Monday, 30 November 2020

Snus


 

Difference between Swedish and American Snus

Swedish snus is typically marketed and sold as a moist powder, which is loose snus. There is also the portion snus variety where the powder is packed into pouches. Swedish snus typically has a mild flavour. There are smoke aromas added and it can be additionally infused with herb, berry or floral flavours. Swedish manufacturers have extra quality standards in addition to the stringent Swedish food regulations. American snus became available in the late 1990s. It is similar to the Scandinavian version in form but the contents can differ. Usually the moisture content and pH is lower with the result that the availability of nicotine is lower.

Swedish snus, manufactured by Swedish Match, is a moist to semi-moist, ground, oral smokeless tobacco product. It is made from selected, mainly air-cured tobaccos, water, salt and flavorings. Snus is produced in a proprietary heat-treatment process that complies with food standards. 

The moisture content of the product ranges between 30 and 60 %. Packaging forms vary: loose snus, which is sold in 50 g cardboard or plastic cans and portion-packed snus which is sold in three packaging varieties. 


The vast majority of Swedish snus users place the snus in the upper vestibular cavity of the mouth. Swedish snus is regulated by the Swedish Food Act. Except for Sweden, snus has been banned since 1992 in the European Union countries. The legislative background for the ban is Art. 2.4 of Directive 92/41/EEC. 

The Article 2.4 defines those smokeless tobaccos that may not legally be sold in the European Union. Since snus is widely used in Sweden, the Swedish government obtained permanent derogation from the ban on certain smokeless tobacco products as part of the terms under which Sweden joined the European Union. Snus and harm reduction strategies


Swedish snus is a moist form of smokeless tobacco which is usually placed under the upper lip, and which does not result in the need for spitting. It is sold either as a moist powder known as loose snus, or packaged into pouches known as portion snus. Snus is often mildly flavored with food-grade smoke aroma, bergamot, citrus, juniper berry, herbs and/or floral flavors. 

Most Scandinavian snus is produced in Sweden and regulated as food under the Swedish Food Act. Many Swedish manufacturers have even implemented their own quality standards on top of the already very stringent regulations for food products, in order to ensure quality. 

The most commonly known for this is of course GOTHIATEK by Swedish Match - a quality control system that follows each production from seed to finished can.


Swedish snus is made from air-dried tobacco from various parts of the world. In earlier times, tobacco for making snus was laid out for drying in Scania and Mälardalen, Sweden. Later, Kentucky tobaccos were used. The ground tobacco is mixed with water, salt, an alkalizing agent (today this is sodium carbonate), and aroma, and is prepared through heating. 

After the heating process, food grade aromas are typically added. In Sweden, snus is regulated as a food product and, for this reason, all ingredients are listed on the label of each individual package (can) of snus. Moist snus contains more than 50% water, and the average use of snus in Sweden is approximately 800 grams (16 units) per person each year. 


About 12% of the population in Sweden use snus. 
Unlike dipping tobacco and chew, most snus today does not undergo the fermentation process, but is instead steam-pasteurized

Although steam-pasteurization is remarkably complex, it has the advantages of inhibiting the growth of bacteria that facilitate the formation of tobacco-specific nitrosamines, while preserving the desired texture and mouthfeel of the snus. The absorption of nicotine, the addictive substance in tobacco, from snus depends on the level of nicotine in the snus and the pH level in the box.

A voluntary quality standard for snus products has been introduced (Gothiatek) that sets maximum levels for certain controversial constituents including nitrosamines, heavy metals, and polyaromatic hydrocarbons. Most manufacturers of Scandinavian type snus adhere to this standard.



Snus is sold primarily in Sweden, Faroe Islands and Norway, and has more recently been introduced to South Africa and the U.S. It can be found in places frequented by Scandinavian tourists, such as Murmansk in Russia or Chania in Greece. It is illegal in the rest of the European Union. It is sold in small tins which, in the earlier years, were made of porcelain, wood, silver, or gold. 




Portioned snus usually comes in plastic tins of 24 portions, containing about .75 to 1 gram of snus each, while loose snus is mostly sold in wax coated cardboard containers with plastic lids (similar to dip snuff), at 42 g (50 g before 2008). 

Mini-portion and medium-portion snus are increasingly popular formats. Most of these products come in tins containing 20 portions, of either 0.65 or 0.5 grams each for a total of just under 13 or 10 grams, particularly with those for whom concealing their use of smokeless tobacco in places is of utmost importance.






