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The battles for snus

25 Apr 2018. Designed to be cleaner (no spitting) and to give a fresher flavour than other oral tobacco products, snus was the heated tobacco of the 1820s. Now, almost 200 years later, the oldest next generation tobacco product lies squarely under the upper lip of a public health battle, and Big Tobacco wants a bigger piece of the puck.
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Snus is up to snuff

25 Apr 2018. In 2016, smokeless tobacco giant, Swedish Match, challenged the ban on snus in the EU and asked the British High Court to revisit the arguments that led to the ban. The case was later referred to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for preliminary ruling. What was the outcome of the court hearing on 25 January and what will be the next steps?
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Struggle for snus share intensifies

25 Apr 2018. Surviving heir to the Swedish tobacco monopoly, Swedish Match has seen a large chunk of its once overwhelming share of the Nordic snus market eaten away by multinational competitors since JTI entered the market in 2003. Now, as Big Tobacco expands its ‧reduced risk portfolio, gaining control of the Scandi snus sector is more of a priority than ever before.
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