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15. march 2022


Smoking alternatives 

With all the downsides associated with smoking tobacco, as well as the inconveniences that come with it like having to stand outside in the rain and the difficulty of finding places to dispose of your cigarette butts, it’s worth exploring the alternatives available to you.

Fortunately, there are loads of these alternatives to smoking on the market. The main smoking alternatives available are nicotine gum, oral tobacco, vaping, snus and, of course, nicotine pouches. Here’s a look at each of them, and how they compare to our nicotine pouches.


Nicotine pouches

Nicotine pouches offer adult smokers and nicotine consumers a convenient and alternative way to consume nicotine. They’re inspired by Scandinavian snus, but unlike snus, these pouches don’t contain any tobacco (and they’re legal in the UK). To use one, you simply place the pouch between your lip and gum and leave it for up to 30 minutes. While it’s on your gum, nicotine is released and absorbed.

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Nicotine pouches vs. cigarettes

When you smoke cigarettes, you inhale tobacco, tar and other toxins. This puts you at risk of lung cancer as well as other cancers. Smoking also damages your heart and your blood circulation, increasing your risk of heart disease, heart attacks and strokes.

VELO nicotine pouches are tobacco-free* and contain 99% less toxicants than cigarettes**. They’re made from high-quality ingredients, including water, plant-based materials, flavouring, sweeteners and pharmaceutical grade nicotine.

When you use nicotine pouches, there’s no smell*** and no smoke*, and no ash* . There are also various flavours to suit your taste, and you can use them anywhere, at any time.


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Nicotine pouches vs. vaping

Vaping is a popular alternative to smoking as it has a lot in common with smoking cigarettes (for example, the look of the device, the hand-to-mouth action and the inhalation). With vape pens, you inhale nicotine in a vapour rather than smoke, and these devices don’t burn tobacco and don’t produce tar**** or carbon monoxide.

Vaping is less convenient than using nicotine pouches though, as many places no longer allow you to vape indoors, whereas you can use nicotine pouches anywhere, at any time. There’s no smell*** either whereas vaping produces vape clouds, which many people don’t like.


Nicotine pouches vs. nicotine gum

Nicotine gum is a tobacco-free alternative to smoking, and releases nicotine as you chew it. After you’ve chewed it a few times, you tuck it in your cheek to absorb the nicotine. Some people don’t like the taste or feel of nicotine gum, and one of the possible effects of chewing nicotine gum is a lot of extra saliva. It may also be hard to use if you have dentures or other dental work. VELO nicotine pouches are a great alternative as they don’t require any chewing.


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Nicotine pouches vs. oral tobacco

Oral tobacco, also known as chewing tobacco, is dried tobacco that is chewed and either spat out or swallowed. The nicotine from the tobacco is absorbed via the mouth. However, this product still contains tobacco, whereas nicotine pouches are tobacco-free*.


Nicotine pouches vs. snus

Snus is a type of oral tobacco commonly used in the Nordics and the USA. It comes in pouches and is places under the upper lip, however, unlike VELO nicotine pouches, it contains tobacco. Snus is also illegal in the European Union (apart from Sweden), and remains illegal in the UK even post-Brexit. VELO nicotine pouches are legal and regulated in the UK.

For a legal, tobacco-free*, no-smell*** smoking alternative, choose VELO nicotine pouches. Try nicotine pouches with a free can, and find out about choosing the right nicotine pouch for you.

*This product is not risk-free and contains nicotine, an addictive substance.
**This product is not risk-free and contains nicotine, an addictive substance. 99% less toxicants than a cigarette comparison is 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..  
*** Compared to a conventional cigarette when smoked. This product is not risk-free and contains nicotine, an addictive substance
**** By 'no tar' we mean no tobacco derived tar. This product is not risk-free and contains nicotine, an addictive substance


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