What Are Nicotine Pouches?

What Are Nicotine Pouches?

For the past few years, nicotine pouches have seen a drastic increase in popularity. There is still the question of "Are they better for you than the alternatives?" and today we're gonna talk about it!

What are Nicotine Pouches?

Nicotine pouches are small, white pouches that are placed in the mouth up to the gums so nicotine can be absorbed through the thin tissue in the mouth. The pouches are made of plant fibers that allow the nicotine to diffuse out when moistened.

Think of it this way: nicotine pouches are compared to chewing tobacco or dip the same way a vape is compared to cigarettes. They're both tobacco-free and contain less harmful ingredients than their tobacco derived comparisons.

What options are there?

Since their rise in popularity, nicotine pouches now come in so many flavors from dozens of brands. Zyn and Zimo are the brands we currently carry at Wild Leaf, and with just those there are flavors ranging from Wintergreen and Cool Mint to Citrus, Grape, Coffee and even Cinnamon!

There are also options for the nicotine strength per pouch! The brands we carry offer 3mg (0.3%), 6mg (0.6%), and 8mg (0.8%) so there are strengths and flavors for everyone.

Are Nicotine Pouches actually safer?

The short answer: Kinda!

Any nicotine product that uses tobacco-free nicotine is safer than tobacco products, given that they come from reputable sources that don't use additives. Chewing tobacco causes mouth ulcers and several types of cancer, including mouth and throat cancer. By just taking out the tobacco, you lessen that risk almost entirely!

Final Thoughts

Nicotine pouches offer a smoke-free and discreet way to consume nicotine. They have become a popular choice for those looking to quit smoking or reduce their tobacco consumption. While nicotine pouches may be a safer alternative to smoking, it's essential to use them responsibly and be aware of the potential risks associated with nicotine use.