The recent growing popularity of smokeless tobacco products has been fueled by popular claims that they are safer than cigarettes. In a new meta-analysis of eleven observational studies researchers looked to see if smokeless tobacco users had elevated risk for heart attacks and stroke. Compared with nonusers, ever-users of these products had significantly elevated risk for fatal heart attacks (13% higher) and fatal strokes (40% higher).
PositiveTip: Don’t fool yourself into thinking that smokeless tobacco products are safer. The sooner you quit the healthier you will be!