Neue Studie: Snus führt nicht zu Mundkrebs – im Gegenteil

Normal snus consumption can reduce the risk of getting oral cancer. This is the surprising result of a new study by the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, one of Europe's largest medical universities and Sweden's largest centre for medical education and research.

In the Scandinavian countries the connection between snus and oral cancer has been discussed for a long time, as research has also come to different conclusions. This has resulted in studies that are supposed to prove a connection between snus and mouth cancer on the one hand and no connection at all on the other hand.

In a large Swedish study by the Karolinska Institutet (KI), which was published in spring 2020, it was explained that this connection does not exist and that normal snus consumption can even reduce the risk of oral cancer. The study found that "consumers of snus are 21% less likely to get oral cancer". KI writes that normal snus consumption in this context is consumers who consume five or less doses per week. According to Swedish research, the average snus user consumes around 3.5 doses per week.

At the same time, the study also underlines another point: Swedish snus is less dangerous than many smokeless products on the foreign market. KI's study comes one week after Swedish researchers started to investigate whether snus can help against a serious disease of Covid-19.

It is not easy for us to comment on these scientific studies independently. However, we make every effort to mention only professional and data-based studies and will continue to follow the debates and the studies closely and publish more up-to-date information on our website on an ongoing basis.

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