The history of snus

Snus is one of the types of tobacco products. It is a crushed moisturized tobacco that is placed between the upper lip and gum for a long time – from 5 to 30 minutes. In this case, nicotine from tobacco enters the body.

The history of snus

The first mention of smokeless tobacco dates back to 1497 and is associated with the second expeditions of Christopher Columbus to America. The Indians consumed the crushed tobacco leaves through the nose, which was an unprecedented method for Europeans at that time. Tobacco was a very expensive product, which was popular to a greater extent among the high society, having become widespread in France and Sweden.

The harsh climate of Sweden and strong winds made the consumption of snuff uncomfortable, so the Swedes came up with a completely new way to extract nicotine – chewing tobacco. This way of consumption was not only convenient but also gave a deeper taste sensation, becoming more and more popular. Over time, salt was added to the recipe, which prevents the growth of bacteria, as well as many natural flavors. Wet salted tobacco became known as snus. By the middle of the 19th century, snus had become the most common tobacco product in Sweden and it remains to this day. There are thousands of individual homemade snus recipes, each with its own characteristics.

Types of snus

The history of snus

Loose snus is a traditional Swedish tobacco product. Usually consumed in 1-2 gram portions, it can have different strengths. The main feature of such snus is the ability to consume an arbitrary dose of the product. The downside of loose snus can be considered direct contact with the product and the need to wash your hands after use.

Portion snus is the most popular type of snus in the world. The product has various packaging, usually from 0.4 to 1 gram per serving. The packaging is a non-woven fabric, and the can has a compartment for used portions.

Tobacco-free snus is a type of snus made from plant materials (often mint or cellulose) with the addition of medicinal nicotine. The strength of such snus can be different, and unlike classic tobacco snus, it can greatly exceed 20 mg. Tobacco-free snus does not stain tooth enamel and tastes good.

The Barracuda Mechanics company recommends that manufacturers do not pursue an increase in the strength of products, since this only entails troubles up to a total ban on products in the country. Remember that there are many ways to stand out from competitors in the market, it can be both a complex and well-thought-out recipe, or an unusual memorable design of containers and wrapping paper. We are always ready to advise our clients on these aspects of production.

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