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Sniffy: this white powder is a hit in tobacco shops

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May25,2024

To stay alert and energetic, there are different drinks on the market such as Powerade, Monster or even Red Bull. But today, there is a white powder sold in tobacco shops under the name Sniffy that you have to inhale through your nose and which is a hit. This product is reminiscent of cocaine and is of serious concern to the Ministry of Health. who hopes to ban it.

Sniffy: this white powder is a hit in tobacco shops

Sniff , a white powder that looks like and is consumed like cocaine

Indeed, this name may not mean anything to you: Sniffy, a completely legal product that has ;recently appeared in tobacco shopsand which comes in the form of a white powder that must be inhaled through one nostril. She then offersenergizing effectsas highlighted by its creator who is originally from Marseille. Sold at 14.90 euros per gram, the appearance of the product and its method of administration, worries the health authorities.

Sniffy: this white powder is a hit in tobacco shops

On the brand's website, we surf on the fact that inhaling a white powder through the nose “can evoke forbidden pleasure” namely the consumption of cocaine and we recall that “it is completely in accordance with the law”. Sold for a few days, this powder is considered a food supplementand is offered, like Puff, in five different flavors: mint, candy strawberry, lemon and passion fruit. The desired effect would be immediate and for a period of 20 to 20 years. 30 minutes. The brand specifies that it isrecommended to use it only when necessary with a maximum daily consumption of two gramsand reminds that sale to minors is prohibited.

Sniffy: this white powder is a hit in tobacco shops

Health professionals calls for the withdrawal of Sniff

Health professionals are concerned that such a product is being marketed. For the president of the Addictions France association, it's “the trivialization of the gesture, the appearance, the motivations for consuming it” which poses a problem. Even if Sniffy is not addictive, the product is no less dangerous. :

The real problem is the message behind it and the furious resemblance to cocaine. This product popularizes the world of cocaine. ;ne through a gesture, which is scandalous.

For his part, the president of the French Federation of Addictology responded asked the public authorities to prohibit the sale of it. Prevention discovered this “smut” only two days ago and indicated its intention to ban it as soon as possible by putting its services in place. on this issue as of this weekend.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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