Ashley Cole ignores doctors’ warnings as he uses tobacco snus outside LA coffee shop while with Italian model girlfriend

ASHLEY COLE has been spotted using the controversial tobacco product snus.

The LA Galaxy star was downing a protein shake outside health shop Earth Bar in Los Angeles with long-term girlfriend Sharon Canu before heading off for a workout session.

Ashley Cole ignores doctors’ warnings as he uses tobacco snus outside LA coffee shop while with Italian model girlfriendThe Mega Agency6 Ashley Cole pictured stuffing mouth with tobacco in Los Angeles
Ashley Cole ignores doctors’ warnings as he uses tobacco snus outside LA coffee shop while with Italian model girlfriendThe Mega Agency6 Ashley Cole with long-term partner Sharon Canu

The former England defender was seen rubbing the product into his gums while Canu, an Italian model, puffed on a cigarette.

Cole, 37, is one of a number of footballers who have turned to the snus as an alternative to smoking cigarettes.

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy was pictured using the product at Euro 2016 that experts reckon is NOT healthier than smoking, but can be even more deadly.

Snus is a form of smokeless tobacco popular in Scandinavia.

A variant of dry snuff, it is placed under the upper lip for extensive periods.

Most read in FootballAshley Cole ignores doctors’ warnings as he uses tobacco snus outside LA coffee shop while with Italian model girlfriendVill-ainous Ex-Spurs boss Villas-Boas hits out at Daniel Levy for ‘destroying everything’ Ashley Cole ignores doctors’ warnings as he uses tobacco snus outside LA coffee shop while with Italian model girlfriendExclusiveGift of the gyab Man City beat Arsenal to £300k 14-year-old expected to emulate Sancho Ashley Cole ignores doctors’ warnings as he uses tobacco snus outside LA coffee shop while with Italian model girlfriendUNDER VAL-UED Antonio Valencia contradicts Jose Mourinho over Manchester United absence Ashley Cole ignores doctors’ warnings as he uses tobacco snus outside LA coffee shop while with Italian model girlfriendCommentDAVE KIDD Ranieri is a perfect fit for Fulham.. he's not the cartoon character we see on TV Ashley Cole ignores doctors’ warnings as he uses tobacco snus outside LA coffee shop while with Italian model girlfriend'bad news for me Fulham star Mitrovic explains why Jokanovic exit is bad news for him Ashley Cole ignores doctors’ warnings as he uses tobacco snus outside LA coffee shop while with Italian model girlfriendsummer spree Premier League to continue using shortened transfer window next season
Ashley Cole ignores doctors’ warnings as he uses tobacco snus outside LA coffee shop while with Italian model girlfriendThe Mega Agency6 Ashley Cole and Sharon Canu drinking outside Earth Bar in Los Angeles
Ashley Cole ignores doctors’ warnings as he uses tobacco snus outside LA coffee shop while with Italian model girlfriendThe Mega Agency6 Snus is becoming popular among footballers who have smoked
Ashley Cole ignores doctors’ warnings as he uses tobacco snus outside LA coffee shop while with Italian model girlfriendThe Mega Agency6 Sharon Canu is the long-term partner of Ashley Cole
Ashley Cole ignores doctors’ warnings as he uses tobacco snus outside LA coffee shop while with Italian model girlfriendFame Flynet6 Leicester striker Jamie Vardy used the substance as an alternative to ciggies during Euro 2016

Each one contains as much nicotine as three cigarettes and is absorbed through the gums into the bloodstream.

Tobacco expert Prof Stanton Glantz has a stark warning for footballer using the product.

He said: “They are bathing their mouths in cancer-causing toxins. They should not be putting poison in their mouths.”

However, some sports scientists say nicotine can improve performance.

Your captain. pic.twitter.com/Zw6PMNs2S7

— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) March 1, 2018

But ex-Manchester United star and SunSport columnist Danny Higginbotham who used the pouches for 15 years as a player rejects claims that snus is a performance-enhancer.

He said: “It just relaxes you.  I was never told it would benefit me in terms of performance.”

Cole moved to the MLS franchise in 2016 after an unhappy two-year stint n Italy with Roma.

The left-back was named skipper at the start of the season and despite the arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the Galaxy failed to make the MLS end of season play-offs.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *