What is Snus?
Snus is a type of smokeless tobacco that originated in Sweden and is now popular in many parts of Europe. It consists of small packets or pouches of finely ground tobacco that are placed under the upper lip.
How is Snus used?
To use snus, you take a small portion of the tobacco and place it under your upper lip, typically for 30 minutes to an hour. As the tobacco is moist, it releases nicotine into your bloodstream through the lining of your mouth.
What is the difference between Snus and Nicotine Pouches?
Nicotine pouches are similar to snus but do not contain tobacco. Instead, they contain nicotine extracted from tobacco leaves, which is then mixed with other ingredients such as plant fibers, flavorings, and salts.
While snus is primarily used in Sweden and Norway, nicotine pouches have become increasingly popular worldwide, particularly in the United States and Canada. Both products are smokeless and offer an alternative to smoking for those who want to use tobacco or nicotine. However, it’s important to note that all forms of tobacco and nicotine use carry health risks, and quitting smoking or tobacco use altogether is the best way to reduce these risks.