Swedish snus for tobacco harm reduction

  title={Swedish snus for tobacco harm reduction},
  author={Martin Mckee and Anna B Gilmore},
  journal={The Lancet},

Newspaper Coverage of Snus in an Emerging Norwegian Snus Market 2002–2011: A Content Analysis

This study shows that the extent of snus coverage in Norwegian newspapers has increased over time, but also that the framing of Norwegian newspaper coverage ofsnus has mainly been neutral/mixed or negative toward snus and its use.

Prenatal nicotine exposure and effects on the health of the newborn

Snuff use and smoking in pregnancy are associated with increased risk of adverse effects such as neonatal apnea, oral cleft malformation and extremely preterm birth, while with cessation of tobacco use in early pregnancy, there was no increased risk.

Use of snus and smoking tobacco among pregnant women in the Agder counties.

The use of snus before and during pregnancy doubled over the three-year period 2012 – 2014 and the proportion of women who quit using snus during their pregnancy was significantly higher than the proportion that quit smoking.

Who thinks what about e‐cigarette regulation? A content analysis of UK newspapers

Almost all commentators supported e‐cigarette regulation, but there was disagreement about whether e‐ cigarette use should be allowed in enclosed public spaces, and this appeared to be linked to whether commentators emphasized the harms of vapour and concerns about renormalizing smoking or emphasized the role of e‐cigarettes as a smoking cessation aid.

Snus use and rejection in the USA

The low rate of adoption of snus suggests that neither the hopes nor the fears surrounding this new product are likely to be realised in the USA with the current marketing patterns.

Maternal Snuff Use and Smoking and the Risk of Oral Cleft Malformations - A Population-Based Cohort Study

Maternal snuff use or smoking in early pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of oral cleft malformations and oral snuff or other sources of nicotine should not be recommended as an alternative for smoke-cessation during pregnancy.

Use of snus and acute myocardial infarction: pooled analysis of eight prospective observational studies

This study does not support any association between use of snus and development of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), and toxic components other than nicotine appear implicated in the pathophysiology of smoking related ischemic heart disease.

Local Nordic tobacco interests collaborated with multinational companies to maintain a united front and undermine tobacco control policies

Analysis of how local tobacco companies in the Nordic countries worked with multinational companies to undermine tobacco control in distant and small Nordic markets demonstrates that the industry appreciates the global importance of both positive and negative public health precedents in tobacco control.

Relationship of Maternal Snuff Use and Cigarette Smoking With Neonatal Apnea

Snuff use during pregnancy is associated with a higher risk of neonatal apnea than smoking, and maternal use of snuff or nicotine-replacement therapy cannot be regarded as an alternative to smoking during pregnancy.

Non‐cigarette tobacco use among women and adverse pregnancy outcomes

The literature on the prevalence of non‐cigarette tobacco product use in pregnant women and in women of reproductive age in high‐, middle‐, and low‐income countries and the evidence that maternal use of these products during pregnancy has adverse health effects are reviewed.



Nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation.

All of the commercially available forms of NRT (nicotine gum, transdermal patch, and in some countries, the nicotine nasal spray, nicotine inhaler and nicotine sublingual tablets) are effective as part of a strategy to promote smoking cessation.

Declining smoking in Sweden: is Swedish Match getting the credit for Swedish tobacco control’s efforts?

A consideration of all the available evidence suggests snus played, at best, a minor role in reducing smoking in Sweden and even if snuff helped some smokers to quit, it accounted for a small fraction of cessation.

Effect of smoke-free workplaces on smoking behaviour: systematic review

Smoke-free workplaces not only protect non-smokers from the dangers of passive smoking, they also encourage smokers to quit or to reduce consumption.