Types of smokeless tobacco

Users of smokeless tobacco are currently walking around on egg shells in the mainstream. They’re like the friend of the kid in school who gets bullied: They feel bad, but they also keep their heads down and mouths shut so they’re not the next to get a wedgie. And it’s all because smoking is such an uncool taboo in today’s society. Cigarettes have been berated so often and with such authority that users of smokeless tobacco are keeping their mouths tightly shut, and not just to hold the delicious flavor in.

The worldwide blowback against cigarettes has caused many smokers to opt for smokeless options. Part of it is undoubtedly due to the health risks, but it’s mostly because you can’t light up within 100 yards of someone without them screaming about junk science before attempting to have you sent to troublechair for your choice.

So, if you’re thinking smokeless, here are a few options you might be interested in.

4 Smokeless Tobacco Products to Consider


Chewing Tobacco

This type of tobacco is a semi-dried, cured and often flavored variety that millions of people enjoy. It’s usually cut into ribbons and/or pressed. You can find it packaged up in a multitude of flavors, cuts and brands, so there’s a little something for everyone. Chewing tobacco holds its flavor for a long time and, compared to cigarettes, it’s very affordable.


Those who don’t use products like snus believe that it’s basically the same as chewing tobacco, but the two really couldn’t be more different. Tobacco and nicotine are about all they have in common. Snus is a pulverized, moist tobacco product that you place under your lip. You don’t chew it, and if you’re using the original snus, you also won’t have to spit out the tobacco juice every two minutes. Snus was derived from the French snuff, which was an inhaled tobacco powder.

Dipping Tobacco

This particular type of smokeless tobacco shares a lot in common with snus. One of the biggest differences is that dip produces that spit that you have to evacuate into brown, stained vessels that scare little children. But in terms of flavor, consistency and use, dipping tobacco and snus are very similar. You can find dip in a variety of different cuts and flavors. You’ll also find that you can purchase two or three cans of the stuff for every one pack of cigarettes. It’s definitely affordable.

Modern Nicotine-Delivery Devices

This is a more encompassing category here, which you could consider miscellaneous if you wanted. These types of nicotine-delivery devices include e-cigarettes, nicotine discs, tobacco chews, and even nicotine patches and gum if you want to be technical. But we’re mostly speaking about the discs and chews offered today. They’re like snus meets candy. They taste good, you don’t have to spit with them, and chewing them delivers plenty of nicotine into your blood, so you won’t miss your other products at all.

Realistically speaking, smokeless tobacco will be vilified soon enough. People who are inclined to fuss about your freedom won’t stop with the extinction of cigarettes. They also aim for cheeseburgers, sugary sodas and anything else they can fit on a travel-sized soapbox. But regardless of the outside pressure, smokeless options continue to expand because they’re legitimate alternatives to smoking cigars and cigarettes. So if you’ve been wanting to make a switch. Perhaps you should consider a smokeless option.