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Nicotine Pouch Glossary

Nicotine pouch glossary

Welcome to the Nicotine Pouch Glossary! This page is designed to provide you with a comprehensive guide to the common words and terms used in the world of nicotine pouches. Nicotine pouches are a relatively new and rapidly growing product and as such, there may be many terms that are unfamiliar to those who are new to this product. This glossary aims to provide clear and concise explanations of the terminology surrounding nicotine pouches. Whether you are a seasoned user or a newcomer to this product, this page will serve as a valuable resource to help you navigate the world of nicotine pouches.

From the various types of pouches and their ingredients to the different flavors and strengths available, this glossary covers it all. We hope that this page will help you gain a better understanding of the terminology used in the world of nicotine pouches and enhance your overall experience with this product.

Nicotine pouches

Nicotine pouches are small, discreet pouches filled with nicotine, flavorings, and other ingredients that are meant to be placed between the lip and gum. They are designed to provide a smoke-free and spit-free alternative to traditional tobacco products like cigarettes and chewing tobacco. Nicotine pouches contain no tobacco and Nicotine pouches come in a variety of flavors and strengths and are a discreet and convenient way to get nicotine anytime and anywhere.

Nicopods, all-white snus, all-white, tobacco-free snus

All of these terms are just different words for nicotine pouches. Nicotine pouches are also known as nicopods, all-white snus, tobacco-free snus, all-white, all-white snus, nicotine snus, and many more terms, but they are just different terms for the same thing, meaning tobacco-free nicotine pouches that contain no tobacco and are placed under the upper lip against the gum.

Nicotine salts

Nicotine salts are a form of nicotine that is naturally found in tobacco leaves. They are created by combining the nicotine molecule with an organic acid, such as benzoic acid, which lowers the pH level of the nicotine. This process allows for a smoother and more satisfying nicotine hit, which is particularly beneficial for those who are trying to quit smoking. Nicotine salts are commonly used in e-liquids for electronic cigarettes and in nicotine pouches, as they can provide a more efficient and effective nicotine delivery than traditional freebase nicotine. They also tend to be less harsh on the throat, making them a popular choice for users who want a more pleasant vaping or pouch experience.


Snus, also known as Swedish snus or tobacco snus is a form of smokeless tobacco that originated in Sweden and is popular throughout Scandinavia. It consists of a small, pre-packaged pouch filled with tobacco that is placed under the upper lip. Unlike other forms of smokeless tobacco, snus is not meant to be chewed or spit out. It comes in a variety of flavors and strengths. Nicotine pouches and snus share a lot of similarities, most importantly as they are used in the exact same way and nicotine pouches are just a product evolution of the Swedish snus. The key difference between snus and nicotine pouches is that nicotine pouches contain no tobacco.

Nicotine Buzz

Nicotine buzz is a term used to describe the rush of sensations that can occur when consuming nicotine, particularly in larger amounts or when using a product with high nicotine content. It is often described as a feeling of lightheadedness, dizziness, or a rush of energy or euphoria. The intensity and duration of the buzz can vary depending on factors such as the individual’s tolerance, the method of nicotine consumption, and the amount consumed.


The designation “MG/G” followed by a number refers to the nicotine contents in a nicotine pouch. This designation indicates how many milligrams of nicotine are in 1 gram of nicotine pouch. The nicotine strength in nicotine pouches can also be indicated as percentages and mg per pouch.

Nicotine base

Nicotine base, also known as nicotine concentrate, is a highly concentrated form of nicotine that is used in the production of nicotine-containing products, such as e-liquids and nicotine pouches. It is typically sold in a liquid form and can contain nicotine in varying strengths, from a few milligrams per milliliter (mg/ml) up to several hundred mg/ml.

pH level

pH level is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a substance, such as a liquid or a solution. It is measured on a scale of 0 to 14, with a pH of 7 being neutral, a pH below 7 indicating acidity, and a pH above 7 indicating alkalinity.
A pH level below 7 is considered acidic, meaning that it has a higher concentration of hydrogen ions (H+) than hydroxide ions (OH-). A pH level above 7 is considered alkaline, meaning that it has a higher concentration of hydroxide ions (OH-) than hydrogen ions (H+). In order for nicotine to transfer across the mucosa when using a nicotine pouch, it is important that the pH level is at an optimal level. If the pH level is too neutral, nicotine may not be effectively absorbed. Conversely, if the pH level is too high and reaches above 9.1, it may cause oral irritation. Due to this, industry standards have set an upper limit for pH level. In order to regulate the pH level, many nicotine-containing products use sodium carbonate or bicarbonate as a common means of achieving the optimal pH level for efficient and safe nicotine absorption.


Format, portion, and size are three terms that refer to the same thing, which is the format and size of the nicotine pouch. Nicotine pouches are available in different sizes which you can choose depending on your preferences. The formats used for nicotine pouches are slim, super-slim, normal or portion, and mini. Slim is the most common format which is a slim, elongated pouch that provides a comfortable and slim fit. The large/portion size is the largest pouch and provides a clear presence under the lip. This size is recommended for experienced users. The mini format is a suitable choice for those who want a discreet option that is completely discreet under the lip.

Plant fiber/plant fibres

Plant fibers are the key component of nicotine pouches. Plant fibers are essentially fibers from plants, also known as cellulose that are used to give the nicotine pouches preferred properties and a good fit under the lip. Most manufacturers of nicotine pouches use plant fibers from trees, predominantly eucalyptus or pine.


Mg/pouch or mg per pouch refers to the amount of nicotine per pouch. Some manufacturers indicate the nicotine content as mg/g or in percentages but the most common is for a manufacturer to indicate the nicotine strength in mg/per pouch. This allows the user to get a better understanding of the nicotine consumed in each pouch.