In Q2 2016 the Swedish government took two major actions concerning Swedish snus.  At the time, the first seemed unnecessary and the second only confirmed the weakness of Stockholm when it came to their own free trade interests between Sweden and the EU.

On 1 July 2016 a third snus action was taken, this time not by the Swedish government but by Swedish snus manufacturing giant Swedish Match AB.  Looking at all three actions together begs the question: were these coordinated actions by Sweden and Swedish Match to finally eliminate the EU ban on Swedish snus or just an odd coincidence?

Published in Larry Waters Reports!
Tuesday, 29 March 2016 12:25

Swedish Match on Snus and Regulations

Swedish Match believes that tobacco regulation will continuously become more global in character and steadily increase in scope...

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Thursday, 31 December 2015 21:40

Happy New Snus Year!

By the time this post is published, I, Moe Unz will be quite full of food, drink and snus.  Especially drink. That is why I wrote this 2 days ago during a brief period of sobriety.  Hopefully it will turn itself on 1 January 2016 (GMT) so you may read it.

The first quarter of 2016 will be an exciting one for snus lovers around the world (where legal).

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Atakan BefritsIt is time for Karolinska, the Public Health Agency and the National Board of Health to do the right thing and explain how there are near zero snus-related negative health issues actually in Sweden. Inform and leave the adults free to make their own health decisions....

Sweden has a unique responsibility to the world to rectify a 40-year old mistakes and potentially save hundreds of millions of lives. It is neither the tobacco itself, or nicotine that kills. It is the fire gases from tobacco smoking, or poor tobacco mixed with other dangerous carcinogens, which kills and destroys health.

17 Nov 2014 - Breaking News:  Swedish Match AB, the world's largest manufacturer of Swedish Snus, will announce this morning that if the Swedish Parliament votes to raise the excise tax on snus, Swedish Match will be forced to respond in kind with price increases for all their their snus products.

If history is any indicator, it is likely other Swedish manufacturers of snus will also raise their prices...

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Swedish Match has a snazzy new look for their Nick & Johnny brand. The can, as you can see in the picture, has raised lettering that looks as though it was sleekly brushed on by hand. I could see this snus can in James Dean's back pocket...

Published in Frau Schable on Snus

When Swedish Match AB launched General Tailored White Portion Snus in April of 2013, the main talking point was something new added to the snus:  NATUFIBE®

It all started with one question. The answer to which led me deeper and deeper into a darkened, nuanced world in which translating Swedish to American and learning more about snus manufacturing kept leading to more questions. Here are the high points of what I’ve learned.
 
The main reason I embarked on this quest was to correct the record. Natufibe has been reported as part of the portion material. I wasn’t sure that was correct and it kept gnawing at me until I got off my butt, or more accurately got on my butt, in front of my computer, and started digging .....

The SnusCENTRAL Intelligence Agency (SnusCIA) has managed to smuggle out these photos of the now-under construction Swedish Match Snus Store and Lounge. 

The store is located along the Swedish border with Norway...at least that's where the SnusCIA says it is.  As you can tell, it is very dark when these pictures were taken. This was not helped by our Agent using an iPhone 5 instead of a Nokia Lumia 1020 when taking this photos.

Swedish Match US (SMUS) has indefinitely cancelled the latest planned release this month of General Nordic Mint portion snus and General Classic Blend portion snus in new-design metal cans. 

Both General Nordic Mint and Classic Blend will continue to be sold over-the-counter in the US in their original oblong plastic cans.....same snus; same cans.  Let not your heart be troubled for now and read on.....

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In honor of V2 Tobacco's decision to commemorate Swedish Snus Pioneer Lars Unz, this article is dedicated to the legendary Unz Family Snus Dynasty

Thunder UNZ VERY, VERY Limited Edition Snus:  a Commemoration Long Over-Due.

The generally accepted history of Real Snus goes back to 17th Century.  The oldest recognized brand still in existence is Ettan, first marketed in 1822.  But a very special journal secretly purchased by a member of the Nordic Museum in Stockholm challenges accepted Swedish/Scandinavian snus history. 

It covers the year 1587 and was written by a gullible yet brilliant Swede by the name of Lars Unz.  Based on his journal and folklore passed down through the centuries, many believe Lars Unz is the true inventor of modern snus.

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