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Brochures on Smokeless Tobacco

Following are some brochures we have found over the years. Some of them may be out of date but most should still be available. If you have others that are not covered here, please send us a copy as well as ordering information. If you discover that any of these are no longer available, please contact us at 1-800-EAT-MINT * 1-800-328-6468 or

The National Oral Health Information Clearinghouse's website is 
Their telephone number is: 301.402.7364

Their brochures and literature are available at: 

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"Don't Bite Off More Than You Should Chew"

Publication No. :ACS #2643-LE

A small, two page brochure describing the act of chewing and dipping. Also has short description of the dangers of smokeless tobacco use. Good elementary information. Quick read. Printed by ACS in 1981.

Photos: None

To obtain: Contact your state American Cancer Society office or call 1-800-ACS-2345 (1-800-227-2345)

" Mint Snuff Consumer Information"

Information on what Mint Snuff All Mint Chew and Pouches are and how they are used. Excellent description of why people chew, dangers of chewing and cessation tips. Order form is enclosed.

Photos: None

Cost: Free

To obtain: Call the Oregon Mint Snuff Company at 1-800-EAT-MINT or email

"Chew or Snuff, It's Real Bad Stuff"

Publication No.NIH Pub.#88-2976

Small brochure suitable for grades 6-11 that gives brief description of the dangers of smokeless tobacco including early signs of leucoplakia, the cost of SLT use and a brief description of nicotine addiction. Also includes a short paragraph on SLT effects to the heart and oral problems. Opens up into a nice 8x14 poster for bulletin boards.

Photos: None but very nicely done artwork

To obtain: Call the National Cancer Institute: 1-800-4CANCER 

"If You're Dipping Snuff, You Should Know the Truth"

Publication No.ACS 6480.16 (published 1987)

Small brochure suitable for grades 6-12. Very good treatment of frequently asked questions regarding smokeless tobacco. Photo inside of boy taking a dip and folds out to show result of dipping to teeth.

Photos: Good graphics. Photos of Sean Marsee before and after.

To obtain: Contact your state American Cancer Society office or call 1-800-ACS-2345 (1-800-227-2345)

"Smokeless Tobacco- A Medical Perspective"

Publication No.ACS 87-#3313 (published 1987)

An excellent brochure suitable for ages 12 through adult. Also good for professionals to learn more about the hard facts of smokeless tobacco use. It describes the problem of smokeless tobacco use and relevant facts about effects on the body as well as the role of the health professional in helping the patient.

Photos: Three excellent color photos of oral carcinoma, recession, tooth loss and mucosal changes.

To obtain: Contact your state American Cancer Society office or call 1-800-ACS-2345 (1-800-227-2345).

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