Nicotine Pouches - the new Tobacco Free Swedish Snus
The world of nicotine pouches can be a bit har to understand. What's the difference to snus? What's nicotine? Does it stain my teeth?
What's a nicotine pouch?
Nicotine pouches are the modern and harm reduced way of consuming nicotine without compromising on taste. The products are also free of tobacco which eliminates the risk of staining one's teeth.
The pouches contain a unique blend of fresh flavors, natural fibers, nicotine and chew base filler in order to look discreet while still delivering a strong nicotine release.
Some of the brands that provide nicotine pouches are - Zyn, Lyft, and Nordic Spirit.
What's the difference between nicotine pouches and snus?
Nicotine pouches contains nicotine but are free of tobacco. Snus or tobacco pouches contains both nicotine and tobacco.
Nicotine is a naturally occurring substance that is extracted from the tobacco plant. Traces of nicotine can even be found in potatoes and tomatoes as they belong to the same family as the tobacco plant.
Looking back in history, nicotine has always been used as a stimulant. To this day it’s still culturally acknowledged to chew on tobacco leaves. When nicotine is consumed, the brain’s reward system is activated and most people experience a general sense of well being with both a sedative and stimulating effect.
What are the benefits of nicotine pouches?
The advantage of switching to nicotine pouches is because the same amount of nicotine can be consumed without exposing the airways to carbon monoxide which has a high risk of causing lung cancer.
Many smokers experience nicotine pouches to be a great substitute to cigarettes instead of vaporizers, nicotine spray or nicotine plasters for instance.
Benefits with nicotine pouches:
- free from tobacco
- completely white - doesn't stain your teeth!
- discrete - use anywhere!
- a good substitute to cigarettes
What does all white and tobacco free mean?
Tobacco-free - as you may have guessed, it’s free of tobacco but doesn't necessarily mean that the product itself is entirely white.
All white - these products are free of tobacco but still contain nicotine which has been extracted from the tobacco plant in an advanced heating process. The products are most often a blend between natural fibers, fresh flavors, nicotine and chewing gum fillers.
To summarize both terms;
- contains nicotine
- free of tobacco
- does not stain your teeth