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    oh bad news here http://www.mojanorwegia.pl/czytelnia...snus-7474.html

    Last Wednesday , the European Union has implemented a new directive , which prohibits information on taste and composition on the package of snus .


    Even Swedish MPs , generally accommodating policy of the Union, can not believe the content of the new directive. The Community has adopted a law according to which it is forbidden to describe the packaging that has the flavor of snus . Also the Norwegian " snuserzy " did not know what was going on the EU.

    - This is the kind of nonsensical laws that make people begin to be against the EU - says a Swedish politician and MEP Christofer Fjellner .

    Fjellner , which belongs to the Swedish party Moderaterna , was in Brussels for a final vote on the new tobacco directive , which passed last Wednesday winning the most votes.


    The secret flavor?

    Swedes are demanding the release of Sweden from the general EU ban on snus . Norwegians also want to be an exception. For now, they were able to prevent any ban on snus flavorings such as aromas of licorice , mint , cranberries and the like.



    However, the decision of the European Parliament is to tighten the sale of snus in Sweden and Norway. Long on 109 pages directive describes the new rules on what is to be written on the packaging .

    Although still in the production of snus will be allowed the use of flavorings, packaging , do not write anything about the taste, odor or other of the additives it contains this product . This also applies to the ingredient list affixed to date on the back of the box with snus .


    Popular among young

    In Norway, the percentage of people who use snus has increased significantly in recent years , while the number of smokers has declined. Snus is especially popular among young people. According to SSB , 21% badanch the age group 16-24 , admits that taking snus daily. Flavored snus canisters is also popular among young women.

    Dagny Viken , who is studying at the Campus Christiania can not hide indignation. Stopped smoking in autumn 2010 and instead started using snus a minty taste. Student also observed that the number of young people who are taking snus is becoming greater, and fewer and fewer people smoke .

    - What is it ? What the EU wants to achieve ? They want us to stop using snus ? It will never happen . It did not taste that makes you reach for snus just nicotine - says Mim Gaukstad and shows on your box with cranberry -flavored snus .

    You might think that the EU is concerned about the increasing number of young people who turn to snus . Perhaps they fear that this type of flavored products to attract new followers ?

    - I do not think it had any effect . People choose snus instead of smoking, irrespective of taste. It's just another stupidity on the agenda of the EU - said Dagny .

    Manufacturer of snus : Not bad

    Leader in the manufacture and sale of snus in Norway and Sweden is Swedish Match , which przejąłm.in . General Snus company .

    - I do not think that it was dangerous for us - says communications manager Nils Erlimo . It is believed that if you will not be given information on the composition of snus , will be harder to control whether the content of nicotine in snus is not too large.

    - Snus is nothing healthy. But withholding information about a product does not protect the consumer - sums Erlimo .
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    Dr Farsolinos talks about snus on VP live radio, skip to about the 53minute mark for the snus talk, very interesting what he says!
    In fact the whole radio show is good info, related to vaping & harm reduction products & about the new EU regulations: https://soundcloud.com/vp-live/dark-day-in-europe
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    " They live on smuggle
    snus to Norway "

    Plain honest snus.
    There you have the currently hottest contraband goods from Sweden to Norway.

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    Customs Inspector Sune Nordström in Sundsvall says there are many border crossings from Sweden to Norway
    A can of snus is twice as expensive in Norway and in Sweden.

    Therefore, it is an extremely profitable business to smuggle this to Norway.

    Dagbladet has been in contact with a man who is well versed in contraband traffic.

    " In Sundsvall , there are five or six people working virtually full time to smuggle snus to Norway "

    Each trip across the border renders a gain of about 25 000.

    " The smugglers are living in the here and the risk of getting caught is not very great.

    - No, it is not unlikely , and there are many border crossings from Sweden to Norway and all is not guarded explains Sune Nordström , Inspector of Customs in Sundsvall.


    - This contraband traffic has been going on for some years, but we currently have no recent case .

    Sune Nordstrom explains that this contraband traffic lasted a few years and there is money to be made then smuggled it .

    - But we have no information that says there has been no dramatic increase in snuff smuggling in recent times.

    A box of loose in Sundsvall cost between 55-60 crowns.

    As an example, Statoil in Norrmalm 57 dollars for a box General loose.

    In Norway, a similar can of snus 120-150 SEK.

    Smuggled Snuff purchased in normal shops in Sundsvall - and then transported by car to Norway, where the traffickers have contact with non serious buyers.

