Through with Chew Week

chewThe New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) declared February 17-23 Through with Chew Week, following the lead of other states in the nation concerned with the oral health of their residents.
Through with Chew Week started in Wyoming to draw attention to the health issues related to smokeless tobacco. Among the health effects caused by smokeless tobacco, cancer and poor oral health are the most common. After increasing for many years, the use of smokeless tobacco by New Hampshire youth has leveled off, according to the latest data from the NH Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System. The percentage of female smokeless tobacco users (2.2%) is significantly lower than the male students (14.2%).

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