You don't smoke it. You don't swallow it. All you do is place it in your mouth and spit out the brown juices. It’s called smokeless tobacco — so it can’t be as bad as inhaling tobacco smoke into your lungs, right?
As a trainer at Miller’s Horse Palace in Laurel and owner of the Fromberg-based It’s All About ‘U’ Barrel Racing Championships, Ross Wagner travels up to 40,000 miles annually. To help pass the time, he would stick a pinch of Skoal in his cheek.
Chew. Snuff. Spit. Dip. You can call smokeless tobacco by whatever name you want, but don’t call it harmless.
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