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What is Nicotine?

26. july 2023

Nicotine is an ingredient found in tobacco and most vaping products. It is also used in most vapes and tobacco-free nicotine pouches, which provide different strengths of nicotine without the tobacco.

Whether you’ve been smoking, vaping or using VELO nicotine pouches for years, or you’re a nicotine consumer trying a new product for the first time, you might wonder what’s inside.

What is nicotine? What is it made from, and what makes it addictive? Read on to learn about where nicotine comes from and how we use it in VELO nicotine pouches.

Nicotine facts

Want to know more? This naturally occurring compound is an addictive substance that affects the brain and body when consumed. Learn more about nicotine and its effects from the facts below:

• Nicotine is a naturally occurring substance found in plants from the nightshade family.


Is nicotine addictive?

Yes, nicotine is an addictive substance.

Nicotine can be consumed in a variety of ways. These include smoked tobacco (cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco), vapes (disposable vapes and e-liquids), nicotine replacement patches and gum, and tobacco-free nicotine pouches.


Nicotine in VELO nicotine pouches

Wondering how VELO nicotine pouches are made? VELO nicotine pouches are made in our factories in Europe**. These tobacco-free nicotine products are made from pharmaceutical-grade nicotine, plant-based materials, flavourings and sweeteners.

VELO nicotine pouches are available in various nicotine strengths, sizes and flavours, including VELO MINI nicotine pouches and high-strength options for more experienced nicotine consumers.


Nicotine pouches come in different strengths.

Now that you understand the nicotine in VELO nicotine pouches, you might wonder how we create the various available strengths. How are nicotine strengths different?

In VELO nicotine pouches, a lower strength means less pharmaceutical-grade nicotine. Higher-strength options, like our 17mg nicotine pouches, contain more  nicotine than 6mg, 10mg or 14mg, for example.


How does the VELO nicotine strength dot system work?

We use a handy dot system to indicate nicotine strength. The lower the number of dots on the packaging, the lower the amount of nicotine in the pouch.

VELO dots Nicotine strength
•• 6mg
••• 8/10mg
•••• 11mg
••••• 14mg
•••••• 17mg


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VELO nicotine pouches

Nicotine consumers can shop for VELO nicotine pouches in various strengths and flavours, including mint and fruit. For a more compact can and smaller pouch size, explore VELO MINI nicotine pouches; these may be suitable if regular-sized pouches don’t tuck comfortably underneath your lip. For more experienced nicotine consumers, VELO Ultra and Max-strength pouches may be the preferred choice.

Whether you’re a nicotine consumer new to nicotine pouches or a moderate or regular consumer, order your free sample to try VELO.



*Please refer to the label on your VELO can for specific manufacturing details.

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