What are Nicotine Pouches?
Nicotine Pouches are commonly known as Snus. These contain tobacco free nicotine to provide a smokeless alternative to cigarettes. Originating from Sweden, this product has led the way in smoking cessation in the Nordics and has started to grow in popularity in the UK.
Unlike smoking and vaping, there is no combustion or heating element. Just insert a pouch between your top lip and gum. The nicotine is then released into your body through the lining of your mouth.
Why is Snus so popular?
Although Snus has been around for as long as vaping, it has only been in recent years where it has grown in popularity. A major driver of this has been athletes becoming more public about their use of tobacco free nicotine pouches.
Benefits of nicotine pouches
Like vaping, tobacco free nicotine pouches are much less harmful than smoking. This is because it removes the combustion stage, avoiding the toxins released by burning tobacco.
No smoke or vapour
Snus is discreet and produces no cloud, making it an ideal alternative to use in areas where smoking or vaping aren’t allowed.
Menthol and fruit flavours
When quitting smoking, flavours are crucial. The taste of tobacco can become unbearable once you’re no longer using cigarettes. Nicotine pouches are available in popular flavours.
How to use Nicotine Pouches?
Twist and remove the top of the box to access the pouches inside.
Insert a pouch between your top lip and gum.
You will start to feel a tingling sensation which should last up to 30 minutes.
Once you’re done, remove the snus and either dispose of it directly into a bin or use the small tray at the top of the can.
Snus Brands UK
As the name suggests Nordic Spirit originates from Scandinavia and is the most recognisable snus brand on the market. Focusing on mint and menthol flavours, it has set the benchmark for tobacco free nicotine pouches. However, there are also slightly fruitier options available.
VELO is a sister brand to the popular Vuse vaping range. Like with many of the snus products in the UK, it comes in a variety of flavours and strengths to suit both light and heavy smokers looking to quit.
Elf Bar is the leading disposable vape brand, but has now stepped into the snus market with Tacja. The range includes minty flavours that are popular amongst snus users. In addition to this, it also includes the sweet and fruity flavours found in the leading disposable vapes such as Blue Sour Raspberry. This makes the Elf Bar Tacja a game changer.
Nicotine Pouch FAQs
Below FAQ's reviewed by Richard Fleetwood.
Which nicotine strength is right for me?
The nicotine strength depends on how many cigarettes you smoke. Heavy smokers should use the strongest option, which is 20mg. Whereas, lighter users should start with a low strength option like 3mg and work their way up if it is too weak.
For a full breakdown check out our guide on how to choose the right nicotine strength.
How many nicotine pouches are in a can?
Most snus can contain 20 nicotine pouches. However, this can vary depending on the brand, so make sure to check the product before buying.
What is Snus made from?
Tobacco free nicotine pouches (also known as white snus) contain the following.
- Plant based materials