Why snuff is more addictive than cigarettes and harder to give up

According to research about 16% of black South African women use snuff with the belief that it is less harmful than smoking but Executive Director of the National Council Against Smoking, Savera Kalideen says the nicotine product is dangerous.

Kalideen explains why the organisation is trying to raise awareness around its harmful effects.

She says the tobacco which is often chewed or snorted, can cause serious illnesses including cancer.

One of the other things that it does, when you use the snuff is even if you develop a gum disease where normally your gums would get red and you would start bleeding, because the nicotine is coming into contact with your skin it somehow inhibits the development of the bleeding - so it stops users from realising that some harm is caused in the mouth.

Savera Kalideen, Executive Director of the National Council Against Smoking

We are trying to highlight the lack of awareness and the cultural connection.

Savera Kalideen, Executive Director of the National Council Against Smoking

Kalideen says it is more addictive than regular nicotine products.

The snuff that is produced for South African use has higher levels of nicotine than what is produced in other developed countries. It would create addiction to higher levels of nicotine.

Savera Kalideen, Executive Director of the National Council Against Smoking

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