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1. Posted by snuppa (Budding Member 26 posts) 11y

We're going around the world, and i have a rare question...
My boyfriend is using snus (almost like chewing tobacco), and we're wondering if it's possible to buy it the places we're going...
China, Kuala Lumpur, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Cook Island and California

Anyone who can help??
Prices??

Thanks

2. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

mail order, I am afraid.

It's only popular in sweden

3. Posted by john7buck (Respected Member 458 posts) 11y

I don't know about China or Kuala Lumpur, but I can tell you from experience that you will not find it in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji or the Cook Islands. Perhaps, at specialty tobacco shops, but doubtful. Here in the States we have something close to Swedish snus, though it is not quite as mud-like. Copenhagen would be the closet and it is quite common in the States(as are several other brands). American chewing tobacco, or dip, is not quite as fine cut and actually has fiber glass shards in it to cut the lip to enter the bloodstream, lovely! I do have a friend who buys snus off the internet, though I'd have to check on how he does that.

When I left for a year of traveling I brought 5 tins of American chewing tobacco with me and then went back to smoking. Fortunatley, I have now been 3 weeks without either form of nicotine!

4. Posted by john7buck (Respected Member 458 posts) 11y

Sorry, I just saw that you are from Norway, but I assume Swedish and Norwegian snus are roughly the same.

5. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Quoting john7buck


Fortunatley, I have now been 3 weeks without either form of nicotine!

Congrats John!
That is fabulous! Keep it up! Your lungs (and the rest of you) will thank you!! :)

6. Posted by john7buck (Respected Member 458 posts) 11y

Thanks Cupcake,

I'm very happy to finally be through with it all. My biggest concern is for the next time I travel, as it seems to be a nice crutch during the down-time and for some reason a real social habit for travelers.

I'm wondering if anybody out there has a take on why, and if any of the "quitters" have fallen back into bad habits?

7. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

This is something I'm a little "worried" about. I quit last July and apart from the very odd drunken lapse, Ive managed to stay quit

Its easy at the moment because I work with non-smokers, I live with non-smokers, there is a smoking ban in pubs and restaurants here in Ireland (a major factor in my success).

Only thing is, I have this niggling little feeling that I will start smoking again when I head off on my trip. Non-smokers think this is a stupid thing to say but, it's something to do while you are wiating for a bus or a train, or as john pointed out, there is a certain sociable aspect to it.

I've saved €3,000 by not smoking this last year, so I keep reminding myself of all that potential money for the travel fund if I dont smoke. :)

8. Posted by john7buck (Respected Member 458 posts) 11y

I'm sorry to have changed the topic of this thread Snuppa!

Samsara, I'd say your success rate will also depend on where you go. In Australia, the States and I think the UK (haven't been in quite some time) there is almost a stigma against smokers these days. It will probably be easier to stay a non-smoker in any of those places. In South America, where the cost of a pack of cigarettes can be below $1 and people are smoking all over the place, it can be quite tempting. I can't offer any definite solutions as I've only been off the stuff for about 3 weeks, but as you can imagine, it's a definite concern. I actually got hypnotized out of smoking and in the session, they described smoking as being like a good friend, which is why I think it can go hand-in-hand with traveling alone. But then they offered up that if your good friend was trying to kill you, would you stay friends? Food for thought. Good luck!

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10. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

Quoting samsara2

This is something I'm a little "worried" about. I quit last July and apart from the very odd drunken lapse, Ive managed to stay quit

Its easy at the moment because I work with non-smokers, I live with non-smokers, there is a smoking ban in pubs and restaurants here in Ireland (a major factor in my success).

Only thing is, I have this niggling little feeling that I will start smoking again when I head off on my trip. Non-smokers think this is a stupid thing to say but, it's something to do while you are wiating for a bus or a train, or as john pointed out, there is a certain sociable aspect to it.

I've saved €3,000 by not smoking this last year, so I keep reminding myself of all that potential money for the travel fund if I dont smoke. :)

Wow, that's a hell of a lot of money you've saved. Isn't it better that it's in your bank account and not being reported as part of the Net Profit figures of some multi-national tobacco company?

I absolutely hate smoking now. You can still smoke in pubs in Sydney and I went out last Friday for about an hour or so and came back reeking of cigarette smoke. My clothes stank, my hair stank and I had to have a shower as soon as I got home. I felt filthy.

If I was single, the last thing I would want to do is meet a nice girl on my travels and then watch her pull out a packet of smokes and start fagging away.

To me (and this is only my perception), when I'm travelling and out and about I find that smokers sit around in groups doing stuff all (particularly females) while other people are out and about. It's as though smokers have no energy and are constantly lethargic.