The tobacco product snus has a long history in Europe, but it’s especially popular in Sweden. It’s a smoke-free alternative to cigarettes, and it doesn’t pose any major health risks for the user. Snus is also a good option for people looking to quit smoking altogether.
The selection of snus products is wide and varied, and new brands come on the market all the time. However, the classic brands such as General, Goteborgs Rape, Roda Lacket and Ettan are still very strong in the market today.
In recent years the selection of snus has become even wider, with many producers offering nicotine pouches without any tobacco. This has been made possible by advances in manufacturing technology and better knowledge about the potential effects of tobacco free snus. The Swedish producer LYFT is the best known in this regard, but there are also many other companies that produce nicotine pouches without any tobacco.
Most snus is produced in Sweden, but it’s available throughout the world as well. The most common form of snus is the portion snus, which is similar to a tea bag in size and shape. It’s typically packed in a little foil container and is easy to use. It’s a popular choice for people that are new to snus because it doesn’t create much of a mess and allows them to experience the benefits of snus without having to deal with the burning and irritation of the gums.
A big advantage with the portion snus is that you can control the amount of nicotine you consume. It’s easy to start out with a small quantity and gradually increase it, as you get used to the taste and feel of the snus. New users often experiment (titrate) with different quantities of snus to find the right one for them.
Snus is a very popular alternative to smoking, and it’s considered to be 95%, and possibly even closer to 99%, less harmful than cigarette smoke. It’s also more hygienic and convenient than a cigarette, as it can be used indoors.
Despite its popularity, snus has been banned in some countries in the EU due to concerns about the cancer-causing chemicals in cigarette smoke. But as more and more research shows that snus is safe to use, there are increasing calls to lift the ban.
If you want to learn more about the legal status of snus around the world, please visit our Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction database. The database provides information about the availability, regulations and harm reduction efforts in individual nations. The database is funded by the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, a US non profit 501(c)(3) organization. The GSTHR project is editorially independent of the Foundation. Click on the button below to select a country and quickly access specific information about snus in that nation. The data in the database is based on official sources and is updated regularly.