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  1. snus(Noun)

    A type of tobacco snuff consumed in the form of a moist powder which is placed under the upper lip, without chewing, for extended periods of time.

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  1. Snus

    Snus, is a moist powder tobacco product originating from a variant of dry snuff in the early 19th century in Sweden. It is consumed by placing it under the upper lip for extended periods of time. The precursor of snus, the dry form of snuff inhaled through the nose, was introduced in Europe much earlier. Snus is not fermented and contains no added sugar. Although used in a manner similar to American dipping tobacco, snus does not typically result in the need for spitting and is different from naswar in that snus is steam-pasteurized. Snus' sale is illegal in Turkmenistan and the European Union, but due to special exemptions, it is still manufactured and consumed primarily in Sweden and Norway. Recently, the State Duma of Russia drafted a bill as per which a total ban on snus will come into force on 1 June 2013 on the territory of Russia. The popularity of local varieties of snus is growing in the United States as an alternative to smoking and traditional "chewing" tobacco. However, some believe the US snus is different from the Swedish snus and should not be called "snus".


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