On this page, we have gathered answers to some of the most commonly asked questions regarding nicotine pouches so you can learn more and get a better understanding of what they are about.
What are tobacco-free nicotine pouches?
Nicotine pouches are oral nicotine products completely free from tobacco. Nicotine pouches come in small pre-packed pouches that are placed under the upper lip. Once there, they release nicotine into the blood. Instead of tobacco, different types of plant fibers, such as cellulose, are used.
What is the age restriction for tobacco-free nicotine pouches?
In order to purchase tobacco-free nicotine pouches, you have to be minimum 18 years of age. We do not sell nicotine pouches to anyone below this age.
How are nicotine pouches used?
Tobacco-free nicotine pouches are used orally and placed under your upper lip. The nicotine pouch is most often used anywhere from 10-50 minutes. After it has been used, it shall be taken out and discarded or placed in the over-lid compartment of the can if you don’t have a trash can nearby.
What is the difference between snus and tobacco-free nicotine pouches?
Even though nicotine pouches and snus are very much alike, there are several key differences. The most important difference is the fact that nicotine pouches do not use any form of tobacco. As a result of this, the variety and range of flavors that can be used in nicotine pouches are huge.
What are the pros of nicotine pouches compared to snus?
Since nicotine pouches are completely white, they do not discolor your teeth. Nicotine pouches do not make your breath smell bad, but actually the opposite – they often contribute to a fresh breath. Moreover, nicotine pouches are completely free from tobacco.
Are nicotine pouches snus?
Just like snus, nicotine pouches are used under the upper lip, and in many ways, nicotine pouches resemble traditional tobacco snus. However, there is an important difference between snus and nicotine pouches, which is that they are completely tobacco-free. This provides the advantage that they do not discolor your teeth, and they also come in a variety of flavors that both taste good and can provide a more healthier alternative.
What do nicotine pouches contain?
The most central ingredients in nicotine pouches are plant fiber, water, nicotine, and flavors. Sweeteners are also common in most nicotine pouches. The ingredients may vary slightly depending on the manufacturer, but these ingredients are found in all nicotine pouches.
Do nicotine pouches exist in different flavors?
One advantage of nicotine pouches not containing tobacco is that they can be manufactured in a wide variety of different flavors. Today, nicotine pouches are available in an infinite range of different flavors. The most classic ones are mint in various forms, but there are also many other exciting flavors to choose from, such as cola, apple, ice tea, daiquiri, and much more. Explore the vast range of different flavors at Swenico.com.
Where are the nicotine pouches made?
The majority of nicotine pouches on the market are manufactured in various locations in Sweden. Some nicotine pouches are also produced in other countries within the EU.
What is the difference between the different formats/sizes?
Nicotine pouches are available in several different portion sizes, with the most common being slim. In addition to this, there are also large, mini, and super slim sizes. The slim portion is elongated and offers a good fit under the lip. The mini size is suitable for occasions when you want a discreet pouch that is not visible.
How do you store nicotine pouches?
Unlike traditional tobacco snus, nicotine pouches do not need to be stored in the refrigerator. You can store your nicotine pouches wherever you prefer. However, if you intend to store them for a prolonged period of time, it is advised to store them in a cool and dry place. This will allow them to retain their flavors and characteristics for as long as possible.
How do I use nicotine pouches?
Nicotine pouches come pre-portioned in pouches making them easy and convenient to use. Nicotine pouches are placed under the upper lip on either side of the philtrum, which is the groove located at the center of the upper lip, extending from the lip’s top to the nose. The pouch is then kept under the lip for up to one hour where it slowly releases nicotine into the bloodstream. The nicotine pouch is then discarded, either in the dedicated compartment at the top of the can, or in a trash can.
How do I choose nicotine strength?
Nicotine pouches exist in a wide selection of different nicotine strengths. Different strengths will be suitable for different people and preferences. In general, those who are more experienced with nicotine will be able to use stronger nicotine pouches with a higher nicotine content than those who are less experienced. It’s important to note that different manufacturers may indicate nicotine strength in different ways. Some indicate it as mg/g, some mg per pouch, others with percentages, and some with a scale system, for example, 1 of 4. When comparing nicotine strengths, it is therefore important to note what the manufacturer is referring to when they present the nicotine content.
If you are uncertain about the nicotine strength you should choose, it’s advised to choose a lower nicotine strength to avoid dizziness or nausea by consuming more nicotine than you are used to.
Furthermore, it’s important to note that the nicotine content is not the only thing that affects the nicotine experience. It is after all the perceived nicotine experience that matters. Certain nicotine pouches may feel stronger than one that actually has a lower specified nicotine content and this depends on the fact that nicotine content is not the only thing that affects your nicotine experience. Things like moistness, flavor, pH level, and format all affect how strong a nicotine pouch feels. The most important factor apart from nicotine strength is moistness. A more dry pouch will be perceived as weaker than one that is moister due to the fact that the nicotine is released once the pouch is wet. A more moist pouch will therefore release nicotine more rapidly and give the perception that it is stronger, even though the nicotine content may not necessarily be higher.
Do nicotine pouches contain sugar?
No. Nicotine pouches do not contain sugar. The vast majority of nicotine pouches instead contain sweeteners to give them their sweet flavors. Since prolonged exposure to sugar is bad for the teeth, manufacturers have opted for an artificial alternative that will not cause cavities.