Smokeless tobacco products are not beneficial for those who want to quit smoking. These products are unsafe,experts said.
According to analysis of several studies, long-term use of smokeless tobacco products such as dry or moist snuff increases the odds of suffering a fatal heart attack or fatal stroke.
The statement regarding the study has been published in the journal of The American Heart Association.
Smokeless tobacco is being used more by teenage boys, says the statement.
"Scientists and policy makers need to assess the effect of "reduced risk" messages related to smokeless tobacco use on public perception, especially among smokers who might be trying to quit," Piano concludes.