moist tobacco product placed under the upper lip, used in the Nordic countries.

Snus is smokeless tobacco. It has been used in Sweden for almost a century.[1] The name is a bit like the English snuff, but it is a different product. Snus is placed under the upper lip; snuff is inhaled into the nostrils.

Portioned snus by the Swedish brand General


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