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StarHallie
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My new partner is really great; things have been going really well. Of course, with all new relationships, things crop up that need to be addressed, and, this time, it happens to be the fact that he occasionally chews tobacco. It disgusts me, and I think the biggest problem I have with it is the fact that we are both health professionals (and his chewing tobacco seems so inconsistent with promoting health and well-being to his patients, and seems almost hypocritical).

I have asked him politely not to "dip" (as it's popularly called) around me, and he's agreed to that. I can't ask much more, and I know, from experience, that I can't change someone's habits; they alone have that power.

I know that smokeless tobacco contains 28 carcinogens and can cause oral cancer and myriad oral diseases, but, beyond that, my knowledge is limited.

My questions include the following:

Are there any literature, studies, facts, or media that you guys have access to or know of, that I could present to my partner, in a professional fashion, so that I can say that I did MY part?

Thanks in advance! [Smile]

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KittenGoddess
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There is quite a bit of information about this in the academic literature right now (if that's the type of info you're looking for). One of the best and most recent reviews I've seen is:

Tomar, S.L. (2007). Epidemiologic perspectives on smokeless tobacco marketing and population harm. American Journal of Preventative Medicine, 33 S387-S397.

(That particular Supplement to the American Journal of Preventative Medicine is all about tobacco use actually.)

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StarHallie
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Oooooh...thank you, Sarah!

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Stephanie101
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He should reaallly stop this year in health we had to watch a video on chewing tobacco..u can get a thing called hairy tongue, and at first like black thick hairs start growing out of your tongue then it gets worse and worse and worse until it startes turning into white thick blob type things and then it will take over the whollleee tongue! NOT pleasant at all! thats what happens to alot of baseball players

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