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Why are there different names for smokeless tobacco?

Four kinds of smokeless tobacco are sold in the U.S.

Snuff is finely ground tobacco packaged in cans or pouches, which can be sold dry (powdered form that is sniffed) or moist (placed between the lower lip or cheek and gum), and is sometimes used in teabag-like pouches. Examples of dry snuff include Bruton and Dental Snuff. Some moist snuff brands are Copenhagen and Skoal.

Chewing tobacco (“chew”) is available in loose leaves, plugs, or twists of tobacco, and is placed between the cheek and gum or teeth. Examples include Red Man and Levi Garrett.

Snus, originally formSweden, is moist snuff that comes packaged in small pouches and is often flavored. It is a spotless product. Popular brands are Camel Snus and Marlboro Snus.

Dissolvable tobacco is another spitless, frequently flavored tobacco product that is finely milled and dissolves orally. Ariva, Stonewall, and Camel orbs, strips, and sticks are some of the available products.

Smokeless Tobacco Fact Sheet http://legacyforhealth.org/content/download/6379/79029/version/1/file/Fact+Sheet_2014+Smokeless+Tobacco.pdf

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