Snus is the type of tobacco that contains moist powder. Tobacco was originated in Sweden in the 18th century. However, it is illegal in most European countries except Norway and Sweden. It is generally placed inside the gums and lips for an extended period of time. It is not a fermented product, so one does not need to split the Snus. It is one of the most common tobacco in western countries.

Tobacco is created by the mixing of salt, water, dried tobacco, and sodium carbonate. After the blending, heating is applied, and after that, an aroma texture is added into the mixture. Earlier it is made up of the fermentation process, but nowadays steam-pasteurization method is used. The main reason for using this process is to inhibit the growth of bacteria in tobacco. After the pasteurization, the nicotine content is added at different levels.

Earlier, the Swedish Snus is sold in small tins made up of gold, silver, and wood, but now plastic material is used in the manufacturing of tins. Earlier, the tobacco is available in dark and loose texture, but now it comes with a round shape. It is relatively cheaper than other tobacco. In countries like Canada, the availability of tobacco is very low as the country’s government has reduced manufacturing. Moving further, let’s discuss the types of Snus in detail.

Here are several types of Swedish Snus

There are many types of Snus available in the market, such as portion snus, loose snus, etc. All the varieties are smokeless and contain moist powder. Let’s discuss some of them one by one.

Portion Snus

The tobacco comes with the packaged moist powder. Compare to other types of Snus, it is considered as more discreet and convenient in use. It is available in small teabags and comes in smaller quantities as compared to loose Snus. The tobacco is further divided into two types, that is the original portion and the Sting-free portion.

  • Original portion – it is the most primitive type of Snus that is introduced in 1973. It is made up of sachet material that is moisturized during manufacturing and ultimately results in a moist and brown pouch
  • Sting-free portion – usually contains a protective layer around the pouch that reduces the irritation and stinging sensation inside the mouth. It is one of the most effective tobacco.

Loose Snus

The tobacco comes with a spherical and cylindrical shape that is packaged with moist smokeless powder. Generally, it is used in villages and by the farmers. One can simply pinch the tobacco under the lips and gums. It is riskier to cause oral cancer as compared to portion snus.

The tobacco also contains severe several health issues, such as causing oral cancer. A study found that almost every constructio0n worker in Sweden is addicted to Snus and highly prone to have oral cancer. However, then also the Swedish government has legalized the tobacco for general use.

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