For decades, it has been common knowledge that Smokeless Chew Tobacco, similar to Cigarette Tobacco is terrible for your dental and overall physical health. It is linked to cancers of the mouth, throat, and stomach among other health problems.
For those not in the know, Chew Tobacco delivers nicotine through the lips by creating microscopic cuts in which to deliver the nicotine to blood capillaries in the lips. The nicotine then courses through the body in that manner.
It is rumored to be safer than smoking, but it has long been found to be just as harmful and create just as much of a cancer risk when compared to Cigarettes.
Doctors are warning users of Smokeless Chew Tobacco to be mindful of where they decide to spit the product. Due to the nature of the Coronavirus, saliva is a prime carrier of the virus.
Spitting the product in common places of travel such as onto sidewalks or public roadways creates a biohazard concern and an easy point to continue spreading the virus.
Additionally, droplets from spitting the Tobacco can remain on the face and cause a source of further contamination. Spitting into a container creates a similar loose droplet issue, but will contain the virus much better than leaving it in public places.
Doctors also warn against swallowing the Tobacco, as that is a serious health issue as well.