I have recently learned of some terrible news about a guy who played High school baseball with me and I felt that the youngins on the site should hear it.
The player I am referring to is now a senior in high school and I played one season with him before graduating. He began chewing chewing tobacco in 9th grade bcuz he saw some of the older guys on the varsity team doing it and has been doing it ever since. But recently he got some very bad news; He has been diagnosed with Cancer of the mouth at the age of 17, he has the cancer in 2 places in his mouth and now must leave school and give up baseball for who knows how long. And not only that, he is losing a baseball scholarship to a D2 school. The doctors told him that after going through all of the treatments, he will most likely never return to baseball, and if he does, he will never reach the level he is currently playing to.
Well, i just thought that this might give you a bit of perspective in case you ever think chewing, dipping, or smoking.