We explain what snooze is and where snus gets its name from. In addition, there are product recommendations for beginners.
What is snooze or is it called snus? The explanation
If you take a closer look at Google searches in different countries, you will notice that snus is often referred to as snooze or even snoose. We want to get to the bottom of the question of naming and clarify: What is snooze?
We will then introduce you to a few of the top brands on the snus market that are well suited for beginners and switchers.
What is Snooze?
The term snooze not only refers to the snooze function on the mobile phone, but it is also often used in connection with a product made from tobacco. The Swedish original is called snus, but the phonetic paraphrase in English is 'snooze', which is why this spelling is often found in the United States or Great Britain.
Interestingly, the English transcription is also often used in Switzerland. In Scandinavian countries, especially Sweden and Norway, where snus is extremely popular, you will hardly ever find this transcription. The original word snus is still used here.
Is there a difference between snooze and snus?
As already explained, snooze is just a transcription of the word snus and it is the same product behind it. Snus is a term for oral tobacco products made from ground tobacco leaves. Depending on the snus variety , it is packaged either loosely in cans or in compact bags.
Since the product contains tobacco, it naturally also has a certain amount of nicotine, because this is found in the tobacco plant. When consumed, the loose snus or snus pouch is placed under the upper lip and the nicotine reaches the bloodstream via the mucous membranes. From there, the effect of snus on the body sets in and users feel a feeling of relaxation and at the same time a higher willingness to pay attention.
For this reason, snus is particularly popular among athletes, as they hope to suppress nervousness and improve performance. Snus is in great demand, especially among hockey players.
How did the name of snus come about?
The term 'snus' is the Swedish term for 'snuff'. Snuff is the term used to describe snuff in English, as the word for 'sniff' (to german 'sniff') is alternatively spelled as 'snuff'. The history of snuff dates back to the 15th century, when Columbus first arrived in America and received dried tobacco leaves as a gift from the locals.
In the 17th century, chopped tobacco leaves reached Sweden and in 1637 snus was mentioned by name for the first time in Swedish documents. In the 19th century, chopped tobacco was no longer taken through the nose, but owners of tobacco plantations put it under their upper lip, as the tobacco effect on the body and mind is thus strengthened. Snus is still consumed today, only the composition has changed somewhat over the years.
Which brands of snus or snooze are suitable for beginners?
If you want to try snus for the first time, you should take a close look at the nicotine content. This is indicated on the lid of the can. Beginners should keep their hands off strong snus, as the body only gradually gets used to the nicotine effect.
Lyft Mint All White: The Lyft brand produces nicotine pouches with a nicotine content of 8 mg/g that are very suitable for beginners. Since it is an All White product, it does not stain the teeth.
Velo Easy Mint: Velo is another brand that produces nicotine pouches. Velo Easy Mint has a fresh mint flavor and a nicotine content of 6 mg/g.
General Classic WP: If you are interested in a classic snus product, you can try General. The tobacco flavor is combined with bergamot and has a unique aroma. The nicotine content is 7.8 mg/g.
Oden's Cold Portion : Oden's has been an established snus brand for years and is still very popular today. Oden's Cold Portion provides a refreshing kick with a nicotine content of 9 mg/g.