The Snuff Tobacco Reference

Snuff Work and Its Laying Down

Snuff work is a descriptive and legal terminology that applies to the collective tobacco material subject to a particular kind of fermentation process, termed laying down, that can be employed in the manufacture of snuff tobacco. Snuff work might comprise tobacco leaf, stem, meal, scraps, or a mixture thereof, and is sauced or liquored and laid down in a bin or cask to ferment, thereafter being processed further. Snuff work and its laying down are highly regulated in Great Britain.


  1. The Tobacco Laws. Arthur Edmund Tanner. Tobacco Stalk Flour and Snuff Work. Pages 115–121. 1898. Digitised version