    It is likely that transport also includes tax-free snus bought on ferries across the sea .

    The quantities of snus smuggled from Sweden to northern Sweden for a year , no one knows .

    But these are huge numbers.

    - More and more people are discovering this variation to make money , says Dagbladet whistleblowers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhojin View Post
    " They live on smuggle
    snus to Norway "

    Plain honest snus.
    There you have the currently hottest contraband goods from Sweden to Norway.

    Related Article Pictures

    Customs Inspector Sune Nordström in Sundsvall says there are many border crossings from Sweden to Norway
    A can of snus is twice as expensive in Norway and in Sweden.

    Therefore, it is an extremely profitable business to smuggle this to Norway.

    Dagbladet has been in contact with a man who is well versed in contraband traffic.

    " In Sundsvall , there are five or six people working virtually full time to smuggle snus to Norway "

    Each trip across the border renders a gain of about 25 000.

    " The smugglers are living in the here and the risk of getting caught is not very great.

    - No, it is not unlikely , and there are many border crossings from Sweden to Norway and all is not guarded explains Sune Nordström , Inspector of Customs in Sundsvall.


    - This contraband traffic has been going on for some years, but we currently have no recent case .

    Sune Nordstrom explains that this contraband traffic lasted a few years and there is money to be made then smuggled it .

    - But we have no information that says there has been no dramatic increase in snuff smuggling in recent times.

    A box of loose in Sundsvall cost between 55-60 crowns.

    As an example, Statoil in Norrmalm 57 dollars for a box General loose.

    In Norway, a similar can of snus 120-150 SEK.

    Smuggled Snuff purchased in normal shops in Sundsvall - and then transported by car to Norway, where the traffickers have contact with non serious buyers.

    It is likely that transport also includes tax-free snus bought on ferries across the sea .

    The quantities of snus smuggled from Sweden to northern Sweden for a year , no one knows .

    But these are huge numbers.

    - More and more people are discovering this variation to make money , says Dagbladet whistleblowers.
    Replace smugglers with Australian Customs, who charge more than double what the cost of the snus is & you have a relate-able story
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    Snus news from Germany ...... lol the translation is a bit rough but hay its free lol

    Legalization of oral tobacco

    Zurich Berufsmaturand wants to overturn ban on snus
    Legalization of oral tobacco Zurich Berufsmaturand attempting to tilt snus ban

    28/03/2014

    The Dübendorfer Jeremy Grob ( 20 ) calls tomorrow a club to life , fighting for the legalization of snus.

    With a beer bar and a Portion Snus planned Jeremy Grob ( 20) and his colleagues yesterday evening in a bar in Klotener industrial area the day zero . Morning found the young men's club "Free snus ", which has the legalization of oral tobacco in the Switzerland goal . There is still a lot to discuss . How will the meeting take? And how will entertain guests ?

    On the wooden table under the radiant heaters also Lukas Reimann sitting . The SVP National filed as early as last summer, a corresponding advance in the Parliament. Through lobbying and educational work among the population , the association of parliamentary initiative aims to achieve a breakthrough .

    " We are convinced that snus is a good alternative to smoking ," says Grob, Berufsmaturand and SVP member. Although the tobacco contains more nicotine because he would but recorded directly on the gums , a portion snus is less harmful than a cigarette. This also means the Institute for the Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Problems , however, notes that instead there is a risk of damage to gums and oral mucosa .

    In Switzerland, the professional basis importing and selling portioned Swedish snus is prohibited. For personal use may be imported per two months maximum of 1.2 pounds. "But the customs fees are horrendous ," says Grob. And that snus substitute " Thunder " , which is available at kiosks in Switzerland, was with " proper , Swedish snus " not comparable.

    About 200 people had already assured him of his support. Only a few female snus users in the club would still be missing. Until now, only two women have expressed interest in becoming a member .
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    This from sweden

    Debate: Government promotes smoke before snus
    Published 2014-03-29 05:00


    Restaurant industry gets subsidies and gas stations get regulatory relief , all to the government tries to stimulate the troubled industries where jobs are threatened.

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    Gotlandssnus - a genuine rural small businesses - have already suffered from recent fire estimate that challenges the very basic conditions of our survival. And now announcing the civil government further increases.

    " All production of snus is now geographically located in regions that are struggling with unemployment. " Tax on snuff makes the product more expensive and thus harder to sell . Having recently had to digest that the EU continues to ban me to export to our neighboring countries can I get a cold shower . Each box is several dollars more , while the tax on cigarettes is left virtually untouched, to fund the government Reinfeldt's reforms.

