Posted by: audreybenenati | March 30, 2010

Chew tobacco presentation at Fort Plain Junior-Senior High School

March 26, 2010

Rick Bender spoke to FortPlainJunior-SeniorHigh School students on March 16 about the dangers of tobacco use, particularly the dangers of using “spit” tobacco (aka chewing tobacco and snuff). In 1989, at age 26, Bender, who had been using snuff since age 12, underwent a 12-hour operation and three additional operations to remove cancerous growths. These operations removed much of his jaw, lymph nodes, part of his tonue and part of his neck….

Read the rest in the March 26 issue of the Herkimer Evening Telegram.


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