Tobacco-free snus, also known as nicotine pouches or tobacco-free nicotine pouches, is a product development of the classic tobacco snus. Unlike tobacco snus, nicotine pouches, or all-white snus, contain no tobacco.
Although tobacco snus has been around for several hundred years, tobacco-free snus is a relatively new invention that has only been available on the market for a number of years. At the same time, the popularity and use of tobacco-free snus has grown exponentially. This only indicates the fact that tobacco-free snus fills a gap in the market and has several advantages compared to tobacco snus.
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Tobacco-free snus offers a number of benefits, which contribute to its popularity. Let’s take a closer look at the main benefits of tobacco-free snus, also known as nicotine pouches or all-white snus.
Nicotine pouches last longer than snus
Nicotine pouches have a specified shelf life of 12 months, but under the right conditions, they can last even longer. Because nicotine pouches are not a perishable items like tobacco snus, there is a limited risk of them going bad. Tobacco is essentially leaves and, as you can imagine, they get worse over time. Nicotine pouches, on the other hand, contain plant fibers, which are not a perishable item, leading to a longer shelf life.
When stored correctly, the shelf life of loose snus is 14 weeks, for portion snus, and 20 weeks for portion snus, assuming they are stored in the refrigerator.
However, when talking about shelf life compared to nicotine pouches, there is a difference. Tobacco snus will become bad and unusable over time. Most likely, the flavor will become bad and the snus may taste sour. Nicotine pouches, on the other hand, will last for a long time and not deteriorate dramatically. If it is a moist pouch that is not “dry”, meaning completely dry, it will become slightly drier. But mainly, the flavor may have diminished somewhat after a longer period.
Nicotine pouches do not need to be stored cold
Continuing on the same topic of storage and shelf life, nicotine pouches do not need to be refrigerated like snus. Since snus is a perishable product, refrigeration is recommended to maintain its texture and prevent drying out. The good news is that nicotine pouches, on the other hand, do not require refrigeration as they are not perishable. The problem with snus is that they can become dry and deteriorate if stored in inappropriate places. This problem can be avoided with nicotine pouches. Additionally, you can avoid the problem of having tins taking up half of the refrigerator space.
It can be inconvenient to constantly have to think about storing your snus at the recommended temperature of 4-8 degrees (in the refrigerator), which is something you don’t have to worry about with nicotine pouches.
You can take your tobacco-free snus with you wherever you go without having to worry about heat, for example, if you leave the tin in the sun or carry the tin in your pocket when you are abroad. The pouches will still be as good and fresh.
Nicotine pouches can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere
Nicotine pouches are easy to use and can be enjoyed anywhere and anytime. Unlike smoking, you don’t have to go outside in the cold or rain. You also don’t have to interrupt what you’re doing. Simply take a pouch and enjoy. Wherever you are, whenever you feel like it. Outdoors or indoors. It’s an easy-to-use and convenient nicotine product for recreational use that is not limited in its use cases. Smokers face many problems that snus users do not, such as not being able to smoke indoors, smoke on airplanes, or in the office.
Many users of nicotine pouches appreciate that they drip very little compared to classic tobacco snus. There are also nicotine pouches in the “dry” format that are completely dry and hardly drip at all.
Some users find it annoying when a pouch runs, and prefer to spit. This problem is avoided with tobacco-free nicotine pouches.
All-white snus has a longer shelf life than classic tobacco snus, both in terms of flavor and nicotine release.
The nicotine release for nicotine pouches lasts longer than tobacco snus and the flavor tends to last longer too. This means that nicotine pouches can be used for a slightly longer time than regular snus portions.
Does not discolor or stain the teeth
A key advantage that makes many snus users choose to switch to nicotine pouches is that they do not discolor their teeth. Because tobacco snus contains brown tobacco, it discolors the teeth.
Nicotine pouches, on the other hand, are white both before and after use, which is why they are referred to as “white snus” or “all-white snus.” The advantage of the pouches being completely white is that they do not discolor the teeth.
Does not cause bad breath
Tobacco snus tends to lead to bad breath. Generally, this is because tobacco remnants remain in the mouth and cause a bad odor.
On the other hand, users of nicotine pouches do not have to deal with this problem. Since nicotine pouches do not contain any tobacco, it does not lead to bad breath. In fact, nicotine pouches, with all their good flavors, can actually have the opposite effect and instead lead to fresher breath.
Available in a large assortment of flavors
The selection of nicotine pouches is growing rapidly and today there are nicotine pouches in a variety of flavors to choose from. From classic fruit flavors, to various forms of mint, and even more unique flavors like Jalapeno and licorice.
The fact that nicotine pouches do not contain any tobacco gives manufacturers virtually limitless possibilities when it comes to flavoring.
With tobacco snus, manufacturers always have to consider the flavor of the tobacco when creating their flavorings. This means that the selection of flavored tobacco snus is relatively limited.
This is good news for users of nicotine pouches as it has led to a large selection of flavors to choose from. That way, you can find the flavor that suits you best!
A smoke-free product that does not harm your lungs
It is widely known that smoking is extremely dangerous for our lungs and health. Inhalation of smoke is associated with a variety of health problems and conditions, including lung cancer.
It is estimated that approximately 7 million deaths each year are directly related to smoking.
Since nicotine pouches are not a combustion product, do not contain tobacco, and are not intended to be smoked during use, they avoid the health problems associated with smoking.
Various alternative products have emerged on the market, either as smoking cessation aids or as alternatives for smokers. Nicotine pouches are considered a good alternative to smoking, although they are not marketed as or medically approved as a smoking cessation aid. However, there is a clear connection between the fact that Sweden has the lowest number of smokers in the EU and the use of snus by Swedes. And since nicotine pouches are a tobacco-free alternative and an advancement of snus, they may be an even better alternative to smoking.
Nicotine pouches can be used discreetly anywhere and anytime. The majority of pouches are in a slim format which makes them fit snugly under the lip. In addition, there are also mini-pouches that provide completely discreet use. Mini-pouches are easy to use and often go unnoticed.
Free from tobacco
Lastly, it is well known that nicotine pouches are free from tobacco. Tobacco is associated with several harmful substances. Because many are aware of the risks associated with tobacco, nicotine pouches provide the opportunity to enjoy without tobacco. Studies have found that tobacco snus contains a number of potentially carcinogenic substances, and this is something that can be avoided. Although Swedish snus is treated in a way that minimizes these carcinogenic substances to extremely low levels and with high-quality standards such as Gothiatek, it is of course always good to be careful – which can now be done with nicotine pouches.
How much better is tobacco-free snus?
As we have stated above, there are several advantages to using nicotine pouches, which are important reasons for their increased popularity. Nicotine pouches have several advantages compared to traditional tobacco snus, but whether someone chooses tobacco snus or tobacco-free snus depends on their own preferences. However, if any of the points discussed above are important to you, then nicotine pouches may be a better option.
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