Snuff (smokeless tobacco)

Snuff, also known as smokeless tobacco, is sometimes thought to be less harmful than smoking. This is actually not the case. In reality, those who use snuff are usually more severely addicted to nicotine than those who smoke.

The general health effects of snuff are mostly due to nicotine, examples being circulatory organ disorders, high blood pressure, slow wound healing and stomach ulcers. Snuff also has a wide range of effects on oral health. It causes e.g. changes in oral mucosa (the lining of the mouth), mouth and throat infections, bad breath and tooth staining.

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