Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of disease and early death around the world. Even though cigarette smoking has slowly declined, many alternatives have gained popularity.
Some of the examples of alternative tobacco and nicotine delivery products are e-cigarettes or also called as “vaping”, waterpipes and smokeless tobacco or also called as “Snus”. They said that compared to cigarettes, snus seems less dangerous.
Snus is described as a harmless alternative to smoking, and a smoking cessation aid comparable to nicotine replacement therapies such as nicotine gums, patches, and sprays. It is a moist to semi-moist, ground, oral smokeless tobacco product. It is made from selected, mainly air-cured tobaccos, water, salt, and flavorings. It is a product which is usually placed behind the upper lip, either in a loose form or in portioned sachets.
This tobacco product is originated in Sweden. Except for Sweden and Denmark, Snus has been banned since 1992 in the European Union countries.
Several brands of snus have developed over the years for different snus user to enjoy since users have different likes. Some popular brands of snus are General Snus, Ettan Snus, Skruf Snus, Göteborgs Rapé Snus and Grov Snus.
General Snus is manufactured by Swedish Match and has been around for more than 150 years. It comes in a variety of options for users to choose from – loose, portions, narrower and stronger varieties.
Ettan Snus is one of the oldest Swedish snus available today. Founded in 1822, their product comes with an unseasoned, lightly smoked, and heavy tobacco flavour.
Skruf Snus is available in different strengths, flavours, portion sizes and variants for users to enjoy. It was launched in 2003.
Göteborgs Rapé Snus was named after Gothenburg town. Their snus product consists of a light tobacco taste with a note of citrus, juniper berries, and lavender.
Grov Snus comes with a dark tobacco taste, making it perfect for lovers of traditional snus. The tobacco flavour is improved with notes of herbs and geranium as well as a hint of tar, almond and wood.