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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Millions and millions of teens and adolescents watch these stars not only hit home runs, but dip tobacco."
Although the proportion of the American population that smokes steadily declined in the 1970s and 80s, use of smokeless tobacco (moist snuff and chewing and dip tobacco) has dramatically increased over the past 25 years.[1,2] There are an estimated six million smokeless tobacco users in the U.S., approximately 50 percent of whom are under 21.[3,4] Research indicates that approximately 19 percent of male high school students currently use smokeless tobacco, and the average age to begin use is 9.3 years.[4,5] Unfortunately, cigarette smoking among high school students also is increasing--from 27.5 percent in 1991 to 34.8 percent in 1995.[6]