‘Snoose’ clear, sounds like what you do when you have the flu, but actually other tobacco products British American Tobacco South Africa would like us to try.
What is snus?
Snus, with Swedish roots, finely ground tobacco or moist snuff in sachets that you put under your upper lip. Along with chewing tobacco and dry snuff, it is classified as a ‘smokeless tobacco product’, which the big tobacco companies have begun promoting a big way.
Bat introduced snus in South Africa under the label of two local winners cigarettes, Peter Stuyvesant and Lucky Strike. Currently available in 700 outlets in Johannesburg, Pretoria and the East Rand, and likely to be available over the counter near you.
A snus cans cost R14.00 for 16 bags, each one takes about 30 minutes.
Why South Africa?
BAT South Africa said that the country was chosen as a test market for tobacco giant’s market leader here: “We are trying the acceptance of our products in existing smoke We wanted to determine whether they believe snus a realistic alternative. to smoke. ‘
But it’s cool?
It occurred to me that placing a sachet of snus under your upper lip protrusion make it aesthetically unpleasant, but bat assured me that “This is a sachet, a little flat and not cause the bulging “.
I also wonder: do not stain your teeth? Bat was not sure about, but said: “. We have no reason to believe that the risks of snus stain your teeth will be any different to the same risks posed by smoking “In other words: yes, it does.
All forms of tobacco, smokeless or not, dangerous and addictive: now all agree with that. ‘Smokeless harmless’ A phrase own bat.
In general, smokeless tobacco products are less harmful than smoking tobacco, but they are far from innocent.
Besides being highly addictive, chewing tobacco and snuff increases the risk of oral cancer, gum disease and dental problems, and in Herat disease.
Form of smokeless snus seems – given the current evidence, at any rate – the most dangerous. In a review of literature scinetific
But it’s a matter of relativity, as Nigel Gray from the International Agency World Health Organization for Research on Cancer, said recently in The Lancet: “It is possible (however, reluctantly) agrees to bat and Swedish Match of snus risk-reduction products, but only when compared to cigarettes. ‘
Snus smoked will cause more or less?
The other issue of concern to the mass marketing of snus if it leads to more people begin addicted to nicotine, making it more difficult for smokers to quit smoking, and perhaps lead to more non-smoker take up smoking.
The study showed, as far as Sweden is concerned, the availability of snus contributed to the relatively low level of smoking among Swedish men.