General Kardus 2016 from Swedish Match launched

General Kardus Fäviken 2016

General Kardus Fäviken 2016 is the result of the cooperation between Swedish Match and the award-winning star chef Magnus Nilsson from Fäviken Magasinet. General celebrates it’s 150th anniversary 2016 is the year when Scandinavia’s largest snus brand, General, celebrates it’s 150th anniversary. 150 years later General Kardus Fäviken 2016 is the food creator Magnus Nilsson’s interpretation of General snus, originally created by the perfectionist Johan A Boman in 1866. [Read More]

Swedish Match got Green light for snus in USA

Promote Swedish snus in USA

Now it’s free for Swedish Match to promote Swedish snus in USA as a healthier tobacco product than cigarettes. The company now can sell eight types of portion snus in the country. Swedish Match has received a green light from the American Regulatory Authority, FDA, Food and Drug Administration, to sell eight different types of portion packaged snus in the United States. This is something Swedish Match has tried to convince FDA for a long time, that snus is a less hazardous tobacco product than cigarettes. [Read More]

Swedish snus pasteurization in the Crockpot"

High temperature snus pasteurization

The main difference between American dip and Swedish snus is the pasteurization process and that no smoke-dried tobacco is used in Swedish snus. That is one reason why you find less tobacco specific nitrosamines (TSNA) in Swedish snus. Nitrosamines: Nitrite, nicotine and other amines and alkaloids. Swedish Snus pasteurization in the Crockpot As I described in the article on how to make your own Swedish snus at home I recommend temperatures from 60° C to 90° C (140º F to 194º F). [Read More]

Chili stops the production of Swedish snus

Nosebleeds and headaches

Chili stops the production of Swedish snus. The staff at Swedish Match has suffered from nosebleeds and headaches. A chili extract is the cause. Production of Swedish snus at Swedish Match According to Johan Wredberg it is a chili extract and not any chemicals that caused the discomfort for the workers. The chili additives are approved by the National Food Authorities. But in strong concentration the chili extract irritates he says. [Read More]

Nicotine withdrawal Anti tobacco proposal ban snus at work

Snus can be prohibited during work in Skövde

According to a proposal snus use can also be prohibited during working hours for municipal employees in Skövde, Sweden. This adding to the prohibition on smoking making it a total tobacco ban. Nicotine withdrawal symptoms in Skövde? When the smoking regulations for municipal employees in Skövde is to be tighter, also those who use snus will be trapped. Besides the smoking ban, the municipality wants to introduce a ban on snus for the municipal employers. [Read More]


A resistance proposition

A Norwegian snus resistance proposition A new Norwegian snus resistance proposition can benefit the border trade in Sweden according to Swedish Match. The fact that Norway already has the highest snus tax in the world is not enough to restrict the snus sale. The Norwegian government has proposed to make all snus cans look the same. A dark green and dull design to take the “cool” out of snus cans. [Read More]