There shows up to it is in a widely-believed and long-standing rumor the manufacturers that smokeless tobacco (a.k.a. “chewing tobacco”, “dip”, “snuff”, “chew”) placed fiberglass in their products. Follow to this rumor, the function of the fiberglass is come make thousands of tiny cut in the skin top top the lips and also inside the the mouth. The cuts allow the nicotine come come in direct contact with blood vessels, thereby greatly increasing the price & quantity of nicotine delivery.

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I did part google searches. A number of sites claim this is a fact. But I remain skeptical.

Anyone know anything about this?


yBeayf may 7, 2006, 5:48pm #2

No. The sirloin of nicotine one gets from dental snuff originates from the fact that ammonia compounds are added to the ingredient to progressive its PH and also facilitate absorption of nicotine, quite than the visibility of fiberglass.


Mister_Rik might 7, 2006, 7:38pm #3

I’ve just heard this specifically about Kodiak chewing tobacco. Over there is something around Kodiak that provides it sting your gums, and also the sensation is much like the experienced once you acquire fiberglass “splinters” in other places in your skin. I’ve never experienced the with any kind of other brand.


Shagnasty might 7, 2006, 7:50pm #4
Phase42:

I’ve just heard this specifically around Kodiak chewing tobacco. There is something about Kodiak that makes it sting her gums, and also the sensation is lot like the experienced once you gain fiberglass “splinters” in other places in your skin. I’ve never experienced the with any kind of other brand.

Everyone in high school stated that about Copenhagen. The insinuation was that also though many of the men dipped, just the actual badasses supplied Copenhagen. The slightly various versions from ar to place reek of metropolitan legend.


Mangetout might 7, 2006, 11:15pm #5

Sounds like a pretty typical variant the a common type of urban Legend, like these:

Does lip balm contain ground glass, for this reason necessitating its ongoing use?Do tampon manufacturers usage asbestos in their products to promote bleeding?Do menthol cigarettes save on computer fiberglass?

I would say that, in the lack of any kind of proper supporting evidence, the claim that glass fibre is included to chewing tobacco have the right to be classified as ‘obviously false’ - remember, the load of evidence is ~ above the human claiming that is in there.


Huerta88 might 7, 2006, 11:21pm #6

You know, tobacco is quite acrid stuff v some pretty strong organic chemistry constituents, and the mouth is a mucous membrane, so i don’t understand that we should posit special factors that chew or dip would irritate the cheek/gum or that nicotine might easily make its method into the bloodstream.

Copenhagen simply has an ext concentrated nicotine, AFAICT – it’ll certainly make the inexperienced user (or even someone who’s gained used come Skoal Bandits or the like) woozy, however that’s choose saying Gauloises will throw a Capri Menthol Lites smoker into a tailspin.


spingears might 8, 2006, 2:35am #7
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Crafter_Man:

There shows up to it is in a widely-believed and also long-standing rumor that manufacturers the smokeless tobacco (a.k.a. “chewing tobacco”, “dip”, “snuff”, “chew”) placed fiberglass in their products. Follow to this rumor, the objective of the fiberglass is come make thousands of tiny cut in the skin ~ above the lips and inside that the mouth. The cuts allow the nicotine to come in direct contact with blood vessels, thereby greatly increasing the rate & quantity of nicotine delivery.I did some google searches. A variety of sites insurance claim this is a fact. But I remain skeptical.Anyone recognize anything around this?

Sounds like BS to me.Not just a attention adulteration however deliberate as well.It it to be true it would fuel a major class action law suit!

Where did you discover such cases of fact?BBS’s, discussion groups, or what?

Don’t believe every thing you read on the internet.


pilot141 might 8, 2006, 5:06am #8
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spingears:

Sounds favor BS to me.Not just a dangerous adulteration however deliberate together well.It it were true it would fuel a major class action law suit!

Where did you find such claims of fact?BBS’s, conversation groups, or what?

Don’t think every thing you read on the internet.

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I think that Crafter_Man had heard this rumor in real life and was do the efforts to confirm it via the internet. ~ a fruitless search he pertained to GQ. This is specifically how things must work, no?

I heard the same information in high institution (Copenhagen to be the brand in question). If you relied on your experience then friend might think it was true, due to the fact that as Huerta88 says: stepping increase from Skoal come Copenhagen is a big step. Yet as one indestructable 16-year-old the only acceptable excuse because that you getting knocked on your ass throughout baseball practice is some fiberglass in the chew!!!

The Copenhagen thing can have miscellaneous to perform with the finer cut of the chew, thus producing much more wacky tobaccy surface area every “pinch” stuffed into your mouth. Anyone can chew Kodiak or Skoal while play baseball - only the gibberish hardcore guys could get away through chewing Copenhagen and still play.

This info has been filtered v over 15 year of memory, therefore it may not be precise today…