Snus is a nicotine-based product that is consumed by placing it between the lip and gum. To some users (especially new users), the thought of swallowing them seems ideal, as swallowing is associated with more nicotine kick. Is this true? No, it’s not! Swallowing snus has potential risks and should be avoided. Snus is absorbed naturally into the body without the need to chew or swallow them. As such, the act of eating them will not lead to additional nicotine sensation. Rather than chew or swallow them, they should be removed using your finger after use and disposed of appropriately.
There’s no clear answer to the above question, the reason being that there are different types of snus on the market. While some have no tobacco content in them, others do have small percentages of tobacco as part of the ingredients. Please note that tobacco will most likely cause harm when it finds its way to the stomach. For this reason, swallowing snus that contains tobacco isn’t the best thing to do. If this happens, you should take appropriate measures to flush it out. Additionally, swallowing snus will lead to less nicotine in the blood compared to placing it on the lips.
Snus contains other ingredients, not just tobacco. These include salt, water, and fillers (food grade). Most snus products also have a variety of flavours as part of the elements. All these are recipes commonly found in most homes and are harmless to the body. However, they are not meant to be digestible. Instead, they’re meant to be thrown away after use. The above fact notwithstanding, it’s common for users to swallow snus products. While doing it once or twice isn’t harmful, excessive swallowing could be dangerous and should be avoided. After all, even the nicotine content is a chemical that shouldn’t be swallowed.