The Snuff Tobacco Reference

Pressed Tobacco

Pressed tobacco (Danish Prestobak, Dutch Perstabak, German Preßtabak) is a processed tobacco product in the form of a right rectangular or square prism block that is manufactured fundamentally by together pressing a quantity of sauced tobacco leaves, with the exact method dependant on the characteristics desired as well as other factors. Similar to a tobacco carrot, pressed tobacco can be a precursor product that is further processed within the industry or can be a product for the end consumer, and such products can be intended variously for smoking, snuffing, or chewing purposes.


  1. Gründliche Anleitung zur Kultur der Tabackspflanzen und der Fabrikation des Rauch- und Schnupftabacks. Sigismund Friedrich Hermbstädt. Fabrikation der sogenanhten Preßtabacke. Part 14. 1822.
  2. Die Fabrikation des Tabaks in der alten und neuen Welt. Lothar Becker. Page 61. 1878.