Northern Youth Slow To Abandon Chewing Tobacco

Monday, January 23, 2006 at 14:29



A health official on the West Side says not enough youth seem to be aware about the dangers of chewing tobacco.


Janet Fiddler of the Meadow Lake Tribal Council says one can of the stuff is equal to 60 cigarettes.


She says strides are being made in the effort to keep northern youth from lighting up, but more youth need to realize how damaging chewing tobacco is to their bodies.


Fiddler notes peer pressure is an issue that still affects people who smoke, and it’s not merely confined to the youth, either.