As of 2007, the nicotine level in Grizzly Smokeless Tobacco is reported as 11.2 percent and 5.9 percent free nicotine. RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co. determined the nicotine levels in the smokeless tobacco.
The specific amount of nicotine absorbed by the user is influenced by the pH level of the smokeless tobacco and the breakdown of the tobacco in the person’s saliva. Chewing smokeless tobacco such as Grizzly does not cause a quick spike of nicotine levels as does smoking cigarettes or cigars. The nicotine in smokeless tobacco is absorbed slower but creates a longer lasting peak of nicotine in the person’s bloodstream.