Chewing tobacco, invented as early as 1 B.C., was originally used for religious and medicinal purposes and is a form of nicotine.
Chewing tobacco is one form of smokeless tobacco; the other form is snuff.
The difference is snuff is “sniffed” through your nose; both are smokeless and both are disgusting in my book.
Along with the short high it brings, the nicotine in chewing tobacco also comes with a lighter wallet from buying it constantly. If people want to basically throw their money away for a short high that will only cause them problems later in life, why not give the money to me?
Samuel Queen, a student at MCCC, says he spends around $30 to $45 each week on chewing tobacco.
I sure would appreciate some extra cash and I would even thank you for it, making you produce more endorphins.
How does this help you? Well, endorphins make you happy. They are said to be natural pain relievers, leaving you with a good feeling.
Chewing tobacco is not a safe alternative to regular smoking. It causes tooth and gum decay and oral and lung cancer, according to notosmoke.com.
So why do people chew? Some say that chewing tobacco offers a good stress reducer, and it helps people to focus.
While trying to find safe, fun ways to relieve stress, I found that ask.com thinks that a good way to relieve stress is by using arsenic.
I was thinking more along the lines of exercise, managing anger, and just relaxing in the sun.
Some comments online say that chewing tobacco offers more nicotine than cigarettes.
“It just tastes good. When you start out you buzz but it doesn’t do that for me anymore,” Queen, said.
The buzz of the nicotine, the good feeling that lasts for a few moments, is more than likely our brain being fried by the harmful effects of drug use.
People are free to set up their own personal policy on smokeless tobacco, since it is legal.
Mbla.com states that smoking is defined as the burning of a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or any other matter or substance that contains a tobacco product.
Starting May 1, students now have to abide by MCCC’s smoking regulations.
These include banning any tobacco product from being used on campus, smokeless or not. If caught by campus security, one will receive a warning first.
If this continues, students may not be permitted on the premises.
So, receive an education and have healthy brain functions? Or be kicked out of school, work a minimum wage job for the rest of your life, and slowly kill off brain cells?