Sniffing Tobacco

Did you know that sniffing tobacco is making a mighty comeback among nicotine users of the modern day? 

Sniffing tobacco is a type of smokeless tobacco that takes the form of finely ground tobacco which can be inhaled gently through the nose as an nicotine alternative to smoking or chewing it. 

Back in the 16th/17th century, everyone who was anyone was sniffing tobacco from ornate snuff boxes as a sign of aristocracy, high social standing and in keeping with the fashion of the time. Kings and queens raved about it and its popularity was legendary among the well-to-do. 

As time moved on, sniffing tobacco became popular among people of all classes, after the British capture of a Spanish convoy in 1702. The convoy contained a large consignment of snuff, which was given to the sailors as part of their payment. It flew quickly around the ports and coastal towns of the UK, where it became hugely popular, mills were established and sniffing tobacco shops popped up all over the place, with hundreds in London alone.

Sniffing tobacco was no longer just the preserve of the rich and famous - in fact, up until the 1900s, many thousands were enjoying its benefits. 


The advent of smoking tobacco

The love of sniffing tobacco was all the rage until the advent of cigarettes, which took over in popularity during the 20th century and things stayed like that for a while, until scientists realised just how damaging smoking tobacco was to people’s health. 

Now, post-millennium, tobacco smoking has decreased dramatically, because it has been outlawed in most public places, some of which prohibit the use of a vape as well. 

As time moves on, less and less people are smokers and for those who still wish to use nicotine, this is leading to growing trends in certain markets for smokeless tobacco - one being sniffing tobacco.

A study by market research company Mordor Intelligence has predicted that the global smokeless tobacco market is projected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 4.7% during the forecast period (2019 - 2024). This is due to increased smoking bans, heightened awareness of the dangers associated with cigarette consumption, cheaper cost and convenience. 

Sniffing tobacco is well and truly making a comeback - especially among the younger adult generations - and can be bought either from high street retailers or online. 

While McChrystal’s sniffing tobacco was created using a specially blended recipe almost a century ago it has since been developed to include a variety of flavours. The market is thought to have grown thanks to the introduction of such flavours which include the following: 

  • Aniseed
  • Apricot 
  • Chocolate 
  • Menthol 
  • Peppermint 
  • Raspberry


Buy snuff online 

If you would like to try sniffing tobacco as an alternative to cigarette smoking, then why not have a look at the wide variety of products that we have? When you buy snuff online, not only can you choose from a huge range of flavours, but there are several different tin sizes that you can pick from, depending on what your requirements are.

Buy online today and benefit from fast delivery in the UK, or give a member of our team a call for more information.