smokeless tobacco


Definition of smokeless tobacco

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

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According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (, use of smokeless tobacco is on the rise, especially among men. Amy Dickinson,, "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,, "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,, "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 Both of my sons are users of smokeless tobacco (chaw). Amy Dickinson,, "Guy's lies lead straight to the gym," 10 June 2018 Snus, the smokeless tobacco product, has reportedly risen in prominence amongst professional footballers in recent years with Vardy one of the sport's most high-profile users., "Jamie Vardy Explains Why He Quit Controversial Chewing Tobacco But Reveals Drink He Won't Give Up," 7 June 2018 India also has 200 million of the world’s 367 million smokeless tobacco users. Fox News, "Smoking down, but tobacco use still a major cause of death, disease, WHO reports," 31 May 2018 At a hearing Thursday afternoon, the King County Board of Health voted unanimously to prohibit smokeless tobacco at professional sports venues countywide — an ordinance that will take effect May 19. Jessica Lee, The Seattle Times, "It’s official: Mariners, opponents will soon no longer be able to chew tobacco at Safeco Field," 19 Apr. 2018

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1899, in the meaning defined above

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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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