Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Snus as Compared to Smoking Cigarettes

If you are a cigarette smoker and considering switching using Snus, these are the things you need to know. 

What is Snus? 
Snus pronounced as "snoose" that comes from Sweden, it is smokeless when used, it is a moist powder tobacco pouch that you put on your upper lip. Flavors such as wintergreen and mint are the most common flavors you can find. Doesn't require spitting and it doesn't require burning. 
As a way to preserve tobacco, Snus got its start in Sweden. It is seen as the one that has helped to lower smoking rates in that country. Over half of Sweden's snus consumers are ex-smokers. There are many brands of Snus in the market along with information and Snus brand reviews.

How Snus and different tobacco products differ

For the forms of tobacco used in the mouth may be categorized as: 
  • Swedish snus- the one that we described above, sold as loose powder also called loose snus or pouches known as portion snus. "Snus is sometimes mildly flavored with a food-grade aroma of smoke, bergamot, citrus, berry, herbs, and/or floral flavors."
  • American snus- the availability if this was since the late '90s, it is similar to the Scandinavian form, but usually has a lower content in moisture and a lower pH, resulting in a lower bioavailability of nicotine than the Scandinavian varieties, which indicates that less is available for absorption.
  • Nasal snuff- it is in a form of powder and dry, it is sniffed but not snorted and mostly mentholated in flavor.
  • Chewing tobacco- from the word itself "chew", is tobacco in the form of short or long, less commonly of chopped leaves and stems compressed into blocks called plugs. 
  • Dipping tobacco- known as dip, spit tobacco, moist, and somewhat finely ground, but less so than snus. Placed between the lower lip or cheek. 
  • Chema- Sales within the European Union are legal due to its classification as chewing tobacco. Its safety in comparison to snus has not been studied sufficiently.
  • Naswar- can be found mostly in Central Asia.

Snus and nicotine pouches are sold in countries like Sweden, Finland, Norway, and Denmark, but most people around the world have liked this product. 

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