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Is Snus The Alternative To Cigarette Smoking?

Cigarette smoking is one of the hardest habits to quit. Once you get addicted, it can take quite a while to get rid of the habit. The substance that causes this in the cigarette is known as nicotine. This problem was so prevalent in Sweden that they came up with snus, which scientists suggest could be an alternative and could help people to quit the tobacco habit.

What is snus?

Snus is a tobacco product that is produced in a moist powdery form. It is consumed orally by placing it under the upper or lower lip. You suck on it and you do not have to spit it out. This is a good alternative to tobacco consumers who do not like burning the product, which causes smoke. Snus allows users to get the same effect and nicotine without smoking’s irritations.

Today scientists have managed to create a product that will give lower nicotine levels, and which is supplied by nicotine free snus. This way, those who need to quit smoking can start to reduce the levels of nicotine intake gradually over time. This is the best way to quit smoking since it is difficult to stop cold turkey.

Scientists also say that snus use reduces the chances of getting cancer of the tongue, throat and stomach. They say that the levels supplied by nicotine free snus, are less harmful to the human body as compared with the burning of tobacco products.

The debate is still on going about the effects of using snus as compared to cigarette smoking, to the extent that the EU had at one point considered banning the use of snus in its member states. However, the use of snus has proven that it can help stop cigarette smoking by gradually reducing the quantity of nicotine ingested dose by dose.