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Nicotine Pouches

Nicotine pouches are an oral smokeless way of quickly delivering nicotine into the bloodstream. They act as an ideal solution for those looking for a smoke-free alternative to traditional cigarettes and vapes.

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A Beginners Guide to Nicotine Pouches

Nicotine pouches are smokeless tobacco alternatives and are available in a range of nicotine strengths and flavours, to quickly deliver nicotine without the mess, odour, waste and highly taxed expense associated with traditional nicotine delivery methods.

Nicotine pouches are 100% tobacco-free and made with high quality nicotine, providing a discreet blast of fast-acting nicotine to curb nicotine cravings fast. Unlike smoking and vaping, nicotine pouches are small, soft and discreet sachets. They can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere for stealthy nicotine delivery on-the-go.

Nicotine-infused pouches contain nicotine, flavourings and sweeteners. The outer bag sachet is most commonly made from organic plant fibres, and the outer packaging can be recycled.

Nicotine oral pouches contain nicotine, which is highly addictive. Not suitable for use by persons under the age of 18.

How do you use nicotine pouches?

Smokeless nicotine pouches are used by placing one pod (resembles a small tea bag) under the upper or bottom lip so it touches the gum with a comfortable fit. The individually portioned pouch will take a few moments to activate, as your saliva penetrates the bag. Once the pouch starts to release nicotine, you will notice a tingling sensation, this is a sign that nicotine is being released from the small nicotine pouch bag through the gums in the mouth.

Each tobacco-free nicotine pouch will last up to 30 minutes, providing a satisfying nicotine hit with mouth-watering flavour.

Do not suck, chew or swallow the pouch. Nicotine will be absorbed through the gum into the bloodstream, delivering a fresh nicotine experience.

Once the pouch is finished, you can safely dispose of it in a general household waste bin away from children and pets. Or place it in the container lid until it can be properly and safely disposed of.

  • Open the pack
  • Place one pouch under the lip so it touches the gum
  • Leave for 5-10 minutes, and up to 30 minutes
  • Safely discard after use

What are the advantages of using nicotine pouches?

  • Discreet oral nicotine delivery
  • Fast-acting nicotine delivery
  • No smoke and no vapour clouds
  • Odour-free
  • Can be used in places you can’t smoke or vape
  • Potentially safer alternative to cigarette smoking
  • Non-combustible nicotine delivery
  • Convenient alternative to traditional tobacco products
  • Wide choice of flavours
  • Selection of nicotine strengths
  • Smoking Alternative
  • Vaping Alternative

Frequently asked questions

How many nicotine pouches per pack?

Nicotine pouches generally come in a pack of 20 pouches. Check the front of the packet for the flavour and nicotine dose.

Do nicotine pouches come in different sizes?

Most nicotine pouches come in two different sizes, standard and mini versions. Mini versions are best suited to new users as they are more comfortable when placed under the lip, and they are more discreet.

Who are nicotine pouches for?

Nicotine pouches are intended for those over the age of 18 who are already addicted to nicotine, and should not be used by anyone under the legal age, and anyone who doesn’t already smoke, vape or use nicotine pouches.

Nicotine pouches are becoming increasingly popular as a potentially lower-risk alternative to tobacco cigarette smoking. They are tobacco free, and are likely to act as a harm reducing alternative to combustible cigarettes.

Nicotine pouches are small, white, teabag-like nicotine-containing products that deliver nicotine through the gums and saliva. They offer a discreet alternative nicotine delivery system for times when you can’t smoke, like in the office, when travelling and on nights out.

Who are nicotine pouches not for?

  • Not for anyone under the age of 18 years
  • Not for anyone who isn’t already addicted to nicotine
  • Not recommended for use during pregnancy, breast-feeding or nursing
  • Not recommended for anyone with a history of cardiovascular disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, hyperthyroidism or ulcers
  • Contains nicotine, which is a highly addictive substance

How do nicotine pouches differ from snus?

Nicotine pouches are a 100% tobacco-free version of snus, a popular product in Scandinavian countries including Norway and Sweden dating back to the 18th century.

Snus is a moist product that contains tobacco leaf, nicotine and flavourings, while nic pouches only contain nicotine and flavourings.

Is snus illegal in the UK?

