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Marion County Commission Signs 'Save Face, Stop Spit Tobacco' Week Proclamation

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The 'Through with Chew' Campaign said the rate of spit tobacco use among West Virginia men is almost twice the national average.

The Marion County Commission has signed a proclamation making next week "Save Face, Stop Spit Tobacco."

The campaign will educate residents on the dangers of smokeless tobacco.

Spit tobacco increases the risk of several forms of cancer.

"The oral cancers are horrible. If anybody would ever see the pictures of individuals that have had oral cancer and those are primarily from the use and prolonged use of spit tobacco," said Cathy Reed, of "Save Face, Stop Spit Tobacco."

Reed said the proclamation shows the commission cares and is working to make a difference.