reply to post by Holidakd
In one sense you can equate tobacco (nicotine) with the oil industry.
Both in their current forms are toxic and deadly, but highly profitable. Everyone drives a car needs petrol, and everyone who smokes needs a ciggy.
So as soon as something comes along that piques the attention of the big industry behind it, all guns come out to battle it.
If anyone was serious about stopping people smoking, they'd simply outright make it illegal and anyone caught with the newly created illicit
substance would face penalties.
They don't want you to stop smoking. They want long living smokers, who stand on the roof top yelling "Look at me, I'm 93 years old and I smoke 12
packs a day. Nothing wrong with me!" and advocate that it's all hooey about the cancer and the disease.
They want people to enjoy their flavour as long as possible. It means dollars.
So snus (haha sounded like snooze gate in the title) is probably battling a hefty battle behind the scenes.
I smoke shisha, so I know the difference between the rancid things people huff down called cigarettes. Big difference. Water cooled, no harsh smoke,
just plumes of vapour from the hot coal steaming the bejesus out of the shisha. Pretty cheap too when you consider it.
And therein lies the second issue.
People don't want to have a quick snus.. Or a quick hookah.
They want that ciggy in 5 mins ago. Climbing the walls waiting for coffree break. In one goes, out the last one goes.
To sit down and enjoy it is one thing. To get a 'fix' is another.
I can buy a bottle of smooth honey bourbon. Sip it slowly and enjoy it. Or I can buy a bottle of $5 essence and bung it in a 2 litre bottle of coke,
to get plastered...
I do neither - it's just a reference. Smokers in reality are the equivalent of the alcoholic. It's all now now now, gotta have 3 packs for tonight
in case I run out, can't be left hanging.
I've always been interested in snus.. might have to look into it.