Technically, yes, but the devil is in the details. Smokeless tobacco is significantly less harmful than cigarettes, but is still addictive and causes cancer. Quitting is always a better idea.
If you’re going to try and substitute oral tobacco for smoking, we suggest you use snus or one of the products that have been formulated to be less harmful. Although no form of oral tobacco is safe, snus is estimated to be about half as harmful as regular dip. At the end of the day, if you want something in your mouth that gives you nicotine, nicotine lozenges and gum are safe and you can get them anywhere. It’s also very likely that your health insurance will pay for a 6-week supply twice a year.