How Do Nicotine Pouches Work?
Nicotine pouches have exploded in popularity over the last several years, thanks to the smoke-, spit-, and tobacco-free experience they offer users. And with a wide variety of flavors available, it is no surprise they have become a popular alternative to nicotine patches, nicotine gums, and tobacco products. But how, exactly, do nicotine pouches work? And how effective are they?
How Do Nicotine Pouches Work?
Nicotine pouches work orally. When you put a nicotine pouch in your mouth, you park it between the gum and lip. But how are nicotine pouches absorbed into your system? By placing the pouch in your mouth between the gum and lip, the pouch comes in contact with the mucous lining of your mouth - and this is how the nicotine enters your system. This process is known as oral absorption, the nicotine reaches your brain within around 10 seconds of when it enters your body. The nicotine causes the brain to release adrenaline, which is what gives you that feeling of pleasure and energy.
As for how long nicotine pouches last, that can vary depending on what strength pouch and brand you use as well as your nicotine tolerance.
What Do Nicotine Pouches Do?
Nicotine pouches have several uses, but primarily they are an alternative to traditional oral tobacco or smoked tobacco products: as they can offer the nicotine without the tobacco or smoke.
Unlike cigarettes, vaporizers, and snus, nicotine pouches offer a discreet and mess-free way to consume nicotine. Because the pouches are self-contained and free of tobacco leaf, nicotine pouches do not require spitting—nor do they stain your teeth. Nicotine pouches can be disposed of easily, without anyone noticing. And because they are smoke-free, nicotine pouches save lungs from irritation and offer users the freedom to consume nicotine when and where they choose.
The 5 most popular reasons people switch to and buy nicotine pouches are:
If you have ever wondered how long nicotine pouches work for, nicotine pouches can be discreetly placed in the mouth and used for up to an hour. Often, the lid of the containers the pouches come in include a place to dispose of the pouches if a trash can is not available. There’s no need to run outside for a cigarette and no odor that sticks to your clothes and follows you throughout the day. Nicotine pouches are an especially considerate and convenient way to get your kick of nicotine in a professional setting. In fact, no one may even notice you’re using them.
2. Flavor Variety
Nicotine pouches come in many flavors—from menthol and other popular mint flavors (such as wintergreen) to the exotic tangs of mango and berries. No matter your preference, nicotine pouches have a flavor you’ll like—even if you prefer an unflavored nicotine pouch. With brands like ZYN selling both flavored as well as unflavored pouches, users can experience the breadth of tantalizing flavors that vaping offers without any of the conspicuous smoke.
3. Strength Variety
Nicotine pouches are sold in a wide variety of strengths, unlike many other nicotine and tobacco products. As a result, users have more freedom over the level of nicotine they experience in a single use. No matter if you’re looking for a small nicotine kick, or a more intense adventure, with strengths ranging from 3mg to 6mg, nicotine pouches allow users to customize their nicotine experience. And since most pouches last up to 60 minutes, there is no need for several cigarette breaks each hour.
4. No Mess
With only a white, self-contained pouch tobacco leaf-free pouch , nicotine pouches offer all the nicotine effects you get from dip without the need for spitting and because there is no tobacco leaf, your teeth won’t get stained. Similarly, the lack of smoke, ashes, and butts make nicotine pouches perfect for discreet public consumption. Simply throw away the pouch, or tuck it into the container lid, when finished.
5. No Lung Irritation
Because the pouches are placed directly into the mouth, which allows the nicotine to be absorbed into the bloodstream via the mouth’s lining, there is no need to irritate your lungs while getting your nicotine kick. The same can’t be said of cigarettes and vaping. Pouches require no combustion and, therefore, no inhaling. And not only will your lungs thank you, but also the people around you, too. Nicotine pouches are ideal for considerate public nicotine consumption, whether you’re at a crowded concert or in the office.
How Nicotine Pouches Work: Brand by Brand
Are there any differences between how different brands of nicotine pouches work? We break down how the 3 top brands on Nicokick work.
How Does ZYN Work?
ZYN works by delivering nicotine orally. Just like other nicotine pouches, the nicotine is absorbed into the bloodstream via the oral mucosa (the lining of your mouth), providing a quick and discreet way to get your nicotine without smoke or spit. If you want to learn more about how to use ZYN, read our Nicokick guide!
ZYN nicotine pouches give up to 60 minutes of nicotine release, so are one of the longer-lasting brands.
How Do VELO Nicotine Pouches Work?
VELO nicotine pouches work just the same as the other brand: the nicotine is absorbed through the lining of the mouth. These pouches give up to 30 minutes of nicotine release.
How Does Rogue Work?
Again, Rogue nicotine pouches also work orally: so the nicotine is absorbed via the lining in your mouth. The size of Rogue pouches are slightly bigger than both ZYN and VELO pouches, but they give up to an hour of discreet nicotine release.