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Sir Walter Scott back in stock

Who are the 'Snuffiest' Men Who Ever Lived?

highdrytoasthighdrytoast Member
edited March 16 in General
Mark Twain's niece said Twain was the 'smokiest man alive'.*

Who, then, are the prodigious packers of the proboscis to which the pantheon of heroic snuffers is dedicated?


  • volungevolunge Member
    edited March 17 PM
    Napoleon and Frederick the Great come to my mind. The former was famous of leaving a snuffy mess around him; this man was fond of a very coarsely ground snuff, and if you are familiar with the thing, you're well aware of the "fallout". Therefore some people misinterpret Napoleon's snuff taking as a mere "posing"; i.e., they claim that he either wasn't actually taking snuff at all or just sniffed a wee bit of a pinch, throwing away most part of it. As a big fan of extra coarse snuff (think Neftobak), I'm pretty sure that such insinuations results from the inevitable snuff trace which are left by the enjoyer of gros grind. His favourite snuff was Kownoer (must have been way coarser back then, unlike the one currently produced by Bernard).

    Frederick the Great was remarkable for taking a profusion of snuff straight from a leathern pocket in his waistcoat. Anecdotally, he was a fiend of Spanish snuff and hoarded a few thousand pounds of it. Rosinski's Alter Fritz is a homage to this personality.

    More "snuffy" men and women are listed in this book: (jump to page 132, "Snuff-takers").
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