Is Sweden's moist tobacco 'snus' all it's cracked up to be?

November 07, 2023 by thelocal.com

Is Sweden's moist tobacco 'snus' all it's cracked up to be?

Sweden is expected to become Europe's first smoke-free country thanks to the popularity of 'snus'. But some are worried that the moist tobacco is a fairytale too good to be true. Used by one in seven Swedes, snus has, according to the government, helped slash the number of smokers from 15 percent of the population in 2005 to 5.2 percent last year, a record low in Europe. A country is considered smoke-free when less than five percent of its population are daily smokers.


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