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]