dipping tobacco


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dipping tobacco

A form of smokeless tobacco which is sold as a ground product, in contrast to chewing tobacco in which the tobacco leaves are shredded. The use of dipping tobacco is called dipping, or packing a lip.

Health effects
Cancer; adverse cardiovascular effects are possible, but unproven; addiction.
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Adolescent use of chewing and dipping tobacco may prove just as difficult a problem to solve as teen smoking unless adult leaders take a proactive role in dispelling prevailing myths about its use, provide factual information wherever and whenever appropriate, and most importantly, acknowledge the serious health problem it has become.
Garagiola, Tuttle and Tuttle's wife, Gloria, spoke Wednesday to the Washington State Dental Association and at a news conference at the Kingdome, where they were joined in support by Mariners catcher Dan Wilson and Royals pitcher Jeff Montgomery, who do not use chewing or dipping tobacco.
He discovered a third-grade student, nine years old, with a tin of Hawken ruff cut Wintergreen dipping tobacco.