Snus Users in Switzerland can legally buy snus from!

Published : 09/01/2016 02:07:04

Snus users in Switzerland can thank me, Moe Unz, because you can still buy your snus legally at the Snus Shop!

Catching even Swiss legislators and consumers by surprise, the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (BAG) redefined the definition of "smokeless tobacco" to specifically ban everything except actual chewing tobacco and similarly packaged products sold over the counter in Swiss stores.

The 23 Aug 2016 ban included products similar to snus but labelled "Chewing Tobacco" or "Kautabak". For some crazy reason, it also allows the sale of the clay-like Makla products which contain significant amounts of substances dangerous to your health.

I was packing my broom and preparing to travel to Switzerland to beat the bureaucrats at BAG over the head repeatedly when I received good news.

Buy your Swedish snus Legally at

For fear not, Swiss snusers; the BAG ban also explicitly confirms that the earlier recommendations regarding the private import of snus into Switzerland are exempt from the new interpretation of Article 5 in the 27 October 2004 Decree on Tobacco Products.  Specifically,

(...) Concerning the import of tobacco for oral use, the recommendations made with informational document no. 96, "Private use of oral tobacco", dated 3 June 2013 still apply. (...)"

According to my very expensive Swiss lawyers, this means that you may still import snus for private use into Switzerland.  This is subject to the 1.2 kg tobacco weight limit per order but that is a lot of snus!

So my Swiss friends, have your pick from our selection of hundreds of fresh snus offerings from Sweden and Denmark right here at!

Vänliga hälsningar/Best regards/Med venlig hilsen,


Snus Legend and Manager
The Snus Shop at

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US Government Mandated Warnings for Americans 

Depending on the month, this product can cause mouth cancer, can cause gum disease and tooth loss, 
is not a safe alternative for cigarettes, and smokeless tobacco is addictive.

If you are NOT an American, the below doesn't apply to you