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What is smokeless tobacco There are two forms of smokeless tobacco chewing tobacco and snuff Chewing tobacco is usually sold as leaf tobacco packaged in a pouch or plug tobacco in brick form that is put between the cheek and gum Users keep chewing tobacco in their mouths for several hours to get a continuous buzz from the nicotine in the tobacco Snuff is a powdered tobacco usually sold in cans that is put between the lower lip and gum Just a pinch is all that is needed to nicotine which is then swiftly absorbed into the bloodstream resulting in a quick high Sounds harmless right Keep reading What is in smokeless tobacco Chemicals Keep in mind that the smokeless tobacco you or your friends are using contains many chemicals that can be harmful to your health Here are a few of the ingredients found in smokeless tobacco Nicotine addictive drug Polonium 210 nuclear waste Cadmium used in car batteries N-Nitrosamines cancer-causing Lead poison Formaldehyde embalming fluid The nicotine contained in smokeless tobacco is what gives the user a buzz It also makes it very hard to quit Why Because every time you use smokeless tobacco your body gets used to the nicotine it actually starts to crave it Craving is one of the signs of addiction or dependence Your body also adjusts to the amount of tobacco you need to chew to get a buzz Pretty soon you will need a little more tobacco to set the same feeling This process is called tolerance which is another sign of addiction Some people say smokeless tobacco is okay because there is no smoke like a cigarette has Do not believe them It is not a safe alternative to smoking You just move health problems from your lungs to your mouth
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