There are almost 2,500 chemical substances in snuff, many of which are also toxic. These include lead, arsenic and nickel. When you put the snus under your lip, all these substances are released. They are spread through the mucous membranes of the lip and then into the bloodstream.
Easy to become addicted
Most of us know today that sniffing is not good for us and our bodies, but still many people start sniffing.
There can be several reasons why people start sniffing. For example, it could be because of peer pressure or because it feels good.
But there are also addictive substances in snus, such as nicotine. Nicotine is a toxic substance that is very addictive. It can be the feeling of sniffing or the craving for nicotine that makes it difficult to be without snus.
You must be 18 to buy snuff or other tobacco products.