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Snus

The unrestricted alternative to smoking.

What is Snus?
Using Snus
Health concerns
Products
Tobacco free “snus” – Nicopods
Cannadips


How does Snus work?

The absorption of Nicotine through the mucous membrane in the mouth, to give either an energy kick or a relaxing experience.
No puffing, inhaling, chewing or spitting!

Where is Snus made?
Mainly in Sweden (for over 200 years), more recently made in Denmark.

What is Snus made from?
Finely ground, air dried tobacco, mixed with water, salt, sodium carbonate, moisture-retaining agents and flavourings.
The air-dried tobaccos are mainly from Asia. All other ingredients that are a part of the production of snus are approved for foodstuff production.
Besides water and tobacco, which are the main ingredients in snus, salt is added as a flavour enhancer and sodium carbonate weakly basifies the snus and gives it its character.

How is Snus made?
Snus is an oral tobacco product made under the regulations of the food acts in both Sweden and Denmark. The low temperature pasteurisation process keeps low the tobacco specific nitrosamines, which are potentially carcinogenic.
Scandinavian Snus is also different from the US Snus which is fire-cured, and from “chewing” or “dipping” tobacco – no chewing or spitting.

How is Snus sold?
Thunder Slim Snus sachetSnus sachets
The finished product (portion) is like a small tea bag, Regular or Slim size.
Besides being more comfortable in the mouth the slim pouch allows better absorption.
The Slim White Dry portions contain less water and more tobacco per pouch, and are therefore stronger than a standard size portion. The slim pouch is usually made of a soft material. It can be kept in the mouth longer, and since it is dry, it does not drip.

The portion, or sachet, of Snus is placed under the upper lipHow is Snus used?
The sachet, (portion or slim), of Snus is placed under the upper lip, and that’s it.
For you – no inhaling, no chewing, no spitting.
For those around you – no smoke.

The nicotine is absorbed through the mucous membrane of the mouth and kicks in almost immediately. For some people this generates a tingling sensation.
Watchpoint: Try not to lick or worse, suck the pouch.
This will accelerate the release of the Nicotine
The Original wet brown portions kick in more quickly than the White Dry portions.

Remove the portion after 15/20/50 minutes, or when you have had enough.
When you have finished the sachet can be placed in the special, sealable cavity in the lid of the can. If you are finished before the snus is, place the half-used sachet in the lid of the can to use later.
It is quite possible to have a drink while the Snus is in place.
Helpful hint - if the contents of the pouch are concentrated at one end roll the pouch in your fingers to spread it evenly.

The satisfying effect of the Nicotine intake should last for hours, depending on the individual uptake, at least up to the effect of several cigarettes.

When and where, can Snus be used?
Simply put, whenever and wherever you feel like it.
Snus can be used so discreetly that no one need notice that it is being used.

  • Snus (portions or slims) are ideal for those times when smoking is not allowed – having morning tea with a friend, playing bridge, to go with your after dinner coffee, or in fact with any drink that goes with the flavour of the Snus you are using.
    Going to your favourite Restaurant - take Snus with you and sit anywhere.
    It’s raining in the outside smoking area – keep warm and dry inside with Snus.
    Choose snus when you feel like having a cigarette.
  • In the car – stay calm and relaxed – keep the car fresh;
  • Going on a long trip (car, bus, flying, motorbike??) - take Snus with you and relax.
  • Before, during or after a sporting activity – experience an energy boost, stay focused; or relax after the game.
  • A game drive, a walk in the mountains, a round of golf, a game of soccer, the movies, the list goes on.

How long can Snus be stored
Watchpoint: Although we are told that Snus need not be refrigerated, beware of the effect on moist tobacco of heat such as lights or our hot summers – keep it cool!!
Moisture is also important for the snus to be experienced as fresh.. Heat changes the moisture and aromas of the snus.
Snus last much better in unopened package. However snus can be used after the printed “best before” date on the packaging, provided it is kept sool and moist.
To keep snus for a longer period of time keep it in the freezer. It can retain its moisture and taste for at least a year.


Is it dangerous to use Snus?
There has never been a proven case of mouth cancer caused from using Snus.
While Snus can become addictive, it is still considered to be 99% less harmful than smoking (W.H.O).
Do you know that nicotine is an alkaloid found in the nightshade family of plants (Solanaceae)? Predominantly in tobacco, and in lower quantities in tomato, potato, eggplant (aubergine), and green pepper.
There are plenty of indicators that the switch from cigarettes to Snus in Sweden has resulted in substantial health benefits. Sweden now has the lowest rate of tobacco-related diseases in Europe.
While using Snus is still highly addictive, it is widely held to be between 95% and 99% less harmful than smoking.

