smokeless tobacco


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

Examples of smokeless tobacco in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Head and neck cancers are more common in people who smoke cigars as well as those who use smokeless tobacco, which is also associated with pancreatic and kidney cancer. Tribune News Service,, 18 June 2024 Since smoking was already banned in city stadiums, this will mostly impact the use of smokeless tobacco by fans and players alike. Baltimore Sun Editorial Board, Baltimore Sun, 5 Mar. 2024 Cigarettes, vapes and chewing tobacco will be pricier Smokers and smokeless tobacco users will see the cost of cigarettes, vapes and chewing tobacco rise after the state raises the sales tax on virtually all tobacco products. Katie Shepherd, Washington Post, 9 Apr. 2024 While the taste isn’t exactly like smokeless tobacco, Smokey Mountain creators have created a very similar product that is a great alternative for those who are looking to remove tobacco and nicotine from their lives. Larry Carroll, Discover Magazine, 2 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for smokeless tobacco 

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Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of smokeless tobacco was in 1899

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“Smokeless tobacco.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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