A recent UK study funded by Cancer Research UK, has indicated that the average cigarette consumption in England has dropped by nearly a quarter between 2011 and 2018, equating to approximately 118m fewer cigarettes being lit up each month. Thankfully a similar trend of decreasing smoking rates is being observed all across the globe.
In many cases, this drop in smoking rates is being achieved thanks to the prevalence of safer alternatives. For example, Sweden has reached a smoke-free status because many smokers have migrated from smoking to using snus. Similarly, data from several countries including the UK, has indicated that the significant drop in smoking rates is attributed to the fact that many people have switched to e-cigarettes.
Tobacco harm reductions experts keep pointing out that the more safer alternatives there are available for smokers, the better their chances of finding a product that works for them and helps them quit. Below is a list of the most common and smokeless tobacco products available on the market:
This product is made from cured and loose tobacco leaves. Users keep this product in their mouth between the cheek and the gums for several hours to extract the nicotine from the tobacco leaf. This product can be found in the form of loose leaves, bits, plugs, and twists. Users of chewing tobacco usually spit out the nicotine juice, while some swallow it. This type of tobacco is very popular in Asian countries such as India, but there are