Where is snus legal?


Snus users will often wonder where snus is legal in the world, and this article will shed some light on that. Snus is moist smokeless tobacco in powder form. The product is a variant of the dry snuff, which was popular in Sweden during the early 18th-century. This particular tobacco product is placed inside the lip (usually between the upper lip and gums) for long periods, just like in sublabial administration. Snus is different from other tobacco products because it is not fermented and doesn’t need to be spat out. Below are a few countries where snus is legal.

Snus is legal in the United States

The United States Food and Drug Administration have recently authorized the sale of a tobacco product for the first time. The regulatory body says that the tobacco product snus will not have a significant harmful effect on the population’s health. According to the FDA, Swedish Match, a Stockholm-based business, can sell eight new smokeless tobacco products known as “snus” under its “General” brand. While the Food and Drug Administration’s ruling now allows Swedish Match to offer the products for sale, it does not approve of the company claiming that these products are less harmful than any other tobacco product.

Snus is legal in Sweden

As a lot of snus users may be aware, within the European Union, Sweden is the only country allowed to sell snus legally. According to article 151 of the Act of Accession of Austria, Finland and Sweden offer Sweden an exemption from the prohibition. This means that people who love to enjoy snus can legally purchase and use it within Swedish territory. While the sale of snus in all European Union countries is illegal, it is also good to know that it has been the most common form of tobacco consumed in Norway for a long time. This is good news for Norwegians.

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