Dipping Tobacco

Dipping tobacco is commonly known as "dip". It is also known as "moist snuff" and "spit tobacco". You take a small clump and place it between the lower lip and gums or between the upper lip and gums.

The difference between this type of tobacco product and chewing tobacco is that you are not suppose to chew it. The dip is left in the mouth for about 30 minutes to 1 hour.

This allows the nicotine to be absorbed in the mouth and ultimately throughout the body. But your body absorbs more than nicotine. It absorbs all the toxins that causes cancer.

Dipping Tobacco

This type of product also brings with it all the other issues that affect your health.

A lot of saliva is produced during dipping, and the users commonly spit it out on the ground or into a cup. Many users do that because swallowing the saliva can cause nausea and vomiting, and irritate the esophagus.

Back in college, I remember sitting next to a student that was dipping. He had with him a small plastic cup and every 10 seconds he was spitting in the cup. It was nasty to see him spit in a cup that was already half full of spit.

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