Dating someone who chews tobacco
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In the 1970s people became more aware of the dangers of smoking.
These days, you don't see lots of professional ballplayers with wads of chaw in their cheeks.
But plenty of people, athletes or not, still chew and spit.
About 1 in 5 high school guys and a small number of high school girls use smokeless tobacco.
Peer pressure is just one of the reasons for starting the habit.
So smokeless tobacco must be better than smoking, right? Chewing tobacco comes in shredded, twisted, or "bricked" tobacco leaves; users put it between their cheek and gum.
All you do is slosh it around your mouth and spit out the brown juices every few seconds. Chewing tobacco can cause cancer and other problems, just like smoking cigarettes. Smokeless tobacco is also called spit tobacco, chewing tobacco, chew, chaw, dip, plug, and probably a few other things. Snuff is a fine-grain tobacco that often comes in teabag-like pouches; users "pinch" or "dip" it between their lower lip and gum.
Whether it's snuff or chewing tobacco, you're supposed to let it sit in your mouth and suck on the tobacco juices, spitting often to get rid of the saliva that builds up. Native people of North and South America chewed tobacco.
This sucking and chewing allows to be absorbed into the bloodstream through the tissues in your mouth. Snorting and chewing snuff was popular in Europe and Scandinavia (the word "snuff" comes from the Scandinavian word "snus").
In the United States, chewing tobacco has long been associated with baseball.
Players chewed it to keep their mouths moist, spit it into their gloves to soften them up, and used it to make a "spitball," a special pitch that involved dabbing the ball with saliva so it spun off the pitcher's fingers easily, causing the ball to break sharply.
(Spitballs were banned from the sport in 1920.) By the 1950s, chewing tobacco had fallen out of favor in most of America and not too many baseball players were spitting big brown gobs all over the infield.
Instead of chewing their tobacco, most people were smoking it.