Snus is a Swedish traditional tobacco of oral usage, also called in some countries as moist snuff. If you want, you can roll the pouch between your fingers to loosen the tobacco up before you put it in your mouth. Depending on the variety of snus, the level of nicotine in the tobacco leaves ranges from 0.5% to 7.5%. Snus, dry snuff, and dipping tobacco are distinct products that English speaking people often call snuff but are processed and used in very different ways, each with their own sets of risks.

In the 1970s, we launched our Tre Ankare snus, the first snus packaged in small paper pouches – known today as Original Portion. While snus helped many Swedes quit smoking, American snus, with lower levels of nicotine than nicotine replacement therapy, likely won’t do the same.

Swedish Snus is a smokeless tobacco product that has its roots in Sweden, dating back to hundreds of years. This will make it much easier to remove a compacted portion of snus from the tin. If you want to use snus to help you quit smoking, opt for a snus with low nicotine content, or move gradually from regular to lower nicotine content.

Over time, the demand for loose snus has been replaced by portioned varieties. That’s the tradeoff for creating a more socially acceptable, spit-free product, said Gregory Connolly, D.M.D., director of the tobacco control research program at Harvard School of Public Health.

A Slim portion contains about 0.5 grams of snus. The durability of your Snus depends on how it is stored. Snus is also tied to a greater chance of heart failure – plus a greater chance of dying afterward if you continue using it – and diabetes Smokeless tobacco users in general are more likely than other people to get cancers of the cheeks and gum.

When she became a regular user of snuff, it became a fashion among the court and upper-class citizens of France, especially among females, as it was deemed more socially acceptable than other forms of tobacco. One of 6 products (2 pouched snus, 2 weights of loose snus, a cigarette, and a nicotine gum) was administered at each of 6 visits.

Loose snus looks the same today as it did 200 years ago and is still the basis of Swedish snus tradition. Recently, the Siberia brand released its “Extremely Strong” snus which boasts 45 mg of nicotine per gram of tobacco and is currently the highest nicotine-per-gram snus available.

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.

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.

If you don’t mind the flavor, then you can use your tongue to help pack it in. However, this is not recommended because swallowing the snus can make you feel sick. Wennmalm et al. (1991) used the excretion of cotinine as a measure of nicotine uptake in a study dealing with the association between the risk of cardiovascular disease and tobacco habits in a group of young men.

However, despite the fact that it involves no lung-harming smoke, there are major health risks involved in using snus. This study concluded that the data didn’t support any relationship between snus use and risk of pancreatic cancer in men. The Large portion is the original – the most common portion snus and largest in size.