12% of Norwegians use ‘snus’, a form of snuff particular to Nordic countries

In Norway they’ve brought in some tough
Rules on smoking, and so sure enough
It’s farewell cancer sticks
They’re now getting their fix
By filling their nostrils with snuff.

John Moynes

Pic: AFP

13 thoughts on “A Limerick A Day

  1. Clampers Outside!

    What’s that other stuff they have up those parts [a Swedish friend gave me some, this one time :) ]…
    Comes in a tin, with these little square tea bag like pods, you put it between your lip and gums, and the nicotine absorbs through the gums… if memory serves correctly?

    ’twas muck IMO by the way :)

    1. Cian

      d’ya mean like in the photo that accompanies the article*?
      Along with the accompanying text* “12% of Norwegians use ‘snus’, a form of snuff particular to Nordic countries”

      * it is possible that the photo and label were added after 9.46

        1. Cian

          No idea. But wiki says
          SNUFF: “Snuff is a smokeless tobacco made from ground or pulverised tobacco leaves.[1] It is inhaled or “snuffed” into the nasal cavity”
          SNUS: “Snus is a moist powder tobacco product originating from a variant of dry snuff in early 18th-century Sweden. It is placed under the upper lip for extended periods”
          (my emphasis)

          1. Janet, I ate my Avatar

            sure it’s not hanging from your lower lip or you’d feel the weight of it
            standard response in this house to ” where’s my ?…

  2. Frilly Qeane

    weird photo int’it?

    hands just out of a bath
    and a bitta viking scar

    ye sure this isn’t sumting out’ve Fortitude

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