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BC Drug Free - Cigars and Smokeless Tobacco

One cigar can have as much nicotine as a whole pack of cigarettes. You breathe in harmful amounts of nicotine and other chemicals when you smoke a pipe. Cigars and pipes are no safer than cigarettes. Likewise, smokeless tobacco is just as addictive as cigarettes.

Three types of smokeless tobacco are:

Chewing tobacco–(dip, chew) This is usually sold in tins or pouches. It is put inside the 

      Lip and the juice from it is spit out.

Snuff–This is dried and ground up then sniffed or inhaled.

Snus–This is a moist pouch that is placed under the lip and absorbed by the gums. This doesn’t require spitting like chew or dip.


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