Are you planning to travel? Of course, you would ask if it is possible to bring nicotine pouches on a flight and if it is allowed.
The short answer to this question is yes! You can bring both nicotine pouches and snus on a flight. This is good news for all those who use nicotine pouches, but let’s examine this question in more detail.
Nicotine Pouches on the Airplane: What you Should Know
You are allowed to bring nicotine pouches on your flight, including other nicotine products such as snus and nicotine gum. Other nicotine products such as vapes use liquid and are therefore limited to the restrictions for the amount of liquids you can bring (100ml) but that is a different matter.
When flying, you can bring nicotine pouches in both your carry-on and checked luggage. Many people traveling for a longer period and bringing a large number of pouches usually keep a few cans in their carry-on luggage and the rest in their checked luggage. This way, you can enjoy nicotine pouches on your flight but also ensure that you have enough if your checked luggage goes missing.
Nicotine Pouches to foreign Countries – A different Question
The matter of bringing nicotine pouches on a flight is one thing, but bringing them into a foreign country is another matter altogether. The answer to the question of whether you can bring nicotine pouches on your trip to another country is often yes, but there are some things to consider.
There are regulations regarding the amount of tobacco snus you are allowed to bring with you when traveling to another country. Most EU countries have regulations that you are allowed to bring snus for personal use. Exactly what this means is often up to each individual customs officer or woman, but the amount you bring must be reasonable and assumed to be for personal use.
For nicotine pouches, however, it is not always as clear-cut, but in general, it can be said that if you follow the same principle as with snus, that is, you bring an amount that can be perceived as for personal use, then there should not be any problems.
Special rules apply, however, in Finland, which is important to keep in mind if you are flying there. The Finnish Customs writes the following:
“Nicotine pouches are classified as self-care medicines when their nicotine content is no more than 4 mg per pouch (daily dose 96 mg, i.e. a pouch of 4 mg taken once an hour). Nicotine pouches with a nicotine content exceeding 4 mg are prescription only.
Remember that the import of medicines is always personal. Private individuals may not send or import medicines for another private individual.”
Many nicotine pouches have a nicotine content higher than 4mg, and for that reason, it may be a good idea to check the nicotine content and choose a nicotine pouch that does not exceed 4mg to avoid the risk of them being seized upon entering the country.
Ask your Airline Company
Taking nicotine pouches on a flight is typically not a problem. However, what could be more of an issue is the entry of your destination country and what customs officers say if you are stopped at a check. Nonetheless, if you want to be on the safe side when flying, it wouldn’t hurt to directly contact your airline to get the latest information on what applies and if the airline has any specific rules regarding nicotine pouches.
For more detailed information on traveling with nicotine pouches and different rules that apply when traveling to other countries.
Contact the embassy or customs in the country
To ensure you have the latest information regarding entry into a country after a flight, it is advisable to contact either the embassy of the country or its customs agency. It is typically not problematic to bring along nicotine pouches for personal use, but it is always better to ask for and receive the most up-to-date information.
Benefits of Traveling with Nicotine Pouches
Individuals who use nicotine pouches have several advantages compared to individuals who use other types of nicotine products, especially in regard to smoking, including vaping.
Smoking is strictly prohibited on airplanes, as is the use of vapes. In the unlikely event that someone were to smoke on an airplane, they would either be arrested or face substantial fines.
Therefore, smokers are faced with a dilemma, as they are unable to get their nicotine fixed during the flight. This can be particularly frustrating on a long-distance flight that lasts for several hours.
However, if you use nicotine pouches, you won’t face this problem. Because nicotine pouches can be used anywhere, anytime, you can enjoy nicotine pouches even on a flight. You can easily take a nicotine pouch whenever you want without disturbing your neighbors in a rude and discreet manner.
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