tobacco-free nicotine pouches
October 2021

Tobacco-free nicotine pouches

What are tobacco-free nicotine pouches, and what advantages do they have over snus? Learn everything and then some about tobacco-free nicotine pouches, and which brands we offer here at Niqo Co. Here, we list the advantages, disadvantages and differences between tobacco-free nicotine pouches and snus.

Nicotine pouches without tobacco

When speaking about the contents of snus, two things are usually mentioned: tobacco and nicotine. In contrast to snus, tobacco-free nicotine pouches are entirely free of tobacco. The common denominator is that both products contain nicotine. Since the launch of tobacco-free nicotine pouches, their use has exploded and attracted a target group other than the one that might normally use snus. Many also feel that tobacco-free nicotine pouches are a good alternative to smoking and snus for their nicotine intake.

Advantages of tobacco-free nicotine pouches

There are many advantages of tobacco-free nicotine pouches. Here are the five main advantages:

  • Tobacco-free nicotine pouches do not contain any tobacco whatsoever
  • Tobacco-free nicotine pouches are less runny than snus
  • Tobacco-free nicotine pouches release nicotine over a longer period of time, which means they last longer
  • Tobacco-free nicotine pouches may be a good alternate source of nicotine
  • Tobacco-free nicotine pouches do not need to be kept in the refrigerator

There is no doubt that tobacco-free nicotine pouches offer something beyond the usual. For a long time, only snus or pouches that were entirely tobacco- and nicotine-free were available on the market. Today, however, tobacco-free nicotine pouches have entered the market and filled a gap. These nicotine pouches will undoubtedly be a player to reckon with for a long time to come.

Tobacco-free nicotine pouches vs. snus

There are major differences between tobacco-free nicotine pouches and snus, and the greatest difference by far is also the most obvious one. Tobacco-free nicotine pouches do not contain tobacco, which snus pouches do.
Another major difference is that tobacco-free nicotine pouches come exclusively in portion pouches, while snus comes in several different designs. Variation in terms of both strength and format, however, is something that both products offer.

In addition, the majority of tobacco-free nicotine pouches are entirely white in color, which differs from snus. Snus comes in “white” and “all-white” portion pouches, which are closest in design, but are still not the same as the all-white color of the tobacco-free pouches. The color of tobacco-free nicotine pouches stays white during use, while a portion pouch of snus often turns darker.

In contrast to tobacco-free nicotine pouches, snus is also covered by legislation concerning tobacco and foodstuffs. Livsmedelsverket, the Swedish National Food Agency, announced in a position paper from 2019 that tobacco-free portion pouches containing nicotine that are intended for use in the same manner as snus do not constitute foodstuffs. These products are otherwise not specifically regulated under Swedish law. They are, however, subject to excise tax and fall under general laws concerning, for example, product safety and marketing.

Tobacco-free nicotine pouches at Niqo Co.

At Niqo Co. we focus on one thing and one thing only: tobacco-free nicotine pouches. We have a broad range of nicotine pouches in many different formats and flavors. Not only do we offer high-quality nicotine pouches, but we also offer them in three brands: VOLTZYN and Swave.
Choose among flavors such as mint, citrus, green apple and much more. Choose between slim and mini formats.

This product contains nicotine which is a highly addictive substance

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This website contains information about Philip Morris International smoke-free products, which are exclusively for adults who would otherwise continue to smoke or use other nicotine products. Smoke-free products are not an alternative to quitting and are not designed as cessation aids. Smoke-free products are not risk free and contain nicotine, which is addictive. Please visit the Important Information page for additional risk information.