moist snuff

English translation: there is a difference

04:17 Jun 3, 2005
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Social Sciences - Sports / Fitness / Recreation
English term or phrase: moist snuff
Calling all snuff experts!

Can anyone tell me whether there is any difference between "moist snuff" and "regular" snuff - or are they the same thing? (as in snuff tobacco, not the movie genre!)

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KathyT
Australia
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Selected answer:there is a difference
Explanation:
Here is an explanation that I found on-line:
Snuff is a generic term for fine-ground smokeless tobacco products. Originally the term referred only to dry snuff, a fine tan dust popular mainly in the eighteenth century. This is often called "Scotch Snuff", a folk-etymology derivation of the scorching process used to dry the cured tobacco by the factor.

European snuff is intended to be snorted up the nose, and is often scented or mentholated. American snuff is much stronger, and is intended to be dipped. It comes in two varieties -- "sweet" and "salty", and popular brands are Tube Rose ,Levi Garrett ,Red Man . Until the early 20th century, snuff dipping was popular in the United States among rural people, who would often use sweet barkless twigs to apply it to their gums.

The second, and more popular, variety of snuff is moist snuff. This is occasionally referred to as "snoose " derived from the Scandinavian word for snuff, "snus". Like the word, the origins of moist snuff are Scandinavian, and the oldest American brands indicate that by their names. American Moist snuff is made from dark fire-cured tobacco that is ground, sweetened, and aged by the factor. Swedish snus is different in that it is made from steam-cured tobacco, rather than fire-cured, and its health effects are markedly different, with studies showing dramatically lower rates of cancer and other tobacco-related health problems than cigarettes, American "Chewing Tobacco", Indian Gutka or African varieties. Prominent North American brands are Copenhagen , Skoal , and Kodiak . Prominent Swedish brands are Swedish Match, Ettan, and Tre Ankare . American moist snuff tends to be dipped.
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there is a difference


Explanation:
Here is an explanation that I found on-line:
Snuff is a generic term for fine-ground smokeless tobacco products. Originally the term referred only to dry snuff, a fine tan dust popular mainly in the eighteenth century. This is often called "Scotch Snuff", a folk-etymology derivation of the scorching process used to dry the cured tobacco by the factor.

European snuff is intended to be snorted up the nose, and is often scented or mentholated. American snuff is much stronger, and is intended to be dipped. It comes in two varieties -- "sweet" and "salty", and popular brands are Tube Rose ,Levi Garrett ,Red Man . Until the early 20th century, snuff dipping was popular in the United States among rural people, who would often use sweet barkless twigs to apply it to their gums.

The second, and more popular, variety of snuff is moist snuff. This is occasionally referred to as "snoose " derived from the Scandinavian word for snuff, "snus". Like the word, the origins of moist snuff are Scandinavian, and the oldest American brands indicate that by their names. American Moist snuff is made from dark fire-cured tobacco that is ground, sweetened, and aged by the factor. Swedish snus is different in that it is made from steam-cured tobacco, rather than fire-cured, and its health effects are markedly different, with studies showing dramatically lower rates of cancer and other tobacco-related health problems than cigarettes, American "Chewing Tobacco", Indian Gutka or African varieties. Prominent North American brands are Copenhagen , Skoal , and Kodiak . Prominent Swedish brands are Swedish Match, Ettan, and Tre Ankare . American moist snuff tends to be dipped.

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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Lingo Pros: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tobacco
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agree  Orla Ryan
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agree  Robert Donahue (X): Salty? Who knew? : )
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agree  gtreyger (X): Things you learn on Proz :-)
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agree  Alfa Trans (X)
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