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Copenhagen and Diabetes



what is copenhagen snuff made out of other than nicotine. i have been reading increasing risk of heart disease for continued use but i do not see any mention of diabetes; and i am wondering if this product causes high blood sugar in diabetics.


Copenhagen is tobacco, not just nicotine. As such, there are multiple chemicals involved, some of which are known to cause cancer. I am unaware of an increased diabetes risk, but many spit tobacco products like Copenhagen have added some sugar. The question that you might be asking yourself is: "If I'm already dealing with a long-term, life and health threatening illness (diabetes), do I really need to add this extra risk?

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Rob  Crane, MD Rob Crane, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University