Chewing Tobacco

By: Hunter Annas

Chewing Tobacco info

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 dippping tobacco, it is not ground and must be manually crushed with the teeth to release flavor and nicotine. Unwanted juices are then expectorated (spat).

Chewing Tobacco info

Chewing Tobacco is typically manufactured as several varieties of product - most often as loose leaf (or srap), pellets (tobacco "bites" or "bits"), and "plug" (a form of loose leaf tobacco condensed with a blinding sweetener). Nearly all modern chewing tobaccos are produced via a process of leaf curing, cutting, fermentation and processing or sweetening. Historically, many American chewing tobacco brands (which were popular during the American civil war era) were made with cigar clippings.