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What are nicotine pouches?
Nicotine pouches are smoke-free products that are consumed orally. They don’t contain tobacco and are made from synthetic nicotine, produced in a lab. You take them by putting the pouches in your mouth, in the cavity between the upper lip and gum. Nicotine pouches then release nicotine which is absorbed by the gum for up to an hour. The original nicotine pouch is flavorless and odor free but the pouches come in a variety of tempting flavors, strengths and sizes. Read further information on nicotine pouchesWhen did they become so popular?
While smokeless tobacco products have been around since the 18th century, tobacco free products are a modern concept. They, also known as all white tobacco products, first came on the market in 2015 and have been growing in popularity ever since. They became popular during lockdown as people confined to their homes sought ways to consume nicotine without disturbing their families. Their popularity has been rising steadily since 2015.
Why are nicotine pouches so popular?
The reasons for the rising popularity of nicotine pouches are outlined below:
- They’re tobacco free
- You can take them anywhere, even on a plane!
- They come in cute little tins and can be stored anywhere
- No bad after taste in your mouth
- You don’t have to spit them out
- Easily disposed of
- Cheap and convenient
- You don’t have to stop what you’re doing to light up.
- Effects last up to an hour
- No need for a lighter or matches
- Not a fire risk
- No discolouration of your teeth and fingertips
- Odor free
- No risk of passive smoking
What ingredients are in a nicotine pouch?
The nicotine pouches come in little bags of white powder. The bags, made from natural cellulose are similar to teabags and shaped like tiny pillows.
The powder generally consists of nicotine, fibers, sweeteners and flavorings. It may also contain cellulose granules, citric acid and stabilizers. Ingredients vary so check packaging for precise information.
What sizes do they come in?
Nicotine pouches come in a range of sizes to suit different consumer needs and tastes.
Large pouches last longest. They release the nicotine and flavors for up to an hour which makes them ideal if you can’t change the pouch regularly.
Slim pouches are the same length as the large ones but are thinner and more discreet, They last up to about forty-five minutes
Super slim nicotine pouches are thinner again and last about thirty minutes
Mini pouches are the smallest and cannot be seen under your lip which makes them ideal for use in scenarios like meetings. The effect lasts about twenty five minutes.