Tapkeer, snuff, snus
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION OF USE:
United States, United Kingdom, India, Sweden
Typically, a pinch is inhaled into the nostrils. It may also be held between the lip and gum or cheek.
In 2000, U.S. prevalence of current (used within the past 30 days) smokeless tobacco use (includes both snuff and chewing tobacco) for those 12 years old and over was 3.4%: 6.5% of males and 0.5% of females
PROCESSING / MANUFACTURING:
Tobacco is fire-cured, then fermented and processed into a dry, powdered form. The moisture content of the finished product is less than 10%. It is packaged and sold in small metal or glass containers