Quitting snuff – benefits to your health

Quitting snuff isn’t easy but it is a challenge that really pays off. Being free from snuff dependency entails numerous advantages, including fewer health risks, a fresher mouth and teeth and you save quite a lot of money. Once you have come out the other side as snuff-free then you will probably ask yourself why you even starting using snuff at all!


There are many advantages associated with quitting snuff

Health benefits from quitting snuff

Snuff is a tobacco product and just like other tobacco products, snuff contains hazardous substances that negatively impact your health.

Studies show that snuff:

  • Affects the inner walls of the blood vessels, which can lead to negative cardiovascular health.
  • Increases the risk of dying if you suffer a stroke, compared with persons who do not use snuff.
  • Increases the risk of type 2 diabetes. One can of snuff a day, or more, doubles the risk.

A nicer smile, fresher breath and a healthier mouth

A portion of snuff under the lip is a toxic, foreign object in your mouth that naturally affects your oral health. Those who use snuff for a long time may notice:

  • Their gums recede
  • Exposed tooth necks

This makes it easier for bacteria to collect in the space between the teeth and the gums, which in turn, increases the risk of:

  • Gum inflammation
  • Tooth loss

Also keep in mind that tobacco products discolour the teeth. A heavy snuff user’s teeth are often yellow or greyish in colour.

If you quit using snuff, then you also have one more advantage besides those associated with health: You will get back a whiter and more natural smile. It is more aesthetically pleasing but it can also give you back your self-confidence. Many who have discoloured teeth feel uncertain about smiling and don’t want to show their teeth to others. Being able to get back a smile can do wonders for a person’s self-confidence.

If you use snuff your breath is often unpleasant. This is because the snuff irritates the mucous membranes on the inside of the lip. The mucous membranes become hardened and ridges, which in turn allows bacteria to more easily collect there. The bacteria causes your breath to become significantly worse, which may be problematic to your surroundings. If you stop using snuff your mucous membranes will recover after a while, you will have a better bacteria balance in your mouth and your breath will become fresh again.

Save money – benefits of quitting snuff

Tobacco dependency is not just harmful to your health. It also affects your personal finances. Getting an overview of your actual costs for snuff can be an eye opener. Quite soon you will see that you are spending quite a lot of money on snuff during the course of one year. And for what, actually? Think about all of the other fun, healthy and inspirational things you could do with that money!

If you use one can of snuff per day, then the cost is (approximately):

  • SEK 40 per day
  • SEK 1,200 per month
  • SEK 14,400 per year

What can you spend SEK 14,000 on? Of course there are plenty of good things that can also serve as motivation, some include:

  • lso serve as motivation, some include:
  • Travel
  • Good food
  • Clothes
  • Entertainment
  • Experiences

Or something else you have wanted to do for a long time but haven’t felt you can afford!

Quit using snuff and see more of the world

Even though it is harmful to our health, snuff is a tradition and a natural element for us here in Sweden. But this isn’t so in the rest of the world. If you are going on a long haul trip abroad, then snuff is automatically a problematic dimension. The chances of you getting hold of snuff abroad are very small. How much can you actually take with you? Some countries have clear rules for the amount of snuff you are allowed to bring over the border. In most cases bringing in snuff for personal use is permitted, but in the USA and Australia it can be a bit more difficult.

Australia has very tough customs rules and you are only allowed to take 25 grams of snuff with you to the country. Everything above that weight has costs associated with it. In USA, the rules are unclear and there is the risk that customs will not accept snuff in your luggage.

Today there are also two countries where it is stringently forbidden to take snuff along:

  • Island
  • Singapore

Using snuff can be viewed as a bit of a limiting factor. Needing to think about and worry about having enough snuff with you, getting hold of snuff or even breaking the law by using snuff, all of these things create stress on your travels and can mean that you are unable to fully enjoy your holiday. If you break your snuff dependency you will also not have to deal with the stress and worry when you want to get out and see the world. Plus, if you become snuff free you will also have the money to go on a lovely trip!

Do you need tips to quit snuff? We have listed the most fundamental tips here!