Hey guys how's it going, I'm a somewhat new snus user who has smoked for about 6 months and quit using smokeless tobacco, mainly copenhagen. About a month ago I purchased my first order of snus from the northerner after reading Dr.Rodu's book 'how smokeless tobacco can save your life'. I had used copenhagen for about 2 years on and off and tried to quit 3 times obviously unsuccessfully. But now that I use snus I am much happier and less worried about cancer risks from the information seen on this site.
Long story short I have accidentally bitten my tongue a few times in weeks prior and today I found a small red bump near my wisdom teeth on the side of my tongue. I have also used the American dip a few times last week because I was out of snus but now I have stopped again. I'm 19 and curious what this could be, it only showed up today or yesterday maybe, I consider myself having decent to excellent oral hygiene brushing twice a day and having a very healthy diet as I am training to be a Powerlifter hopefully one day reaching elite totals. So I eat a decent amount of fairly healthy foods along with supplementing green tea and vitamin C in pill form.
I would like to see some hard fact evidence that snus does not cause sores like this so I can rule out (mentally at least) the threat of cancer and problems
I have had some bumps like this before on my inner lips and even a white sore on my tongue that have gone away within a week, but since I am new to snus I am slightly worried.
This bump is also no where near where I put my portions or loose (upper deck)