Snus am Kiosk kaufen – oder doch besser bestellen?

Snus refers to a product made from ground tobacco that is either packaged in small pouches or sold loose. It has a long tradition in Scandinavia, which is why it is legal to sell it online and in stores in Sweden. We want to tell you in which countries you can buy snus at the kiosk. In addition, we will tell you what alternative places of sale there are and how you can benefit from their advantages.

Can you buy snus at a kiosk in Switzerland?

In 2019, Switzerland decided to legalize snus and allow its commercial sale. The Federal Court made this decision because there is no immediate health risk associated with consumption and the risks are comparable and in many cases even lower than those of cigarettes and alcohol. Even before the court decision, the consumption and private import of snus was legal, only the commercial import and sale was prohibited.

Since then, snus can be found at Swiss gas stations and kiosks. Stores often advertise the alternative to cigarettes with billboards and have popular brands in their assortment. As a result of the pandemic, demand for tobacco-containing products at gas stations has risen sharply, and sales of snus continue to climb. At the cantonal level, the same sales restrictions as for tobacco are coming into force.

Regulated is the sale both at the kiosk and online in a transitional article of the Food Act. This means that the ingredients are strictly controlled and dangerous substances such as nitrosamines (often found in snus varieties from North America) are prohibited.

What is the situation at kiosks in EU countries?

In other EU countries, the sale of snus is still prohibited. This ban exists on the basis that oral tobacco products consisting of powder or fine-grained granules cannot be legally sold. The only exception is Sweden, as it is the country of origin of snus. In some EU countries, you can find the All White Snus variant, which contains nicotine but is tobacco-free. In Germany, the sale has been discontinued. Here you can only buy snus without nicotine and without tobacco at the kiosk.

What are the disadvantages of buying snus from a kiosk?

Buying snus from a kiosk is fast and convenient. However, there are some disadvantages that you should be prepared for. Most kiosks carry only a limited number of varieties and these are often replaced or completely removed from the range. So the chance that you will find your favorite variety there permanently is relatively small. In addition, you can't get regular deliveries at the kiosk and special offers are rare.

On average, snus at the kiosk costs almost twice as much as online. Also, it will be difficult to find snus in high quantities at the kiosk, as the number is limited. If you want to save money, you should rather look for cheap online stores that have snus on sale. At Snushus you will find a wide selection of popular brands sold at fair prices.

So, to summarize:

  • Snus at the kiosk is more expensive
  • The diversity of varieties is limited
  • The durability is not always guaranteed
  • The quantity is limited
  • Your favorite brand may not be sold
  • There are rarely savings offers

Why you should order snus from Snushus!

At Snushus you get high quality products delivered confidently and quickly. Our snus is always fresh and subject to strict controls. We have a wide selection of snus varieties, nicotine pouches and even nicotine-free products. You can find great offers like the 500 g box Soldat Extreme or our mix packs with five different varieties, which you can find under HUS MIX. Our assortment is constantly expanding and we strive to offer you the best varieties at an affordable price.

On Snushus you can even sign up for a subscription to get your favorite flavors delivered regularly. You don't have any obligations, because the subscription can be cancelled or changed at any time. You decide for yourself in which quantities and at which intervals you would like to have your delivery. A combination of several varieties is also possible. This makes the purchase of snus a lot easier.

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