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Painting of a man taking snuff using the thumb & forefinger method
Public DomainPainting of a man taking snuff using the thumb and forefinger method - Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Snuff is a tobacco product made from ground or pulverised tobacco leaves which is sniffed up the nostril rather than smoked. Originating in the Americas, it was in common use in Europe by the 17th century.