Chewing tobacco is but one of the many uses for tobacco. Tobacco is a very prominent product throughout the United States and is mainly still in use for the addictive nature of nicotine that is within tobacco. Chewing tobacco in particular is largely relevant in baseball. The popularity of chewing tobacco outside of baseball is still very prominent and warrants an analysis of how the product gets distributed and remains such a large product in the United States.
Everything begins in Kentucky and Tennessee with the harvesting of the tobacco. Then right after that it is cured and processed and sent to the manufacturing companies on the east coast, particularly in Virginia.
After being manufactured, the tobacco is transported and sent to gas stations and convenient stores all over the United States.