Question of the Day – Monday November 6, 2017

Question: What is “snus”?

 

Answer: Snus is “a moist smokeless tobacco product popular in Sweden [that] gained the attention of global tobacco control workers a few years before e-cigarettes did.” The cited reference notes “While using snus may be less risky than smoking cigarettes to the health of the individual, it is not clear that promoting the use of snus would reduce the total harm associated with tobacco use at the population level.” (Zhu S, et al. The use and perception of electronic cigarettes and snus among the U.S. population. 2013 PLOS One. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0079332)