Snus (Snuff)

BRAND NAMES:

Makla Bouhlel Bentchiou Green, Makla Bouhlel Bentchiou Red, Snus Ice

COMMON NAMES:

None

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION OF USE:

Sweden, India

PRODUCT CONSTITUENTS:

Tobacco, water, sodium carbonate, sodium chloride, moisturizer, flavoring, nicotine

HOW USED:

A pinch (called a dip) is placed between the gum and upper lip. The average user keeps snus in the mouth for 11 to 14 hours per day. In Sweden, the portions come in two different doses: regular and 'mini-portions' (1.0g and 0.5g of tobacco).

WHO USES:

Approximately 20% of Swedish men and about 2% of Swedish women use snus daily. The number of women using snus is increasing.

PROCESSING / MANUFACTURING:

Finely ground dry tobacco is mixed with aromatic substances, salts, water, and humidifying agents. The product is kept cold to avoid fermentation. The final product has a moisture content of about 50% and has a damp consistency.

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Page updated: 02 Apr 2021