Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Smokeless Tobacco Safety
Hello,
I am new to smokeless tobacco products, I was a previous cigarette smoker but quit due to the dangers. I have heard from many people that smokeless tobaccos are much safer and I think I want to try them but I read this article http://www.helpandinformation.com/articles/all-about-cigarettes-and-smokeless-tobaccos.html
and it states that smokeless tobaccos actually are not safe, so now I am confused, what is the general consensus of the forum as to safety?
Cancel
4 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
Smokeless tobacco is not a safer alternative to cigarettes.  Other than the fact that you're not inhaling smoke, all of the chemicals rush straight into your blood stream.... just as with smoking.

Off the top of my head, Ill run off a few of the wonderful things that can happen because of smokeless tobacco.
1.  Oral Cancer
2.  Esophageal Cancer
3.  Stomach Cancer
4.  Tooth loss
5.  Gum disease/erosion
6.  Facial disfigurement because of cancer

I mean, that is a pitiful list but the number of chemicals in that stuff is enough to make me want to quit...  In fact, today was my quit date.  I plan on making this quit for real.  I quit before for a few years, then tripped up.  Quitting is difficult but if I whip it again, I'll not go back.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
242912 tn?1402547092
I was wondering what the heck smokeless tobacco was.  What a nice way of saying, Chew, Snuff, Dip, etc...

Great post, brice1967

relativehelp, you don't even want to go there.  
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
And besides what brice has shared, it is just plain nasty! If you have quit and are no longer smoking, congratulations and dont allow yourself to relapse. For health reasons...
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
It is nasty and really socially unacceptable, but I learned ways of hiding it.... just like a true addict.  I trained myself to not spit, so I was either swallowing the "juice" or allowing it to just absorb into my system.  I also learned to keep it in my mouth in a less conspicuous spot..... most folks never questioned.  

A person I work with had no idea, and he chews.....  So relative, just dont do it.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
Do You Have Vascular Disease? Help Us With a User Study - $50 Gift Card!
Start by taking this 2-minute survey that will help us help people with vascular conditions like PAD.

If we’d like to interview you, we’ll reach out via e-mail. Those selected will receive a $50 gift card for their time.
Blank
Addiction Tracker
Addiction tracker.
Start Tracking Now
Top Addiction Answerers
Recent Activity
517872 tn?1477246361
Blank
senseanonymous commented on VICourageous's status
2 hrs ago
242912 tn?1402547092
Blank
Jade59 commented on Jade59's status
Feb 20
675718 tn?1449992146
Blank
drifter0213 commented on 45
Feb 20
Smoking Addiction Community Resources