Can Nicotine Pouches Help You Quit Smoking?
There are many forms of tobacco products for the traditional tobacco user; including cigars and cigarettes. However, if you make the choice to cut tobacco from your lifestyle, what options are you left with?
One option: nicotine pouches. Nicotine pouches are increasing in popularity among ex-smokers and those trying to cut out tobacco. Available in different flavours, strengths and tobacco-free, there are many possibilities. Is the experience anything like the experience you get from traditional tobacco products? We look at the differences between nicotine pouches vs cigarettes.
Nicotine Pouches vs Cigarettes
Firstly, what are nicotine pouches? Most people will know what a cigarette is, especially if you are planning to quit smoking, but nicotine pouches are still a relatively new concept. Nicotine pouches are smoke-free, tobacco-free all white pouches made with nicotine, filler and flavourings. They come in a variety of different nicotine strengths and flavours (including mint, citrus and fruity flavours), making it easier to find something that suits you.
How do Nicotine Pouches compare to Cigarettes and traditional tobacco?
Habitual smokers will be more aware of the drawbacks to smoking, but here are 3 drawbacks that are often forgotten when you smoke regularly.
Cost: Currently, if you pop to the supermarket and buy yourself a packet of cigarettes, it costs over £10.50 for a pack of 20 cigarettes. If you smoke one pack a day, that adds up to £73.50 a week and nearly £300 a month. As the price of cigarettes is rapidly increasing, long term this will not be sustainable.
If we look at nicotine pouches as a comparison, a can of 20 Nordic Spirit nicotine pouches is around £4.50. However, you may not need to use them so frequently and may find that only one or two pouches a day are needed. Some may see that their nicotine use goes down even more as they are no longer using cigarettes as a social cue.
Odour and Smoke: Traditional tobacco products are known for their distinct odour - no matter how careful a smoker is, there is always a residual smell. This can get stuck to your clothes and other fabrics, even the walls of your home. While you may be used to the smoker smell, those around you will probably be able to identify that you are a smoker. For many, this has impacted their relationships and confidence - which might indicate it is time to move on from smoking.
Regulations: UK law has not allowed smoking inside for well over a decade, and has put many more restrictions on where you can smoke in public and workplace. Violations of these laws can result in hefty penalties and trying to find spaces you can legally fulfil that nicotine craving is limited. Nicotine pouches can be a viable alternative; as they are smoke-free, you can use them inside, while at work, commuting and other situations where you cannot smoke.
If you are looking to make some changes and cut out tobacco from your life, there are many ways to do so. Nicotine pouches offer tobacco-free nicotine and is becoming popular among those who have been wanting to ditch tobacco.