Snuff has been around since the 17th century. It fell out of popular use by the late 1700’s, but is now coming back in style because of the increased bans on smoking.
It is geared towards young adults in all sorts of colors and flavors, from mint to licorice.
You snort it up your nose.
What is it exactly?
It’s ground up tobacco leaves in powder form. It comes in a tin canister the same way that chewing tobacco comes in.
It’s often viewed as a pre-cursor to chewing tobacco.
You put a tiny amount on the tip of your finger, and you sniff it up one nostril. You get an instant dose of nicotine.
Once you grow a tolerance for the powder, wouldn’t a finger full not be enough? Do you then snort lines of tobacco?
Seems awfully odd.
I can understand the instant gratification part, but the whole process of sniffing powder up your nose seems a bit strange to me.
What are the side effects?
Since you are sniffing powder up your nose, you are directly affecting your mucus membranes inside your nostrils.
Those connect to your throat, your eyes, your mouth, and your stomach. So it is still possible to get cancer in any of those places if you continue using.
Not worth the risk.
It’s mainly popular with young males.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a female with a tin canister of snuff in her pocket.
Sure you aren’t smoking, so therefore you eliminate the horrible stench that it causes.
Your teeth aren’t turning yellow, you aren’t getting bronchitis or emphysema, and you don’t smell like an ashtray.
But you still are addicted to nicotine.
Sniffing this up your nose for instant pleasure does not sound like the right way to go, in my opinion. It sounds dangerous.
The fact you sneeze immediately afterwards is a telltale sign your body does not accept it. It tries to instantly get rid of it.
The risk of oral and nasal cancer does not sound too good, either.
Can you imagine having your nose removed because you did this all your life?
Doesn’t sound like a good trade-off to me.