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Is snuff a safe alternative to smoking?

edited May 2015 in Off Topic
’m pretty sure it isn’t. But, I just thought I’d check what you all had to say here. I’ve been trying to kick the habit and will do anything. Though, I don’t think I should take up snuff. What is your advice?


  • Overall, people who dip or chew get about the same amount of nicotine as regular smokers. The most harmful cancer causing substances in spit tobacco are tobacco specific nitrosamines which have been found at levels 100 times higher than the nitrosamines that are allowed in bacon, beer, and other foods. These carcinogens cause lung cancer in lab animals, even when injected rather than inhaled. The juice from smokeless tobacco is absorbed directly through the lining of the mouth. This causes sores and white patches that often lead to cancer of the mouth. So I would say no.
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