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U.S. Authorizes Marketing of Four Flavored Oral Tobacco Products

This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the marketing of four flavored oral tobacco products. While these products are no longer on the market, this is an important step forward for American consumers of tobacco harm reduction products like tobacco and nicotine pouches...

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Over one million people in Sweden use snus, but what about the rest of the world? 

Traditional Swedish snus contains about 0,8–2% nicotine with a pH-level of about 8,5. But there are products with both higher and lower levels of nicotine, as well as completely nicotine-free products.


The long and complex history of snus dates back to 2,000 years BC, a 4,000 year-long snus journey which began in Central America.


There are a variety of different snus types—from traditional loose snus with intense and powerful character that you bake yourself, to modern and bright All White portions with no tobacco.

The Snus World Championship is a yearly competition where snus makers across the world compete in making the best Swedish style snus. 

Smokeless tobaccos like dip, snus and nasal snuff have been a popular alternative to cigarettes for a long time. In the following article we will give an introduction and briefly explain the differences between these forms of tobacco.


Want to learn more about Swedish snus? Whether you’re interested in its history, how it’s produced, how it’s used, or even just general questions, you’re in the right place. Here you’ll find everything you need to know about the product. Enjoy!


In addition to the snus itself, there are some tools that can enhance the snus experience.

While nicotine pouches are all the rage right now, and snus certainly shares the spotlight in the US, Chad "Snubie" Jones feels there is something missing for dippers who are looking to make the switch to tobacco-free products. 

Chad "Snubie" Jones gives you his ten favorite dip products. 

Chad "Snubie" Jones presents his ten favorite Snus products. 

A breakdown of various popular brands, their history, and top products

Chad Jones is the founder of, and has been reviewing snus for the past 12 years. He lives in the Southern United States with his wife and 5 children. 

Learn more about Chad Jones and his journey with Swedish Snus.

Chad “Snubie” Jones shares with us his passion for loose snus.

Chad "Snubie" Jones takes a look at the environmental side of things. Snus manufacturers are starting to take notice of the importance of recycling. 

Chad "Snubie" Jones walks us through his first stab at making his own nicotine pouch. 

Chad "Snubie" Jones looks back at the history of the spittoon. 

Chad “Snubie” Jones takes us through tobacco production-from the seed to the can.

Chad "Snubie" Jones takes a look at the process of tobacco production.

A retrospective on dipping tobacco’s history with Chad “Snubie” Jones.

Chad "Snubie" Jones walks us through the differences between dipping tobacco and chewing tobacco, and clarifies any confusions that may arise when discussing these various formats.

Chewing tobacco: brands, strengths, types, and usage.

One kind of tobacco which is becoming increasingly more popular on the American market is the dissolvable tobacco. Dissolvable tobacco usually comes in different shapes such as lozenges, sticks or strips.

With humble beginning, Snus is now a worldwide phenomenon and only growing bigger

Learn about the history of the Snus can, from 18th century France to modern day.

Don't be fooled, growing your own tobacco is far more difficult that you may have realized.

Find out the perfect pairings from breakfast to dinner, and every activity inbetween

See what the top 5 flavors are based on our sales data and customer reviews.

When you stop using Nicotine you can experience the effects of withdrawal. Find out more here.

Learn everything you need to know before using Nicotine Pouches.

Learn about the different types of Snus and how to properly use and enjoy them!

Flavor bans will make it difficult for adult tobacco users to switch to less harmful smoke-free products

With the increase of smoking bans, across the US and the rest of the world, people are looking for an alternative to classic cigarettes and different varieties of smokeless tobacco. 


Find out about the top events and museums related to tobacco

Learn about the history of Snuff. What it is, where it came from, and how it's changed over the years.