The side-effects of snus
As with all good things, snus has some side-effects as well. Imagine the buzz that snus delivers to the body – that feeling of pure pleasure. Now, imagine having that feeling taken away. It doesn’t sound pleasant at all, right? So understandably, people who are trying to quit snus, or perhaps cutting down on their consumption, will become irritable and tired. They may even experience some headaches and nausea. If you know someone quitting snus, try to be extra kind to them – their bodies are missing the daily adrenaline rush.
Of course, just as minimising snus quantities may have an impact, so does consuming too much snus (again a reason to not swallow snus). Too much nicotine can cause nicotine poisoning which, frightening as it may sound, is very rarely fatal. However, it does require medical attention, as the body first experiences too much of that nicotine high – the blood pressure increases rapidly, the heart starts to beat too fast, the body becomes dehydrated, and the user experiences headaches and nausea, and may even vomit or have diarrhoea. Thereafter, the body goes in the opposite direction, as the blood pressure and heart rate drop and become too low and, at worst, the user falls into a coma.
Another reason to keep your snus products out of reach of your kids, is that there have been some reports of brain damage occurring in adolescents due to their use of snus.
However, as a responsible adult, there is no reason to not enjoy that feel-good sensation that snus gives you. Just remember to not swallow the pouch when you’re done.