Smokeless tobacco: a gateway to smoking or a way away from smoking.

  title={Smokeless tobacco: a gateway to smoking or a way away from smoking.},
  author={Assieh A Melikian and Dietrich Hoffmann},
  journal={Biomarkers : biochemical indicators of exposure, response, and susceptibility to chemicals},
  volume={14 Suppl 1},
Recently, tobacco companies have been marketing moist smokeless tobacco products that are 'spitless'. These products have lower concentrations of tobacco-specific nitrosamines and of other harmful chemicals than other tobacco products, but can deliver relatively high doses of nicotine. They are packaged in small sachets, similar to tea bags that are placed between cheek and gum. Global promotion of smokeless tobacco products is hotly debated among tobacco control and public health experts… CONTINUE READING


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