Also known as chewing tobacco, dipping tobacco is a smokeless tobacco that is finely cut or ground to make a fine powder. Dipping tobacco evolved in the early 1700s from dry sniffs in middle America. Largely used by football players, it available in sleeves, logs, and rolls; it is packaged in cans or tins. It is also available in different packs with different sizes of cans. Its packaging concept is similar to that of cigarettes; however, the cans are not entirely metallic. Interventions have been made in recent decades on the use of dip techniques hence making the dipping cigarette very popular America, Canada, and other parts of Europe.
Composition of Dipping Tobacco
Dipping tobacco is made up of tobacco leaves that are either ground or shredded and are packaged in a pouch after being mixed with molasses and sugar. The ingredients used in making dipping tobacco include Polonium 210 also known as nuclear waste, Formaldehyde, Cadmium, Lead which is poisonous to the nerves, Nitrosamines, Arsenic, and Cyanide. It is normally flavoured with wintergreen and mint and other flavours. It’s made by different brands, including Copenhagen, Skoal, Hawken, Red Man and Chattanooga Chew. It contains a high content of nicotine that is found in the tobacco plant. The flavours contain different chemical components that enhance the taste of ipping tobacco.
How to Use Dipping Tobacco
Dipping tobacco use is often accompanied by first drinking any juice to salivate the mouth. This can be done during a meal or after a meal. Using dipping tobacco on a dry mouth causes itching and irritating feel, according to the survey that was done in Canada. Dipping tobacco placed between the cheek and gums on the lower part jaw hence sucking on the tobacco juices. To avoid saliva building up in the mouth the waste contents are spat. In the process of sucking and chewing, nicotine is absorbed into the bloodstream via the gums, without it swallowing the tobacco juices.