Nicotine pouches are a relatively new product in the nicotine market, with new companies and a variety of nicotine pouches to choose from, it can be unclear how long a nicotine pouch can be used.
A nicotine pouch has the characteristic of providing an immediate nicotine buzz, which differs from tobacco snus where the nicotine buzz can be delayed and experienced after longer consumption. Because of this, it is possible to debate that the nicotine pouch is considered consumed after the nicotine buzz has kicked in.
On the other hand, nicotine pouches usually offer some form of flavor that appeals to the user, which means that some argue that the nicotine pouch is consumed when the flavor has partially or completely disappeared.
A common recommendation is to consume a nicotine pouch between 10-50 minutes according to the manufacturer’s recommendation. Using the nicotine pouch for a shorter time may not provide a nicotine buzz or the flavor that the nicotine pouch offers.
However, it is not in any way dangerous to use a nicotine pouch longer than 50 minutes as long as the pouch is compact. A common material that nicotine pouches are made of is cellulose, which is an organic substance found in nature, among other things, among the stems and leaves of plants. In fact, it is not dangerous to accidentally swallow a nicotine pouch for this reason, but it is of course not recommended.
How long the flavor lasts in a nicotine pouch during use is individual for the nicotine pouch and the user. Some have more sensitive taste buds and experience flavors more easily or clearly than others, which can make the flavor last longer for some. Although the manufacturer’s general recommendation is to use a nicotine pouch for 10-50 minutes, the flavor can be experienced for as long as 3 hours after placement under the lip.
How should a nicotine pouch be used?
A nicotine pouch is used by taking it out of the can and placing it orally under the lip. It is most commonly placed under the upper lip, although it can also be used in the lower lip. This is because it is usually easier to handle the nicotine pouch without interruption when placed under the upper lip, as the lower lip may come into contact with the tongue more easily when talking, which can move or reposition the nicotine pouch.
Which flavor lasts the longest?
This is again an individual question, but to interpret this as a question about which flavor lasts the longest in terms of taste during use, many believe that mint is usually the flavor that lasts the longest. This is partially because mint is a flavor that we are often very familiar with, for example, brushing our teeth with toothpaste, which can create a placebo effect and give the impression that the flavor is still there, even if it might not be. Mint happens to be the flavor that nicotine products have used for a relatively long time, and through this have mastered the art of combining both a natural flavor, but also a flavor that lasts a long time and is refreshing.