Smokeless tobacco is one of the most addictive and potent ways of consuming tobacco. Half a can (17 grams) of U.S.-style moist snuff contains 236 milligrams of nicotine; more than double the daily nicotine consumption of the next potent tobacco product, Snus. In fact, holding an average-size dip in the mouth for just 30 minutes can deliver as much nicotine as smoking three cigarettes.
Convenience stores are the most common place to purchase these products within the United States. In 2014, U.S. convenience stores generated approximately 5.31 billion U.S. dollars from chewing tobacco and snuff products; which amounted to about 1.26 billion units sold. The U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, which is a subsidiary of Altria, is the biggest smokeless tobacco products producer in the United States. USSTC brands make up 55.2 percent of the U.S. retail landscape and Copenhagen, the company's oldest product, generates 30.8 percent of the revenue. In 2014, the Copenhagen brand amassed sales close to 190 million U.S. dollars within U.S. convenience stores.
Quitting smokeless tobacco is not easy. The most effective way to quit these types of products is to have a quit date and a quitting plan. Successful quitters also include support teams in their plan— friends, family, and co-workers who can help during the difficult times when urges and temptations are strongest.