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A beginners guide on how to use snus and nicotine pouches

How to Use Snus and Nicotine Pouches - A Quick Start Guide

Snus and nicotine pouches have become increasingly popular alternatives for those looking to curb their tobacco consumption or find a smoke-free alternative to traditional tobacco products. In this quick start guide, we will guide you through how to use snus including where to put the snus and how long to keep snus in, ensuring you get the most out of your experience. Let's dive in!

Understanding Snus and Nicotine Pouches

Before we dive into how to snus, let's take a moment to understand what snus and nicotine pouches actually are. 

  • Snus: a smokeless tobacco product that originated in Sweden. Most commonly, it comes in the form of small, pre-packaged pouches filled with tobacco, which you place under the upper lip. 
  • Nicotine pouches (also known as tobacco free snus or nicopods): similar to snus, these come in teabag like pouches, but they contain nicotine extracted from tobacco plants or synthetic nicotine - they do not contain any tobacco leaf material. 

Both products offer a convenient way to consume nicotine without smoke or spit!

How to Snus: An Overview

Using snus and nicotine pouches correctly is important to make sure you get the most out of each pouch. Here is a visual step-by-step guide for getting started with how to use snus and nicotine pouches: 

  1. 1. Choose Your Snus
  2. 2. Open the Snus Can
  3. 3. Grab a Pouch and Pop it Under Your Top Lip
  4. 4. Leave it For Up To 60 Minutes
  5. 5. Take it Out and Dispose of the Pouch Responsibly

How to Use Snus and Nicotine Pouches: A Breakdown of the Step by Step

How to use snus and how to use nicotine pouches takes 5 straightforward steps: from finding the right product to disposing of it responsibly. We breakdown the details of each step in the how to snus process:

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Step One: Choosing Your Snus

Choose your snus: pick a strength and flavour that suits you. Not sure which strength or flavour to try? Always start with a lower nicotine strength and work your way up if you are unsure, and pick a flavour you are familiar with (i.e. if you like lemon flavoured products generally, try a citrus pouch). 

The best way to get your snus is to purchase one or more tins of tobacco free snus online.  VELO, ZYN, White Fox, Nordic Spirit & LOOP are some of the popular brands within the nicotine pouch category in UK. They come in various flavours like mint, citrus, berry and bergamot and are very easy to use. 

Want some recommendations? Check out our top picks at the end of this guide!


NOTE: In the UK, you can only buy tobacco free snus and you can only buy if you are over 18 years old.
Step One: Choosing Your Snus

Step Two: Open the Can

Open the snus can by squeezing it. Place your thumb and forefinger on the sides of the can and give it a little squeeze to get the lid to pop off. Some cans may have different instructions, like On! nicotine pouch cans are opened slightly differently, so always check the label on the can for specific instructions on how to open unique snus cans. 

Step Two: Open the Can

Step Three: Take a Snus Pouch from the Can with Your Fingers

Open the lid and grab a pouch by the corner using your thumb and index finger. Lift it out of the tin and pop it under your top lip (if you are wondering where to put snus like the pros, the top lip is the most popular place to leave your snus or nicotine pouch). 

EXPERT TIP: position it slightly to one side for a more comfy fit. 

Step Three: Take a Snus Pouch from the Can with Your Fingers

Step Four: Leave the Pouch in Place

Use the pouch for up to 60 minutes. When you pop the pouch in place, you may feel a slight tingly sensation as the nicotine is released. As for how long does snus last and how long to keep snus in, generally it's recommended to leave it in for about 30 minutes maximum and 5 minutes minimum as this is how long most pouches last, but how long you leave it in place is up to you and your preferences. 
Step Four: Leave the Pouch in Place

Step Five: Take Out the Pouch and Dispose of it (Responsibly)

Once you're done with your tobacco-free snus pouch, remove it and dispose of it responsibly. You can either place the used snus directly in the bin or use the compartment in your snus can for disposal.
Step Five: Take Out the Pouch and Dispose of it (Responsibly)

Pro Snus and Nicotine Pouch Tips

Snus can be used in many different places where smoking and vaping are prohibited, like on airplanes, in offices, restaurants etc. We do, however, encourage you to use your pouches in a considerate manner: thinking about those around you, especially when it disposing of used pouches (so put them in the bin or catch lid - do not spit them on the floor!). Here are some other top tips from our Haypp team on how to snus in the best way possible: 

  • - If you are traveling abroad, be sure to check if there are any special regulations on snus in the country you are visiting or even the countries you are traveling through (if you have more than one stop). 
  • - Should you feel dizzy or nauseous while using snus or nicotine pouches, you may have had too much nicotine. Take the snus or nicotine pouch out and rest for a while. Maybe opt for a less strong snus next time.
  • - If you are new to nicotine pouches from other nicotine products, you should still opt for a snus with lower nicotine content than you think you may want. 
  • - Store your snus in the fridge to keep it fresh longer. If you are using tobacco snus (or even tobacco-free snus) and you keep the tin you are currently using easily accessible in your pocket, handbag or on your desk, it will keep fresh for about a week once opened. However, we recommend you store the rest of your snus can in the fridge to keep them in better condition (as they will be less affected by the heat and other factors that can taint the pouch). 

Haypp’s Top Picks: 3 Tobacco-Free Snus Cans to Try

Ready to start? Why not follow our how to snus guide with one of our bestselling products! Our current top 3 bestselling nicotine pouches in the UK on Haypp are:

1. Nordic Spirit Mint Extra Strong

2. Helwit Mint

3. Nordic Spirit Bergamot Wildberry Extra Strong

Snus and nicotine pouches provide an excellent alternative to traditional tobacco products. By following these simple steps, you can make the most of these pouches. Remember to always choose high-quality products from reputable brands (this is why all the nicotine pouches you can find on Haypp are quality-tested to ensure they are up to market standards, to learn more about our testing process visit NicoLeaks). 

If you want to try any of these bestsellers, or any of the other cans UK nicotine pouches on our site, you can enjoy them with 15% off on your first order (use code HAYPP15 at checkout). 

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