What are the side-effects of snus and nicotine pouches?

Nicotine alone can not cause cancer, but excessive use can lead to nausea and a higher heartbeat. It’s not recommended to consume nicotine during pregnancy as it can potentially harm the fetus.


As a beginner to nicotine pouches, you might feel a slight burn under the lip as the body is unaccustomed to consuming nicotine via the oral system. Some flavours that contain menthol might intensify this feeling. A way of reducing the burn is either to swap sides of the lip, drink some water or spit out the excessive saliva. 


Many people believe nicotine pouches to have the same side-effect as the tobacco pouch or snus, which is untrue as the product is all white and free of tobacco. 

Nicotine Pouches - the harm reduced way of consuming nicotine 

The benefit of using nicotine pouches is that the same amount of nicotine can be consumed without exposing the airways to carbon monoxide which can cause lung cancer. Many smokers experience nicotine pouches to be a good substitute to cigarettes and vaporizers instead of nicotine spray or nicotine plasters for instance. 


The Swedish tobacco pouch snus has been around for centuries which perhaps is why Sweden is known for having the least amount of smokers and smoke-related deaths in the world. 


Source: https://gsthr.org/report/full-report-online