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Smokeless Tobacco Smokeless tobacco or better known as chew dip or snuff is the new alternative for smoking As a child of a smoker I have personally chosen to stay smoke free but each and every day I am confronted with the choice to smoke or not To my surprise I have also seen many of my friends start to chew tobacco which in my opinion is the most unattractive habit out there My decision in choosing this topic is to not only provide facts but to also uncover the long term effects that smokeless tobacco has on an individual There are two forms of smokeless tobacco chewing tobacco and snuff Chewing tobacco is sold in either leaf tobacco in a pouch or plug tobacco in brick form both of which are put between the cheek and gum Users keep chewing tobacco in their mouths for a couple hours to get a continuous buzz from the nicotine in the tobacco Snuff is a powered tobacco which is usually sold in cans and put between the lower lip and gum They use just a pinch to get the nicotine they need which is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream resulting in a quick high This may sound harmless but the chemicals found in smokeless tobacco is anything but harmless to your heath Here are a few ingredients found in smokeless tobacco h Nicotine addictive drug h Polonium 210 nuclear waste h Cadmium used in car batteries h N-Nitrosamines cancer-causing h Lead nerve poison h Formaldehyde embalming fluid The nicotine contained in smokeless tobacco is what gives the user a buzz and also makes it very hard to quit 1 Because smokeless tobacco is more addicting than cigarettes people can tend to need to chew more frequently Tobacco users who dip or chew 8 to 10 times a day may be receiving the nicotine equivalent of 30 to 40 cigarettes a day depending on the size
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