Snus is a Swedish traditional tobacco of oral usage, also called in some countries as moist snuff. We use only unsprayed tobacco directly from the grower and can in this way maintain a consistent quality and taste of our Snus. There is some debate among public health researchers over the use of “safer” tobacco or nicotine delivery systems, generally dividing along two lines of thought.
In a review of smokeless tobacco and related health effects in Sweden, the rate of uptake and Cmax of nicotine obtained from snus was reported to be intermediate between an NRT (such as nicotine gum or dermal patches) and cigarettes ( Foulds et al., 2003 ). However, the composition of nicotine and tobacco products on the market today has changed somewhat since such earlier studies were carried out.
After Sweden’s adoption of the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive, two health warnings are required as of May 20, 2016. Chewing tobacco is a long-established North American form of tobacco (derived from traditional use of raw tobacco leaf by Indigenous peoples of the Americas ), and is also legal in the European Union.
Catch Dry Licorice Mini has a nicotine content of 1.5%. General White Portion, on the other hand, has a nicotine content of 0.8%. Based on this comparison, it is easy to conclude that Catch Dry Licorice is a stronger snus than General White. Smokeless tobacco products also deliver more nicotine and nitrosamines than cigarettes, although snus generally has lower levels of nitrosamines than other smokeless products.
Jakobsson’s is a premium snus series that is very popular due to its well balanced flavorings and high quality tobaccos. Users of smokeless tobacco are currently walking around on egg shells in the mainstream. The 2017 study authors noted that their findings may be related to the lower nitrosamine levels in Swedish snus than in tobacco smoke.
The European Union banned the sale of snus in 1992, after a 1985 World Health Organization (WHO) study concluded that “oral use of snuffs of the types used in North America and western Europe is carcinogenic to humans”, 25 but a WHO committee on tobacco has also acknowledged the evidence is inconclusive regarding health consequences for snus consumers.
Critics of snus point out that promoting the product could undermine existing tobacco control strategies, such as public bans, advertising restrictions and high sales taxes. This makes some flavors better suited to snus. The nicotine is absorbed through the mucous membrane of the mouth and kicks in almost immediately.
The portion delivers a long-lasting flavor release and less runniness than the Large portions from Swedish Match. I’m not going to say oral tobacco is risk free, but it is greatly reduced compared to smoking. You should start by raising your upper lip with your fingers, placing the pouch slightly to the left side of your gum, and swiftly sliding the product with your finger.
Andersson et al. (1994) examined consumption patterns, nicotine uptake and oral lesions in a group consisting of users of portion-packed snus, loose snus and chewing tobacco, respectively. And an American doctor has claimed that the bacteria in the moist tobacco can create cancer-causing chemicals.