Nicotine Pouches and Why they’re so Popular

Tobacco free nicotine pouches are a very popular alternative to smoking and sales are on the increase. Nicotine pouches came onto the market in 2015 and have grown in popularity ever since. They’re based on the popular smokeless tobacco product – Snus which originated in Sweden. Unlike Snus, they’re completely tobacco free and contain approved synthetic nicotine along with a few other ingredients. They’re based on the simple Swedish design like Snus and are legal to purchase in the USA and Europe. Read on for information on how they work and why so many customers use them.

What do they look like?

The outside of the nicotine pouches are made from cellulose, like teabags and are filled with finely ground white nicotine powder. They are rectangular in shape and come in little  pocket sized tubs. The tubs keep the pouches dry and clean and often have a compartment where you can dispose of used pouches. You don’t even need to put them in the fridge for storage. There’s a wide range of flavors available and zyn pouches are a popular choice. 

How do nicotine pouches work?

Nicotine pouches are taken orally. You place the pouch between your gum and upper lip and the pouch gradually releases nicotine which is then absorbed by the gum. The pouches last for around an hour. They taste neutral, or buyers can choose from some wonderful flavors to get a pleasant aftertaste. Users might experience a slight tingling feeling in the gums during use.

Why are nicotine pouches so popular with users?

The popularity of nicotine, or all white pouches, as they’re also known is still rising. The most obvious benefit to using nicotine pouches is that they’re completely tobacco free. However other reasons why consumers like them are listed below:

  • Discreet – you can use them anywhere
  • Convenient and cheap
  • No need to search for matches or lighter
  • No fire risks
  • Hands free use
  • Easily disposed of
  • Harmless to people around you
  • No discoloration of teeth or clothing
  • Odorless
  • Great choice of flavors 

What ingredients do they contain?

The ingredients are simple. They contain plant based cellulose fibers, approved nicotine, a stabilizer, sweeteners, flavorings, water and pH adjusters. 

How do I choose the right nicotine pouch for me?

The choice of brands, sizes, flavorings and strengths is fantastic. These guidelines will help you choose the right product: 

  • For tobacco pouch newbies, it’s maybe best to opt for a flavor that is already familiar to you. You can’t go wrong with mint as it’s so refreshing, or maybe try coffee flavor for a novel twist on your favorite brew! 
  • The smallest pouches are subtle and barely perceptible on your gum, so they’re a good choice to help you get used to the pouches.
  • In terms of strength, go for light pouches at first. They range from 0.2 mg up to 9 mg in strength. Stronger pouches are best for people who have used them before. You will find the strength that you enjoy once you’ve sampled a few. Luckily they’re inexpensive so you can enjoy experimenting with different types until you find the one.

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