British American Tobacco chiefs are trying out a new smokeless tobacco called Snus ahead of the ban on smoking in pubs and other public places. Pronounced "snuz", it is a sweet-sized pouch like a teabag which a user places under the lip and delivers a nicotine hit in roughly a minute. It already outsells cigarettes in Sweden and is credited with reducing lung cancer levels to the lowest in the world. The Royal College of Physicians has declared that Snus is 1,000 times less hazardous than smoking. The Observer 19/02/06 page 12