Dear Gen Z, Here is what you need to know about nicotine pouches
As e-cigarette (vaping) use among teens and adults continues to cause concern, another type of flavoured nicotine product is growing in popularity. Oral nicotine patches.
This new category of “tobacco product” (without tobacco), like VELO, is gaining particular traction in the youth market due to the wide range of youth-friendly flavours.
While advertising may make them seem convenient and appealing, the fact remains that these products deliver varying amounts of the addictive chemical nicotine.
Nicotine pouches are a relatively new smokeless tobacco product that is gaining popularity around the world. These small, discreet pouches contain nicotine, a highly addictive substance found in tobacco, but without the harmful chemicals typically found in traditional tobacco products.
Nicotine pouches come in a variety of flavours and strengths, and users simply place them under their upper lip, where the nicotine is absorbed through the lining of the mouth.
One of the main advantages of nicotine patches is that they are discreet and can be used almost anywhere without emitting smoke or odour.
This makes them an excellent option for people who want to enjoy the effects of nicotine without drawing attention to themselves or exposing others to second-hand smoke.
Another advantage of nicotine pouches is that they offer a cleaner, more convenient experience compared to traditional tobacco products. There is no need for lighters, ashtrays or other smoking accessories, and users do not have to worry about disposing of cigarette butts or ash.
However, it is important to note that nicotine is still a highly addictive substance and nicotine patches should be used with caution.
Some studies suggest that nicotine pouches may be less harmful than smoking or using traditional smokeless tobacco products, but more research is needed to fully understand the long-term effects of these products.
However, like any other drug, nicotine pouches should not be used by people who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or by people with certain medical conditions.
What is certain is that nicotine patches are a promising alternative to traditional tobacco products for people who want to quit smoking or reduce their exposure to harmful chemicals.