    As a small manufacturer of Swedish snus , the competition is fierce. Multinational cigarette companies and foreign manufacturers a niche increasingly on our Swedish tradition with cheap products , often of dubious quality. When the conservative government took office barely existed a discount market . Today competing suppliers to lower the weights to produce the products affordable . Low prices, but with more and more air into the box.

    It is clear , of course, not the Treasury's forecasts , but anyone who knows the industry sees clear signs that the discount boxes are on their way to rapidly become the dominant category , and with less weight will also state revenues of the weight-based snuff tax shrinking .

    The government has already raised the excise tax on snuff by over 200 percent since 2006 , while the comparison dramatically more harmful cigarette has been an increase of 30 percent. More rate hikes , which to date on every occasion beaten much tougher on Swedish made snus than on smoking or alcohol, has already been announced.

    It is deeply ironic that I had had more advantage of the government's fiscal and EU public health policy if I made ​​cigarettes instead.

    Bourgeois public health policy on tobacco area can be summarized as they speak beautifully about that smoking is more harmful than snus , but in reality made ​​cigarette market increasingly favorable . If excise taxes now seeks to control the consumption so the signals that the government's fiscal sends extremely clear .

    All production of snuff is now geographically located in regions that are struggling with unemployment. Sävsjövägen , Malmö, Gothenburg region and Gotland. Not a word has been heard from these regions politicians on the issue of ever- higher taxes on snuff.

    Henrik Jakobsson , CEO and founder, Gotlandssnus

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    awww let him go he only wanted some snus

    Expensive drive for the purchase of snus
    The man would only run a few hundred yards to buy snus When the police showed up.

    It turned out that 25-year-old was under the influence of drugs. The day before he had smoked cannabis and had traces of other drugs in the blood.

    The man did not think he was affected and some narcotic pills he had not eaten. During the search, police found 26 tablets containing fentanyl. They even found Cannabis.

    25-year-old admitted the offense and was convicted of Skelleftea district court for drunk driving and two counts of drug offenses. The sentence was community service of 100 hours.

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    came across this (I know its not new news but its important news)

    Swedish researchers who two years ago reported no association of heart attacks with snus use (abstract here, my blog entry here) now conclude there is no association with stroke. The new study, appearing in the Journal of Internal Medicine, is once again the product of a collaboration of scientists from the Karolinska Institute; Sweden’s Umeå, Uppsala and Lund Universities; and the University of Milano-Bicocca in Italy.

    Compared with never-users of tobacco, the hazard ratio (HR, similar to relative risk, adjusted for age and body mass index, BMI) for stroke among current snus users was 1.04 (95 percent confidence interval = 0.92 – 1.17). HRs were not elevated with higher levels of snus consumption (one can per day) or longer duration (more than 20 years).

    Claims that snus causes heart attacks and strokes were first raised in 1994 by the Karolinska Institute’s Gunilla Bolinder. I challenged the institute’s specious claims in the medical literature in 1995 and later with Carl Phillips and Karyn Heavner, as well as on my blog.

    It is well known that nicotine does not cause cancer, but its role in cardiovascular diseases has been difficult to determine. Studying users of Swedish snus, who consume large quantities of smoke-free nicotine over decades, the Swedish researchers concluded that nicotine was unlikely to be a contributor to heart attacks or strokes.

    Smokeless tobacco and nicotine have been demonized for no valid scientific reasons. The Swedish findings are vitally important to all consumers of nicotine and tobacco products, including e-cigarettes.

    No stroke risk with snus | R Street Institute | Free Markets. Real Solutions.

    edit: Posted results in research thread post #15
    Last edited by Rhojin; 03-04-14 at 09:34 PM. Reason: Posted results in research thread ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhojin View Post
    came across this (I know its not new news but its important news)

    Swedish researchers who two years ago reported no association of heart attacks with snus use (abstract here, my blog entry here) now conclude there is no association with stroke. The new study, appearing in the Journal of Internal Medicine, is once again the product of a collaboration of scientists from the Karolinska Institute; Sweden’s Umeå, Uppsala and Lund Universities; and the University of Milano-Bicocca in Italy.

    Compared with never-users of tobacco, the hazard ratio (HR, similar to relative risk, adjusted for age and body mass index, BMI) for stroke among current snus users was 1.04 (95 percent confidence interval = 0.92 – 1.17). HRs were not elevated with higher levels of snus consumption (one can per day) or longer duration (more than 20 years).

