Snuff is a smokeless tobacco product made from ground or pulverized dried and cured tobacco leaves, which is consumed by inhaling it into the nose.
Snuff is made by curing and drying tobacco leaves, then grind them into a powder. Snuff is inhaled or "snuffed" into the nasal cavity (into each nostril), delivering a swift 'hit' of nicotine and a lasting flavored scent (especially if flavoring has been blended with the tobacco).
Lt. Aldo Raine is seen snuffing grounded tobacco from a a German box throughout the film, which he most likely looted from the Nazi soldiers the Basterds killed in France. He's the only character that does that in the film.
- Tobacco snuffing was popular during the 17th century and the practice declined during the following centuries as cigarettes became more popular.
- The snuff box is displayed at Yourprops.