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.