Storm in a Teacup Over Soccer Stars’ Snus Use

June 12, 2024 by

Storm in a Teacup Over Soccer Stars’ Snus Use

Professional soccer players in the UK are increasingly using snus or nicotine pouches, with a study commissioned by the Professional Footballers’ Association revealing 18% of men and 22% of women players use them. Media coverage often focuses on the negatives, but these products can aid harm reduction. Players use them for relaxation, stress management, and focus improvement. While some may experience nicotine dependence, the potential risks are low compared to other nicotine products. Noteworthy is the positive impact of snus in reducing smoking rates in countries like Sweden. Snus can provide a safer alternative, especially in sports, without significant health risks.

15.30% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 1.3 million current smokers in Sweden.



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