Nicotine pouches is like a tea bag, but much smaller. The fill inside is high-quality food grade ingredient like plant fiber and chewing gum base. This makes the pouch soft and comfortable under the lip. The fresh flavours comes from food-graded flavouring.
The nicotine is added either sprayade on or as nicotine salt inside the pouches - and delivering a strong nicotine release.
Nicotine pouches is a variant of the Swedish white portion snus. The main different is that it does not contains any tobacco.
How do I use them?
Take one (or two) pouches and put it under either side of the upper lip. After a few moments, the nicotine and flavour is released. How long the flavour lasts varies between brands, but usually 30-60 minutes. Discard the pouch in the waste compartment after use.
Why switch to nicotine pouches?
The main advantage of switching to nicotine pouches is that nicotine can be consumed in a harm reduced way instead of burning tobacco and absorbing the nicotine via the lungs as with cigarettes. (This is a safer way to enjoy nicotine.)
A nicotine pouch can also be used anywhere while not exposing other people to the smoke or smell from smoking.
Are they safe to use?
Nicotine pouches contains nicotine which is an addictive substance - just like caffein and sugar. You should not use it if:
- you are allergic or sensitive to nicotine
- you are pregnant or breast-feeding
- have high blood pressure
Excessive use of nicotine can lead to nausea and a higher heartbeat. The nicotine alone can not cause cancer.
When using nicotine pouches, you might feel a slight burn under the lip and some nausea when the body react to the nicotine. Some flavours that contain menthol might intensify this feeling. A way of reducing the effect is either to swap sides of the lip or drink some water.
The advantage of using nicotine pouches is that you can consume nicotine, without exposing the airways to carbon monoxide (which can cause lung cancer).
Many smokers experience nicotine pouches to be a good replacement to cigarettes - instead of nicotine spray or nicotine plasters for instance.
Do I need to store them cool?
No. You do not need to keep them in the refrigerator.
What does the dots means?
The dots (or numbers) on the can is a way to measure the nicotine strength. More dots or higher number means a stronger pouch. The strength is measured in "milligram nicotine per gram" (or sometimes milligram/pouch). Most manufacturers rates by a number or dots.
Unfortunately the number of dots is not exactly comparable between brands. But in general it means:
- 1-2 dots: regular strength around 6-8mg/g
- 3 dots: strong and around 12-14mg/g
- 4 dots and more: extra strong around 16-20mg/g
The overall experience is not dependent alone on nicotine content, but also the typ of flavours.
Do I chew on them?
No, you should not chew it. The nicotine is absorbed through the gum. Nicotine pouches is not intended to chew on – this will inhibit product performance.
What is nicotine pouches made of?
They are made of high-quality food grade ingredients, including derived nicotine, water, eucalyptus and pine tree fibres, flavouring and sweeteners. It comes in a variety of flavours and nicotine strengths. It does not contains any tobacco.
Nicotine is a naturally occurring stimulant that is extracted from the tobacco leaves. When you consume nicotine, most users experience a calming effect of well-being.
Is it like snus?
Yes and no. It's used in the same way as snus, looks similar to portion snus but does not contains tobacco. This is a new type of product for recreational consuming of nicotine.
Can I swallow the pouch?
It's intended to be used orally with no digestion. Therefore, it is not intended to be swallowed.
Any age restrictions?
Yes, we are clear this product is aimed at adult smokers and nicotine consumers and we will only sell this product to 18+ years.