What Are the Risks of Using Snus?

As a tobacco product, snus is regulated in most countries to some extent. Its use has risen in the past few decades, whilst cigarette smoking has fallen. Some have attributed Sweden’s low smoking rates and resulting low incidence of smoking-related diseases to the country’s ‘snus friendly’ policies.Go here :https://heysnus.com/it

Snus contains nicotine, a mild stimulant, and therefore may increase heart rate and blood pressure. It can also cause a range of oral health problems including gum disease (periodontal disease), tooth discoloration, and other oral lesions. It is known to increase the risk of oral cancer. However, the risk is lower compared to that associated with cigarette smoking.

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Scientific evidence suggests that snus use is not associated with a significantly increased risk of lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, pancreatic cancer, or oral cancer. Some epidemiological studies [32] have suggested an association between snus use and a higher prevalence of diabetes or components of metabolic syndrome, but the results are not consistent, and further research is needed.

Despite this, the general public tends to exaggerate the risks of using snus compared with the risks of smoking cigarettes. In a study among Norwegians aged 16 to 74, a majority estimated that daily snus use was about as harmful as or slightly more harmful than daily cigarette smoking. This perception does not seem to have changed since 2017. In 2017, the number of daily snus users exceeded the number of daily smokers in Norway for the first time in history.