Leading 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.
The tobacco 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.
Visit these links to learn more about smokeless tobacco products:
Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention and Control Program - Smokeless Tobacco
Last Revised: January 9, 2015