Hi, I hope everyone had a good Christmas and wish all a happy new year.
I don't normally say much, been lurking for around 5 years or so.. I realise this isn't a political forum and I understand there is no need to panic as yet regarding a total snuff ban, but it could happen.. it's a real possibility. The New E.U regulations regarding cigarettes has/is changing, no more packets of 10.. same as no small or medium packets of rolling tobacco are the plan, and all packaging in green boxes. Obviously working towards a total smoking ban.. now while that may not happen anytime soon, what we should remember is that cigarettes will be the last to go.. meaning smokeless tobacco has a high possibility of being given the boot within our lifetime..
This isn't scaremongering, we need to face reality that our passion for snuff is at threat.. many brands of snuff have been discontinued as we all know & I am in no doubt there will be many more to follow.. I feel sorry for the smaller firms that have to close due to all this legislation which is unnecessary, which many may be family run..
this isn't just a drug, this is history.. it makes me angry that the governments want to eradicate the healthier options first yet leave the multi billion big cigarettes companies last to target.
I've been reading that they are targeting manufacturers with a fee per size and per item.. this will confirm why many snuffs have been discontinued and some name changes had to be made to certain snuffs.
My opinion would be to scrap the 10g tins and just store 25g, 100g and 400g to save costs or to atleast have money to put towards for a few extra flavours.
On a lighter note.. I discovered on a modest 5g a day habit for a 30 year supply you would need around 55kg of snuff
So bulk buying a favourite snuff before a discontinuation isn't such a bad idea.., or before the E.U make it near impossibly worthwhile for snuff manufacturers to continue making snuff.
Here guys what do you think of containers like this for bulk storage?.. narrow and air tighthttp://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/371542023311?_mwBanner=1&varId=640566491007