smokeless tobacco


Definition of 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 Revenue is generated from sale of cigarettes and its flagship smokeless tobacco offering – IQOS. Trefis Team, Forbes, 13 Oct. 2021 Not to be lost among smokeless tobacco tins in his locker were two cards on a shelf, both from the New York Police Department’s Lieutenants Benevolent Association. New York Times, 1 Oct. 2021 Cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, and e-cigarettes are crucial to the business of the nation’s convenience stores. Brody Mullins, WSJ, 29 Sep. 2021 Dodger Stadium and its surrounding parking lots are now smoke free, including prohibiting the use of electronic cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products on Dodger Stadium property. Los Angeles Times, 25 Mar. 2021 Dakich has promoted Quit Now, an effort to help people quit tobacco due to his own use of smokeless tobacco. Nat Newell, The Indianapolis Star, 1 Mar. 2021 Other types of tobacco products more likely to go unnoticed are non-cigarette combustible products or smokeless tobacco. Francesca Giuliani-hoffman, CNN, 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, 7 Oct. 2020 In fact, smokeless tobacco was only officially banned in the MLB in 2016. Aj Willingham, CNN, 1 July 2020

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First Known Use of smokeless tobacco

1899, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of smokeless tobacco was in 1899

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22 Oct 2021

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“Smokeless tobacco.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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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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