SNUS

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  1. ralf New Member

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    has anyone here (who is not from sweden) tried the swedish tobacco snus?

    what is you opinion about it?
     
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    Lovely product! :D
     
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    Sorry if this seems a little ignorant, but what exactly is snus, and what do you do with it?
     
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    Moist tobacco that you put under your upper lip. A big Swedish thing but also common in other northern European countries like Norway and Germany. You might have seen back pockets on Nudie Jeans that have a circle worn on it....that is from a snus can.
     
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    whats the difference between that and chew/dip?
     
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    Pretty much the same. It's made from the same tobacco. Some differences:

    - Snus doesn't make you spit as much as chew/dip
    - Snus is more fine cut...easier to pack. Not as stringy/leafy as chew/dip.
    - Snus has less effect on your health.
     
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    snus is very finely cut. ground tobacco that you pack between your fingers and shoves up under your lip.
    it also comes in portion bags looking a bit like teabags but much smaller.. that is for convenience so you wont get messy brown fingers and snus in your whole mouth.

    snus is extremely addictive.. ive been chewing tobacco for a while and when i stop doing that to rest my gums and prevent getting too addicted i have no problems at all.. but when i am without snus for a period.... im climbing the walls the first weeks. :lol:
    i am also the only person i know that can decide when i want some snus. everyone else i know (and at my age in sweden, every fourth male use it) takes 20 portions per day and even sometimes when they sleep.

    there is a quite big variety of snus on the market.. everything from almost dry tobacco powder in tiny tiny bags, flavoured with fruit, menthol, coffe etc (tastes more like candy than tobacco) to moist course grounded snus almost without any flavouring (there is almost always salt in it and often very little alcohol).

    i love to enjoy my snus to a cup of coffee... when the flavours blend youre in heaven.. :)

    still would like to hear a foreigner who has tried it so dont hesitate to post.
     
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    I don't mean to be offensive but it sounds revolting - doesn't it make your teeth brown or stain them? Receding gums perhaps? Having a load of leaves stuffed in my upper lip doesn't sound very appealing. I thought Snus was like snuff, which used to be sniffed from between the fingers in the last century. Snuff is outlawed in the UK.

    Having said all of the above, I am a smoker so I guess burning leaves and inhaling the smoke is no better but still...
     
  9. batman Guest

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    Yes, snus can discolor your teeth and make your gums recede...although it is after very long use. I've seen old guys who've used it their whole lives and they doesn't seem to been affected by it. I guess it's just like smoking....it hurts some people more than others.

    I prefer snus to smoking though....it tastes better and it doesn't affect people around you. Best yet, you can use it pretty much everywhere.
     
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    i use the snuff as well, great stuff :D

    well yes it stains your teeth and it messes up your gum. but compare it with smoking that destroys your lungs and dental hygiene seems like a small problem.
     
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    I heard of Snus, I live in Canada though so never seen it, alot of guys I know go to europe and do it, I hear it's good. I dip big time, and snuff alot too, and smoke... I like snuff the best though, I have some in now.
     
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    i use snus somthimes, mostly when i cant smoke, (on planes and trains)

    Anybody use snuff???
     
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    Yeah I use snuff alot, I just did a line.
     
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    what's snus? :D
     
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    snuss

    I think it's revolting two, I've heard stories of people who had holes in thair gums.
    Is it true? can that happen if you use it allot?

    sounds discusting doesn't it??? :?
     
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    can somebody post a pic of one of those snus cans ?
     
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    so it sounds like it's in a round container, and the tobacco itself is inside a little tea-bag like thing...like copenhagen or skoal or something??? they were/are available in small teabag like things with various flavourings. i remember using the wintergreen one a few times when i was back in highschool...
     
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    thanks for the pic

    this stuff would'nt work in the netherlands because you can smoke weed from a pretty young age

    :twisted:
     
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    i?ve tried snus when i went to sweden, but i thought it was disgusting? sorry to all you guys that like it, but it just wasn?t my kind of thing. i?m a smoker, though?

    unlike batman wrote earlier, snus is not very famous here in germany. i don?t know anybody who does it, and i?ve never seen it in shops, so i don?t think that it?s wellknown around here.
     

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