Is Smokeless Tobacco Safer than Cigarette Smoking?

There is no difference between the two of them and there is no safe tobacco to consume! Nicotine is being absorbed into your blood just by chewing tobacco besides smoking it. Don’t be fooled that only smoking is hazardous to health. Chewing tobacco is equally as bad as smoking. Nicotine by any form is bad for your health and the high nicotine content make it addictive. It produces a high sensation to the smoker and which leads to temporary relaxation which in turns lead the smoker returns for more. If use it often and soon the smoker become addicted.

All tobacco products contain addictive nicotine, and there are no health benefits of addictive nicotine. The chewing of tobacco over a long period of time results in many serious harmful side effects on the body.

Tooth erosion caused by a toxic chemical which may lead to tooth falling out. The gum become exposed due to receding of gums. Not to mention the foul breadth from the smoker and the spitting behaviors also turn off people around them. This may disrupt our social life as well. Increased heart beat and higher blood pressure which may expose you to risk of stroke and heart attack.

Can smokeless tobacco help smokers to quit smoking?

Some smokers just cannot quit cigarettes at all and this seems to be the best alternative substitute for them. The cigar has been promoted as a symbol of success that many of the top businessmen and many famous male film stars dangle from their fingers. However, the reality is that they are just as dangerous and hazardous to your lungs and overall health. The percentage of people who die from smoking cigars has increased by nearly 40 percent compared to those who do not smoke. The incidents of mouth and lip cancer increase if you smoke cigars. Many cigar smokers will argue that they are OK because they do not inhale even though they do not seem to see the secondary smoke that hangs in the air once the cigar is lit up.

Smokeless tobacco: This type of tobacco can come in the form of leaf, plug and snuff. These can also be categorised as spit tobacco. This is because these types of tobacco are applied in to the mouth by rubbing them around the inner mouth and gums. Many people consider smokeless tobacco safe because they are not smoking it. However, using this type of tobacco increases the risk of various month cancers.

Smoking Pipe: There is no hard evidence that smoking a pipe can do the same damage to the body’s health compared to smoking cigars and cigarettes. However, as it is still tobacco being smoked it certainly cannot be doing your lungs any good.