Skoal Tobacco is a division of U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company (which also produces Copenhagen). USSTC distributes dipping tobacco and, more recently, snus, both of which are marketed as smokeless tobacco. Skoal was first produced by US Smokeless Tobacco in 1934. Skoal is an Anglicisation of Skal, used in some Scandinavian regions to announce a toast of friendship, with connotations of well-wishing. Skoal is packaged in 1.2 oz plastic can and is available in three textures: fine cut, Long Cut and Pouches. Fine Cut is more grain-like, while Long Cut is more string-like. Pouch varieties of Skoal are also available. The tobacco is sealed in a teabag-like pouch, eliminating the problem of tobacco spreading throughout the mouth. They are also easier to remove, since the tobacco stays in the pouch throughout the duration of use. Skoal Bandits are smaller, 1_gram pouches.
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