smokeless tobacco

noun

Definition of smokeless tobacco

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

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Bay Area bans Several Bay Area cities, towns and counties have passed restrictions on the sale of e-cigarettes and some or all flavored tobacco products (menthol cigarettes, little cigars and smokeless tobacco). Catherine Ho, SFChronicle.com, "SF wants to stop people from buying e-cigarettes online. It won’t be easy," 28 July 2019 Bans around the Bay Area In recent years, a number of Bay Area cities, towns and counties have passed restrictions on the sale of e-cigarettes and some or all flavored tobacco products (menthol cigarettes, little cigars and smokeless tobacco). Catherine Ho, SFChronicle.com, "See what Bay Area localities have banned e-cigarettes or flavored tobacco," 24 July 2019 Ninety-two percent is the same rate at which snuff -- a form of smokeless tobacco -- and pipe tobacco are already taxed. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, "Vermont imposes 92% tax on e-cigarettes," 1 July 2019 The prohibition on flavored cigars, smokeless tobacco and vaping, including menthol cigarettes, was passed by the Board of Supervisors last June, one of the first laws of its kind in the nation. Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle, "San Francisco ban on flavored tobacco, education parcel tax ahead in early vote returns," 5 June 2018 According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.gov), use of smokeless tobacco is on the rise, especially among men. Amy Dickinson, chicagotribune.com, "Mother and son worry about disclosing sexuality," 3 July 2018 The two are accused of underreporting the amount of tobacco shipped into Connecticut in order to avoid Connecticut’s tobacco tax, which is about 50 percent of the value of smokeless tobacco brought into the state. Edmund H. Mahony, courant.com, "Feds Say Tobacco Dealers Bilked State Of $5.8 Million In Taxes," 12 Jan. 2018 Tobacco companies also develop and market cigars, smokeless tobacco, and electronic cigarettes. Brian Jenssen Md, Philly.com, "The problem with kids and flavored tobacco," 21 June 2018 Both of my sons are users of smokeless tobacco (chaw). Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "Guy’s lies lead straight to the gym," 10 June 2018

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First Known Use of smokeless tobacco

1899, in the meaning defined above

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smokeless tobacco

noun

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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