EU officials said that Snus might appeal too much to young people..

January 20, 2008 - Snus could face the same kind of opposition in the U.S. and other markets as it has in Europe. In fact, it was U.S.-based UST's UST push to sell a Skoal-branded line of flavored tobacco pouches in Europe that led to the EU ban. According to a recent report in the Times of London, snus is especially popular among European youth, who can find the product on the black market. A Credit Suisse analysis found that Americans spend $82 billion a year on cigarettes. They spend about $3.2 billion on cigars. That leaves just $3.7 billion for smokeless tobacco products. See related news brief:Our Kids are still our number one priority.