The Benefits Of Nicotine Pouches

The Benefits Of Nicotine Pouches

Nicotine pouches have been rapidly rising in popularity among smokers in the UK looking for a healthier smoke free way to experience nicotine.

Developed in Sweden in 2000, their design was inspired by the popular Swedish snus - a tobacco filled pouch that was banned in the EU and UK for its obvious health risks, not to mention painting your teeth yellow.

In this blog, we are going to show you the wide array of benefits nicotine pouches offer and how they can help you say goodbye to tobacco for good. 

1. What Are Nicotine Pouches?

Nicotine pouches are a tobacco and smoke free oral nicotine therapy. They are made of plant-based filling material wrapped in a woven pouch, with added nicotine and flavourings. 

The pouch is placed under your top lip where you can enjoy a steady release of nicotine for up to an hour.

There is a wide range of flavours and nicotine strengths that cater to all tastes and preferences, as well as different sizes, with some being more discrete than others.

A collection of 6 different flavour nicotine pouches from various brands

2. Health Benefits Compared To Smoking

With nicotine pouches, all you are getting is nicotine and flavourings - nothing else. You immediately free yourself from the thousands of nasty chemicals found in tobacco. Let’s not forget stained teeth and fingers and smelling like an ashtray, the benefits to your appearance will do wonders for your self-confidence!

nicotine pouches are also exceptionally lung-friendly, so for anyone who doesn’t wish to swap inhaling smoke with inhaling vapour, they are the perfect choice.

Make sure that you buy only the best-quality nicotine pouches, to ensure that you are getting pharmaceutical-grade nicotine and pouches that don’t contain any harmful additives.

3. Convenience And Discretion 

The highlights are by far their ease of use and subtlety - nicotine pouches are the ultimate stealth smoking alternative.

Think about all the places that you can’t smoke or vape and you’ll start to see the benefits. Once placed underneath the lip, nicotine pouches are virtually undetectable, and if you use the ‘mini’ sizes, they are invisible. 

No more puffing as much nicotine as you can before you board your flight, with a small tub of nicotine pouches you can ensure your trip is anxiety-free.

A designated smoking box outside an airport

You’ll be the envy of your smoking friends as they stare in at you from the bitter cold whilst you enjoy your pint with a nicotine pouch in the warmth of the pub.

Two women sat outside on chairs smoking cigarettes

Their discretion makes them the perfect choice for the workplace too. You can covertly coast through your next monthly meeting or interview with ease.

A group of people smiling in an office

A person reaching into their back pocket for nicotine pouchA small tub of nicotine pouches can keep your cravings at bay in any situation

4. Variety Of Flavours, Strengths And Sizes 

Choose Your Nicotine Strength 

Nicotine pouches aren’t just for heavy smokers. There are a variety of nicotine strengths to suit casual smokers as well as those with a more regular habit.

It’s best to start with a lower nicotine intake if you are uncertain as you can always go up. If you find that you are removing your nicotine pouch after five minutes, then drop down a bit, likewise if you seem to be breezing through them then go up a notch in strength until you find your fit. 

You can also use nicotine pouches to gradually wean yourself off nicotine completely. We advise that you only attempt this once you have been using nicotine pouches for a while and cigarettes are no longer haunting your thoughts.

Recommend Strength Type of Smoker

3mg

Casual/social

6mg

Less than 5

9mg

5 - 10

12mg

10 - 15 a day

17mg

15+

20mg

20+

Delicious Flavours 

With a broad spectrum of flavours to choose from, you are sure to find a flavour that tickles your tastebuds. You can start with traditional mint flavours, ranging from breath-taking ice to sweeter spearmint options.

If mint isn’t for you then you can opt for a juicy assortment of refreshing fruit flavours, from sweet and tangy berries to sun-kissed tropical treats. Sweeter palate pleasers come in the form of classic sodas like authentic cola, grape soda or pink lemonade.

Then you have more creative possibilities, enticing flavours like Chili Melon, Chocolate Mint or Espresso to name but a few.

Good quality flavours play an important role in helping you make the switch (ask any vaper!) and a go-to flavour will help you look forward to the experience and banish any thoughts of lighting up. 

The Perfect Size For Any Situation 

An image of a tub of nicotine pouches with a single nicotine pouch to the left of it labeled large size

LARGE

Perfect for home use or outdoors

Wide, fat pouches

Noticeable under the lip

Use up to 1 hour

An image of a tub of nicotine pouches with a single nicotine pouch to the left of it labeled slim size

SLIM

Great for everyday use

Less noticeable when placed under your lip

Enjoy up to 45 minutes

An image of a tub of nicotine pouches with a single nicotine pouch to the left of it labeled super slim size 

SUPER SLIM

Perfect for discreet travelling

Long and narrow

Enjoy up to 30 minutes

An image of a tub of nicotine pouches with a single nicotine pouch to the left of it labeled mini size

MINI

Totally invisible experience

Excellent for complete privacy; meetings & interviews

5. Environmental Impact

Beyond the health benefits, nicotine pouches also have an exceptionally low carbon footprint. The pouches are biodegradable and the plastic tubs can be recycled - nothing goes to landfill. You can save your body and do your bit for the environment in one simple change.

6. Summary

You can reap a host of benefits by switching to greener nicotine pouches, a tobacco-free nicotine alternative that will not only save your lungs but allow you to manage your cravings in situations where smoking or vaping is prohibited. 

Take advantage of a more socially acceptable and environmentally friendly nicotine therapy that offers a wide array of nicotine strengths, flavours and sizes, so you’ll find the perfect fit to help you covertly manage your cravings and get on with your day with peace of mind. 

7. FAQs

What is inside the pouches?

Nicotine pouches contain small cellulose (plant fibre) granules. The granules contain nicotine and flavourings and the pouch sleeve is made from organic woven fleece material.

Are nicotine pouches legal in the UK?

Yes, nicotine pouches are legal in the UK. They are not currently regulated as tobacco products.

How do you use a nicotine pouch?

Place the pouch between your lip and gums. Most people prefer the top lip, but it is up to you. Once the pouch is in place the nicotine will slowly enter your system through the membranes in your mouth.

How many pouches are in a tub?

There are 20 individual nicotine pouches per tub.

Can I chew or swallow healthy diet pouches?

Nicotine pouches are designed to slowly release nicotine through the lining of your mouth. They are not designed to be chewed or swallowed. If you do swallow a pouch and you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately.


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