    Claims that snus causes heart attacks and strokes were first raised in 1994 by the Karolinska Institute’s Gunilla Bolinder. I challenged the institute’s specious claims in the medical literature in 1995 and later with Carl Phillips and Karyn Heavner, as well as on my blog.

    It is well known that nicotine does not cause cancer, but its role in cardiovascular diseases has been difficult to determine. Studying users of Swedish snus, who consume large quantities of smoke-free nicotine over decades, the Swedish researchers concluded that nicotine was unlikely to be a contributor to heart attacks or strokes.

    Smokeless tobacco and nicotine have been demonized for no valid scientific reasons. The Swedish findings are vitally important to all consumers of nicotine and tobacco products, including e-cigarettes.

    No stroke risk with snus | R Street Institute | Free Markets. Real Solutions.
    After reading/watching stories & research about snus & in particular about nicotine, I am of the opinion that nicotine is not harmful in low doses & is unlikely to be doing any damage to anyone in a "safe" dose or even prolonged use of "safe" doses.
    It is IMO a bit like water, too much of it will kill you but regular safe doses won't.

    There is a species of insect that exclusively eats tobacco plants(I think they're a type of locust), then the tobacco plant realises it is being eaten, it increases production of nicotine & sends it to the affected leaves, this sometimes kills the insects but it often doesn't because the insect has developed a tolerance to the nicotine (known insecticide). As a last line of defense the plant sends out a "distress signal" through its roots, to nematodes, which travel up the plant & infect the insect(s), killing them.
    This plus research done in human trials/studies, makes me believe that nicotine can kill a human in a large enough dose, just like anything else but that it is only an immediate threat in the case of overdose & that tolerance will increase the dose needed to cause death. Likewise, it appears that nicotine is not stored in the body like many other poisons are & that its effects are immediate, rather than sustained & prolonged.
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    from sweden doubt this will effect us when buying but the impact it could have on swedish snusers is criminal! and they powers that be over there obs dont havent done their research.....

    Hägglund: Höjd skatt för snus är helt rimlig | Nyheter | Aftonbladet

    Hägglund: Higher tax on snus is quite reasonable

    If the government can decide snuff for the first time car more expensive than cigarettes.

    According to Göran Hägglund ( KD ) because of contraband :

    - Cigarettes are exposed to trafficking in a manner other than snus .


    Finance Minister Anders Borg ( M) has previously reported that snus tax should be increased by 20 percent and cigarettes by 3 percent. There would be one crown for a pack of cigarettes and 2 for a snuff box .

    Aftonbladet revealed yesterday that the Government proposes that the snus to be even more expensive - specifically record dearly. One can be increased by 6 million and for the first time cost more than a pack of smokes.

    The criticism has not been forthcoming .

    Castle defended increase
    Aftonbladet today met Finance Minister Anders Borg (M) at his office in Finansdepartmentet at Rosenbadsgatan in Stockholm .

    According to him, the increase is needed to fund the Alliance's educational initiatives:

    - Now, any reform funded dollar for dollar , and then you have to raise taxes. Should we bring in more tax revenue should someone pay more money . Snus is tobacco use is harmful to health , and then we think it is more appropriate to put a tax on it than in other areas.

    Public Health Minister Göran Hägglund ( KD ) presented an hour later proposals for increased funding for regional cancer center. He hopes that increased taxes will lead to fewer smokes.

    According to tobacco scientist Hans Gilljam however, it can turn the other way around - because snus is more expensive than the cigarettes .

    - There is a risk that more switching from cigarettes to snuff , says Gilijam .

    Blaming smuggling
    All research also point out that cigarettes are more harmful than snus.

    Why raise snus so much more than the cigarettes ?

    - We'll come back to those levels . It's clear that beer , wine, spirits, tobacco and snus are not health products. They have excise taxes on themselves , have had and will have it continue . Every now and then we make adjustments to those levels . It is reasonable , said Hagglund .

    Would not it have been more reasonable to adjust up cigarettes more than snus ?

    - Yes, but it's also the fact that cigarettes are vulnerable to smuggling activities in a manner other than snus , which is a typical Swedish product . It has been around with when you have designed the proposed tax .
    .Tax shock to snus gives more smokers We expect little tax on snus. But what we do expect is a proper impact assessment before it strikes with such a large tax increase. How is the public health, jobs and businesses? It writes Marie Soderqvist, food companies, and Hans-Olof Nilsson, Food Workers' Union.

 

 
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