What are nicotine pouches?
Nicotine pouches are pre portioned pouches that contain either tobacco derived nicotine or synthetic nicotine, however they don’t contain any tobacco leaf, dust or stem.
How do I use them?
When using nicotine pouches, no combustion is involved. To use a nicotine pouch, the user puts a pouch between the upper lip and gum, and leaves it there while the nicotine and taste is being released. When it is finished, the pouch is disposed of in the household trash. Many brands have a storage area in the top case where pouches can be kept if no bin is readily available.
The pouches of nicotine are not like chewing tobacco, as the user does not need to spit, since the contents of the pouches stay inside the pouches during use.
The history of tobacco pouches
Tobacco pouches have always been close to Swedish culture, and the consumption skyrocketed when Swedish farmers invented a way of mixing tobacco leaves with salt and water in their coffee grinders. The result was a moist tobacco mixture with a unique taste that could be used whilst working in the fields.
As the demand for tobacco pouches increased, factories were produced to increase production capabilities. Different brands and new flavour profiles began to be introduced which accelerated the demand for these products even further.
What are the benefits compared to smoking?
The main benefit of switching to nicotine pouches from smoking is that the same amount of nicotine can be consumed in a harm reduced way instead of absorbing the subvstance via the lungs with vaporisers or cigarettes.
A nicotine pouch can also be used anywhere and this means that you do not expose your surroundings to harmful second hand smoke. As they come in an all-white format, this means that the risk of discolouring your teeth is also removed.