Snus is considered by many scientists to be vastly more healthier than cigarettes.
The only country where Snus is legal, Sweden, has the lowest lung cancer rates in Europe.
In the UK, the Royal College of Physicians estimates “that regular snus usage is 1,000 times less harmful than smoking cigarettes”.
But the EU has banned it – again.
A previous director of ASH UK has called the ban a:
contradictory, illogical law on tobacco which leaves cigarettes legal while snus, which is over 100 times less harmful, is banned.
Pharmaceutical companies manufacture smoking cessation aids such as nicorette and suicide drugs chantix/champix.
The profits from these products, most of which have a lower success rate than quitting cold turkey, are threatened by alternative to tobacco cigarettes such as e-cigarettes and snus.
E-Cigarettes Will Revolutionise the Face of Tobacco Smoking and Could Pose a Threat to the Smoking Cessation Market
Dan Hannan, a UK Conservative MEP, maintains that the EU is run by lobbyists, including those from pharmaceutical companies.
A Swedish newspaper has argued that the EU lied to justify it’s ban:
The European Commission announced that most member countries are saying a firm no. But DN’s review shows that there is in fact strong support for making snus freely available on the market.
Source: Newspaper Translation
If the newspaper and the MEP correct, e-cigarettes could very well be the next alternative to smoking to be banned in Europe.
An early death for many of the smokers who would otherwise have used electronic cigarettes.
What can you do?
The EU is already reviewing e-cigarettes.
If enough people show they care, the EU might just reconsider banning e-cigarettes.
Click here to join thousands of other e-cigarettes users in signing a petition to keep e-cigarettes legal and available in EU. And share the word with other people who have benefitted from e-cigarettes.
Note: Thanks to David Atherton for sending me the link to the YouTube video above.