Tuesday, 02 December 2008 11:44

SAFETY: Swedish Snus versus American Snus

Written by SnusCentral Writing Staff
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Safe to Use?

For the sake of the lawyers, let it be known that no tobacco product of any kind is 100% completely and totally safe for every single individual on the planet.  Neither are many food products containing high amounts of sodium, processed sugar, or trans-fatty acids.  Neither is walking across the street.  That being said, lets talk about Swedish Snus and American Snus.

AMERICAN MANUFACTURED SNUS:  As of January 2009, we simply don't know.  American snus is not regulated by the FDA.  We just don't know.

American Snus is particularly known for being sweet.  We have discovered that cigarettes contain 8% to 18% sugar to give the smoker a "sugar rush" as well as a nicotine one.  That's inhaled sugar. 

How much sugar is in American Snus to make it so sweet?  If you are a diabetic, that's a big concern.  For anyone else limiting processed sugar intake for health reasons, it's a concern too because any snus is orally absorbed and lasts longer in the blood stream.

We don' know the TSNA levels of American Snus (the naturally occurring cancer-causing agents in tobacco).  The American Manufacturers don't release it and we have no idea how or what process (if any) they use to lower TSNA's.

We have no idea of what ingredients/additives/substances are contained in American Snus.  We don't even know how much "snus" is in their tiny pouches compared to the total weight.  We have no idea what kind of tobacco US manufacturers of snus use.  They don't have to tell us (yet) and don't whenever possible. 

The only thing we DO know is that Camel, Marlboro, and most other American Snus manufacturers go out of their way to strongly emphasize:  don't EVER swallow the pouch.  Why?  What are they made of?  Why do they make such an issue of it?  We don't know.

SWEDISH MANUFACTURED SNUS:  Since 1970, legislation was enacted in Sweden causing Swedish Snus to be re-classified as a Food Product.  Their version of the FDA set very strict guidelines on Swedish snus content, manufacturing methods, ingredients, and product disclosure.

This caused a massive change in the Swedish Snus Industry:  snus recipes were changed or discarded, new manufacturing and safety processes had to be put in place.  New snus recipes were developed.  And, like American food products where the ingredients and the levels of potentially harmful substances like fat, sugar, sodium, etc are required to be disclosed, Swedish snus manufacturers now had to disclose and be at or below the Swedish Government Mandates in order for the product to be labeled 'Snus'.

Keeping in mind the legal disclaimer (of sorts) in the first paragraph in mind, it has been scientically proven over and over; in both short and decades-long studies, that Swedish Snus is the "least harmful" oral tobacco nicotine delivery system on the planet  (it does come nicotine-free also).

Read 16774 times Last modified on Thursday, 19 December 2013 13:03

Leave a comment

Your Comments will be reviewed by our moderator. Thanks for your thoughts!

Login

Latest Member Snus Reviews

Skruf Greatness

Matt Campbell , Wednesday, March 23, 2016 I have has so many different Snus During my career of ...

Great snus!

Daniel M. , Sunday, January 24, 2016 Thunder Ultra Cool Mint white dry is a great snus. I bought...

This was a disappointment to me.

Bryon R. , Tuesday, October 27, 2015 Skruf Original Portion Snus is nothing to brag to mom about....

An awesome los snus

Justin S. , Tuesday, October 27, 2015 Röda Lacket Loose Snus is just awesome. In the loose ...

I love the smell of chocolate in the morning

Bryon R. , Tuesday, October 27, 2015 Ettan Original Portion snus absolutely billows a dark ...

It's like Ettan portion’s weird half-brother.

Bryon R. , Tuesday, October 27, 2015 This snus has a good quality tobacco and portion material ...

Smells EXACTLY as one would expect

Bryon R. , Tuesday, October 27, 2015 Probe Whisky loose snus smells of tobacco and whiskey. Its ...

Really good snus!

Chris M. , Saturday, August 22, 2015 General Snus is the only real snus I can buy in American ...

A staple snus for me

Larry Waters , Saturday, August 15, 2015 This XRANGE snus is essentially Göteborgs Rapé Large White...

This is a great snus!

Teri S. , Friday, August 14, 2015 Olde Ving Fudge portion had a very different snus flavor for...

Snus Central Twitter

Follow Larry Waters on Twitter!
You don't have to be a northerner to buy Snus at SnusCENTRAL.com - We ship to all 50 United States ... AND around the world (where legal)! Get snus from SnusCENTRAL !!!

Perfect Facebook Like Box Sidebar