Whether it is tobacco leaf or spun tobacco, these tobacco products have historically been known as Chewing Tobacco. This can be misleading to the modern smokeless tobacco user: Chewing tobacco is not chewed like chewing gum. In practice, chewing tobacco is not even chewed that often. It is usually placed in the upper or lower jaw and not centrally in the mouth. Should the user wish to increase the speed of nicotine delivery and taste, they simply chewed one or two times lightly on the product before replacing it back against the upper or lower jaw with their tongue.