Smokeless nicotine products have been in the market for centuries and are available in different variants and shapes like chew, dip, and snus. The latest introduction to such collection is the nicotine pouches that provide a modern way of using nicotine without staining the teeth. So what are nicotine pouches? The concept of nicotine pouches was first introduced by Swedish Match, who started manufacturing a product that did not taste or smell like tobacco but provided a good delivery of nicotine. The first nicotine pouch was ZYN and included food-grade ingredients like pH adjusters, flavourings and sweeteners and a tobacco-derived ingredient called nicotine salt.
What are nicotine pouches made of?
While nicotine pouches are completely free from tobacco, they contain nicotine extracted from the plant Nicotiana tabacum. These pouches provide a unique blend of fresh flavours, nicotine, and natural fibres, with a chewing gum base to provide the bags with an optimal softness to fit perfectly under the lips. The stabilizers are a plant-based food additive that are used to maintain the consistency of the nicotine-free pouches. The pH adjusters help in maintaining the pH balance of the product, while the nicotine salt derived from tobacco leaves delivers the desired nicotine level. Finally, fillers and sweeteners are added to enhance the flavour of the product.
How to use nicotine pouches?
Nicotine pouches are extremely easy and convenient to use. To use one of these tiny oral-portion bags, rip open the pouch and place it directly under the lip. This delivers a smoke-free experience. It fits comfortably under the lips without requiring any spitting, thereby making it an extremely discreet option. The nicotine slowly gets absorbed through the gums, providing a constant supply of nicotine flavours and bursts for up to an hour. Since the pouches are all-white, there is no possibility of getting your teeth discoloured. You can choose from a wide range of strengths, brands and flavours like coffee, cinnamon and mint.