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J Subst Abuse. 1990;2(1):77-85.

The inside scoop on the stuff called snuff: an interview study of 94 adult male smokeless tobacco users.

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Oregon Research Institute, Eugene 97401.


This interview study collected information from 94 adult males about a variety of factors related to their smokeless tobacco (ST) habit. Eighty-nine percent of this sample used moist snuff and most analyses focused on this group. Three measures of self-reported snuff use were intercorrelated and compared to a saliva cotinine assay. Correlations demonstrated potential usefulness of measures such as number of dips per day when biochemical measures are not practical. A majority (68%) of the Ss reported attempts to quit smokeless tobacco use, but relapsed from 1 to 3 months later. Ninety-six percent of snuff users reported awareness of cancer and other oral health risks and 56% reported an intention to quit in the next 12 months. A majority (67%) of subjects report receptivity to receiving advice to quit from medical and dental providers although only one-third had received such advice. The results are discussed in terms of designing an effective cessation intervention in dental clinics for ST users.

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