I have completed 6 months since I first took snuff. It was an interesting path discovering this forum and the wealth of knowledge on snuff and snuff taking. It was a pleasure (though through a lot of research and hard work) to acquire one of the best (or most known) Indian snuffs. I havent tried any of the brands outside India, and might soon start (God knows how. The exchange rate is killing and the customs are just too stringent).
Snuff taking for me is more than a habit. I used to be a smoker and giving up dependence on cigarettes for nicotine was the best gift I could give myself this year. Despite its largely unknown in the so called 'society' in my city, I am still managing to spread a word when asked 'Whats that you're putting up your nose?!!' with dramatic tones and animated remarks.
For a particular condition, and for migraines, I started using snuff after reading some books on this subject. I was thrilled to see a wealth of knowledge which people dont know about. Snuff helps me with pain as using it has reduced my headaches by 50 percent.
Snuff for me is also like something which helps me tackle the mundane life and the assholes it has to offer. Its a support system for me now. Nicotine helps me keep sharp (since I have a weird melatonin issue) and it keeps my life interesting. Though my usage is fairly low compared to quite some of you here, it is still a decent gram or two of different types everyday.
Other than that, I just love snuff, and I love the varieties it offers. I am sure that I'll discover more - but as of now, I'm pretty excited about snuff in general. Maybe snuff psychosis?! (as Uncle Squinty says)
What are your experiences? Is snuff more than a habit for you, or is it just that?
Since how much time (months, years, weeks) you're using snuff?
Are you noticing any health issues?
How much do you use in a day?
How do you think snuff affects your life for the better?