Do some tobacco chewers actually swallow it

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Does it hurt you to swallow dip spit?

My friend and I are arguing. Assuming you are accepting the inherent risks in dipping, does it add any further risk if you swallow the spit, rather than actually spitting it?
It's difficult to imagine it not being more harmful.
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Is it natural organic / non-gmo, fair trade, conflict free tobacco? If it is then it isn't actually bad for you to chew, spit, or swallow. Big-pharma and the Chemo-Industrial-Complex added the cancer into it so they could fleece the public out of huge sums of money for treatment. Chew responsibly friend.
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I assume that if you swallow it as regularly as you dip--I'm guessing like, 4-10 times per day?--then you will certainly develop super cancer.

The type of cancer that has its own AIDs.
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Harmful to who? The user? Yes. Society? Well, you know that scene in the lion king where the hyenas talk about picking off sick antelope? That's the user.
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Yes, like any poisons/carcinogens your risk goes up the more you're exposed to it. The concentration is highest in the mouth so it's a primary risk, far more so than digestive system cancer, but also the additional nicotine absorption will lead to deeper addiction and less of a rush due to slower continual absorption. Granted, if you really want the rush you'd smoke or e-cig.
What the hell is dipping? and what is it that you are swallowing?
Is that code for semen?
Most likely worse than spitting. I never could swallow when I dipped, or at least not on purpose. I took a big gulp from a spit bottle on accident once though. Not pleasant.
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What the hell is dipping? and what is it that you are swallowing?
Is that code for semen?
Seriously you've been around this long and don't know dipping is oral/lip use of ground tobacco? It's like crossing chewing tobacco with coffee grounds, or a powder like fine grind in a sealed pouch like a tea bag aka snuff but oral instead of snorted. It makes your mouth water, then it's spit or swallow. Practically nobody swallows if they don't have to.
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I would expect a higher chance of gastrointestinal and pancreatic cancer. Dip has been getting safer over the years due to improved manufacturing, but it still uses fermented fire cured tobacco. That has a moderate tsna count, and it tends to rise as it ages over weeks/months at room temperature. I use snus, which is air cured and pasteurized. It has a low tsna count that doesn't rise appreciably over time. I never spit with snus. Once in a blue I'll buy dip, and I only spit a couple times, and then swallow the rest. I'm not worried about it for the little bit I use dip. If I used it daily, I'd be more concerned.