What are the immediate rewards of quitting smokeless tobacco?

Kicking the tobacco habit offers some benefits that you’ll notice right away and some that will develop over time. These rewards improve most peoples’ day-to-day lives a great deal. Here are just a few:

  • Breath smells better
  • No more tobacco stains on your face, teeth, or clothes
  • Mouth starts to heal – you can eat spicy foods without the burn
  • No more looking for empty cans or bottles so you can spit
  • Not worrying that people will think less of you for dipping/chewing
  • Kissing your spouse or partner before you brush your teeth

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