Read Lancet’s article.
Read more:
BMJ - Effect of Snus in Sweden
The Guardian
Royal College of Physicians
EU ban on Snus

The History:
Snuff dates way back to Columbus’s second voyage to the Americas, when a monk in the party noticed the local priests inhaling tobacco powder through a reed. The idea of snuff was introduced to Europe in the 16th Century and became popular with the French Court after Jean Nicot suggested it to the French Queen Catherine de Medici as a migraine remedy – and it worked.
The use of nasal snuff became fashionable in all the courts of Europe.
In Sweden in the 1700s tobacco was grown in order to make snuff. Farmers ground snuff for their personal use.
The French Revolution put an end in fashionable Europe to the use of nasal snuff, which was largely replaced by cigars, but mainly replaced in Sweden by a pinch of moist snuff (snus) placed under the upper lip.
This use of snus became so popular amongst the Swedes that factories were developed to ensure sufficient production.
In the early 1900s the Swedish Government introduced a pension scheme, and needed money to fund it. They also needed money for the Defence Force as WWI started. In 1915 they nationalised the previously private tobacco industry.
The tobacco monopoly lasted until the 1960s when American cigarettes became popular amongst the upper classes; snus was relegated to the rural and lower income population, and demand slumped. The production of snus was almost discontinued.
Then the restrictions on cigarette smoking started to come into force, and in Sweden snus again became the accepted way to use tobacco, spurred on by the introduction of Snus portion packs in the 1970s. Instead of having to pinch together loose snus to form a shape suitable to slip under the top lip, one could just open a can, take out a portion (like a tiny tea bag) and discreetly pop it into place.


PRODUCTS

G.3 White Extra Strong 
Snus portion packsA dark and spicy tobacco taste with notes of bergamot, tea, smoke, and leather.
A soft slim white pouch that has a dry surface with a semidry content for low salivation.
Nicotine content: 1,8%  (18mg/g)
Snus weight/can: 16,6g
Weight/portion: 0,69g
Portions/can: 24
Shelf life: 210 days
Price: R92.50 per can including Vat

 

 

XR GR Strong XR Göteborgs Rapé
Snus portion packsA mellow and spicy tobacco taste with distinct notes of lavender and juniper, along with hints of oak and citrus. A soft slim pouch with an optimized fit that has a dry surface with a moist content for low salivation and a long-lasting release of flavour.
Nicotine content: 1,35%  (13.5mg/g)
Snus weight/can: 16,8g         
Weight/portion: 0,8g
Portions/can: 21
Shelf life: 140days
Price: R92.50 per can including Vat

 

 

Onyx Silver
Snus portion packsA heavy and spicy tobacco taste with distinct notes of bergamot and hints of liquorice.
A full-sized black pouch that is dry on the surface with a moist content for a low salivation and a lasting flavour release.
Nicotine content: 1,2%   (12mg/g)     
Snus weight/can: 21,6g
Weight/portion: 0,9g
Portions/can: 24
Shelf life: 140 days
Price: R92.50 per can including Vat

 

 

Siberia - 80 Degrees White Dry 13g
Snus portion packsPowerful chewing tobacco blend providing a strong and very special mint/spearmint experience. Strongest nicotine experience on the market in unmoistened portion bags and with lower tobacco moisture. Runs even less than regular ‘White’ bags – and keeps the flavor even longer. Regular size for that well known feeling behind your lip.
Nicotine content: 4.3%   (43mg/g)     
Snus weight/can: 13g
Weight/portion: 0,9g
Portions/can: 17-20
Shelf life: 300 days
Price: R95.00 per can including Vat

 

 

Siberia - 80 Degrees Slim Blue White Awaiting Arrival
Snus portion packsPowerful chewing tobacco blend providing a strong and very special mint/spearmint experience. Extremely strong nicotine experience in unmoistened chewing portion bags and with lower tobacco moisture. Runs less and keeps its flavour longer. Slim bag format with a comfortable and discreet fit behind your lip.
Nicotine content: 2.4%  (24mg/g)      
Snus weight/can: 20g
Weight/portion: 0,85g
Portions/can: 24
Shelf life: 300 days
Price: R95.00 per can including Vat Awaiting Arrival

 

Tobacco Free Nicotine Pouches (Nicopods)
Health Warning: PRODUCT CONTAINS NICOTINE WHICH IS ADDICTIVE

These are sometimes called “Tobacco-free Snus”.
But this is a misnomer since “Snus” is the Swedish word for snuff – ground tobacco.

