I didn't want to post a separate thread since I doubt it'll receive many replies at all, but lately I've been taking to enjoying the combination of Swedish snus tobacco and various greens. It's an oral tobacco product that's been air-cured, pasteurized, and processed in such a manner that reduces the amount of nitrosamines that occur naturally in tobacco products, which would theoretically reduce the risk of cancer . It's quite delicious depending on the brand/flavor, unlike American dipping tobacco (which it's most often compared to). One concern with smoking tobacco (cigars and cigarettes) is that it dulls the taste buds, which is absolutely not what the average tea drinker wants. So far, even after a few years of using snus, I haven't noticed a decrease in the taste or complexity in tea, or foods in general. Nowhere near like when I had been smoking previously.
I'm currently enjoying a stark portion (stark means strong, containing approximately 15 mg of nicotine per portion) of Skruf original  alongside a cup of Upton's first grade gunpowder, and it's rather delicious. While the tea isn't the top of the line, it's been a staple of mine for a while given its low price, and has a delicious smoky taste I enjoy (plus, it's a nice break from using steam-processed teas most of the time). Skruf's taste is predominantly tobacco, with hints of bergamot and rose oil. Steeped for a relatively short period of time (compared to the 3-4 minutes Upton recommends), the gunpowder doesn't eliminate the taste of the tobacco or added aromas entirely, and it makes a nice synergy, in my opinion.
Despite the cancer risk being reduced, the introduction of tobacco (or anything, really) to the oral cavity for a significant amount of waking hours most likely has an effect on the gums and oral health in general. Green tea, on the other hand, seems to have a positive effect. I'm not saying they cancel each other out, but at least I feel more confident in my use of oral tobacco than I would if I didn't drink tea.
Has anyone else used or tried snus, with or without tea? I'm referring to the brands sold almost exclusively in Sweden, not the candy-like Camel brand sold in the states.