Not medical advice:
Copenhagen Long Cut Black Ingredients:
- • Water
- • Tobacco
- • Salt (Sodium Chloride)
- • Natural and Artificial Flavors
- • Binders
- • Ammonium Carbonate
- • Ethyl Alcohol
- • Ammonium Chloride
- • Sodium Carbonate
- • Glycerol
- • Sodium Saccharin
- • Preservatives
The U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, a subsidiary of Altria, has not made the amount of ethyl alcohol used in its smokeless tobacco products public.
Not legal advice: What we can tell you, is that there are chemicals in smokeless tobacco that have produced false positive readings on portable Breathalyzers administered by police officers. Cigarettes, lip balm, denture adhesives, and mints have also supposedly triggered false positives.
According to a 2012 "Science and Justice Magazine" published study performed by the Albuquerque Police Department Criminalistics Laboratory, a police officer should wait 20 minutes before giving a breath test to someone who was found to have smokeless tobacco in their mouth at the time of the traffic stop.
Of interest, according to the new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) in Boston, MA, boys who self-identified as "very masculine" were almost 80% more likely to chew tobacco and 55% more likely to smoke cigars than the boys who self-identified as the least masculine. Read more about it at Medical News Today.