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Cannabidiol oil—better known as CBD—is a compound that’s relatively new to the market. Despite this, it’s quickly gaining traction because of the variety of products available and its many use cases, as discussed in our article ‘5 Interesting Facts About CBD’. One of the things making it popular is that it’s used as a beauty treatment to improve the skin.

Aside from CBD, there’s another product on the market that’s gathering interest, especially in the smoking community: nicotine pouches. In fact, Yahoo reports that the nicotine pouch market is estimated to be worth $586 billion by the end of this year, with an expected 31% year-over-year growth rate by 2028.

If you aren’t familiar with these products, here are 5 things you need to know about nicotine pouches:

They're very discreet

A nicotine pouch is normally about 25 mm in length because it’s is placed between the upper lip and the teeth. Because of its small size, people won’t notice you currently have one in your mouth—if that’s a particular concern for you. Also, they really just sit in your mouth so you don’t have to chew to release the nicotine. This makes nicotine pouches convenient for settings where you may prefer to be a little more discreet when consuming nicotine, such as when commuting.

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Nicotine pouches have several varieties

Nicotine pouches come in different strengths and flavors. They vary from 3 mg, 6 mg, and even up to 12 mg of nicotine per pouch to suit your preference. A lot of different flavors are also available from classic ones like spearmint and citrus to more exciting ones such as dragon fruit and mango. Lastly, pouch provider Prilla adds that mixpacks are also available for new users who don’t know where to start. These contain nicotine pouches in different flavors so you can see which ones suit your taste palate before committing to a whole pack.

They won’t stain your teeth

Because nicotine pouches come in direct contact with the teeth, you might be concerned about the stains they may leave. However, the powder inside the pouches is already white so rest assured that your teeth won’t experience any discoloration. Tobacco is the usual culprit when it comes to staining the teeth, so nicotine pouches are a fuss-free option compared to tobacco products like cigarettes and snus.Nicotine pouches last for an hour

Nicotine pouches last for an hour

Nicotine pouches may be small in size, but their effects are long-lasting. After placing the pouch in your mouth, it’ll only take a few minutes for a tingling sensation to signify the nicotine’s release. Pouch brand Rogue notes that nicotine pouches’ effects last for up to an hour. This makes them ideal for travel or other long-lasting situations where quick use options are much more convenient.

They’re actually different from snus

Snus and nicotine pouches may look similar in appearance and even packaging but they’re different from each other. CStore Decision’s spitless tobacco article outlines that snus is flavored tobacco in small pouches. In contrast, nicotine pouches do not contain tobacco or any traces of it. Snus also has a shorter shelf life (around 20-30 weeks) since it contains plant material while pouches can be kept for longer (about one year).

Hopefully, this article satisfied your curiosity about nicotine pouches. Keep these things in mind for when you do try using these products in the future.