National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Scientific Review of Smokeless Tobacco

Status: Listed in the Report on Carcinogens (RoC)

Primary Uses or Exposures: Smokeless tobacco consists of snuff (the entire tobacco leaves and additives) and chewing tobacco (tobacco leaves without the stems and additives). Recent data suggest that there are approximately 10 million users of smokeless tobacco in the United States.

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