We write about a lot of different snus-related topics on SnusCENTRAL.org. For those looking to focus in snus reviews, you'll find them all listed below. Written by various authors and friends of SnusCENTRAL, their insights on snus; new and old, are here for your pleasure, information and even historical curiosity.
If you'd like to write a snus review of your own, you can go to our Member Snus Review section and share your thoughts.
EXCLUSIVE Breaking SNUS News!
It appears that the second of the Top Three US Tobacco Companies has been caught intentionally cutting nicotine levels in their snus products to keep their brand loyal cigarette smokers from being able to stop smoking and switch to snus exclusively...or even possibly use snus to quit tobacco altogether.
The first attempt was by Phillip Morris USA and Marlboro snus. The second appears to be the third largest American Tobacco Company, Lorillard Tobacco Company and Triumph Snus.
This month I have some some re-reviews as well as new snus reviews and some interesting news and shopping tidbits to share with you.
I'm working on a truly awesome snus project and it's taking most of my time. Thus the slowdown in new posts. Believe me, it will be worth it! Just hang in there............
"This is a wake-up call for the public health community," says Gregory Connolly of Harvard School of Public Health. "It's a total sea change."
For smokers who can't light up in the office or at a restaurant, a new aspirin-sized tablet, called "Camel Orb," will let tobacco melt in their mouth. The dissolvable product — arriving January in stores in Portland, Ore., Columbus, Ohio, and Indianapolis — is the first such product by a major tobacco company and is part of a booming market in smokeless alternatives to cigarettes as smoke-free laws sweep the nation.
"It's meeting the needs of smokers," says Rob Dunham, of R.J. Reynolds, maker of Orb and Camel cigarettes. With lozenge-like Orb, he says there's no smoke, no spit, no litter.
In the past two years, the nation's two largest cigarette companies, R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris USA, have moved into the smokeless tobacco market as cigarette sales continue to fall. Each introduced smokeless pouches or "snus, " touted as spit-free products that sit inside the mouth. They also bought smokeless tobacco companies.
"We've been very pleased with the consumer response" to Marlboro Snus, says David Sutton, spokesman of Altria Group, which owns Philip Morris USA. He says smokeless is a "growing category" with sales rising 6%-8% annually. He says cigarette sales are falling 2%-3% each year.
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This month, I decided to mix things up a little bit. General White Portion has been my snus of choice for quite some time along with Göteborgs Rape'.
Lately, though, I've been finding myself a little bored. Unlike cigarette smokers, where (I at least) pretty much settle on a brand and stay with it for years, snus users have the occasional need to switch off to something new. Then when they ultimately come back to their former favorites, it's a new experience again.
Instead of the General White Portion, I bought a roll of Philip Morris 1847 White Portion (that's right, Philip Morris: makers of Marlboro "snus"...and don't think that didn't make me a little nervous!)
I was tinkering with The Unloading Zone's underbelly the other day and ran a report on the Keywords that were bringing my readers here. I was Amazed and Saddened by the amount of times "camel snus" came up!
Fellow Swedish Snus Lovers, it worse than you thought out there in America! I googled Camel SNUS and was horrified by the numbers of articles praising it and the incredible amount of misinformation about snus on the internet!
And the comments: They were enough to make you cry. Look at what these misbegotten naive souls are saying about Camel SNUS:
In my article, "Camel and Marlboro: When it comes to Snus, you LOSE", I described my discovery and love of Swedish Snus. I had tried the General-brand by Swedish Match and loved both the portion pack and the white portion. I figured I was all set: it was just a question of finding the best price and service.
While Google-surfing around in my quest, I came across a small Swedish snus forum that for some reason was closed to new posts but available for reading of the old posts "now that some posts had been removed". Very mysterious. While poking around the forum and reading the various posts, I learned two things new. According to a number of the posters, after a while of using your favorite snus, you get bored with it and need to change for awhile. Then when you come back to your favorite, it will seem fresh and exciting again. And most importantly, watch who you buy from.
It's been almost 2 months since I wrote my first review of Swedish Snus. I've tasted A LOT of different snus's since then and am ready to present Part 2 of my Swedish Snus reviews. First, the standard disclaimer: taste is subjective. If I speak poorly of a particular brand and you really want to try it, go ahead...it may turn out to be your favorite. Conversely, you might not like one of my favorites. This is just my opinion and my taste.>
As to where to buy your Swedish Snus, my opinion remains unchanged: SnusCENTRAL.com If you're a first-time buyer, use the Discount Code and get 10% off your first purchase: fresh snus,order processed within 24 hours, great customer service: They aim to please. Now to the taste tests! I found some real surprises, some pleasant, some not, this go-around. I also re-affirmed my conclusion on the Offroad brand portion snus: it's horrible.....unless you've been using Camel SNUS,Marlboro snus, Skoal snus, Klondike snus, or any other American version of snus for any significant length of time.
If you're upgrading to Swedish Snus, you may find some taste too strong (because the American snus's taste is watered down and too sweet). Some people use Offroad as a bridge to the premium Swedish Snus brands. Others use Mini Portion Snus instead of Regular Portion Snus. Since most American Snus seems to be intentionally low nicotine to keep you smoking cigarettes, be aware that Swedish Strong Snus and Extra Strong snus has 2 1/2 to four times the nicotine you are accustom to.
The Offroad loose snus is supposed to taste much better, but I can't say from experience...for a future review.
If you're going directly from cigarettes to Swedish Snus, try a can of Offroad if you like but you can handle (and will love) Swedish Snus. With well over 100 different varieties to choose from, a little experimentation (with the help of our Snus Reviews Section and our Snus Forum), you'll quickly discover "your taste preference".
Now let's talk about Snus:
What the heck IS Snus, WHERE do you get it, WHY would you want it, and most importantly (to me), why am I so excited about it?
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