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Smokeless (Chewing) Tobacco

Smokeless tobacco is a form of tobacco which is chewed or sucked rather than smoked. The nicotine in the saliva is absorbed into the blood stream where it has the same effects on the smoker as if a cigarette were to be smoked.

Unfortunately, it can still lead to nicotine addiction and dependence. It can cause oral cancer. Gum recession or shrinkage can take place and non-cancerous oral growths can also occur.

Swallowing of saliva occurs with the use of smokeless tobacco and with this goes the added risk of stomach ulcers and the possibility of stomach cancers.

Smokeless tobacco produces blood levels of nicotine similar to the levels produced by smoking tobacco so it can pose a risk to people with heart and blood vessel disease.

Smokeless tobacco is banned in Australia.

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