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Herbal smokeless tobacco is any product that imitates types of smokeless tobacco (chewing tobacco, dipping tobacco, snuff, snus, etc.) but does not contain either tobacco and nicotine, or tobacco while still retaining nicotine. Like herbal cigarettes and electronic cigarettes, they are often used as a tobacco cessation aid.
There are various kinds of smokeless tobacco, several of which types herbal smokeless tobacco manufacturers have attempted to mimic in an unharmful form.
Herbal snus is a tobacco-free and nicotine-free substitute of snus, a spitless (most orally-used tobacco products require one to spit) tobacco of either loose or pouched (portioned) form which is usually placed along the gum line beneath the upper lip. Unlike regular dipping tobacco or its pouched forms, snus is steam-cured rather than fire-cured. It is most widely used in the Scandinavian country of Sweden.
Herbal dipping tobacco or herbal moist snuff is a tobacco-free and (often) nicotine-free version of moist snuff, a tobacco product used orally by placing either a loose or pouched form along the gum line behind the lip. It differentiates from the aforementioned snus by the fact that it is fire-cured, rather than steam-cured, and requires one to spit.
The product has become popular for citizens of mid-western and southern America who wish to cease the use of tobacco products, and is widely available in certain areas.