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Snus flavoring must be kept secret

Published onsdag 4 februari 2015 kl 10.51
Packages of snus. Photo: Lars-Ola Marakatt/Sveriges Radio Sameradio.
Packages of snus. Photo: Lars-Ola Marakatt/Sveriges Radio Sameradio.

A study released Wednesday found that any text on the packaging of Swedish snus may not say what flavoring the snus contains, after an EU tobacco directive takes effect in Swedish law.

One of the things that the tobacco directive regulates is which flavors tobacco products may contain, but snus is exempt from ingredient provisions because it is specifically a Swedish product. Flavored snus, such as mint or lingonberry flavour is popular among some segments of the population.

Snus is a popular wet oral tobacco, which is put under the upper lip.

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