What is chewing tobacco made from?



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    Depending on the brand and type of chewing tobacco (i.e. long cut, snuff, etc.) there are several ingredients besides tobacco leaves that may be added to it. The U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, offers ingredients for all major brands sold in the U.S.: (http://www.ussmokeless.com/en/cms/Products/Ingredients_Nav/Ingredients/default.aspx)

    To name a few, Chewing tobacco may contain these additives:

  2. Polonium 210 (nuclear waste)
  3. Formaldehyde (embalming fluid)
  4. Cadmium (used in car batteries)
  5. Lead (nerve poison)
  6. Nitrosamines (cancer causing substances)
  7. Arsenic
  8. Cyanide

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