A Beginners Guide To Snuff

If you use nicotine on a regular or occasional basis and are considering trying something new, then here’s a beginners guide to snuff and how it’s used in modern day society.

Chances are you’ve seen snuff used in films based on historical times of long ago, but it's a nicotine based product which also has quite the following today. 

Yes, believe it or not, taking snuff remains a popular pastime to this day, despite being heavily associated with the wig-wearing aristocrats of the 17th and 18th century, and its use has surged in popularity more recently. 

Without a doubt, smoking tobacco has become pretty much outlawed in modern society. Not only do health conscious individuals know more about the damaging effects of smoking on the lungs, but the UK government has stepped in too, with a ban on smoking tobacco in enclosed public spaces. 

Many people have since turned to snuff as an alternative way to get the dose of nicotine that they’re looking for and, while vaping is another option, snuff is thought to be much more discreet.


What Is Snuff Made Of?

If you’re wondering what is snuff then, simply put, it is very finely ground tobacco which comes in a tin and is sniffed through the nose. At McChrystal’s we only use the highest quality tobacco when making our snuff and it can come in a choice of flavours, such as the following:

  • Aniseed
  • Apricot 
  • Chocolate 
  • Menthol 
  • Supermint 
  • Raspberry 
  • Mild Lemon 

McChrystal’s snuff is also available infused with Cannabidiol, also known as CBD - one of the most active (and legal) ingredients of cannabis (or marijuana). 


How Snuff Is Used 

So, our beginners guide to snuff has explained what snuff is, and, if you’re considering giving it a go, you might also be interested to learn how it’s used. 

Snuff making has been in the McChrystal’s family for almost 100 years and we believe that there’s a little ritual behind snuff sniffing which will ensure you get the very best experience from it. The ritual goes as follows: 

  • Tap the top of the tin to loosen up the snuff
  • Open the tin carefully to avoid spilling the contents
  • Breathe in the aroma 
  • Take a pinch of the snuff between the thumb and forefinger and sniff gently (don’t snort) 
  • Enjoy the experience! 

Remember - you only need to inhale the snuff into the front of your nose. Inhale too far and you can end up with a nasty drip in your throat, and/ or a burning feeling in the sinuses. Sniff small amounts gently to start with, and build up gradually, before you find the amount that’s right for you.


Buy snuff online 

We hope you’ve enjoyed our beginners guide to snuff. If you like the thought of giving it a try, then why not take a look through the huge variety of types of snuff that we have available. 

It’s never been easier to buy snuff online and you’ll benefit from super fast delivery in the UK when you order with McChrystal’s, so you can begin to enjoy the experience as soon as possible. Or, if you have any questions, why not get in touch with a member of our friendly team today.