Some facts you should know when you start to take a dip: One can of snuff gives you as much nicotine as 60 cigarettes. Nicotine gives you the “buzz” but is highly addictive. 75% of cancers in the mouth, lips, tongue, throat, nose and larynx are due to tobacco use. 28 cancer-causing substances have been found in smokeless tobacco. Long-term users have a 50% greater risk of developing oral cancers than non-users. Smokeless tobacco is harder to quit than cigarettes.