotine as 60 cigarettes. Smokeless Tobacco is addictive, expensive and. . .IT’S DEADLY!
Addressing exclusively the dangers of smokeless tobacco, the video refutes tobacco industry advertising that smokeless tobacco is a harmless alternative to smoking. In an upbeat, contemporary style, young people between the vulnerable ages of 9 and 16 are given the facts they need to make healthy choices: stop using — better yet, don’t start.
Kids learn smokeless tobacco · contains 2 to 3 times more nicotine than cigarettes · causes oral and throat cancers · stains teeth · produces mouth sores · contributes to gum disease · can result in tooth loss and heart disease.
Ideal for · teachers · coaches and physical education instructors · school nurses · counselors · health and dental educators · youth and community agencies · public health departments.
“. . .students hear the truth about smokeless tobacco from their peers. . .and, they listen!” – Lee Tasset, RN, School Nurse, Red Oak Junior High School, Red Oak, TX.
“. . .an appropriate video to use in health classes when discussing the health risks associated with both cigarettes and smokeless tobacco.” – School Library Journal.
Finalist – Birmingham International Educational Film Festival