Copenhagen (tobacco)

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Three Copenhagen cans; Straight, Wintergreen and Southern Blend.
A can of Copenhagen Long Cut Mint moist snuff.
  • Copenhagen Original Snuff (Fine Cut): Introduced in 1822.
  • Copenhagen Original Long Cut: Introduced in 1997.
  • Copenhagen Original Pouches: Introduced in 2001.
  • Copenhagen Mid Cut Black: Released in April 2011.[1] Replaced by Long Cut Black.
  • Cope Long Cut Whiskey Blend: Released September 17, 2007.[2]
  • Cope Long Cut Smooth Hickory: Released September 17, 2007. Discontinued.
  • Cope Long Cut Straight: Released September 17, 2007.
  • Copenhagen Long Cut Wintergreen: Introduced in November 2009.[3]
  • Copenhagen Extra Long Cut Natural: Introduced in 2010.[4]
  • Copenhagen Long Cut Straight: Released in 2010.[4]
  • Copenhagen Long Cut Black
  • Copenhagen Wintergreen Pouches
  • Copenhagen Long Cut Southern Blend
  • Copenhagen Long Cut Mint: Released in March 2016
  • Copenhagen Mint Pouches: Released in March 2016
  • Copenhagen Snus Mint Pouches [5]
  • Copenhagen Snus Wintergreen Pouches [6]
  • Copenhagen Snus Natural Pouches

Differences between types[edit]

In 2006, Copenhagen's marketing team introduced "Cope" as a side brand within the existing brand of Copenhagen. While two of the flavors introduced with this side brand are unique, Long Cut Straight, is already offered under the main Copenhagen branding. "Cope" is marketed as being a premium tobacco, with a higher price to match its increase in the quality of the tobacco.


Copenhagen has two levels of pricing within its line. Snuff, Original Long Cut, Original Pouches, Black, Cope Straight and Cope Whiskey Blend are all priced as premium products. The remaining flavors, Straight, Mint, Wintergreen, and Southern Blend, fall into a sub-premium level.


A can of Cope Whiskey Blend and Cope Smooth Hickory.
  • 1822: George Weyman began producing Copenhagen Snuff in Pittsburgh, PA.
  • 1922: After a series of acquisitions and breakups, the company is renamed United States Tobacco Company.
  • 1934: United States Tobacco Company introduces Skoal Wintergreen—the first of its kind for the company.
  • 1968: Copenhagen introduces Copenhagen Snuff in a can.
  • 1983: Skoal Bandits introduced, breaking ground for Copenhagen to have its own brand of pouches.
  • 1984: Skoal Long Cut introduced, again a first for UST.
  • 1997: Copenhagen Long Cut introduced.
  • 2001: Copenhagen Pouches (original flavor) introduced.
  • 2002: Copenhagen Mid Cut Black (Bourbon Flavored) introduced.
  • 2009: Copenhagen Wintergreen Long Cut is introduced.
  • 2011: Copenhagen Wintergreen Pouches introduced.
  • 2012: Copenhagen Southern Blend introduced.
  • 2013: Copenhagen Mint Long Cut and Mint Snus are introduced in test markets.[7]
  • 2016: Copenhagen Mint Long Cut and Pouches introduced nationwide.