Snus is typically a smokeless tobacco-containing substance. It is a steam-pasteurized moist powder and originates from a dry snuff variant from Sweden. With the exception of Sweden and Denmark, all other European countries have banned its use. Some other countries accept it for use as an alternative to other smoke-forming variants of tobacco which are not highly recommended and sometimes are not healthy to smoke in public. The substance is therefore loved by some individuals.
The addictive nature of snus is because of the highly addictive substance known as nicotine. For snus beginners, you should place it under the upper lip, and since enjoying it doesn’t require any spitting, all you need to do is to dispose of it. To attract more users, many manufacturing companies flavor it with food-grade aromas and flavorings. The snus is sold either as a moist substance or in pouches. The terms used to describe it are loose and portion snus.
Well, snus is distinct from other tobacco variants due to its strength. This is determined by the nicotine content of the snus, which varies across various brands – the average and most common strength is 8mg of nicotine per gram of tobacco. However, with the need for a higher content of nicotine in snus, many manufacturers introduced stark and extra stark varieties, both of which have high nicotine content. The strongest nicotine content present in some snus is 45g.
Effects of strong snus
The strong content of nicotine in snus causes it to have multiple effects on its users. The high nicotine content makes snus a highly addictive substance, therefore sometimes causing addiction among its users. It is also linked to various health problems that have been diagnosed in snus users after longtime use. It is a carcinogen, causing an increase in oral and pancreatic cancer. This is however witnessed mostly in the daily users of snus and cigarettes.