How Much Nicotine Is In Chew?


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James Parnell answered
There is as much nicotine in a thirty-minute dip or chew as there is in four cigarettes.

Although smokeless (chewing) tobacco reduces the risk of lung cancer, it dramatically increases your chances of mouth or throat cancer.

Chewing tobacco is just as addictive as smoking cigarettes, and each tin of the stuff contains a fatal dose of nicotine.

Some studies have suggested that smokeless tobacco could be even more addicitive than regular cigarettes, because nicotine is absorbed more rapidly into the bloodstream through the lining of the mouth.

How much nicotine is in a can of chew?
Chewing tobacco can cause multiple health problems, such as:

  • Cancer of the mouth: In the gums, lips, tongue and cheeks.
  • Cancer of the throat and stomach: Such as the voice-box and the esophagus.
  • Heart disease: Heart attacks, strokes and high blood pressure.
  • Various dental complications.
  • Stomach problems: Ulcers and IBS.
  • Loss of senses: Most notably taste and smell.
  • Changes in appearance, fatigue, dizziness, skin ageing, and decreased physical performance.
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Anonymous answered
According to experts, on the average, one can of chew/chaw contains as much nicotine as 60 cigarettes. Apparently the average user receives between 130-250 mg nicotine per day.

Again, on average, one "dose" of chew contains 14.5 mg of nicotine (while the average cigarette has 8.5mg).

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