Napoleon Bonaparte

Smoking is not the only way known to man consumption of nicotine. Throughout the Americas, tobacco is not only smoked but chewed, ate, drank in tinctures, rubbed into the body. Traditionally in Europe, tobacco also smoked, chewed and sniffed. For example, Napoleon Bonaparte, although he did not like tobacco smoke, required seven pounds of chewing tobacco on a monthly basis. He had a huge collection of boxes for storage of tobacco, including one with portrait of his beloved Josephine. Unlike conventional chewing tobacco, Swedish snus does not chew, and placed under the upper lip. The Swedes came up with this at the end of the xviii century, but especially popular in Sweden, snus has become in the last 30 years. Nicotine contained in snus, this is the same tobacco nicotine. From tobacco leaves, he gets into the bloodstream through the mucous membranes of the mouth. Nicotine has a stimulating effect and, after several months of daily use, is addictive.

It is not a carcinogen, but reduces blood flow, increases heart rate and blood pressure. In addition, nicotine has a destructive effect on the nervous system and brain. Research properties of tobacco products found that snus and some U.S. smokeless tobacco is 90% less harmful than smoking cigarettes. Widely used in Sweden, snus, particularly among the male population, significantly reduced percentage of smokers (from 40% in 1976 to 15% in 2002), and today Sweden has the lowest in Europe, death rates from diseases associated with smoking. In addition, a third of quitters in Sweden said that they had used snus during disaccustoming from cigarettes. Of course, snus is not harmless, leads to nicotine addiction and increases the risks of diseases of the cardiovascular system, but it does not cause cancer and lung disease. The recently established connection between tobacco smoking and the risk of diabetes for snus is also not confirmed. It seems that snus can be considered as a tool to help you part with a cigarette, and as an alternative for those smokers who are unwilling or unable can get rid of nicotine addiction.