Snus smoke-free tobacco. Snus is an oral tobacco product that comes in a pouch of some sort, designed to be placed between the gums and upper lip. Snus is not chewed and requires no spitting. The standard pouch holds 1 gram of finely ground tobacco. Snus is regulated as a food in Sweden, and thus held to strict quality standards. Swedish snus was developed to greatly reduce TSNA content, and research shows that snus does not increase the risks of cancer of any type.