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Skoal tobacco is a division of U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company (which also produces Copenhagen) USTC distributes dipping tobacco and, more recently, snus, both of which are marketed as smokeless tobacco. Skoal was first produced by US Smokeless Tobacco in 1934.

Contents

Cuts and Flavours

Skoal is packaged in 1.2 oz plastic can and is available in two textures: Fine Cut and Long Cut. Fine Cut is more grain-like, while Long Cut is more string-like.

Pouch varieties of Skoal are also available. The tobacco is sealed in a teabag-like pouch, eliminating the problem of tobacco spreading throughout the mouth. They are also easier to remove, since the tobacco stays in the pouch throughout the duration of use. Skoal Bandits are smaller, 1 gram pouches. They are ideal for settings when being discreet is necessary.

The product originally produced was only available in wintergreen flavour[1] , but below is a list of other flavours that have been made available:

  • Mint (Long Cut, Pouches, Bandits)
  • Wintergreen (Long Cut, Fine Cut (Original), Pouches, Bandits)
  • Straight (Long Cut, Fine Cut, Pouches)
  • Classic (Long Cut)
  • Spearmint (Long Cut)
  • Cherry (Long Cut)
  • Berry Blend (Long Cut, Pouches)
  • Key
  • Vanilla (Long Cut)
  • Peach Blend (Long Cut)
  • Citrus Blend' (Long Cut, Pouches)
  • Skoal Edge Wintergreen (Long Cut)
  • Frost, Cool Wintergreen. (Long Cut) (discontinued)
  • Apple Blend (Long Cut, Pouches)

History

  • 1934: Skoal is introduced as a wintergreen-flavored smokeless tobacco.
  • 1983: Skoal pouches are released.
  • 1984: Skoal Long Cut is released nation-wide.
  • 2009: Skoal Snus, a spit-free smokeless tobacco, is launched in select markets

Popularity

According to HealthPolitics.org, Skoal tobacco is the most popular brand of dipping tobacco in the United States with a 30% marketshare.[2] With the increase in the federal cigarette tax, Skoal and other smokeless tobacco brands have received more advertising.

See also

References

  1. ^ "UST Inc. History". U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company. http://www.ustinc.com/about_us/history.asp. Retrieved 2007-11-19. 
  2. ^ "No Smoke, No Problem?". Health Politics. http://www.healthpolitics.org/program_transcript.asp?p=smokeless_tobacco. Retrieved 2007-11-19. 

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