Swedish snus

Snus is a Unique and Traditional Approach to Smokefree Life


Swedish Snus

In the year 1400s, well known world-navigator Christopher Columbus reached Sweden island and were introduced to the indigenous people who happen to hand them a valuable kind of gift. This gift was passed to generations to generations. To date, neither Christopher Columbus nor the priest who brought tobacco to the Americas barely have an idea on what could have been a discovery in the early times. Thatís right, Swedish snus use has been a practice of the indigenous people for as early as 1400s. Through the course of time, Swedish snus manufacturing was improved and have been mixed with food additives, water, humectants (substance used to quickly absorb water) thatís use to prolong and maintain the moist characteristics of the Swedish snus.

In terms of documenting this great discovery, Swedish snus wasnít even mention in the early history documents until 1637 when the reed was brought in Sweden from Finland. While there were snus usage before, the Swedish snus documentation begun just that year. During those times, Swedish snus users were those belonging in the upper class perhaps because of its cost, manufacturing and elegance. The lifestyle of the rich and famous during those years fit the use of Swedish snus. Since the 1700s, Swedish snus has been accepted as one of the economic contributors however, this has changed a bit during the French Revolution after Napoleonís downfall. What happened during this revolution is that those who are using Swedish snus are considered old fashioned. This was also the time that cigarette smoking was introduced to pivot the so-called old-fashioned way of using Swedish snus.

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The Swedish snus proliferation in the market didnít cease at all despite the decrease in its usage since the French Revolution and the imposition of tax for the manufacturers. While itís true that Swedish snus manufacturing is costly, traditionally made Swedish snus involves tedious process. From the search of the top quality tobacco leaves, grinding of the leaves, mixing of salt, water, food additives and humectants. These substances are used to preserve the moist characteristics of the snus. Moreover, Swedish snus unique manufacturing actually involves fermentation and steam-heat processes, manufacturing methods that add value and cost to the Swedish snus.

On the other hand and similar to other products in the market, Swedish snus didnít elude the criticsí eye when they debate about the safety and health-issues associated with smoking and the use of snus. Public researches still consider the risk involved in using Swedish snus mainly because snus contains more nicotine than cigarettes. Moreover, while itís true that Swedish snus production is tedious and involves steam-heat methods, the World Health Organization in 1992 considered the use of snus as risky yet the same organization didnít argue that snus use is a substitute for cigarette smoking. With this, there is still unclear confirmation whether or not snus is safe or not. Read more about snus deliveries

3 million snus users worldwide

However, based on the recent studies made on Swedish snus, researchers determined that there has been a drastic drop on lung cancer issues for Swedish males who use snus for the past 20 years. Researches indicate that there are around 3 million snus users worldwide and these users have been using snus for years while others have initiated the use of snus in substitute for their cigarette smoking vice.

Lastly, with the recent policies involving cigarette smoking in the public, those who were smoking cigarettes can no longer smoke in public places in Sweden. Considering the high risk of health issues, many males, around 90% switched to using Swedish snus than cigarettes. At this time, only 10% are female snus users although the numbers continually increase every year.