Flavored tobacco is hooking our kids into the habit, study shows
TORONTO - Jamie unlaces his skates and prepares to decompress after a grueling hockey practice.
The 16-year-old North York student cools down as a shiny, colorful tin is passed around the changeroom.
They call it “dip” – another name for smokeless tobacco.
Sometimes the chewing tobacco alternates between regular, mint or wintergreen-flavored.
More than half of Jamie’s friends – many of whom play hockey – often grab a chunk of the blackened, crushed leaves.