There are basically three types of tobacco products, first smoking tobacco, second
dissolvable tobacco and the last is smokeless tobacco.
The Smoking tobacco is a process where the tobacco is burnt and the resulting smoke is inhaled by the person. Passive smoking is another type of smoking in which someone is exposed to tobacco smoke, either they find themselves in an environment where others are smoking which causes a great effect. It is otherwise called second-hand smoking.
In this type of smoking, there are cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos and little cigars. Hookah also comes under smoking tobacco, which is an instrument for smoking flavored tobacco in which the smoke is passed through a water basin before inhalation which involves inhalation of more nicotine than of other cigarettes.
Dissolvable tobacco is a type of tobacco which is dissolved on the tongue. It includes sticks, strips, and compressed tobacco. Dissolvable tobacco usually comes in flavors, its common flavor is mint. This tobacco industry has a long marketing history supplying this type of the tobacco to the kids; over 80% of adults who started consuming tobacco used these types of dissolved tobacco.
Smokeless tobacco is also called chewing tobacco, spitting tobacco, dip, and plug. This type of tobacco is usually consumed by two forms by Snuff and chewing tobacco. It contains at least 20 cancer-causing chemicals known as carcinogens. The tobacco-specific nitrosamines are the main carcinogens in smokeless tobacco.
There are three types of Snuffs which are used orally, the dry snuff which is used in India, moist snuff used in USA and creamy snuff used in South Asia.
'Shammah' is the process of chewing tobacco keeping inside the vestibule of the mouth, it is used in the Middle East and some parts of Saudi Arabia as well.
‘Gutka’ is also a type of tobacco which is sucked and chewed in the mouth and the Saliva is generally spat out, but sometimes swallowed.