Snus and health
Both in the scientific sphere and the public health debate, the relative health benefits of Swedish snus compared with cigarette smoking have been highlighted. On these pages, we have compiled information within the areas of snus and health, and on Sweden’s unique relationship to tobacco consumption, which has received international attention as “the Swedish experience”.
A summary is presented here of current research on the type of snus used in Sweden and the rest of the Nordic region.
Surveys of tobacco use in Europe suggest that the situation in Sweden is unique. Compared with other European countries, Swedes smoke the least, but they do use Swedish snus. Snus is used as a way to quit smoking.
The risk of a man dying from a tobacco-related illness is less in Sweden than in any other European country, although tobacco consumption is on a comparable level with that of other countries in Europe. Researchers refer to this paradox as “the Swedish Experience”.
The key to the quality guarantee we promise every consumer of snus from Swedish Match is our own unique standard, which we call GOTHIATEK®.