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Friday, 27 November 2020

Swedish snus

Swedish snus, manufactured by Swedish Match, is a moist to semi-moist, ground, oral smokeless tobacco product. It is made from selected, mainly air-cured tobaccos, water, salt and flavorings. Snus is produced in a proprietary heat-treatment process that complies with food standards. 

The moisture content of the product ranges between 30 and 60 %. Packaging forms vary: loose snus, which is sold in 50 g cardboard or plastic cans and portion-packed snus which is sold in three packaging varieties. 


The vast majority of Swedish snus users place the snus in the upper vestibular cavity of the mouth. Swedish snus is regulated by the Swedish Food Act. Except for Sweden, snus has been banned since 1992 in the European Union countries. The legislative background for the ban is Art. 2.4 of Directive 92/41/EEC. 

The Article 2.4 defines those smokeless tobaccos that may not legally be sold in the European Union. Since snus is widely used in Sweden, the Swedish government obtained permanent derogation from the ban on certain smokeless tobacco products as part of the terms under which Sweden joined the European Union. Snus and harm reduction strategies


Swedish snus is a moist form of smokeless tobacco which is usually placed under the upper lip, and which does not result in the need for spitting. It is sold either as a moist powder known as loose snus, or packaged into pouches known as portion snus. Snus is often mildly flavored with food-grade smoke aroma, bergamot, citrus, juniper berry, herbs and/or floral flavors. 

Most Scandinavian snus is produced in Sweden and regulated as food under the Swedish Food Act. Many Swedish manufacturers have even implemented their own quality standards on top of the already very stringent regulations for food products, in order to ensure quality. 

The most commonly known for this is of course GOTHIATEK by Swedish Match - a quality control system that follows each production from seed to finished can.


Swedish snus is made from air-dried tobacco from various parts of the world. In earlier times, tobacco for making snus was laid out for drying in Scania and Mälardalen, Sweden. Later, Kentucky tobaccos were used. The ground tobacco is mixed with water, salt, an alkalizing agent (today this is sodium carbonate), and aroma, and is prepared through heating. 

After the heating process, food grade aromas are typically added. In Sweden, snus is regulated as a food product and, for this reason, all ingredients are listed on the label of each individual package (can) of snus. Moist snus contains more than 50% water, and the average use of snus in Sweden is approximately 800 grams (16 units) per person each year. 


About 12% of the population in Sweden use snus. 
Unlike dipping tobacco and chew, most snus today does not undergo the fermentation process, but is instead steam-pasteurized

Although steam-pasteurization is remarkably complex, it has the advantages of inhibiting the growth of bacteria that facilitate the formation of tobacco-specific nitrosamines, while preserving the desired texture and mouthfeel of the snus. The absorption of nicotine, the addictive substance in tobacco, from snus depends on the level of nicotine in the snus and the pH level in the box.

A voluntary quality standard for snus products has been introduced (Gothiatek) that sets maximum levels for certain controversial constituents including nitrosamines, heavy metals, and polyaromatic hydrocarbons. Most manufacturers of Scandinavian type snus adhere to this standard.



Snus is sold primarily in Sweden, Faroe Islands and Norway, and has more recently been introduced to South Africa and the U.S. It can be found in places frequented by Scandinavian tourists, such as Murmansk in Russia or Chania in Greece. It is illegal in the rest of the European Union. It is sold in small tins which, in the earlier years, were made of porcelain, wood, silver, or gold. 




Portioned snus usually comes in plastic tins of 24 portions, containing about .75 to 1 gram of snus each, while loose snus is mostly sold in wax coated cardboard containers with plastic lids (similar to dip snuff), at 42 g (50 g before 2008). 

Mini-portion and medium-portion snus are increasingly popular formats. Most of these products come in tins containing 20 portions, of either 0.65 or 0.5 grams each for a total of just under 13 or 10 grams, particularly with those for whom concealing their use of smokeless tobacco in places is of utmost importance.










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Thursday, 26 November 2020

SOCOO Square Gallon Water Bottle



Are you looking for a perfect Half Gallon water bottle to ensure that you have drunk enough water everyday?


Here, SOCOO 91 oz Water Jug will help you to keep hydrated during the training, fitness, gym, hiking, travel, any indoor and outdoor activities, you should drink daily between 1.5 -3 liters of liquid, depending on the activity and sunlight. So 2.7 L drinking bottle is your first choice instead of the 2 liter water bottle.


This Square Water Bottle is patented, very popular and praised constantly, see below:


1. Amazing Idea! Gym users rejoice!

2. Can take photos and videos when you work out alone, saves you from asking strangers at the gym to record my workouts.

3. Absolutely good idea to holding phones when you working out! It’s a good way to see your workout routines instead of Taking it out of your pockets

4.There are so many cool features this bottle comes with.You can attach your phone or keys to it which is very convenient at the gym or when you’re outdoors....


