Smokeless tobacco has over 3,000 chemicals, including 28 that can cause cancer.
Using smokeless tobacco can lead to:
- oral cancer (cancer of the mouth – lip, tongue and cheek, floor and roof of the mouth)
- esophageal cancer
- pancreatic cancer
Smokeless tobacco comes in 2 forms:
- Chewing tobacco is a leafy tobacco sold in pouches.
- Snuff is finely ground tobacco that is either moist or dry. Moist snuff is taken orally. It’s rolled in a pellet and placed between your gums and cheek inside your mouth. Dry snuff is sniffed through the nose.
Smokeless tobacco is highly addictive because it contains nicotine.