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Is snus, this chewing tobacco that is all the rage in high schools, dangerous?


DECRYPTION – Forbidden in France, snus, tobacco that is sucked without smoking, is fashionable on social networks. Its mode of consumption and its composition, however, alert addictologists.

It's as if you were smoking, like, five cigarettes at once

,” explains Antoine*.

On closer inspection, we realize that her smile reveals a small white sachet slipped between her lip and her gum.

The high school student, who prefers to remain anonymous, has taken up snus: this kind of chewing tobacco is all the rage on social networks.

This product, presented as a small envelope of nicotine that slips into the mouth, is sweeping through French high schools.

Last week, a snus seller was arrested in a college in Essonne, according to information from Le


, when one of his customers had fainted following a catch.

This snus, which invites itself into classrooms, is a product prohibited in France.

Banned in France

The nicotine contained in the snus is transmitted in the body via the saliva which moistens the sachet, and which is swallowed.

Guaranteed effect: non-smokers, like Louise*, testify to a substance that “

gives you a little high, a little like weed

”, while some followers of…

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Source: lefigaro

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