smokeless tobacco


Definition of smokeless tobacco

: pulverized or shredded tobacco chewed or placed between cheek and gum : snuff

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Recent Examples on the Web Other types of tobacco products more likely to go unnoticed are non-cigarette combustible products or smokeless tobacco. Francesca Giuliani-hoffman, CNN, "Parents are less aware when their kids vape than when they smoke, study says," 7 Oct. 2020 Swedish Match makes more than 60% of its sales from smokeless tobacco products that have lower health risks than traditional cigarettes and don’t face the same regulatory burdens. Carol Ryan, WSJ, "Tobacco Companies Get a Clear Smokeless Signal," 7 Oct. 2020 In fact, smokeless tobacco was only officially banned in the MLB in 2016. Aj Willingham, CNN, "There's no crying, er, spitting in baseball anymore. But why was it a thing in the first place?," 1 July 2020 Spitting is out — along with use of sunflower seeds and smokeless tobacco. Matt Kawahara,, "A’s, Giants working to kick their spitting, high-fiving, finger-licking habits," 13 July 2020 Non-players will reportedly be required to wear masks in the dugout and the bullpen, and players will not be allowed to spit, eat sunflower seeds or use smokeless tobacco. Rachel Desantis,, "MLB Player Clint Frazier Explains Why He’s Wearing a Mask on the Field: ‘Trying to Be Respectful’," 13 July 2020 As smokeless tobacco became more unpopular over the years, a few iconic, fan-friendly alternatives cropped up. Aj Willingham, CNN, "There's no crying, er, spitting in baseball anymore. But why was it a thing in the first place?," 1 July 2020 Under MLB’s proposed health and safety protocol to play amid a global pandemic, sunflower seeds and smokeless tobacco are considered contraband. Jared Diamond And Louise Radnofsky, WSJ, "Actually, There Will Be Spitting in Baseball—When Players Are Tested," 21 May 2020 The agency said the decline is driven mainly by a decrease in the number of males who exclusively use smokeless tobacco. Washington Post, "WHO sees tobacco drop among men, but vaping effects unclear," 18 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of smokeless tobacco

1899, in the meaning defined above

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“Smokeless tobacco.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of smokeless tobacco

: tobacco that is placed in the mouth between the cheek and the gum instead of being smoked

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