Betel nut, oral cancer pilot study fo...

Betel nut, oral cancer pilot study for Saipan, Guam now underway

There are 12 comments on the Saipan Tribune story from Jul 5, 2010, titled Betel nut, oral cancer pilot study for Saipan, Guam now underway. In it, Saipan Tribune reports that:

A betel nut and oral cancer pilot study will be conducted on Saipan and Guam beginning this year.

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Kepwan efich

Honolulu, HI

#1 Jul 6, 2010
I Think we better save our betel nut, so our future generation will have something to depend on for their living...Start planting new plants and prevent outsiders from destroying them.

Micronesia, Federated States of

#2 Oct 27, 2010

Micronesia, Federated States of

#3 Oct 27, 2010
of course ...tat would be good but, not chewing ...
Lem Rom

Yigo, Guam

#4 Nov 2, 2010
i like betelnut
kug tuu' ya gube sap ko X e chiney...sana bay i ta'boch mug tirtir ya be tartar e nguchey ko dilif rog..

Micronesia, Federated States of

#5 Dec 6, 2010
Its about time!! Betel nut damage to my teeth and gum's cost me over $2,000.00 to fix. Dang, that bill killed me, and it is a part of my culture!!! The B-nut is just another nasty habit. I spent over $300.00 a month on that junk along with the leaf, tobacco, lime, cigarettes. Was hooked on that stuff for over 15 years!!! Imagine what I could have done with the extra money!!! But, I SPIT IT ALL AWAY. Micro-brothers and sisters, cut the crap, betel nut is something we can live without. If all the chewers stopped chewing there wouldn't be so much complaints on "not enough money"! Culture or not its just nasty, seeing spit everywhere!!! If your honest, you know I am speaking the truth. And if you don't, then your a liar!!! You need Jesus!!!

Since: Jun 11

Austin, TX

#6 Jun 1, 2011
yes, it is part of our culture.. and it's nasty and all but we all don't have to chew if we don't like... chew if you have a land with betelnut trees... don't chew because your friends chew.. it will stain your teeth and you have to pay for your teeth to be clean.. keep your teeth clean but just always have the micronesian pride in your heart... all the unique culture we have..

Chuuk, Micronesia, Federated States of

#7 Jun 2, 2011
chew if you willing to ....don't chew it may stain your teeth....

Chuuk, Micronesia, Federated States of

#8 Jun 2, 2011
don't chew may cuz you cancer...

Micronesia, Federated States of

#9 Jan 15, 2012
antonia wrote:
don't chew may cuz you cancer...
Hey this is funny! You and I have the same name..wahahahahahaha! And to the people who are addicted to b-nut chewing, stop! Help decrease the rate in the oral cancer

Micronesia, Federated States of

#10 Jan 30, 2012
hey!!!!^_^... i think dat it's gud for those who chew betel nut to quit cuz we've seen da disadvantages of chewing betel nut...if want to av cancer continue but if not...plssssss...stop chewing betel nut....
Misinformation on Betel

Mercersburg, PA

#11 Jan 1, 2014
I don't think that betel nut itself is that harmful. People often use tobacco with betel nut and many studies have shown tobacco to be the culprit.

At any rate, you don't have to chew betel nut. Have you ever tried an extraction or an oil? I would suggest such. This way you get all of the positive effects without the chewing and risk!

Try this:

Micronesia, Federated States of

#12 Feb 11, 2014
that's it chew all you want but when you get cancer your wife wont kiss you no more

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