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How Do Nicotine Pouches Work?

If you’re trying to cut back on cigarettes or looking for alternative to smoking, ZYN nicotine pouches could be for you.

Perfect if you want to embrace an inhalation-free lifestyle without the risks that come from smoking and vaping; ZYN nicotine pouches will still provide you with nicotine while eradicating the necessity to go outside to a designated smoking area.

But how do nicotine pouches work, and what are the benefits of switching to them? We’ve put together this guide to help you seamlessly transition to nicotine pouches…

How do nicotine pouches work?

Nicotine pouches are held in the mouth to transfer nicotine into the body. To use a ZYN nicotine pouch, simply place it between your top lip and gum for up to half an hour – the nicotine in the pouch is then absorbed into the bloodstream.

ZYN nicotine pouches can provide nicotine for up to 30 minutes, ensuring any cravings are satiated.

What happens when you use ZYN nicotine pouches?

We recommend keeping ZYN in your mouth for up to 30 minutes, but between popping the pouch into your mouth and taking it out again, what happens?

Here’s the lowdown on what you expect from using a ZYN nicotine pouch:

0-1 minute

At this point, it may not feel like much is happening, but inside your ZYN pouch, the nicotine is activating as the saliva from your mouth moistens the pouch.

5 minutes

After 5 minutes, the nicotine salt in your ZYN pouch is now fully activated and the nicotine has started entering your bloodstream and will start to alleviate cravings. You’ll also have started to feel a slight tingling or burning sensation in your gum – don’t worry, this is completely normal – we call it the ZYNGLE.

10 minutes

10 minutes in, most of the nicotine has entered your bloodstream, leaving both you and your cravings satisfied. Some ZYN users may take out their nicotine pouch at this point, but the flavour and nicotine will continue to enter your bloodstream for another 20 minutes.

30 minutes

The amount of nicotine in the blood has reached its maximum and all cravings are fully placated – ensuring you’re fully satisfied.

Why use nicotine pouches?

Cutting back on smoking and tobacco use has an almost immediate positive effect on the body, but what are the benefits ?

  • They last longer – Due to the slower release of the nicotine in ZYN pouches, compared to cigarettes, we recommend using nicotine pouches for up to 30 minutes.
  • They are more practical – Nicotine pouches are ready to be enjoyed whenever you want, wherever you want, with no additional products needed. While vape pens are a popular alternative to traditional cigarettes, most need to be recharged or refilled – requiring you to take cables and tools with you when you’re travelling.
  • You can enjoy them anywhere – In most places, smoking or vaping indoors is subject to restrictions – making it extremely hard for people who work indoors. Whether you’re looking for a way to cut on combustible tobacco, or you want to enjoy nicotine wherever you are, nicotine pouches are the solution for you.

Explore What Happens When You Go Smoke-Free in our blog, which outlines the benefits of an hour without smoking up to 10 years.

What Happens When You Go Smoke-Free?

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What Happens When You Go Smoke-Free?

Now you’ve made the decision to go smoke free, it’s important to understand what effects quitting will have on your body. We’ve put together a timeline of what happens when you stop smoking, so you can start your journey confidently.

2022-06-08 12:00:22By ZYN



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