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Myths and facts about nicotine pouches

Myths and facts about nicotine pouches
A man takes a nicotine sachet while sitting on a bench

Myths and facts about nicotine pouches

There are many myths about nicotine sachets. That's why we'd like to take a look at the most common misconceptions and take the opportunity to take a closer look at the facts about nicotine sachets and snus.

Snus and nicotine pouches are the same


Snus and nicotine pouches are not the same. Although snus and nicotine pouches are consumed in the same way, by being placed in the mouth, there are differences between the two products.

The key difference is that snus contains tobacco, whereas VELO nicotine pouches do not contain tobacco. Product colours also differ: nicotine pouches can be found in white or brown, while snus is predominantly brown.

If you want to know all the differences between snus and VELO nicotine sachets, you can read this article.

Is there broken glass in the nicotine pouches?


There are no glass shards in VELO nicotine pouches. Nicotine pouches contain salt, which can look like broken glass when the salt dries. This is where the salt crystallises to look like small glass crystals.

There are a number of articles about whether there are glass shards in snus, which may be one of the reasons for the myth. However, it is not true. There is no glass in snus or nicotine pouches.

Nicotine pouches must be kept refrigerated

Nicotine pouches that are purchased and used in everyday life do not necessarily need to be refrigerated and can therefore be stored at normal room temperature. After opening the can, the shelf life is reduced, which means that nicotine pouches can dry out faster if the can is left at room temperature for a longer period of time. It is therefore recommended that nicotine pouches are kept refrigerated if they are to be stored for a longer period of time.

Nicotine pouches can be used as cigarette alternative

VELO nicotine pouches are the smoke free, ash free, tar free, tobacco free*, hands free alternative. They contain 99% less toxicants than a cigarette**.

With VELO nicotine pouches, there's no combustion. Simply place the nicotine pouches between your lip and gum and leave for up to 30 minutes. This is how nicotine is absorbed.

For more information on using nicotine pouches as an alternative to cigarettes, check this article.

You can use nicotine pouches when and where you want


VELO is a nicotine delivery method that is incredibly discreet. Unlike traditional cigarettes or e-cigarettes, you can enjoy our pouches whenever and wherever you choose. VELO allows you to consume nicotine discreetly at work, on the train, or in your favourite bar.

*By “no tar” we mean no tobacco derived tar. This product is not risk-free and contains nicotine, an addictive substance.

**This product is not risk-free and contains nicotine, an addictive substance. Comparison based on an assessment of smoke from a scientific standard reference cigarette (approximately 9mg tar) and components released during use of a Velo pouch, in terms of the average of the 9 harmful components the World Health Organisation recommends to reduce in cigarette smoke.


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