Is snus better than dip?

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Is snus better than dip?
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  • October 29, 2020
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Swedish snus has been popular from as far back as the 19th century. Snus is a smokeless tobacco product that is quite similar to chew or dip. Though it only appeared in stores in other parts of the world in the last few years, more men in Sweden use snus than smoke cigarettes. While opting for snus is a matter of choice, it is also worthy of note that many people seem to like it better than other types of smokeless tobacco. However, the question many people ask is whether snus is better than dip. This article seeks to answer that question in the best way possible.

Smokeless tobacco is of two main forms: snuff and chew

Any person from the 80s who loves to get a nicotine fix can tell you about chewing tobacco. This is basically long leaves of shredded tobacco that release nicotine when chewed and have been suspected of causing cancers of the stomach and mouth. Snuff, on the other hand, can be inhaled and was very common among the aristocrats in Europe during the 18th and 19th centuries. It can also be consumed orally, just like with dip and snus. A snus user only needs to pack the tobacco into his upper lip to get a good nicotine buzz that equals that of a cigarette.

Is Swedish snus better than dip?

Unlike dip, a user of Swedish snus will have to swallow the byproduct instead of spitting it out. Also, the production processes of both tobacco products differ. While ground snus is heated through a process known as pasteurization, other tobacco types are left to air-dry so that their natural flavor can be retained. Air-drying tobacco causes fermentation, which will bring out the naturally occurring ammonia in the leaves. This will increase its acidity and encourage better nicotine absorption by the body. Because snus is pasteurized, it contains less ammonia. That said, one can conclude that choosing which is better is a matter of preference.