The faces of smokeless tobacco use

Smokeless tobacco use has been linked to various types of oral cancer, including cancer of the lips, throat and lining of the cheeks. Its effects can be devastating on a person's health and physical appearance, as demonstrated in these images.

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    The faces of smokless tobacco use

    Rick Bender started using chewing tobacco at age 12. By age 26, he had been diagnosed with cancer. (Images courtesy of NoSnuff.com)
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    The faces of smokeless tobacco use

    Bender lost 1/3 of his tongue, 1/2 of his jaw and partial use of his right arm as a result of his cancer. (Image courtesy of NoSnuff.com)
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    The faces of smokeless tobacco use

    This image depicts the 'before' and 'after' photos of a young man who lost part of his face due to cancer caused by smokeless tobacco use. (Image courtesy of KilltheCan.org)
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    The devastating effects of smokeless tobacco use

    A man's neck disfigured by a cancer linked to smokeless tobacco use. (Image courtesy of KilltheCan.org)
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    The faces of smokeless tobacco use

    Bob Leslie died of mouth cancer in 1998 after years of chewing smokeless tobacco. After his diagnosis, he became an advocate against smokeless tobacco use. (Image courtesy of OralHealthAmerica.org)
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    The devastating effects of smokeless tobacco use

    Over half of all spit tobacco users have oral lesions like this one, according to Oral Health America. (Image courtesy of OralHealthAmerica.org)
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    The devastating effects of smokeless tobacco use

    Cancer of the lip is just one of many diseases associated with smokeless tobacco use. (Image courtesy of KilltheCan.org)
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