Let me start by saying, I am not a health nut and I do think Nasal Snuff is generally safe especially when compared to other forms of tobacco. It is also generally established that there are aside from tobacco chemicals and naturally occurring substances that cause or contribute to cancer and other disease. So my question is, as consumers of nasal snuff should we not want to know what we are putting in our nose.
I know tobacco is the main ingredient in most snuffs and flavors are added. But are some snuffs mixed with other things and if so, should we not ask what those things are? I have read there have been cases of snuff causing cancer when mixed with other substances.
I am not trying to call out manufactures but for example, my favorite Dholakia White: Is it pure tobacco? I would sure like to know what I am putting in my nose. There has also been a recent influx of Chinese snuffs on the US mail order sites. Maybe I am a little biased but in the US, China has had a tough road here with lead, chemicals, etc. in products being sold in the US.
To sum up, I would really like to see ingredients listed (Coke does it, even though the recipe is a secret). Some manufactures (Roderick) have stated that pure tobacco and natural (not chemical) flavors are the ingredients and that is acceptable to me. I am not looking for trade secrets, I just want to know if my tobacco is mixed with something other than tobacco. What do you think? Do we have a right as paying consumers to know what we are putting in our bodies?