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How Strong are Nicotine Pouches?

How Strong are Nicotine Pouches?

The rising popularity of nicotine pouches, as a modern and convenient way to get your nicotine kick, has led to a marketplace filled with different brands. There are hundreds of combinations of flavours and nicotine strengths, meaning there is something for all users. But how do you decide the right strength for you?

As the different codes and strength rankings can be tricky to navigate, at Northerner we have ranked all products on our own scale to make it easier for you to find a nicotine pouch strength that suits you.

Nicotine Pouch Strengths

When choosing between the different nicotine strengths of snus and nicotine pouches, you should consider whether you are used to nicotine or not and how often you use nicotine products: the more you use nicotine products, the more likely you have a stronger nicotine tolerance. 

If ever you aren’t sure where to start, try something less strong as a starting point. 

On Northerner we categorize strength in four different groups.


Nicotine strength categories:

  • Less Intense (Up to 3mg per pouch)

  • Normal Strength (3-6mg of nicotine per pouch)

  • Strong (6-9mg of nicotine per pouch)

  • Extra Strong (9mg and over of nicotine per pouch)

How much nicotine is in a snus pouch?

For comparison, we will compare the newer nicotine pouch to the more well known snus. However, snus cannot be sold in the UK. 

The snus strength vs nicotine pouches strength is relatively comparable. For both nicotine pouches and snus, the can will have a number on it but the flavour and other factors can impact how strong it feels. For example, flavours such as mint and citrus will intensify how intense the nicotine strength feels whereas other flavours may not contribute to nicotine intensity in the same way.


Why are people choosing nicotine pouches over snus?

More and more people have made the choice to ditch tobacco snus for it’s tobacco-free alternative nicotine pouches. Two of the main reasons include:

  • Greater Selection of Nicotine Pouches. When it comes to nicotine strength and flavour, nicotine pouches have the advantage. There are more flavours of nicotine pouch and a wider range of nicotine strengths, making it more likely for you to find the your perfect pouch.

  • Less Mess. Traditional snus is made with tobacco; notorious for staining teeth. Nicotine pouches are all white, meaning no staining. They also come in a compact pouch, resulting in less mess.

What are Nicotine Pouches?

Nicotine pouches are tobacco-free, all-white pouches that contain nicotine (extracted from tobacco or synthetic), natural fibres, flavour extracts and fillers (such as stabilisers and pH adjusters). 


What is the difference between snus and nicotine pouches?

There is one key difference between nicotine pouches and snus - tobacco. While snus contains tobacco, nicotine pouches do not. 

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