This online document addresses the short and long-term effects of nicotine addiction and the smoking of cigarettes, cigars and pipes. The negative health consequences of using spit tobacco, snuff, clove cigarettes, bidis and hookahs (water pipes) are discussed as well.
Review Date: June 20, 2012
American Cancer Society
Are you trying to quit smokeless or "spit" tobacco? Learn about the cessation process and seven steps to guide you to recovery.
Review Date: March 17, 2011
Oral Health America
This document provides questions and answers on smokeless tobacco (snuff, dip and chewing tobacco). Related health risks are noted, and resources that can help you quit are provided.
Review Date: December 07, 2012
NIH National Cancer Institute
This article offers tips on finding oral substitutes for smokeless tobacco that you enjoy, such as sugarless gum, hard candy, beef jerky or sunflower seeds. Nicotine gum might help you too. However, it is not a good idea to substitute cigarette smoking for smokeless tobacco.
Review Date: March 11, 2013
American Academy of Family Physicians