So, with the SOCOO BPA free bottles you have the ideal partner for sports and leisure activities. These high quality, reusable bottles are extremely lightweight and sturdy, it's easy for you to carry to anywhere.The wide-mouth opening makes cleaner and easier filling- even ice cubes fit into the water bottle, you can use the flip or s/s cap for drinking, it's so easy and convenient to use!!! Choose SOCOO Gallon Water Jug, choose a healthier lifestyle.


Use and Care Tips For this plastic bottle:

1. Do not put in the freezer,don't hold hot liquid above 50℃, not dishwasher safe.

2. Don’t leave it in car on a hot day to avoid crack and broken; Not Anti-drop,  it will be broken if drop from height when it’s filled with water as the material limit

3. Clean with baking soda and vinegar

4. It's not insulated, so it will sweat


  • PERFECT FOR GYM】: There is magnetic holder for holding your phone, keys instead of leaves your stuff on the dirty gym floor. When you attached the phone to the bottle, it’s a good way to see your workout routines instead of Taking it out of your pockets, very cool experience.




  • PATENT SQUARE DESIGN】: Our square water bottle is with Appearance Design Patent, which is very unique and special and different from round shape, you will be the most attractive people when you using this Lightweight jug in gym and fitness.


  • BPA FREE PLASTIC】: This fitness bottle is Non-toxic, Food Safe, multi-functional and as a 91 ounce instead of 64 ounce water bottle, you no need to refill your water all the time. it’s leak proof and the flip top cap is easy to drink from, and also a stainless steel cap/lid backup, 2pcs caps there. Wide lip allows for easily adding ice. Two handles - one strap and one handle built in the portable bottle, it’s very convenient to carry


  • SEE!! WHAT'S PRINTING?】- With motivational words/slogan and time marker on the reusable water bottles, it can boost your daily intake of water and never get dehydrated! Very Perfect for fitness goals such as tracking water intake, diet during a detox or pregnancy. Nourish your body and refresh your mind with every sip. To achieve any goals, for a healthier life.















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Monday, 16 November 2020

The Lebogner Single Trumpet Air Horn

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Get everyone's attention or deliver the warning needed when driving by using the perfect horn listed below:


The Lebogner Single Trumpet Air Horn is equipped with a loud horn that delivers 150DB power sound needed for any Truck, SUV, Car, Boat, or even a Train.



Benefits Of Buying The LEBOGNER Single Trumpet Air Horn Kit:

  •     Great Trumpet Design to fit on any Truck, SUV, Car, Boat, Or Train Measuring 16.9" x 3.7" Inches.


  •     Designed to work on any vehicle that has a 12 Volt DC Power available.


  •     Made out of Premium High Quality Chrome Plated ZINC Rust Free Material.


  •     Powerful compressor gives out a super loud 150DB sound that can not be ignored.


  •     Strong enough to be out on any weather and will not get damaged.


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An air horn is a pneumatic device designed to create an extremely loud noise for signaling purposes. It usually consists of a source which produces compressed air, which passes into a horn through a reed or diaphragm. 

The stream of air causes the reed or diaphragm to vibrate, creating sound waves, then the horn amplifies the sound making it louder. Air horns are widely employed as vehicle horns, installed on large busessemi-trailer trucksfire truckstrains, and some ambulances as a warning device, and on ships as a signaling device.

In trucks and buses, the air horn is powered with compressed air from the vehicle's air brake system. In trucks, a cord mounted on the ceiling of the operator's cab is pulled or in buses, a valve lever on the side of the dashboard is pushed down or pulled up to open the valve, supplying varying amounts of air to the horn. 

Thus, an outstretched hand reaching upward and pumping is a signal to the driver of an air horn equipped vehicle, requesting a toot. In modern trucks and buses, the horn is actuated by a button on the steering wheel (just like a normal car horn). Some trucks and buses have both electric and air horn, selectable by a switch on the dashboard. This is to prevent the use of the powerful air horn in populated areas.







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Sunday, 8 November 2020

2021 Honda Pilot Review

 

2021 Honda Pilot

Overview


The 2021 Honda Pilot is a trendy alternative to a minivan, but its third row isn't as roomy and it's hardly more stylish. Still, this SUV boasts an available all-wheel-drive system, lofty seating height, and a fair amount of ground clearance—traits that many crossover shoppers desire. 

This Honda also has a speedy and fuel-efficient V-6 power-train that doesn't disappoint. However, those looking for a gratifying driving experience may want to look elsewhere. 

