3 Things You Never Knew About Snuff Tobacco

Snuff tobacco use is on the rise and has been for the last few years. Having been around since the 15th century, Snuff use has seen its popularity rise and fall as its use fits in with fashions over the years and we are currently seeing its use becoming more popular.

As more and more people seek alternatives to smoking tobacco the use of smokeless tobacco such as snuff and chewing tobacco is escalating. The banning of smoking in public places is one of the reasons that the tobacco industry is seeing a shift in popularity and this can only be seen as good news for brands that are famous for providing the world with Sniff.

The likes of McChrystal’s offer the tobacco user an interesting alternative with a variety of interesting flavours such as Lemon, raspberry, apricot, anisette and violet to name a few. This choice is leading to a whole new fan base and users the world over are enjoying this ‘new’ tobacco product that has been with us for over 500 years.

If you are new to the world of Snuff here are 3 interesting facts about it that you might not have known;

  • With Snuff proving to grow more popular than it has been for hundreds of years here are a number of famous individuals that you may have heard of that also liked to enjoy snuff tobacco; Charles Darwin, Stephen Fry, Sean Bean, Napoleon, George Washington, Martha Washington, Mozart. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Bruce Springsteen, Muhammed Ali, Barak Obama and Princess Diana.
  • The House of Commons always has a filled Snuff box near the entrance because it has been a no smoking building since the 1700’s. The snuff box is there as an alternative to the politicians the frequent the building.
  • The Californian taxing system on Snuff differs depending on the product with Dry Snuff taxed at 256% of its price at $1.70 or more and 170% on moist snuff.

Across the world there are a large number of Snuff Tobacco brands to explore and who knows what crazy facts are out there. Undoubtedly we are likely to see some more famous faces added to the famous snuff users list in the years to come as it grows in popularity.

If you’re interested in the history of snuff the production of snuff then there are a number of wonderful and informative articles on the subject.