In a world where everything is changing, the market demands new and
innovative products. Development is progressing at a furious pace
and also the industry in tobacco and nicotine products change. The latest revolution in the tobacco industry is actually completely tobacco free and has become incredible popular worldwide, it is oral nicotine products that look like white snus and are called nicotine pouches. Now many companies have introduced tobacco-free nicotine pouches under their own brands.
The difference between white snus and nicotine pouches
Oral Nicotine pouches are an idea that has emerged from the product white snus, another innovation which the Swedish company Winnington AB launched on the market. Winnington began treating tobacco in a way that made it completely white, and sold its white snus under the brand name Epoq. From there, a product was developed that looks the same and contains nicotine but not tobacco.
What is white snus?
What Winnington and many others did was to treat tobacco leaves in a way that gave the tobacco its chalky white color and removed many unwanted substances. This was made through a water-based process that preserved the taste of tobacco. Many experienced this snus as fresher than traditional snus, which did not discolor the teeth but had the same taste of tobacco.
What are nicotine pouches?
They then saw the need for an equally fresh product with the same nicotine content but without the taste of tobacco, and it would prove successful to introduce tobacco-free nicotine pouches on the market. Nicotine pouches are a portion bag of similar model to snus but which is completely free of tobacco. They are made from plant materials, nicotine, sweeteners, water and seasonings.
Nicotine pouches contain extracted nicotine that comes from tobacco, but instead of adding the tobacco leaves to the product they instead extract the nicotine from the tobacco and then add it to the portion bags along with the other ingredients. The portion bags themselves are made from eucalyptus and pine fibers.
Stop smoking with nicotine pouches
Through the ages, many have managed to quit smoking by switching to smokeless tobacco products, and many who wants to quit tobacco altogether have used tobacco free nicotine pouches. In Sweden you see a link between the fact that smoking has decreased significantly over the past 20 years, at the same time as smokeless products like snus and nicotine pouches has increased significantly. The target group that wants to quit smoking is one of the reasons why nicotine pouches have made their big breakthrough.
When you choose nicotine pouches instead of cigarettes, you do not have to expose yourself and people in your surroundings for the harmful smoke and you reduce the risk of tobacco-related diseases. There are many health benefits to choosing nicotine pouches instead of cigarettes, that is in addition, it's both more convenient and easier to consume nicotine through a pouch under the lip.
What is nicotine replacement therapy?
Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is a medically approved method
to wean people from using tobacco. The method is mainly used when people want to quit smoking or use chewing tobacco, and often in combination with other behaviors. Nicotine replacement therapy involves adding small amounts of nicotine in a controlled manner to the body through, for example, nicotine patches, chewing gum or nasal spray.
Nicotine pouches could possibly be an aid in nicotine replacement therapy,
and many who have tried to quit smoking with the help of nicotine pouches believe that it has worked for them. However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States has not yet given their approval that nicotine pouches are a safe and effective aid within smoking cessation, and is therefore not yet used in medical nicotine replacement therapy.
This also means that there are still some marketing restrictions regarding nicotine pouches.
How do you use nicotine pouches?
Using nicotine pouches is easy, and if you are a used snus user, you do
exactly the same way. If you need an introduction on how to use nicotine pouches, it comes here.
Take the lid of the can by either lifting or turn it (it can differ from brand to brand).
Take a portion and place it between your lip and gum.
Now you can enjoy the refreshing experience of taste and nicotine as long as it feels good for you. It usually works well to have the product between your lip between 30 to 60 minutes.
Which nicotine level should you choose?
Nicotine pouches are available with a variety of levels of nicotine. The brands often offer a different range from a lower nicotine level to very strong products in their range, so that you should find something that suits you. If you have not used these types of products before you should start with a lower level of nicotine.
Some suggestions for brands that have products with a low nicotine level are LYFT and KLINT. LYFT has become incredibly popular and is one of the best-selling brands here at SnusMe. Their LYFT Easy Mint Mini Slim All White is a mild product with a nicotine level of 6 mg/g, and the portions in smaller format fits discreetly under your lip.
KLINT has two products in its range with a nicotine level of 6 mg g, for you who are looking for a milder product It is KLINT Mint Slim All White with a classic and fresh mint taste, which are also available in several different strengths. KLINT White Mullberry Slim All White is also at 6 mg/g.
KLINT is manufactured by the Swedish company Habit Factory.
A high nicotine level
Of course, both LYFT and KLINT also focus on products with a higher nicotine level. There are however, some brands that only focus on really strong nicotine pouches, for example KILLA, Ace, XQS, Pablo and White Fox.
GN Tobacco who is behind Odens Snus, manufactures nicotine pouches under the brand White Fox. Most of their products are at a nicotine level of 16 mg/g, but if you are looking for something even stronger you can try their White Fox Black Slim All White which is on 30 mg/g. White Fox is associated with classic and icy mint flavors, such as Peppered Mint and Double Mint.
A unique taste experience
KILLA is a brand known in the field of nicotine pouches, all their products are
classified as extra strong and recommended for experienced users. They have a range of varying flavors which together with the high content of nicotine of 16 mg/g gives a exciting taste experience. In the range you will find flavors such as blueberries, cola, watermelon and spearmint.
Even the brand XQS also invests in odd flavors and a high level of nicotine. How about Fizzy Cola, Cactus Sour, Pipe Candy or Twin Apple? All products from XQS have slim portions and a strength of 20 mg/g. In the range from the Loop brand, you will find Loop Mint Mania Extra Strong, but also unexpected flavors like Jalapeño Lime Extra Strong and Habanero Mint Extra Strong.