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How to use snus?


How to use snus


While the use of snus is highly discouraged for individuals who currently do not already use tobacco products, it is still necessary to lay out a safe way to consume snus. Hence, it causes the least possible health implications. The best way to use snus is not to use snus.



First of all, choose a comfortable location to use the snus, as the nicotine in it might make individuals feel light-headed. This could be at home, at work, at a designated smoking area, or anywhere one feels comfortable and there’s a trash can around.



Make sure your hands are clean and sanitised before opening the box of snus, as there are loads of bacteria on the hands, and you’ll be spreading them to other snus packets and into your mouth. Just a quick wash with soap and water is sufficient to get rid of most bacteria.

Once you open the snus package, it may come in pre-portioned pouches, or some manufacturers require the user to form their own pouches. Make or take a pouch and place it under your upper lip, either on the left side or right. It doesn’t really matter; just make sure not to swallow it or let it touch your tongue.



Most people leave the snus in their mouths anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour, depending on your personal preference or as indicated by the manufacturer. While it’s in your mouth, juice will start accumulating; make sure not to swallow it as it may contain carcinogens. When finished using snus, dispose of it properly, in a trash can. Please don’t litter on the ground or flush it down the toilet.



Regarding nasal snus, the package usually contains tobacco powder and an applicator. Once you open the nasal snus package carefully, remove a small amount of the tobacco powder using the applicator or your fingers and gently insert it into your nostril using the applicator or your finger. Make sure you don’t allow the powder to enter your throat or inhale it.



When finished using nasal snus, it is important to dispose of the used applicator and packaging in a trash can. Do not flush the nasal snus down the toilet or litter it on the ground.

It is essential to be aware of the potential risks associated with using snus, including the risk of gum disease, nicotine addiction, and other health complications. Regular dental check-ups and maintaining good oral hygiene can help to reduce the risk of gum disease and other oral health problems.


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