What is smokeless tobacco?
The term "smokeless tobacco" was coined by a tobacco company to make it sound harmless to users. However, according to the MDS, there is no such thing as "harmless tobacco."
There are two forms of smokeless (or spit) tobacco: chewing tobacco and snuff tobacco.
Packaged in a pouch, chewing tobacco is usually placed between the cheek and gum, with users keeping it in their mouths for several hours to get a continuous high from the nicotine in the tobacco.
Usually sold in cans, snuff tobacco is placed between the lower lip and the gums. Just a pinch is needed to release the nicotine, which is then swiftly absorbed into the bloodstream, resulting in a quick high.