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Poison Center Helpline 1-800-222-1222

If the child swallowed more than one mouthful, is having symptoms, or if you are not positive of the exact substance or amount swallowed, call the Poison Center Hotline immediately at 800-222-1222. The call is free and confidential.

Chewing Tobacco

Also Known As:

Tobacco, nicotine, smokeless tobacco, snuff, spit tobacco

chewing tobacco

Toxicity Level

Toxic

Chewing Tobacco is toxic. If you suspect your child swallowed any amount of chewing tobacco or saliva (spit) that contains chewing tobacco residue, call IPC now.

1-800-222-1222


This call is free and confidential.

Possible Symptoms

Ingesting chewing tobacco can cause vomiting, sweating, drowsiness / tiredness, shaking, confusion, seizures, and even death.

What To Do

If your child has swallowed chewing tobacco or saliva (spit) that contains chewing tobacco residue, call IPC at 1-800-222-1222 immediately for advice specific to your situation. This call is free and confidential.

Poison Information

Toxicity Level

Toxic

Also Known As

Tobacco, nicotine, smokeless tobacco, snuff, spit tobacco

What It Is

Tobacco products are used for the nicotine component. These products are not meant to be swallowed and not meant for children to use.

Possible Symptoms of Overdose/Poisoning

Ingesting chewing tobacco can cause vomiting, sweating, drowsiness / tiredness, shaking, confusion, seizures, and even death.

What To Do

If your child has swallowed chewing tobacco or saliva (spit) that contains chewing tobacco residue, call IPC at 1-800-222-1222 immediately for advice specific to your situation. This call is free and confidential.

Toxicity

Nicotine is the toxic component of chewing tobacco. While nicotine is toxic, ingesting small amounts can be managed at home with IPC’s help. However, ingesting large amounts can be life-threatening.

Eye Exposure

If your child has gotten this substance in his or her eyes, please view our eye exposure information.

 

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