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Complete beginner’s guide to nicotine pouches

7. september 2023

Nicotine in a VELO pouch? Weird. Instant enjoyment anywhere? Wonderful! In today’s world, adult nicotine consumers have choices. Want nicotine without tobacco or smoke? Looking for a product you can use anytime, anywhere? Tobacc-free pouches are just the thing.

If you’re new to nicotine pouches, you probably have questions about what they do, how they work and what’s inside. This complete guide to VELO pouches is here for answers.


What are nicotine pouches?

As the name suggests, a nicotine pouch is a small pouch that contains nicotine but no tobacco*. This modern way to consume nicotine without compromising on taste is available in various flavours suited to different tastes. On top of this, VELO pouches are discreet in design, making them easy for existing tobacco or nicotine consumers to use anywhere. Learn more about nicotine pouches in our guide: What are nicotine pouches?

All VELO products are designed and manufactured with your enjoyment and safety in mind, with different nicotine strengths and flavours.

Explore the weird and wonderful world of VELO and view our full range of products online to find nicotine pouches that suit you.


Why choose nicotine pouches?

VELO nicotine pouches offer adult nicotine consumers a convenient and alternative way to get nicotine. Let’s look at why some people choose nicotine pouches:

1. Access nicotine with no smell, smoke* or tobacco*

Because of how nicotine pouches are used, nicotine is absorbed through the gum (not smoked or inhaled). So you can access nicotine with no smell, smoke* or tobacco*.

2. Choose flavours to suit your taste 

Nicotine pouches come in many flavours, from tropical and creamy to minty and fruity options to suit any taste. Among our list of high-quality ingredients, we use plant-based sweeteners and flavourings.


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3. Use them anywhere

VELO pouches’ subtle design and easy-to-use pouch mean you can use them any time, unlike cigarettes and vape devices, which are subject to legal restrictions. Pop the can, tuck one under your lip and feel the tingle.

How to use nicotine pouches: pop, tuck, feel

To use a nicotine pouch, pop open the container and tuck the pouch between your top lip and gum. Leave it there for up to 30 minutes of tingling nicotine release. The tingling sensation you feel as nicotine is released is a normal part of the VELO experience.

If you’re new to nicotine pouches, the process might seem weird. Follow our simple steps to use them:

  1. Open your VELO can
  2. Take out a single pouch and tuck it between your upper lip and gum (there’s no right way to place it, so find out what’s best for you)
  3. First, you’ll feel a tingle (you’ll get used to that bit – it’s VELO working)
  4. Keep the pouch under your lip (for up to 30 minutes)
  5. Dispose of the used nicotine pouch in the nearest rubbish bin or place it inside the handy cap on top of your VELO can

Tucking a VELO pouch under your lip? Weird. Instant enjoyment anywhere? Wonderful.


Understanding nicotine strengths

VELO nicotine pouches come in different nicotine strengths suited to different experiences. Only you know what’s right for you, so be mindful when buying and start with a lower nicotine strength (like 4mg or 6mg) if needed.

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Want to learn more? Explore our nicotine strength guide or follow our advice for choosing the right nicotine strength before you buy.


How often should you use nicotine pouches?

How often you tuck a VELO pouch depends on your preferences, nicotine experience and the strength of your pouches. VELO pouches are intended to be used for up to 30 minutes at a time. After 30 minutes, dispose of it and take out a new one if you want more.

Remember, nicotine is an addictive substance and should be consumed mindfully.

Learn how to maintain your VELO nicotine pouches to keep them fresh for longer.


Tips for using nicotine pouches

1. Expect to feel the VELO tingle

You might feel a tingle under your lip when using nicotine pouches. This is nothing to worry about; it’s just the nicotine release. Menthol pouches can intensify this tingling sensation because of their minty flavour. Nicotine pouches come in various flavours to suit every taste, so choose an alternative if you don’t want to intensify the VELO tingle.


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2. Start with a lower nicotine strength

Start with a low nicotine strength (like 4mg or 6mg VELO MINI) to get a feel for the product and understand what works best for your needs.


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3. Check the rules before travelling with nicotine pouches

Nicotine pouches can be used almost anywhere, at any time. But if you plan to go abroad, check the regulations in the country you’re travelling to, as specific restrictions may apply.

Now you know everything about what nicotine pouches do and how to use them. Have more questions we’ve not answered here? Explore the VELO blog for more guides uncovering the weird and wonderful world of nicotine pouches. Then check out our products to find the one best suited to you.


* This product is not risk-free and contains nicotine, an addictive substance.

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