Snus is illegal in the UK and differs from nicotine pouches, which are legal.

Oral tobacco products like snus were prohibited in the UK by the Tobacco for Oral Use (Safety) Regulations 1992, following EU Directive 92/41. This ban has been upheld in later regulations, including the EU Tobacco Products Directive 14/40, which has been adopted into UK law via the Tobacco and Related Products Regulation 2016 (TRPR).

Nicotine pouches are legal, they are not covered by the current TPD (Tobacco Products Directive), but under general consumer product regulations in the UK.

Are nicotine pouches dangerous?

Nicotine pouches are a potentially less harmful alternative to regular cigarette smoking, as they are a relatively new product, there isn’t sufficient evidence to evaluate the health effects. Whilst nicotine is highly addictive, many of the dangers of smoking come from the tar, carbon monoxide and other toxic chemicals, not the actual nicotine itself. Nicotine pouches are 100% tobacco free and no combustion is involved during use.

Nicotine is highly addictive and should only be used by adults with existing nicotine dependencies, and should not be used by anyone under the age of 18.

The high-quality nicotine used in nicotine pouches is combined with food-safe ingredients. Place one pouch in the mouth and let the nicotine slowly be released. Avoid chewing, sucking and swallowing the nicotine pouch.

It is important to note that we work hard to maintain up-to-date information at, medical information is subject to changes.

How do nicotine pouches work?

Nicotine pouches are placed under the lip of your mouth and the nicotine is transferred from the nicotine-containing sachet to your bloodstream via your gums.

How long do nicotine pouches last?

Nicotine pouches will provide up to 30 minutes of satisfying nicotine delivery. Nicotine pouches are available in various sizes including regular and slim, some pouches may last up to 60 minutes depending on which size and brand of nicotine pouch you choose.

Always read product instructions for specific brand information.

Are nicotine pouches regulated in the UK?

Nicotine pouches are a nonmedical consumer product and are regulated under General Consumer Product Safety Regulations (GPSR).

What strength nicotine pouch should I choose?

If you are new to nicotine pouches, we recommend starting on a low nicotine strength like 3mg or regular strength like 6mg and monitor your nicotine intake. If you are a heavy smoker, you may prefer a stronger strength like 9mg or extra strong 12mg or 16mg to satisfy your cravings.

Can I chew nicotine pouches?

No, nicotine pouches are not designed to be chewed or sucked. The nicotine delivery method of the pouch is absorbed through the gums. Seek medical help if you accidentally pierce the pouch and feel unwell. Show the label where possible.

Can I swallow nicotine pouches?

No, nicotine pouches are not intended to be swallowed. If you accidentally swallow a nicotine pouch and feel unwell, immediately seek help from a medial professional and show the label.

Are nicotine pouches beginner-friendly?

Yes, nicotine pouches are extremely user-friendly, and you can get started without any prior experience. Place the soft white pouch under your bottom or top lip (whichever feels more comfortable). You will notice a tingle sensation as nicotine is released from the pouch, which should last around 15 minutes. The pouch will deliver nicotine as long as it is placed in the mouth, and will last up to 30 minutes. Follow product instructions for directions of use.

What are the possible side effects of nicotine pouches?

Whilst side effects associated to nicotine pouches are uncommon, they can vary from person to person. Nicotine pouch side effects can include, irritation on the mouth or gum, nausea (feeling sick), irregular heartbeat, dizziness, headaches, abdominal pain, shortness of breath or other unusual adverse effects.

While side effects to nicotine pouches in most cases are rare, if you experience any of the side effects mentioned stop using nicotine pouches immediately, and consult a medical professional if symptoms persist, showing them the label.

How can nicotine pouches help smokers quit?

Nicotine pouches are designed to satisfy nicotine cravings, helping you to stay off tobacco cigarettes. Nicotine pouches are available in a range of nicotine strengths, helping you gradually reduce the dose required to feel satisfied.

Where can I buy nicotine pouches online?

If you are looking to try nicotine pouches, you can shop with confidence at Tablites Vape Store. We carry a variety of brands, including Poke Nicotine Pouches, in a selection of flavours and strengths, for new and experienced pouch users. If you are looking for a smoking or vaping alternative in a rush, we offer free UK delivery on orders over £20, which usually arrives the next day.