Snus use in football: the threat of a new addiction?

Daniel Read, Sarah Carter, Phil Hopley, Karim Chamari, Lee Taylor

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The use of Snus, an oral nicotine pouch, is becoming increasingly common in English professional football. As a nicotine product, Snus raises important questions about health and performance for practitioners. The purpose of this short communication is to explain the current regulatory status of Snus, performance related-effects, and associated health outcomes. Further, based on player statements and evidence from the general public, we argue that Snus is used as a coping mechanism to deal with the stressors of professional football. Accordingly, the communication concludes with guidance for club-level multidisciplinary interventions to support player welfare, aimed at reducing Snus use as well as future research recommendations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-205
Number of pages5
JournalBiology of Sport
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2024

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