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    Beginner snus - next steps?

    Hi guys, I tried snus a few months ago but made the mistake of starting off by getting a can each of Odens and Skruf. Well that was interesting ops:

    So I rebooted and have been enjoying a few mini portions a day of General and Catch mini white. So what would be some good brands to try out next? I think I would prefer to stick with mini portions for now. Would the 8mg nic contents blow me off my rocker at this point?

    #2
    Discreet Emerald Ice and/or Cool Mint. 7.4mg Nic & lots of minty flavor since that seems to be your palate atm. :wink:

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      #3
      Minis, oh, well, first things that come to mind,

      Tre Ankare
      Rothbrix/Phantom
      Taboca strong mini (FYI 6 mg)

      Maybe LD mini, Granit has a mini, too. I haven't tried these, although I have an LD on the way just because that little can looks so cool ops: :wink:

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        #4
        Correct me if I'm wrong, but it sounds like you had little to no prior nicotine addiction before coming to snus. If so, I, and most everyone here, would say quit now. Snus is cool and all, but I would strongly suggest you seriously contemplate your motives for assuming this kind of addiction.

        Now that the parenting is done, if you're getting by with regular minis, I don't think I'd jump into the 8mg league until you need to. No reason to raise your tolerance. There are many flavorful minis out there for you to try. I've tried the available Discreet flavors and they're all good. 7.4 mg nicotine, but feels more like a regular mini. Beyond that, I have very little experience with mini portions. I'll have to let some of the more experienced mini users answer you more fully.

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          #5
          What Redbeard said WRT nicotine usage. For anyone in general, just don't go there. For anyone already there, snus seems to be the best and safest bet.

          I just remembered what someone said about tearing regular portions in half. I confess I don't think this would have ever occurred to me. Turns out it was Snus Hog:

          http://www.snuson.com/viewtopic.php?...hlight=#108473

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            #6
            wecome to snuson.

            i wi echo others, were you a smoker before???

            As for minis, the Moccas are all very, very fine snus. You will love them.

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              #7
              with Sage on this one, try the moccas they are the best minis out there. My girlfriend liked them more than discreet. me too as well. very good flavors.

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                #8
                Indeed I do smoke which is why I surprised myself (and my stomach contents) with the stronger portions. Right now I am definitely smoking less, slowly replacing the daily cigarettes and coffee with snus - which is great!

                - Also thanks for the suggestions everyone! 8)

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                  #9
                  Ok, so we feel better then.

                  Next question, you said you started with skruff and odens, were those the sterk versions of each???

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                    #10
                    Sagedil - the Odens was but the Skruf was not. I remember popping a Skruf in and feeling queasy shortly thereafter, aside from a can of Camels those were my first portions. So I have to wonder, was that normal? :lol:

                    I've been sticking to the mini's just because I dig the taste, but maybe I ought to give a regular portion another go?

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                      #11
                      Re: Beginner snus - next steps?

                      Originally posted by sleipnir
                      Hi guys, I tried snus a few months ago but made the mistake of starting off by getting a can each of Odens and Skruf. Well that was interesting ops:

                      So I rebooted and have been enjoying a few mini portions a day of General and Catch mini white. So what would be some good brands to try out next? I think I would prefer to stick with mini portions for now. Would the 8mg nic contents blow me off my rocker at this point?
                      If you're enjoying General (the taste), I would suggest General White, also LD White is another one. Those two have very mild flavors. Although not mini, keep them in mind for a future order.

                      As far as minis go, General White Mini may be a good one to start with.

                      Some of my favorite minis when I started were General Mint Mini, Mocca Pomegranate, the whole Catch Collection line is good, check out some of those if you can. The Mocca Machiatto is good, also the Fellinni Mint that's out now is another good one. Also, Goteborgs Rape is a great one. Those are all flavored, of course.

                      However, keep an open mind. Don't limit yourself to just minis, or flavored snus for that matter. The only reason I mentioned mostly flavored above is because when I think mini that's mostly what comes to mind.

                      Also, Discreet makes a great product, Tom is very active on here, and if you check out his website http://www.americansnus.com you may still be able to get samples.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by sleipnir
                        Sagedil - the Odens was but the Skruf was not. I remember popping a Skruf in and feeling queasy shortly thereafter, aside from a can of Camels those were my first portions. So I have to wonder, was that normal? :lol:

                        I've been sticking to the mini's just because I dig the taste, but maybe I ought to give a regular portion another go?
                        Skruff s a bit unusual, a fast nicotine release.

                        Yes, I would give other regulars a go, especially as it sounds like you are still trying to pull away from the smokes.

                        Best advice for any beginner....just try everything. Each person is a bit unique, you can never tell what you will think of a snus until you have tried it several different times.

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                          #13
                          THUNDER!

                          LOTS AND LOTS OF THUNDER!

                          :P

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                            #14
                            Try Ettan Lös!

                            Really, I guess you simply must try different snuses for yourself. While I always encourage (heavy) smokers to try snus, because it gives enough nicotine for sure, I have doubts that someone who is very sensitive to nicotine can get lucky with snus. With lös you can at least decide for yourself how small or big the prises are.

                            Besides of that, the nicotine-kick that most new users get from snus is mainly due to the unfamiliar kind of delivery. It's just something to get used to. As a smoker you are used to large amounts of nicotine that flood your blood within seconds and are gone again just as fast. Snus just works differently. After two or three weeks, Skruf Stark Portions will no longer make you dizzy, but by then they've helped you to kick the cigarettes, unlike miniportions, which in the long run aren't sufficient, nicotine-wise, for most users.

                            But again, it's totally personal. Nobody can really help you to find the brand of snus that works for you.

                            Cheers!

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                              #15
                              skruf always makes me feel sick, every single time. 8mg, 14 mg, whatever, it never ends well.

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