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Guide To Buying Nicotine Pouches

As a convenient and discreet alternative to traditional tobacco products, nicotine pouches are an excellent alternative. But, what do you need to know about nicotine pouches? In this guide, we go through everything you need to know when buying nicotine pouches from Northerner UK. 

What Are Nicotine Pouches?

Nicotine pouches are typically white pouches which contain nicotine, however, they do not contain other features such as tobacco leaf. Nicotine pouches are similar to, or a tobacco-free version of, a product known as snus, which we will touch upon very shortly.

  • - Nicotine pouches come in a variety of flavours to suit most people's needs, with options as diverse as fruit flavours, mint, and even coffee. 
  • - Nicotine pouches are available in different strengths, depending on a person's preference, and can range from Low nicotine (1.5mg) to Extra Strong (15.6mg)
  • - Unlike vaping products, nicotine pouches do not require any batteries or accessories. 
  • - To use a nicotine pouch, the user places it between their lip and their gum, this allows the nicotine and flavours to be released. As the content stays inside the pouch, nicotine pouches do not require spitting.

What is Snus?

Snus is a type of smokeless tobacco product which differs from nicotine pouches. Originating from Sweden in the early 18th century, snus is a traditional product available in either loose or small pouches which resemble tea bags. 

People place a pinch or a pouch of snus between their gum and the upper lip to absorb the nicotine. Snus typically contains tobacco leaves, water, salt, humectants (to help maintain moisture and texture), sodium carbonate (which helps with the preparation process), aromatic compounds, and flavourings may also be added to create different flavour profiles. 

What is the Difference Between Snus and Nicotine Pouches?

  • - The primary difference between snus and nicotine pouches is that snus contains tobacco leaves, while nicotine pouches are completely free from tobacco. 
  • - Nicotine pouches contain nicotine which is either extracted from tobacco plants or synthetically produced, but they do not contain anything like stem, dust, or tobacco leaf. 
  • - Nicotine pouches have a quicker nicotine release in comparison to snus, and this is due to their higher moisture content and pH levels. However, snus provides a more sustained nicotine release over a longer period of time. 
  • - Snus has a more robust tobacco flavour because it traditionally contains tobacco, water, and salt, but nicotine pouches provide a wider variety of flavours. 
  • - Nicotine pouches tend to have a longer shelf life in comparison to snus and require different storage conditions. Snus requires cold storage because it's more perishable, which keeps the snus mature and its characteristic aroma and flavour intact. Conversely, nicotine pouches do not require any type of cold storage or refrigeration and can be conveniently stored in places like your bag or pocket because the ingredients can easily thrive at room temperature.


It's also important to point out that traditional snus, which contains tobacco, is illegal to buy or sell in the UK, but is legal to use if you are over 18 years old. Nicotine pouches, also known as tobacco-free snus or nicopods, do not contain any tobacco, and these are legal to purchase and use in the UK for anybody over the age of 18. 

While snus is illegal in the UK because of a ban implemented by the European Union in 1992, arising from concerns about the potential health risks associated with tobacco products, tobacco-free snus is widely available.

How Old Do You Need to Be to Buy Nicotine Pouches?

You must be at least 18 years old to purchase nicotine pouches in the UK.

At Northerner UK, all orders comply with the 18+ age limit for purchasing nicotine pouches in the UK, and anybody purchasing snus or nicotine pouches will need to verify their age by providing identification to confirm they meet the minimum age requirements.

What Types of Nicotine Pouches Are Available?

At Northerner UK, we provide a wide variety of popular nicotine pouches from various brands. See below for some of our more popular brands.


Known for its rapid nicotine and flavour release, VELO is available in slim and many formats with strengths ranging from 4mg to 10.9mg per pouch.


With strengths between 3mg and 11.2mg per pouch, ZYN provides a more gradual flavour and nicotine release compared to VELO, with a dry and soft pouch material.


Made from natural fibres without any tobacco leaf, On! nicotine pouches are available in three strengths: 3mg, 6mg and 9mg.


With a range of flavour profiles including mint and habanero mint, you can be guaranteed a vibrant flavour experience with LOOP.

Nordic Spirit

Available in three different strength options, Normal (around 5.5mg), Strong (around 8mg), and Extra Strong (around 10mg), Nordic Spirit pouches are available in both standard and mini pouch sizes, are made from recyclable polypropylene (PP) material, and is a leading brand in nicotine pouches.

What Are the Benefits of Buying Nicotine Pouches From Northerner?

Nicotine pouches are a viable alternative to smoking, and when knowing how to buy nicotine pouches online, you need a trusted provider. Northerner is dedicated to giving you the best possible experience, which is why we offer the following benefits: 


A Wide Selection of Brands and Flavours

We offer a comprehensive selection of popular nicotine pouch brands. With a wide variety of flavours from fruit, mint, and traditional tobacco, you can find your ideal flavour that caters to your personal tastes. We offer a comprehensive lineup of the best nicotine pouch brands on the market along with a diverse range of flavour choices.


Competitive Pricing and Fast Shipping

We sell nicotine pouches at the most competitive prices on the market. We offer a range of promotional discounts to help you:

  • - The ability to purchase nicotine pouches in bulk, such as buying multi-packs of five or ten cans, allows our customers to take advantage of lower pricing per unit compared to purchasing individual cans. 
  • - We regularly run promotional campaigns and seasonal deals on our nicotine pouches to guarantee the best value on all tobacco-free nicotine products. 
  • - We are committed to making tobacco-free nicotine as affordable as possible for customers, and our commitment is always to you, providing affordability and value. We can help you find the perfect pouches.


Reliable Age Verification

  • - We require all customers to be at least 18 years old to place an order on our website, and we only permit people who can physically verify their age to receive their first order. 
  • - For certain delivery methods, customers may also need to present valid ID upon receiving their order to confirm they are indeed the intended adult recipient. With this additional layer of age verification, we ensure our nicotine products are never accessible to minors. 
  • - If the delivery is attempted to a minor, the package will be returned to us, and the customer will be charged a £25 fee to cover the extra shipping costs. This policy helps us discourage any attempts to navigate our strict age verification requirements.


A Trusted and Reputable Retailer

For those wondering how to buy snus and nicotine pouches, choosing the right retailer is important for a number of reasons. At Northerner, we pride ourselves on being a reliable retailer for anybody purchasing nicotine pouches:

  • - As a well-established online retailer of a variety of tobacco-free nicotine products, we've built a reputation we are proud of. With a variety of Trustpilot reviews showing a high rating based on feedback from over 800 customers praising our customer service, quality products, and fast shipping, we are dedicated to not just giving you the ideal nicotine pouch, but also ensuring your experience is the very best. 
  • - We offer secure payment options to give customers confidence in transactions, including debit and credit cards, as well as Klarna Pay Later. We provide fast and free delivery options, including same-day shipping for all orders placed before 4 pm, and trackable delivery options through trusted carriers like DPD and UPS. 
  • - We strictly enforce an 18+ age requirement for all orders, so products are only accessible to adult consumers.

Nicotine pouches are a highly convenient and customisable option for those looking for alternatives to vaping or cigarettes. Nicotine pouches come in different strengths, flavours, brands, and more. If you are wondering how to buy nicotine pouches, we provide a range of options that will meet your needs, so start browsing and elevate your nicotine experience.

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