What is Snus to begin with? It is a moist ground tobacco product from dry snuff and originates from Sweden. You place it on the upper lip between your top lip and gums. It is a spit-less tobacco product that you can have for about 30-60 minutes before it loses its flavor. There is variation of Snus called the American Snus, which mostly focuses on other flavors to hide the tobacco, unlike the Swedish one. Many people use it instead of smoking because it is less of a public menace, and the health effects are not as adverse as those of directly smoking tobacco. Here are some different types of Snus you may want to consider:
- Loose Snus
It is the earliest form of Snus, making it the foundation of the snus culture in Sweden. Users pick a sizable portion of the Snus with their hands and place it under their upper lip to release the intense flavor. It is made of pure grounded tobacco and is available in three forms, coarse, medium, and fine grind.
- Original portion
The growing demand for Snus brought about the ready-packaging of snus portions, which we refer to as the original portion. The ground tobacco is packed into pouches then moistened. They have a dark color and moist surface which deliver instant nicotine flavor to its users, therefore, a suitable alternative instead of smoking. It is mostly referred to as portion snus.
- White Portion
It was launched in 1998 by the Swedish Match. In contrast to the original portion, the white portion is not moistened during its manufacture, therefore offering less drip. They are mostly made of tobacco with a drier surface. It is made like this to last longer in comparison to the portion snus.
- All white portion snus.
It comprises of a blend of sweeteners and a lower portion of tobacco. The cellulose incorporated in the pouch makes it appear whiter than the white portion snus. These are also dry, and therefore it takes a bit longer before the emission of the flavor into the mouth.
Snus also comes in different sizes, which differ in shape as well. Users pick their options based on their likings. They include:
- Large – These are the most commonly used option. It is a full-sized pouch which effectively releases the flavor and nicotine into the mouth. It usually contains 0.9 to 1.1 grams.
- Slim – It is large but thinner for more comfort under the lip. It emits the flavor with less runniness — compared to the large portion. The slim contains between 0.7 – 0.9 grams.
- Super Slim – It is a new portion that is slimmer than the slim portion. The taste and nicotine experience remains the same.
- Mini – It is the smallest possible notion designed for very discrete users with their nicotine fix. Each portion contains about 0.3 – 0.5 grams depending on the brand.
Snus greatly helps to stop smoking with studies showing that 71% of daily smokers who use Snus at the same time were able to quit entirely. Moreover, using Snus instead of smoking has lower health risks.