Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention and Control Program - Smokeless Tobacco
health care authorities in the U.S. and around the world have unequivocally stated that smokeless tobacco
products are harmful to health. Smokeless
tobacco comes in two basic forms: snuff and chewing tobacco. Tobacco
companies are also investing heavily in alternative smokeless tobacco
products such as Snus, which are spit-less tobacco pouches that users place
under their upper lip.
industry markets smokeless and spit tobacco in flavors like Berry Blend,
Mint, and Cherry. Tobacco companies have also promoted these products
as less dangerous alternatives to smoking. However, these products
have serious health effects, including oral and pancreatic cancer, receding
gums, and tooth loss.
links to learn more about smokeless tobacco products:
November 11, 2014