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Effects of Smokeless Tobacco?

Does anyone know the effects of smokeless tobacco, “snuff”, on strength, endurance, testosterone, etc…?

I’m not too sure, but Dave Tate talked about ‘dipping Copenhagen’ at Elitefts this week, so it can’t be monumentally bad for you (as far as developing strength is concerned anyway).

The article is a re-post of an article from '04 and actually one of the funniest things I’ve ever read:

http://www.elitefts.com/documents/sick_of_your_gym_4.htm

[quote]elblades wrote:
Does anyone know the effects of smokeless tobacco, “snuff”, on strength, endurance, testosterone, etc…?[/quote]

Nicotine is a stimulant. Infer what you will from there…

I used to chew dip w/e you want to call it during wrestling. I quit a over a year ago and I’m glad, I like my lip =\

Plus you ever think of bagging a girl at a party and she catches you outside dipping…say goodbye to your chances of that.