smokeless tobacco


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smokeless tobacco

Etymology: AS, smoca + Sp, tabaco
1 chewing tobacco or tobacco powder that allows the stimulating components of tobacco to be absorbed through the digestive tract, or through the mucous membrane in the case of snuff.
2 a transdermal nicotine patch that can be affixed to the upper part of the body to satisfy the person's craving for nicotine.
Any chewed—’chew’—or snorted—’snuff’—tobacco product

smokeless tobacco

Substance abuse Any chewed–chew or snorted–snuff tobacco product, that is regionally popular among athletes, the indigent, Native Americans and, tragically, children

smoke·less to·bac·co

(smōklĕs tŏ-bakō)
A form of the leaf of the plant meant to be chewed or otherwise ingested orally, rather than smoked.
Synonym(s): chewing tobacco.

smokeless tobacco,

n chewing tobacco (leaves) or tobacco powder (snuff) that allows the nicotine to be absorbed through the mucous membrane of the oral cavity or digestive tract. It is related to a high risk of oral cancer. Can contain abrasives such as sand, pesticides, and sugar for taste. It is not a substitute for cigarettes. Impress upon the patient the social repugnance of the habit. The term
spit tobacco is preferred.
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Researchers hypothesized that athletes' higher use of smokeless tobacco may be due to awareness that smoking impairs athletic performance, while perceiving smokeless tobacco as less harmful to health.
Also in September, theLos Angeles City Council voted unanimously to prohibit the use of smokeless tobacco at all athletic venues, including Dodger Stadium, and directed the city attorney to draft implementing legislation.
As per the report "Global Smokeless Tobacco Market Report: 2015 Edition" The growth in smokeless tobacco industry is driven by increasing global population and personal income.
In the age group of 13 to 15, the usage of smokeless tobacco is as high as cigarettes.
The CDC further states that smokeless tobacco contains 28 carcinogens, which, according to the American Dental Association, can cause gum disease, stained teeth and tongue, a dulled sense of taste and smell, slow healing after a tooth extraction, and, worst of all, oral cancer.
The numbers for these same groups are 508, 2,631, and 702, respectively, for smokeless tobacco.
Quigley, said : 'As our smokeless tobacco business continues to grow, U.
Both groups significantly reduced smokeless tobacco use in cans used per week and dips per day and sustained it through the end of the study.
Meta-analysis data involving male, Swedish smokers for 1976-2002 showed a significant decrease in cigarette smoking that corresponded with an increase in use of smokeless tobacco products, the investigators wrote in the AHA journal, Circulation.
Anaemia (Hb,10 g/dl) was significantly associated with smokeless tobacco in the univariate analysis (OR=1.
Experts cite that as it becomes increasingly difficult to smoke in many settings, some individuals are switching to chewing tobacco or snuff with the false impression that smokeless tobacco is a safe alternative, putting aside the fact that long-term use of smokeless tobacco can result in heart disease, as well as cancers of the throat and stomach.