Learn the facts about dip, chew, snuff, snus, and other names for smokeless tobacco. You can call chewing tobacco by whatever name you want — smokeless tobacco, spit tobacco, chew, snuff, pinch or dip — but don't call it harmless. Whether you use chewing tobacco or other types of smokeless tobacco because you like it or because you think smokeless is safer than cigarettes, be forewarned — chewing tobacco can cause serious health problems. Chewing tobacco is a common type of smokeless tobacco. Smokeless tobacco products consist of tobacco or a tobacco blend that's chewed, sucked on or sniffed, rather than smoked. There are many types of smokeless tobacco products around the world. In the United States, the main types of smokeless tobacco are:
Chewing tobacco. This consists of loose tobacco leaves that are sweetened and packaged in pouches. You put a wad of the tobacco between your cheek and gum and hold it there, sometimes for hours at a time. It's also called chew and chaw. Usually you spit out the tobacco juices, but if you're more addicted, you tend to swallow some of the juices.
Plug. This is chewing tobacco that has been pressed into a brick shape, often with the help of syrup, such as molasses, which also sweetens the tobacco. You cut off or bite off a piece of the plug and hold it between your cheek and gum. You spit out the tobacco juices.
Twist. This is flavored chewing tobacco that has been braided and twisted into rope-like strands. You hold it between your cheek and gum and spit out the tobacco juices.
Snuff. This is finely ground or shredded tobacco leaves. It's available in dry or moist forms and is packaged in tins or tea bag-like pouches. A pinch of snuff is placed between the lower lip and gum or cheek and gum. Dry forms of snuff can be sniffed into the nose. Using snuff is also called dipping. You normally spit out the tobacco juices, but as with chewing tobacco, if you're more addicted you tend to swallow at least some of the juices.
Snus. Snus (pronounced snoos) is a newer smokeless, spitless tobacco product that originated in Sweden. It comes in a pouch that you stick between your upper lip and gum. You leave it there for about a half-hour without having to spit, then discard it.
Dissolvable tobacco products. These are pieces of compressed powdered tobacco, similar to small hard candies. They dissolve in your mouth, requiring no spitting of tobacco juices. They're sometimes called tobacco lozenges, but they're not the same as the nicotine lozenges used to help you quit smoking.
Frequently asked questions concerning our products.
Does BaccOff contain nicotine?
BaccOff is a Premium Chew with no tobacco and no nicotine.
Is BaccOff safe?
BaccOff is made from FDA approved food grade ingredients. Unless you are sensitive or allergic to one of the ingredients, BaccOff should be as safe as gum or candy.
Is BaccOff available in a fine cut?
The Extra Wintergreen and Straight flavors are cut larger than Skoal fine cut and the Wintergreen and Mint are even larger cuts.
Is BaccOff addictive?
No. Since all the ingredients are food grade ingredients there is nothing addictive in our product.
How does BaccOff Snuff compare to other Non-Tobacco Snuff?
Of course we think BaccOff is the best on the market. There has been a taste test conducted that indicated we are the best but ultimately, it will be up to you to decide. If you have tried our competition and were dissatisfied, then please give BaccOff a try, we think you will be pleased.
Does BaccOff contain sugar or salt?
The original wintergreen and mint contain no sugar and some salt. The Extra wintergreen and Straight contain some sugar and salt for flavor and the BaccOff pouches contain no sugar or salt. However, it is important to remember that unlike food BaccOff is generally spit out and not ingested. Therefore, it is virtually impossible to determine the actual intake of sugar or salt.
Can I swallow BaccOff?
Since BaccOff is food grade it would be considered safe.
Will BaccOff cause irritation?
Anything held in the same place for long periods of time can and probably will irritate the gums or mouth. Use in moderation. If you experience discomfort or irritation from BaccOff then simply discontinue use.
What is Spitability?
One of the pleasures of chewing tobacco is spitting, so BaccOff produces dark brown spit similar to tobacco. However, unlike tobacco if you don’t want to spit you don’t have to.