In addition to smoking, smokeless tobacco products are also popular among young adults. Smokeless tobacco products contain tobacco that is chewed, sucked on or sniffed and not smoked. The major smokeless tobacco products on the market today include snuff (also known as dipping), chewing tobacco, snus, and dissolvable tobacco.
In Georgia, approximately 4.4% (317,000) adults use smokeless tobacco and the prevalence of smokeless tobacco use is highest among young adults aged 18-24 years (6%, 56,000), when compared to other age groups. (2012 Georgia Adult Tobacco Use Data Summary)
New trends in tobacco products such as waterpipes (hookah), cigars, little cigars, cloves, smokeless tobacco, and electronic cigarettes, are also of concern on college campus as American College Health Association (ACHA) reports indicate:
- Over 24% of college students have ever used hookah.
- 21% of college students have used cigars, little cigars, and clove cigarettes.
- College students report 81.8% of their peers use tobacco.