Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Using Snus May Help You Quit Smoking

I discussed in my previous article about alternative of smoking or how to quit smoking using vape. I'm happy to say that my husband has not smoked a cigarette for more than 5 years now and counting. At that time, vape really did its work. Unfortunately now, vaping is now strictly prohibited in our area so people can't try vaping anymore so most of them resorted back to cigarette smoking especially those who are stressed at work or even at home. 

I used to read something about a tobacco that you can chew as an alternative to smoking, but the catch is the constant spitting and it's just unsanitary for me. One item that stood out for me is this thing smokeless tobacco called snus ( pronounced as "snoose" like "loose). This is very new for me so I researched more about it. 

All About Snus

Snus is moist tobacco that is usually placed under the upper lip, and it usually comes in different kinds of flavours such as wintergreen, mint and the like. It was created in Sweden to help reduce the rate of smoking in the country. The good thing about Snus is that you do not have to burn or smoke it. Also, you do not need to spit when you take it, and it is considered less harmful than cigarettes since it does not pose any harm to your lungs, unlike when you smoke a cigarette. 

They may look like tea bags, but these pieces of snus are actually designed to give users a tobacco hit without having to light up.

History of Snus

According to Wikipedia, in the 16th century, snuff (pulverized tobacco), the precursor of snus (moist snuff), was introduced to France by French diplomat Jean Nicot, who worked at the court of King Henry II of France. He recommended snuff to Catherine de' Medici as a migraine remedy. When she became a regular user of snuff, it became a fashion among the court and upper-class citizens of France, especially among females, as it was deemed more socially acceptable than other forms of tobacco.

Will You Use It?

Snus is available online so basically anybody can purchase it except residents of Europe because it's currently banned there. But since vape is no longer available in our area, I think snus can be a step to help people stop smoking. I mean snus still does have its side effects since it is still tobacco, but if it can help you stop smoking then it's a good alternative until the  user can finally stop using tobacco altogether. Maybe using it in moderation is a good way to go. 
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