It's our unusual little article to start the week off right! It's not great news, for years now, reduced-risk tobacco products have been popular with top athletes. As smoking and vaping are not well regarded in the crazy world of American wrestling, WWE wrestlers are said to be increasingly addicted to Snus.
You do not know the "snus"? This wet tobacco powder consumed mainly in northern European countries that is placed between the gum and the upper lip for several minutes (or hours). Well, it seems that the crazy world of WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) is adopting it more and more. Shawn Michaels et Ric Flair are probably the best-known snus consumers in WWE history, both of whom are frequently seen in high-consumption photos. For information, Shawn Michaels was even appointed official ambassador of an American smokeless tobacco company in 2014.
But the Nature Boy and the Heartbreak Kid are far from the only WWE superstars known to enjoy this smokeless tobacco. Dean ambrose, the Big Show, Tazz and even Steve Austin would have all consumed various forms of the product, the Undertaker himself would have consumed it on an episode of WWE Raw in the early 2000s.
What is the reason for this popularity among top athletes ? Research suggests that snus and similar products can provide mental stimulation and physical, which makes them particularly attractive to athletes and artists whose concentration and attention are crucial.
In addition to being generally considered healthier than smoking, snus also offers social and practical benefits to professional wrestlers. With smoking and vaping, now banned in many arenas and sports arenas around the world, snus allows WWE superstars to consume nicotine wherever they are, without the restrictions or inconvenience associated with smoking and to the e-cigarette.