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Swedish-style snus (SS) has been proposed as a smoking cessation aid.1 2 In Norway, SS use has been reported to be a common self-selected smoking cessation strategy,3 and it has been argued that the relatively low rates of smoking in Sweden may be in part attributable to SS use.1 4 However, because SS is not risk-free and its use may be associated with the development of dependence, its use for smoking cessation remains a subject of controversy.5 We recently reported that acute SS administration (8 mg of nicotine) significantly reduced craving relative to a nicotine/tobacco-free snus as well as to a 2 mg nicotine lozenge (NL).6 However, differences in …
Funding This work was supported by a seed grant awarded to SPB from The Canadian Action Network for the Advancement, Dissemination and Adoption of Practice-informed Tobacco Treatment (CAN-ADAPTT).
Competing interests None.
Ethics approval This study was conducted with the approval of the Capital District Health Authority, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.