Snuff is made from the same high quality leaf thats used to make pipe tobacco and cigarettes. The tobacco leaf is first blended to give the desired colour, then broken up and fed into a disintegrating machine, which reduced it to a coarse powder. A further process is then required to grind up the powder to give the finished texture and moisture. After a period of storage, essential oils and medications are added to flavour the snuff and then it is left to mature and to allow the flavourings to penetrate throughout the blend. Snuff is used in industries where dust or chemicals in the air make smoking dangerous, as an alternative to a cigarette or pipe. In today's society where more and more places are becoming non-smoking, snuff can be used to give the same stimulating effect. Snuff taking is the cleanest way to take tobacco; theres no cigarette ends, no ash, and no pipe dottles to dispose of and no smoke to annoy other people. As well as being a more sociably accepted way of taking tobacco, snuff is excellent for clearing the sinuses and releiving the tension of head colds.