8 December 2006

Oral snuff


See www.smokeless.org.nz/oralsnuff.htm


Oral (tobacco ) snuff can be imported for personal use but not for commercial sale. For tax rates see http://www.customs.govt.nz/manufacturers/Excise+Duty.htm For prices see www.swedishsnus.htm


Health New Zealand Ltd view on snuff

Dr Laugesen was a member of the working party leading to the report of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists which recommends “quitting smoking as the first choice” but

“permitting the use of oral tobacco (snus) for example, as currently widely used in Sweden, as an aid to smoking cessation subject to confirmatory research trials. “ www.racp.edu.au/hpu/policy/tobacco/index.htm (at p.63).



Nasal snuff

See www.smokeless.org.nz/nasalsnuff.htm

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