First there was IKEA, now there’s Snus

First there was IKEA, now there’s Snus

Since before recorded history, people have been finding ways to get their nicotine fix. For whatever reason the first person had for putting a tobacco leaf in their mouth, they apparently found they couldn’t have just one – kind of like Lay’s® potato chips. Since then, people have chewed it, snuffed it and smoked it to get their nicotine, and Sweden has created snus tobacco products, which are gaining more worldwide recognition. What is it? Snus is treated differently than tobacco used for making cigarettes or other tobacco products. Normally, tobacco is air dried, which leads to a certain amount of fermentation and results in the creation of fair amount of ammonia, one of the chemicals linked to cancer. When manufacturing snus, the tobacco leaves are cut into...

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