Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Chewing tobacco

Chewing tobacco is a type of smokeless tobacco product consumed by placing a portion of the tobacco between the cheek and gum or upper lip teeth and chewing. Unlike dipping tobacco, it is not ground and should be crushed manually with the teeth to discharge flavor and nicotine. Unwanted juices are then spit out. 

Chewing tobacco is normally manufactured as quite a few varieties of product – most often as loose leaf, pellets, and "plug". The majority of modern chewing tobaccos are produced by a process of leaf curing, cutting, fermentation and processing or sweetening. Previously, many American chewing tobacco brands (which were well-liked during the American Civil War era) were made with cigar clippings.

Chewing tobacco causes a bigger risk than smoking, according to a study conducted by a group of oncologists. As per a data collected by the experts suggest that more than half of tobacco-induced cancer patients are gutka consumers, rather than smokers.