Mr. Snuff - Q&A

Nasal snuff is a ground tobacco product that can be flavored or not with varying degrees of moisture, color and texture. There exists a vast range of products on the market to choose from. Each brand has treasured recipes and loyal followers. There is only one suggested way to take "nasal" snuff. You guessed it! Place a small amount between index and thumb and gently deposit the pinch in the nose via a restrained inhalation. Wait for the rush of endorphins and enjoy!

Nasal snuff can "expire" in a couple of ways. If the container is a family heirloom and still contains snuff, I might pass; if the container is pierced or rusted out, I suggest a small investment for a new tin. However, if the snuff is supposed to be moist but is unusually dry, there are ways to save the contents. Simply add a little moisture in the form of an apple or orange peel for a few hours and voilà. Do not confuse "expired" with the barnyard scent of certain snuffs. That means they are super fresh.

Wine versus beer; bridge versus poker; tweed versus canvas, it's all about preference. Nasal snuff will offer a more varied selection of flavors while snus relies on basic tobacco flavor with a few traditional choices such as mint, menthol, bergamot or coffee. The manufacturing process is also different. Snuff is fermented tobacco while snus is steam-pasturized. The effects are quite similar in that they last about the same time and release the same amounts of vitamine N. This is obviously dependant on the particular amount ingested per dose. It's basically a choice. I suggest you try both and derive your own conclusions. Happy snuffing or dipping!

As the name implies, this form of tobacco requires the user to grind the "chew" between the teeth to liberate the nicotine through the gums. The remainder is spit out. Old Westerns and baseball games are the likeliest places to find adepts of this habit. This fermented tobacco comes in various forms such as: loose leaf, dip, plug, twist and chew bags. All of these types are grouped under the rubrique of "chew".

The closest animal product related to tobacco is probably the manure that was used to grow the plant. Tabacum nicotiana is completely organic and is not transformed or manufactured with any animal products directly or indirectly. The only caveat might be if there are incidental flavorings but to my knowledge only sugar or salt is used as a stabilizing and preserving agent.

Small individual doses that contain plant derived or synthetic nicotine on a food grade base with salt and sometimes flavoring. This is a tobacco free product that has a longer shelf life than regular snus and the pouches are used in a similar fashion. Placed between gum and cheek the dose may last slightly longer than snus with minimal saliva production.

Using nicotine pouches cannot be easier. Insert between gum and cheek, that's it. Your saliva will do the rest. Within a few minutes vitamin N will coarse thought your bloodstream and activate the endorphins that will provide a level of stimulation or mild euphoria. Wouldn't it be nice if everything could be that simple?

Contrary to steam-pasturized or fermented tobacco, nicotine pouches need no special care. The container they come in is the perfect home for the pouches. Try and keep out of the oven, stove top, pizza oven, oil burner, liquid nitrogen, rocket fuel and the reach of children.

There is nothing illegal about nasal snuff anywhere in North America or anywhere else. This is a much older method of ingesting nicotine than cigarette, cigar or pipe. Nicotine is scheduled as a mild stimulant in the order of caffeine. The tabacum nicotiana plant has been unjustly vilified because of it's association with smoking. Snuff taking is a discreet and enjoyable pastime. A personal choice rather than a public non-consensual one that is smoking.

The obvious explanation is that smokeless tobacco is tobacco that does not produce smoke or is not consumed by the inhalation of burning tobacco. That's the easy answer. If you want to break it down, there are several types of smokeless tobaccos. Dip, chew, iqmik, snuff, snus, naswar, gutka, shamma are some of the members of the 'smokeless' group of tobacco products. It is an alternative way of consumming nicotiana tabacum.

Chewbags, as the term implies, are small individually packaged pods of tobacco destined to be consummed orally. Slip between cheek and gum and within minutes the endorphin rush begins. Because of the nature of the packaging, there is no extra saliva production, hence no need to spit.

Snus is a moist powdered smokeless tobacco product originating from a variant of dry snuff in early 18th-century Sweden. It is placed between lip and gum where the nicotine is leeched into the bloodstream. Snus is steam-pasteurized and not fermented which permits a much dryer product and, unlike chew, dip or naswar, there is no need for spitting. The vilification of this product has an arbitrary method of distribution. Certain countries prohibit it's use.