Are Nicotine Pouches an Alternative to Smoking and Vaping?
16. june 2023
From cigarettes and vapes to nicotine pouches and snus, modern nicotine consumers have more choices than ever. VELO nicotine pouches are smokeless, tobacco-free options that some people use to reduce nicotine consumption or access nicotine without heat, smoke* or vapour.
Are you wondering what nicotine pouches are, how they work and the difference between these products and cigarettes? You’re in the right place. We cover the differences between nicotine pouches, cigarettes and e-cigarettes below, helping you make an informed decision.
What are nicotine pouches?
Nicotine pouches contain high-quality, pharmaceutical-grade nicotine polymer, plant-based ingredients, flavourings and sweeteners. They’re used by placing them in the mouth between the lip and gum, releasing nicotine for up to 30 minutes.
Why do consumers choose nicotine pouches? Nicotine is absorbed through the gums with no heat, smoke* or vapour. These products can be used anywhere. VELO nicotine pouches are available in various strengths in a slim and mini format so consumers can choose the right option, plus mint and fruit flavours to suit different tastes.
Keen to learn more? Find out everything you need to know in our guide to nicotine pouches, including what they’re made from and how they work.
What’s the difference between nicotine pouches and smoking?
There are some noticeable differences between nicotine pouches and smoking, including how they’re used. There are also differences in what’s consumed when smoking a cigarette, vaping and using nicotine pouches.
Nicotine in a VELO pouch? Weird. No smoke smell*? Wonderful.
Nicotine pouches vs smoking
Nicotine pouches and cigarettes contain different ingredients. Cigarettes contain tobacco, nicotine, tar and other chemicals. Nicotine pouches include pharmaceutical-grade nicotine polymer, plant-based ingredients, flavourings and sweeteners. Velo nicotine pouches also contain 99% less toxicants than a cigarette. **
They’re also used differently; cigarettes are lit with a flame and inhaled, and nicotine pouches are designed to be tucked between the lip and gum, releasing nicotine for up to 30 minutes.
Nicotine pouches vs vaping
Both nicotine pouches and vapes are tobacco-free options for nicotine consumers. They’re consumed differently; nicotine pouches tuck between the lip and gum, while vapes use heat to deliver nicotine through inhalable vapour. Both nicotine pouches and vapes are available in various nicotine strengths and flavours.
Nicotine pouches vs snus
Curious about the differences between nicotine pouches and snus? Both are small, nicotine-containing pouches designed to be tucked between the lip and gum. However, snus contains tobacco and is illegal to be bought and sold in the UK.
Can you smoke or vape after a nicotine pouch?
Nicotine pouches, like vapes, are available in various strengths to suit nicotine consumers’ habits. Most people choose one or the other.
If you want more nicotine than you get from your nicotine pouches, consider switching to a higher nicotine strength rather than following up with a cigarette or vape. VELO high-strength nicotine pouches include Ultra (14mg nicotine) and Max (17mg nicotine) options for the experienced nicotine consumer.
What are the effects of nicotine pouches?
You might be wondering about the effects of using nicotine pouches. These products contain nicotine, which is an addictive substance and should be consumed mindfully. Nicotine pouch consumers may want to consider the following:
• Nicotine pouches are not risk-free and contain nicotine, an addictive substance.
• Nicotine pouches are available in various strengths – choosing a suitable option is essential. The choice depends on whether you are a new, moderate or experienced nicotine consumer
• Nicotine pouches are designed to be used for 30 minutes. Nicotine pouches should not be reused.
Explore VELO nicotine pouches
Choose VELO nicotine pouches in various strengths. Our nicotine pouches are also available in different flavours, including fruit and mint. VELO Mini nicotine pouches are more compact (suited for new users). In contrast, high-strength nicotine pouches are suited to more experienced consumers.
*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 the 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.