jueves, 3 de diciembre de 2020

Snus is a stimulant of Swedish origin

Dear readers, today I am going to write about a traditional Swedish product, Snus. Although we have a history of similar practices in different countries the particularity of Snus caught my attention to address this issue.

Snus contains nicotine but is not smoked because it is consumed orally. Its basic ingredients are finely chopped tobacco, water and salt. However, in some occasions aromatic oils are added to add extra touches of flavor. The ingredients that make up Snus go through a process of pasteurization with heat but without fermentation.

It seems that Snus is an evolution of the consumption of Monkfish, a practice that was adopted in Sweden in the 17th century and that came from the French courts. At the beginning it was consumed loose and not packaged. Nowadays it is distributed in the form of small sachets that are placed in the front part of the upper lip. It does not need to be sucked or absorbed in a special way.

The industrialization of Snus dates back to the 18th century, when tobacco began to be cultivated on a larger scale in Sweden.

Snus is a less harmful alternative to chewing tobacco, the health risks being very low in relation to smoking tobacco. 

Snus is a stimulant of the sympathetic nervous system that is why those who use it say they feel an extra charge of energy in their work. Like almost all tobacco products, its consumption is not recommended for pregnant women or people with high blood pressure.

Among the most popular oils to aromatize Snus are bergamot, rose and liquorice. 

Snus consumption is currently popular not only in Sweden but also in Norway. In the rest of the European Community countries it is regulated.

Very soon I will also continue to write about customs in other countries that attract attention.

For more information you can check this link: http://howtosnus.com/

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