However, they are used in exactly the same way.

SARS Customs have decided that these nicotine pouches are not snuff.
They now levy an extra duty.
As a result, the prices have had to increase by 35%

Thunder Frosted Tobacco-free Nicotine Pouches

The all-white filling used by Thunder Slim nicopods consists of natural plant fibers. A high-quality filling that ensures that they won’t stain and that they drip minimally. This low amount of drip lengthens in turn their release of both flavor and nicotine.

Snus portion packsTHUNDER Frosted Slim offers a fast delivery and a fresh but well-balanced and familiar flavour of spearmint with notes of menthol – washed white tobacco free pouches.
Nicotine content: 1,6%  (16mg/g)
Snus weight/can: 16,8g
Weight/portion: 0.8g
Portions/can: 21
Shelf life: 365 days
Price: R115.00 per can including Vat

 

 

Thunder Deep Freeze Slim tobacco free nicotine pouches

THUNDER Deep Freeze Slim tobacco free nicotine pouches provide an incredibly refreshing and stimulating experience. It delivers an icy menthol flavor topped with a dash of eucalyptus. This cool burst of flavor is then followed and enhanced by an extra strong nicotine kick
Nicotine: 16.0mg/g
Snus weight / can: 16.8g
Weight / portion: 0.8g
Portions / Can: 21
Price: R115.00 per can including Vat

 

 

Thunder Cool Mint Slim tobacco free nicotine pouches

THUNDER Cool Mint Slim tobacco free nicotine pouches provide a refreshing experience. They deliver strong nicotine kicks (14 mg/portion) together with a cool and smooth mint flavor that has subtle undertones of sweetness.
Nicotine: 14.0mg/g
Snus weight / can: 16.8g
Weight / portion: 0.8g
Portions / Can: 21
Price: R115.00 per can including Vat

 

New


Cannadips

CannadipsWhat are Cannadips?
Cannadips are pretty much exactly what they sound like: Pouches infused with CBD (cannabidiol), meant to fit between your cheek and gums like Snus; However, these pouches contain no tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), nicotine or tobacco. The CBD is extracted from hemp.
How do Cannadips work?
Each pouch quickly delivers 10mg CBD into your system via your mouth’s mucous membranes. The CBD is water soluble so it is quick – effects can be felt almost immediately. 
“Cannadips” says that its products are water-soluble and formulated to deliver fast-acting benefits. A study noted that water-soluble CBD has a better bioavailability or absorption compared to fat-soluble.
The contents are naturally released through saliva, which you can swallow.
Keep the pouch in your mouth up to 2 hours, by then the flavour is generally gone.
They’re discreet, fast-acting and tasty.
Cannadips Flavours
Cannadips are available in Tangy Citrus, Fresh Wintergreen, Tropical Mango, Natural Mint and American Spice flavours. Each tin comes with 15 pouches infused with CBD.

CBD  and other medications.
Read the Harvard Health article.

Disposal:
The pouch itself is fully biodegradable. Cannadips CBD uses coconut coir to suspend flavourings and CBD.
The empty tin is recyclable.

Ingredient Statement: Palm Oil, Proprietary Coconut Fiber (Coir, Dehydratech, Sunflower Oil), Sugar, Vegetable Glycerin, Natural Flavor, Monk Fruit Extract, Salt, Xanthan Gum.
Allergen: Contains Tree Nuts (Coconut)
Recommended Storage: Cool dark dry place at 60-75°F
Shelf Life: Eighteen Months under recommended storage
Pouch Count: 15 pouches per tin, 10 mg CBD per pouch
Testing Parameters:
Total CBD: 10 mg ± 2 mg
Total THC: Non-Detect
Water Activity: ≤ 0.65 aw
Salmonella: Non-Detect
Shiga toxin-producing E.coli: Non-Detect
Heavy Metals: Below established action levels for California Compliance Panel

Price: R199.00 per tin

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Because we always guarantee our products – anything that isn’t completely to your satisfaction can be returned (in original condition and packaging) for a full refund.

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