Snuff cessation

If you have decided to stop using snuff, you can do it. The most important thing when it comes to snuff cessation is your decision to stop. APPOTEK can help you with snuff cessation.


Snuff is a tobacco product that contains nicotine and is highly addictive. Like cigarettes, pipe tobacco, and chewing tobacco, snuff is a dangerous and addictive product. It can cause different health problems. If you want to stop using snuff, you should know that you can do it.


The cause of snuff addiction is the nicotine it contains. The brain’s reward system is affected when you use snuff and it creates an addiction to nicotine. It is mainly made by dopamine that is released from the brain’s reward system and makes us feel good. To continue to feel this effect, you need to keep getting nicotine and sometimes gradually increase the amount you get. Many people who try to stop using snuff may feel depressed the first time they quit. This is because the reward system is no longer stimulated by nicotine.

Reasons to quit

There are many reasons to quit. Nicotine impacts your body negatively. Many also experience relief from not having to hold the snuff box constantly in their hand. Both the gums and teeth are adversely affected by snuff, so quitting generates a healthy oral cavity. Many who have stopped also notice they have better breath. The risk of pancreatic cancer also decreases.


The first and most important step in breaking nicotine addiction is that you are motivated to quit. Professional counseling and support can help you succeed in being snuff-free.


Nicotine withdrawal can cause unpleasant symptoms. To manage your symptoms, your doctor may recommend nicotine replacement therapy. It provides doses of nicotine without the other harmful chemicals found in tobacco.


You can find nicotine patches, lozenges, gums, and other nicotine replacement products at most drugstores. You don’t need a prescription to buy them.

When to consult a doctor

If you have tried to stop using snuff but haven’t succeeded, you can seek help. You can also consult a doctor if you have major problems with withdrawal, which often occur during the first weeks without snuff. A mental health counselor can help you overcome addiction and develop healthier habits. They can also help you control your triggers, manage withdrawal symptoms, and maintain your motivation. Consider asking your doctor for a referral to a counselor.

How APPOTEK can help

APPOTEK can help you stop using snuff with the advice and support of our doctors or psychologists. You may then be prescribed medicine or referred for further treatment.


Valeria Chernikova, Neurologist, M.D.