Unique Swedish Smokeless Snus

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Swedish Snus smokeless tobacco products

The first home-grown tobacco crop in Sweden dates back to 1725, grown by a farmer named Jonas Alströmer. Within a few years, he succeeded well over 100,000 plants. Of course, prior to Alströmer’s accomplishment, tobacco use in Sweden was already on the rise, having been initially imported to Sweden as early as 1638 by a shipping company with ties to a Swedish colony in the United States.

Within a few years of Alströmer’s success, however, home-grown tobacco spread throughout all of Sweden. The use of snus–or snuff, as it’s commonly known outside of Sweden–became increasingly popular over time, peaking in the years immediately following World War I. In 1919 alone, annual consumption was about seven pounds per person! While smoking gained in popularity after the war, causing a decline in the use of snus, the late 1960s again saw a rise in the use of snus, as the dangers of smoking became more widely known.

Swedish snus, widely regarded as the highest-quality snuff manufactured in the world, is made from ground tobacco, water, salt, and additives. The flavor of the snus depends on the precise mixing of different strains of tobacco and the additives used.

Swedish snus is unique in the world. The production process that applies on Swedish snus production differs from the processes used in other countries. All snus production in Sweden is under the Food Act, which means that the additives used are approved for use in food and that a high standard of hygiene is maintained. In addition, Swedish Match has also used its well known quality standard, GothiaTek® in snus production.

Due to Food Act and in combination GothiaTek®, Swedish snus preserves its uniqueness in quality and less health risk compared to most other smokeless tobacco products in the world. Swedish Match provides a guarantee a guarantee assuring the consumer that all Swedish Match products undergo controls and maintain the highest quality throughout all the stages from tobacco plant to consumer.

GothiaTek® standard has emerged as a result of successful implementation during the last several decades of research on Swedish snus. All these researches have enabled Swedish Match to produce unique products and scientific research reports within the world of tobacco. This standard complains stringent requirements on production methods and defines the highest permitted content levels of the harmful substances that are naturally present in the tobacco plant.

For the safety of your health as a consumer, GothiaTek® has striving to maintain not only the quality standard  and uniqueness but also to ensure that the production of Swedish Match’s snus is always based on the latest available knowledge regarding the choice of raw materials and production methods. For more information about Swedish Snus: Visit http://www.swedsnus.com


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