What are nicotine pouches made of?
Besides the very obvious nicotine ingredient, you may be wondering what nicotine pouches contain. Firstly, they will often contain flavourings, as different consumers prefer different tastes. Popular flavours include mint, coffee, cherry, wintergreen and tobacco (ironic perhaps, but it does help if you're accustomed to, and craving, a taste of tobacco).
Other ingredients in nicotine pouches are water, salt and food grade fillers. Different brands and types of nicotine pouches will contain different levels of nicotine – so again be sure to check the contents before purchasing. For example, the nicotine content in Dryft nicotine pouches is 2 mg and 7 mg, whereas Lyft pouches contain 4 mg or 6 mg. It's a matter of taste and nicotine resistance as to which pouch you may prefer to use. The packs will also indicate how long you should keep the nicotine pouch in your mouth - which is usually anywhere between 15-30 minutes. However, the nicotine kick is said to last a full hour.
The most important aspects of nicotine pouches is that they are non-combustible and do not contain tobacco. Therefore, rather than smoking them, you place them under your top lip like you would snus), and the nicotine is absorbed into your bloodstream from there. However, unlike snus, nicotine does not need to be kept in the fridge and can easily be carried in your bag or pocket without any concerns - which makes it a very convenient product, and nice to have at the ready if you need a small boost!