Learn about Swedish Match's snus and quality standard

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Snus and moist snuff

Swedish Match has a market leading position in the Scandinavian snus market. In the US, Swedish Match is well positioned as the third largest snus and moist snuff company.

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Other tobacco products

Swedish Match is a major player in the US market for mass market cigars and the largest manufacturer for chewing tobacco.

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Swedish Match is the market leader in many markets throughout the world, with well known local brands.


At Swedish Match you get the opportunity to grow and develop in an international environment.

Snus and health

Information on snus and health as well as the GOTHIATEK® quality standard.

The history of snus

In the 16th century, Swedes began to mix tobacco leaves with salt and water to place behind the upper lip. The snuff was born.


Prior to that however, the predecessor went from the Caribbean, into the French court and then across Europe as the latest fashion.


For Swedish Match, sustainability entails generating value for the company and its stakeholders mindful of the people and the environment in our value chain, and the world around us. We report our sustainability performance according to the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) framework and we are currently conducting a survey on what sustainability aspects our stakeholders find material to the company.

Social responsibility

Social responsibility comprises four areas in the Swedish Match sustainability model: ­supplier responsibility, consumer and market­place responsibility, community responsibility, and regulatory engagement.

Environmental responsibility

For Swedish Match, environmental responsibility implies working consciously and actively to reduce and mitigate negative environmental impacts of the Company’s business operations.