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Young baseball players are being warned about the dangers of spit and smokeless tobacco and its link to oral cancer.
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance survey, 13 percent of high school-aged boys reported using smokeless tobacco in the previous 30 days.
Following these findings, the National Spit Tobacco Education Program held a contest asking children to come up with a slogan that discourages tobacco use among baseball players.
Winner Joe Reck's slogan, "Take tobacco out of your line-up," will feature on a baseball pin designed by NSTEP. The organization also partners with Little League International to educate thousands of players and their families about tobacco and oral health.
The American Cancer Society lists mouth cancer, pancreatic cancer, leukoplakia, receding gums, bone loss, tooth abrasion and staining as some of the potential negative effects of smokeless tobacco use.
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