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Nicotine strength guide

7. september 2023

Just encountered nicotine pouches for the first time? You might have questions about the nicotine inside, like, ‘What is nicotine in a pouch?’ and ‘How do nicotine strengths work?’. You’re in the right place! Learn about nicotine strengths and how they translate into VELO nicotine pouches here.


What is nicotine?

Nicotine is a chemical compound that comes from the leaves of the tobacco plant. It’s also a stimulant and a nitrogen-containing alkaloid.

These days, nicotine is also available in products that don’t contain tobacco, like VELO nicotine pouches. Our pouches contain a pharmaceutical-grade nicotine polymer that absorbs into the bloodstream – pop, tuck, feel.


What does nicotine strength mean?

Nicotine strength means just that; the strength of nicotine in a product. In VELO terms, nicotine strength is the nicotine concentration inside each pouch. Our nicotine pouches come in seven strengths, ranging from 4mg to 17mg.


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What are the different VELO nicotine strengths?

Nicotine in a VELO pouch? Weird. Instant enjoyment anywhere? Wonderful.

When choosing VELO pouches, look for the nicotine strength on the packaging. We use a dot system to mark how much nicotine is inside, but you can also find the number printed on each can. Read our guide to nicotine to learn more about the VELO dot system and translate dots into nicotine strengths. 

4mg VELO MINI nicotine pouches come in 4mg nicotine, our lowest strength in a smaller size. VELO MINI pouches are still big on flavour, so you can feel the VELO burn* and a wave of wonderful flavour, even if you go MINI.
6mg VELO pouches with 6mg nicotine come in our standard size and VELO MINI, with fruit and mint flavours to suit your taste.
8mg Only available in VELO MINI, with fruit and mint flavours for every taste.
10mg VELO pouches with 10mg of nicotine come in weird and wonderful flavours suited to different adult nicotine consumers.
11mg Choose between fresh mint flavours with 11mg of nicotine. First, the VELO burn*. Weird. Then, a blast of cool mint flavour. Wonderful.
14mg Choose VELO Ultra pouches (for experienced nicotine consumers) in mint and fruit flavours with 14mg nicotine strength.
17mg VELO Max strength nicotine pouches contain 17mg of nicotine, with mint and fruit flavours for experienced nicotine consumers.

Tips for using nicotine pouches

When you’ve found the most suitable nicotine strength for you and got your hands on VELO nicotine pouches, you might have questions about how to use them and keep them fresh.

Good news! You can find everything you need in our VELO guide to nicotine pouches, including how they’re made, how to use them and what to expect. Or read our maintenance guide to learn how to look after your nicotine pouches for the freshest experience.

1. Start slow

If you’re new to using nicotine pouches, you might want to start with a lower nicotine strength for a shorter period to get used to the tingle. You can always transition to a higher nicotine strength over time and build up to tucking your pouches for a maximum of 30 minutes.

2. Keep an eye on your intake

They might taste good, but be mindful of using too many nicotine pouches in quick succession. Try to stick to your typical nicotine intake.


3. Know what’s right for you

Only you know the right nicotine strength for your experience. Consider how much nicotine you usually intake (whether from smoking, vaping or something else) when buying VELO pouches. Try to match up with what you’re used to.


4. Look after your pouches

Take good care of your VELO pouches, storing them inside their original packaging out of direct sunlight, heat and away from moisture, for the freshest experience every time.


Safety precautions for VELO nicotine pouches

We want your VELO experience to be as safe and straightforward as possible. It’s important to remember a few safety precautions to get the most out of your pouches:

  • Keep VELO pouches away from children
  • Follow the instructions on the package
  • Dispose of each VELO pouch after 30 minutes of use
  • Don’t swallow VELO pouches
  • Check you aren’t allergic to any ingredients
  • Store VELO pouches in their original packaging
  • Reduce nicotine strength if VELO pouches make you feel unwell


Frequently asked questions about nicotine pouches

Got more questions about VELO pouches? You can find the answers you need on our FAQs page, letting you pop, tuck, feel with confidence!        


* By burn, we mean a heat and tingle sensation when the product is used.

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