Tobacco Addictions – 28 Cancer Causing Agents Fail to Deter Tobacco Use

Not only are tobacco addictions a leading cause of preventable death; they also place an incredible strain on health care systems all over the world. Nicotine, one of the main components in tobacco, is extremely addictive. This dangerous substance acts by altering brain function, causing people to smoke cigarettes compulsively.

Tobacco addictions are of particular interest to addiction researchers. It is estimated that an individual dies every 10 seconds from tobacco-related causes. In order to keep pace with such an overwhelming societal issue, addiction researchers have discovered the value of search frequency research. Substance abuse professionals can learn a great deal through the analysis of search behaviors.

Smokeless Tobacco – Equally as Dangerous as Cigarettes

Smokeless tobacco, also known as chewing tobacco, spit tobacco, chew tobacco, chew, chaw, and plug, has 28 cancer-causing agents, including nicotine. “Smokeless tobacco” is the second most commonly searched phrase in this one-year analysis, with 469,083 queries. Another name for smokeless tobacco, “chewing tobacco” tops the charts with 734,193 searches. Despite the dangers of this addictive substance, it is clearly a popular search item.

Other interesting searches of note include “tobacco road” (118,166) a reference to both a tobacco producing area of North Carolina and a 1932 novel by Erskine Calwell; “tobacco mosaic” (81,349), an RNA virus that infects tobacco plants; and finally, “tobacco island” (49,250) a song by Flogging Molly.

Tobacco Addictions Research - Prevalent Search Topics - Graph 1

(Continued on Graph 3 at the bottom of this page)

Top 30 two and three word combinations



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 40,000  750,000
chewing tobacco    734103
smokeless tobacco    469083
pipe tobacco    234544
tobacco pipes    233280
tobacco road    181166
tobacco ads    177409
tobacco company    129617
tobacco facts    102710
about tobacco    97444
tobacco pipe    95848
cigarette tobacco    84574
facts about tobacco    84387
tobacco mosaic    81349
tobacco plant    78690
copenhagen tobacco    75629
tobacco mosaic virus    72577
tobacco advertising    72156
american tobacco    66723
die from tobacco    66277
smoking tobacco    62637
tobacco cancer    60445
tobacco products    60250
history of tobacco    57012
tobacco pictures    54823
tobacco advertisements    52239
anti tobacco    50055
tobacco island    49250
tobacco plants    48812
chew tobacco    48447
tobacco free    47940
40,000 750,000

Chewing Tobacco – How Many Related Searches?

The phrase “chewing tobacco” had five related searches in Graph 1. In contrast, the phrases  “chewing tobacco cancer” and “cancer from chewing tobacco” were both relegated to the middle of Graph 3, with only 49,045 searches.

“Tobacco ads”, “tobacco advertising”, “tobacco advertisements” are three prominent searches of interest (301,804 queries in total). This study confirms the interest in the lucrative, yet controversial world of tobacco advertising.

Tobacco - Prevalent Words and Concepts Study - Graph 2

Top 100 words used in tobacco searches
(Top 1000 can be found at Top 100 tobacco exact phrases and top 1,000 concepts/words. - Graph 5)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 0  8500000
tobacco    8248477
chewing    737071
smokeless    469198
pipe    341194
pipes    277915
facts    213928
ads    191516
road    181806
company    129665
smoking    117282
pictures    108883
cancer    108289
how    106339
copenhagen    105717
from    103512
about    102437
american    99107
cigarette    91184
history    81947
mosaic    81787
virus    79809
plant    78805
advertising    73820
alcohol    73657
teens    71894
die    66277
free    65541
products    61826
chew    54378
advertisements    53709
british    53652
what    52585
anti    51524
plants    50673
smoke    50187
island    49426
statistics    48351
chemicals    48291
bulk    46920
skoal    46515
leaf    46087
harmful    45436
dangers    44552
seeds    43045
rolling    39716
truth    38836
us    37641
health    37257
firearms    36026
grizzly    34770
growing    33677
barn    32597
against    32360
spirit    31725
companies    31410
ingredients    31272
bureau    30948
cigarettes    30657
own    29953
snuff    28563
tax    28405
industry    28165
timeline    27636
make    27447
discount    27228
shops    26645
picture    26413
glass    25909
mouth    25488
types    25367
online    25327
wholesale    24537
roll    24086
pouch    23505
reynolds    23048
term    22788
cheap    22465
affects    22268
dont    22070
song    21985
side    21632
advertisement    21455
kodiak    21317
quit    21284
leaves    20729
diseases    20393
cards    20182
users    19887
adds    19856
vs    19802
marijuana    19399
red    18846
jr    18543
grow    18461
information    18379
addiction    18263
articles    18174
ad    18103
quitting    18002
control    17882
0 8500000

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Tobacco - Prevalent Search Topics, Continued - Graph 3

Top 31 - 100 two and three word combinations
(Top 30 are in Graph 1 above)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 10,000  47,000
tobacco smoke    45129
tobacco leaf    43307
tobacco seeds    43045
tobacco smoking    42955
british american tobacco    41074
alcohol tobacco    38006
pipes and tobacco    36719
rolling tobacco    34533
harmful effects of tobacco    33312
tobacco barn    32549
pictures of tobacco    32339
against tobacco    32321
american spirit tobacco    31434
tobacco companies    31410
teens and tobacco    30660
us smokeless tobacco    30517
chewing tobacco cancer    29493
tobacco statistics    29460
skoal tobacco    28214
tobacco industry    28163
tobacco and firearms    27525
alcohol and tobacco    26741
tobacco tax    26686
tobacco shops    26643
glass tobacco    25562
alcohol tobacco and firearms    25530
teens against tobacco    25080
chemicals in tobacco    24784
truth tobacco    24674
growing tobacco    24224
what is tobacco    24029
reynolds tobacco    23042
tobacco timeline    22666
bulk cigarette tobacco    21900
tobacco advertisement    21455
tobacco road song    20440
tobacco leaves    20389
tobacco history    20379
discount tobacco    20146
tobacco users    19887
tobacco adds    19856
copenhagen chewing tobacco    19710
cancer from chewing tobacco    19552
types of tobacco    18980
jr tobacco    18542
glass tobacco pipes    18250
how to chew tobacco    18250
tobacco ad    17848
snuff tobacco    17294
imperial tobacco    17148
chewing tobacco facts    16790
pinkerton tobacco    16790
tobacco ingredients    16717
bureau of alcohol    16567
tobacco cards    16443
tobacco health    16230
grizzly smokeless tobacco    16096
bureau of alcohol tobacco    16092
marijuana vs tobacco    16060
skoal chewing tobacco    16060
tobacco reviews    15889
tobacco farming    15877
tobacco outlet    15865
tobacco farms    15695
tobacco alternatives    15695
tobacco addiction    15655
quit chewing tobacco    15476
hand rolling tobacco    15403
dipping tobacco    15343
roll your own cigarette    15330
10,000 47,000