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  1. An unexpected benefit

    by , 05-07-2010 at 12:13 AM (The View from a Snoob: experiences & reflections of a new snuser)
    One of the more surprising things I'm noticing since I started snusing is that my stress levels are dropping. It didn't take much thought, however, to understand why. As a smoker, spending much of my day in places where I couldn't light up, somewhere in the back of my mind there was always a nagging worry -- what William Burroughs called "the algebra of need". It wasn't really a conscious thought most of the time, but some subterranean part of my brain was always thinking about how soon ...
  2. Not everything about snus is great

    by , 05-07-2010 at 12:11 AM (The View from a Snoob: experiences & reflections of a new snuser)
    The one thing I am definitely not digging about snus is that ammonia smell many brands have. It's not terribly strong, but it doesn't have to be -- a little ammonia goes a long way. It's not really a problem at home, but I don't want to leave the house carrying a strong-smelling snus and have people wonder if I've been rolling around in my cat's litter box or something. Maybe I'll just have to be picky about what brands I carry.

    OTOH, I've only smoked 3 cigarettes today, ...
  3. Second post from the old thread

    by , 05-06-2010 at 11:59 PM (The View from a Snoob: experiences & reflections of a new snuser)
    On to some observations on brands...

    Oomph Citrus/Menthol 6 mg

    I was very curious about purified snus, as harm reduction is a big part of why I'm exploring this option. I was half afraid the Citrus/Menthol would end up tasting like a lemon Hall's cough drop, though. Instead I got a very pleasant lemon taste, not too sweet. Like lemonade with just the right amount of sugar. The menthol hovers in the background, adding a touch of coolness. Once in a while, the menthol ...
  4. A newbie's first snus orders -- first impressions

    by , 05-06-2010 at 11:57 PM (The View from a Snoob: experiences & reflections of a new snuser)
    Well, my orders from Northerner and PremiumSnus/SnusCentral arrived today, so now I have several new varieties to sample. Big fun! (If you want to see a list of what I ordered, click this link:

    I'm pleased to see that the praise for Northerner's fast shipping was no exaggeration. The Northerner order was shipped 2 days later than the other one, but they arrived together. Nevertheless, the PremiumSnus ...
  5. The Ten Snubie Commandments

    Version 1.0
    Taken form:

    Commandment #1 THOU SALT NEVER RUN OUT!!!!
    Commandment #2 Thou shalt not complain about free snus
    Commandment #3 Thou shalt not swallow thine portions
    Commandment #4 Thou shalt not discard thine used portion on the ground
    Commandment #5 Thou shalt not put snus in thine lower lip
    Commandment #6 Thou shalt not act like an ass ...
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