Snus is a Swedish traditional tobacco of oral usage, also called in some countries as moist snuff. In Swedish Match’s products, nicotine content varies between 0.75% and 3%. How much nicotine can be extracted from the product depends not only on the nicotine content but also the form, flavor, moisture, pH level and the type of portion paper used. Two major Swedish studies have connected the use of snus with oral cancer, and cancers of the head and neck.

I all white snus, the possibilities are many, and we are constantly seeing new flavors and combinations on the market. Pancreatic cancer rates are higher in snus users, although still low overall, and not every study shows that link. Swedish snus comes in mainly two different styles, loose-weight snus and portion-packed snus.

Legislators there consider snus a “gateway” product that could lead people to smoke. Hence, while the protocol of use applied in this study was based on observed median usage patterns, in particular the portion sizes and 60-min duration of use ( Digard et al., 2009 ), the data presented here are not representative of all snus users.

And the jury is somewhat out on whether harm reduction products like vaping or snus actually do help people quit smoking, as the nicotine addiction remains. The researchers did not find an increase in oral cancer among snus users, but many experts contend that it is nevertheless a risk.

Swedish Match USA will market snus — teabag-like pouches containing tobacco that the user holds in their mouth. Titled, Randomised clinical trial of snus versus medicinal nicotine among smokers interested in product switching ,” the study was conducted by Dr. Dorothy Hatsukami and colleagues at the University of Minnesota and the Oregon Research Institute.

In fact, snus” is the Swedish translation for the word snuff” and hearkens back to tobacco’s introduction to Scandinavia in the 16th century when dried tobacco was taken through the nose. Having said that, a report from the NZ Initiative’s Jenesa Jeram found that snus could work as a harm reduction tool, as people smoke for the nicotine but they die from the tar”.

With your other hand, lift your upper lip so that you can place the nicotine pouch between your lip and gums. The snus-type products produced in the United States are different from Swedish-produced snus. Rather, it was dependent on the total amount of nicotine in the snus portion (quantity by weight of tobacco × the nicotine content of the blend).

However, it is important that you do not focus solely on the exact nicotine content of the snus. The snus tobacco isn’t burned, and no smoke is inhaled. Snus is available in two main forms, loose snus and portion packed snus. Snus was derived from the French snuff, which was an inhaled tobacco powder.

The tobacco within the portion material has the same moisture content as original portion snus, but the nicotine and flavor are somewhat slower in delivery due to the drier sachet. In contrast, since women traditionally are less likely to use snus, their rate of tobacco-related deaths in Sweden can be compared to that of other European countries.