Use of tobacco is associated with smoke, which is harmful not for the active smokers but for the passive smokers as well. With the advancement of technology, now we have smokeless tobacco. It means, these are tobacco products but there is no smoke. It includes snuff and chewing tobacco. Here are some facts about smokeless tobacco.
1: Types of Smokeless Tobacco
Smokeless tobacco has two common types. One is the chewing tobacco, which is sold in the form of loose leaves, which are twisted. Snuff is the second form, which is sold in moist or dry sachets.
2: Harmful Chemicals
Smokeless tobacco is also harmful for human as it contains harmful chemicals. Cadmium, arsenic and formaldehyde are some harmful chemicals, which are present in smokeless tobacco.
By using smokeless tobacco, risk of oral cancer increase many folds. Moreover, cancers of tongue, cheek and mouth are also very common in tobacco users. Pancreatic cancer is another cause of concern for tobacco users.
Smokeless tobacco contains more nicotine as compared to other tobacco products. Nicotine is absorbed by the lining in the mouth and user can easily get addicted.
5: Users of Smokeless Tobacco
According to a study, there are more than 10 million users of Smokeless tobacco and one third of them are under 21.