2021 Honda Pilot

The Pilot does provide a cavernous cabin, with ample cargo space and small-item storage, and its host of standard driver assists and popular infotainment features help it compete with rivals such as the Volkswagen Atlas and Toyota Highlander. 

Although the 2021 Pilot isn't the snazziest mid-size crossover out there, it's versatile and inoffensive enough to appeal to a wide range of people.

2021 Honda Pilot


What's New for 2021?


For the 2021 Pilot lineup, Honda added a new Special Edition model and made the nine-speed automatic transmission standard. Previously, the nine-speed was offered only on the Touring trim level and up. 

2021 Honda Pilot


Lesser versions had a clunky six-speed automatic. The Special Edition slots between the EX and Touring trims and advertises black 20-inch wheels, a foot-activated power tailgate, and wireless charging. 

All 2021 models come standard with paddle shifters, dual-zone climate control, and an automatic stop-start system. To compensate for these many upgrades, Honda raised the Pilot's base price by $600.

2021 Honda Pilot


Pricing and Which One to Buy


I think the Pilot Special Edition represents the best combination of features and price. It includes black 20-inch wheels, a hands-free power tailgate, leather-trimmed upholstery, roof rails, second-row sunshades, a sunroof, and wireless charging. I'd also add all-wheel drive for $2000 because it increases the Pilot's maximum tow rating from 3500 pounds to 5000.

2021 Honda Pilot

Engine, Transmission, and Performance


The Pilot's V-6 has a sporty sound and plenty of power, and I like the unobtrusive behavior of the nine-speed automatic transmission. 

The Honda is not the most ponderous three-row crossover to drive, but its considerable size can make it feel heavy when cornering. The 20-inch wheels that come on the upper trims hurt ride quality a bit, but they enhance the Pilot's otherwise dorky appearance. 

2021 Honda Pilot

And the vehicle rides relatively smoothly when loaded with people and stuff. The Pilot's lack of body control makes it seem disconnected from the road at times. 

And its light steering makes it easy to maneuver at parking-lot speeds, but it also contributes to the detached feel on the highway.

2021 Honda Pilot

Fuel Economy


Fuel economy is strong within Honda's showroom, and the Pilot is very efficient for such a large and practical vehicle, according to the EPA. 

The front-wheel-drive model will achieve 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. Adding all-wheel drive knocks 1 mpg off both government ratings, for totals of 19 mpg city and 26 mpg highway.

2021 Honda Pilot

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

The Pilot's interior is spacious and practical and can be had with family-friendly options such as an in-cabin PA system. Most trim levels offer a three-across second row, for those who need to seat eight. 

Pricier models forgo the bench for two captain's chairs, reducing the passenger count to seven. However, the spacious third row's low seat cushion means it's really only practical for kids. 

2021 Honda Pilot

The Pilot's dashboard layout features easy-to-use climate controls and a clearly marked gauge cluster, and there are a whopping 16 cupholders throughout the cabin. 

This SUV's high seating position gives the driver a commanding view of the road, and large windows and thin unobtrusive roof pillars award the Pilot best-in-class visibility. 

2021 Honda Pilot

This Honda has a downright cavernous cargo area and loads of useful interior cubbies. It's among the roomiest SUVs in its class, but the cargo capacity between the seven- and eight-seat configurations is different, as the Elite and seven-seat Touring trims have a second-row center console that can't be removed. The adjustable cargo floor can be set up for maximum space or to create an underfloor storage compartment.

2021 Honda Pilot

Infotainment and Connectivity


The frustrating central touchscreen is one of the Pilot's weak points, although Honda did install a much-needed volume knob back in 2019. 

The base LX's 5.0-inch display offers the basics, whereas EX-and-above trims get an 8.0-inch touchscreen with SiriusXM satellite radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, voice command, and other app functions. Navigation is optional on the EX and standard on the Touring and Elite.

2021 Honda Pilot


Safety and Driver-Assistance Features


The 2021 Honda Pilot earned a five-star crash-test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), but it hasn't been tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) at the time of writing this post. Every Pilot has a host of standard driver-assistance technology

2021 Honda Pilot

Key safety features include:

  •  Standard forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking
  •  Standard lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist
  •  Standard adaptive cruise control

  • 2021 Honda Pilot

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage


Honda's warranty is entirely average for its class. Hyundai, for example, offers one that's significantly longer, and Toyota provides the added bonus of complimentary scheduled maintenance.

  • Limited warranty covers three years or 36,000 miles
  • Power-train warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles
  • No complimentary scheduled maintenance.
  • 2021 Honda Pilot




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