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How Much Nicotine Is in Snus?

The nicotine content found in snus will vary according to the brand and manufacturer. Different manufacturers have created their own variations and, therefore, adult users can expect to encounter different strengths across the snus category. For example, stark snus pouches usually contain 15mg of nicotine per pouch. However, this depends on the particular product.

Snus is a smoke-free alternative to cigarettes that usually contains tobacco and nicotine. An adult user uses snus orally by placing it in the mouth for a nicotine experience. The product usually comes in four different forms: loose powder, original portion, white, and all-whites.

Snus is not risk-free and contains nicotine, which is addictive. The best decision any adult smoker can make is to quit tobacco and nicotine consumption altogether. Smoke-free products are not alternatives to quitting and are not designed as cessation aids.

What Is Nicotine?

Commonly found in the tobacco plant, nicotine is an addictive chemical that is well-known to be present in a majority of products across the smoke-free category. Nicotine is one of the reasons people smoke cigarettes. Therefore, the presence of nicotine in products that are designed to be better alternatives can help adult smokers make the switch from cigarettes.

Characteristics of Snus

Some characteristics of snus are defined by its nicotine content. When purchasing snus, products, these are the characteristics to look out for:

  • Snus is typically available in different strengths. Adult users may find strong and extra strong varieties available, known respectively as “stark” and “extra stark”.
  • On average, the stark varieties of snus typically contain 15mg of nicotine for every gram of tobacco. This is similar to the nicotine content in cigarettes, which is typically around 12mg per cigarette.
  • Extra stark defines a portion of up to 22mg of nicotine in the same amount of tobacco.
  • The pH of snus is often around 8.5.

This article is for general information and educational purposes. Some of the information in this article is based on external, third-party sources and we make no representations or warranties of any kind regarding the accuracy, validity or completeness of such information.

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This product is not risk free and contains nicotine, which is addictive. Only for use by adults.