Can't get through the day without the snuff box? You're not alone. 12 percent of the population sniff daily, according to Statistics Norway. Over the past ten years, the number of smokers has dropped from 21 to 12 percent, while the number of sniffers has doubled. Snus use has especially increased among young women, according to the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
In a new report, the Institute of Public Health warns that snus can have a number of harmful effects. The institute has been commissioned by the Ministry of Health and Care to update a 201
New studies strengthen the conclusions of the previous report, the institute writes.
Research on the health risk of snus The report concerns the use of Swedish snus, since Norwegians mainly use snus produced by s island take brother.
It is likely that the use of Swedish snus among men leads to an increased risk of esophageal cancer and pancreatic cancer.
The fact that snus increases the risk of pancreatic cancer is contrary to a large collection study from 2017, Research.com points out. The "Araghi" study found that snus had no greater risk of getting pancreatic cancer compared to those who did not sniff.
This study, the Institute of Public Health has chosen to ignore and says that the study says nothing about how many The research website also states that snus increases the risk of cancer of the stomach and rectum. It is also possible that the use of snuff increases mortality after a cancer diagnosis.
It is uncertain whether the use of Swedish snus affects the risk of cancer of the oral cavity and throat, lung, entrance to the stomach, colon and cancer. in the anus.
Diabetes and metabolic syndrome
It is likely that high consumption of snus – ie. more than four boxes of snus a week – increases the risk of type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
Metabolic syndrome is a collective term that includes obesity and increased gastric circulation, high blood pressure, high insulin levels, and negative cholesterol levels, according to Norwegian Health Informatics.
Cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure
The use of Swedish snus among men is likely to increase the risk of high blood pressure
The risk of dying in the weeks following heart attack and stroke is likely to increase, and it is possible that There is an increased risk of dying also in le
Use of snuff is likely to increase the risk of high blood pressure.
It is possible that the risk of dying from myocardial infarction may be halved if you stop using snuff after myocardial infarction, compared to continuing with the use of snuff
Pregnancy  If women use snus during pregnancy, there is probably an increased risk of premature birth, ie premature birth.  If women use snus during pregnancy, there may be an increased risk of stillbirth and caesarean section.
The newborn is small for gestational age (small in relation to gestational age), has reduced birth weight, has short-term respiratory arrest, has lip or palate effects, and increased amount of nicotine degradation products in urine.
Other diseases and health outcomes:
It is possible that snus use increases the risk of psychosis, weight gain
For many other health outcomes, there was too little information to conclude if snus affects the risk of health outcomes, and possibly in which direction.
The snuff report is based on a review of research on people using snuff compared to humans. who do not use snuff and several other types of studies.
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