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Aldo snuffs some tobacco.

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.

Overview[]

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).

History[]

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.

Trivia[]

  • 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.

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