Twist Roll (Chew)

COMMON NAMES:

Chewing tobacco, spit tobacco

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION OF USE:

United States

PRODUCT CONSTITUENTS:

Tobacco, tobacco leaf extract

HOW USED:

Chewed or held between the cheek and lower lip. Saliva is spit or swallowed.

WHO USES:

In 2000, U.S. prevalence of current (used within the past 30 days) smokeless tobacco use (includes both snuff and chewing tobacco) for those 12 years old and over was 3.4%: 6.5% of males and 0.5% of females.

PROCESSING / MANUFACTURING:

Handmade by commercial manufacturers. Dark, aircured leaf tobacco is treated with a tar-like tobacco leaf extract and twisted into rope-like strands that are dried. Typically, no flavoring or sweetener is added. The final product is a pliable, but dry, rope. The product is sold by the piece in small (1 to 2 ounce) or larger sizes based on the number of leaves in the twist.

twist roll

Page updated: 30 Mar 2021