The history of Swedish snus from Columbus to today

Columbus got the tobacco plant as a gift, in Sweden it was grown all over the country and when the EU wanted to ban the Swedish moist snus it became rebellion. Learn about the journey from a tobacco plant to your snus can.

Columbus in the West Indies 1492 On his first journey to find India, the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus under the auspice of the Catholic monarchs of Spain found the tobacco plant in Haiti and brought it back to Europe. The French ambassador in Lisbon The French ambassador in Lisbon Portugal, Jean Nicot, served from 1559 to 1561 under the king Henry II. When Nicot returned to France from Lisbon he brought tobacco plants. [Read More]

What is snus

So, what is snus you may wonder? To answer that we have to go back to the time of the great explorers hundreds of years ago and the discovery of the tobacco plant. Christopher Columbus was greeted with dried tobacco leaves as he got ashore on the island of Haiti.

What is snus? So, what is snus you may wonder? To answer that we have to go back to the time of the great explorers hundreds of years ago and the discovery of the tobacco plant. History The explorers The first European that came in contact with tobacco was Christopher Columbus when he 1492 reached the West Indies and the island of Haiti. The natives where greeting him with dried tobacco leaves as he got ashore. [Read More]