This aside brings you some anecdotes concerning the use of the snuff box through different French regional traditions:
1/ In the Bresse county , the groom to be used to buy a snuff box in order to offer, on the occasion of his engagement, a pinch of tobacco to each of his masculine guests while the bride to be distributed sugared almonds. Quite often, the groom to be, not being a sniffer himself, gave up his snuff box after the celebrations.
See here below an example of a typical engagement/wedding snuff box:
It is generally made of wood, in the shape of a clog with a hart or some flowers carved on the heel side. To open the lid, ones had to action different parts in order to be able to make it rotating.
Puzzle wedding snuff boxes
 Other examples of wedding snuff boxes.
Allmarks sterling silver snuff walking stick.
Made in England.
An extremely rare, rams horn, white metal & brass mounted, Mahogany dress cane measuring 86cm in length. The mull section measures 10cm high and 4cm wide and retains it's original cork stopper. Metal mounts depicts a sheild and what looks like a rabbit's head! There is a circular disc to the centre of the lid section.
The horn is in excellent condition with no cracks, repairs etc. The mounts of the cane are of a highly polished brass.
Picture courtesy of Margo from UK for her pictures
Horn and wood with decorated aluminium ring
Picture courtesy of Brocjob / Auvergne / France 
Outstanding ebonised snuff box walking stick s with an American eagle's head; English late 19th Century.
Picture courtesy of Silverzebrano/Merseyside / UK 
If you have any anecdotes relating traditionnal stories about the use of snuff or snuff box;
do not hesitate to contact me, I shall be very pleased to mention them on my web site !!!
Many thanks to Alan for sending the below information:
Sorry my French is not up to a translation, but I have found a report in an old parish magazine dated 1871 from Buckinghamshire, England of a village fair or fete to raise money for the church and the church school. It states that one of the "amusements" was "snuff-box-sticks". Do you think this means that the children or adults went around offering a pinch in return for a little money as you state happened in France or could it have been some sort of game. Either way I thought you might be interested.
Kind regards - Alan Mountford