Dissolvable Tobacco

As the smoking bans are becoming more and more common in different states across the US, new alternatives to the traditional smoking tobacco are cropping up. One kind of tobacco which is becoming increasingly more popular on the American market is the dissolvable tobacco. Dissolvable tobacco usually comes in different shapes such as nicotine lozenges, sticks or strips.


What is dissolvable tobacco?

Tobacco is an incredibly old product, and it has been around for many years. There are records of the use of tobacco that are dating back as far as 2000 BC when it was smoked in pipes. There are also some records of native Americans using pipes as a peace symbol in different religious ceremonies. However, there are tobacco fields in Peru and Central America that are believed to be more than 8000 years old.  


Dissolvable tobacco is a kind of tobacco which is not unlike chewing tobacco, with the difference that it dissolves in the mouth. There are a number of tobacco manufacturers who sell this specific kind of smokeless dissolvable tobacco. One of the reasons why so many of the big players have chosen to move into this field is attributed to the smokeless laws that are becoming increasingly popular in the United States. Dissolvable tobacco products are also noncombustible, which means they are fireproof, and cannot be burned such as, for example, tobacco leaves that are used in cigarettes or pipes.


Dissolvable tobacco is unlike other smokeless tobacco, such as snus or snuff for example, as the point of it is that it dissolves completely in your mouth. It doesn’t require spitting or any other kind of discarding of the product.


How do I use dissolvable tobacco?

Dissolvable tobacco products are an alternative to other tobacco products such as for example cigarettes. It is important to understand that dissolvable tobacco products are not considered being a smoking cessation guarantee or reduced risk product but are targeted to an adult market who already consume other kinds of tobacco products. The use of dissolvable smokeless tobacco is different depending on which kind of product you use. Some of them are in the form of small tablets that simply dissolve in your mouth for a period of time whereas some of them are in the shape of sticks, similar to toothpicks, or strips that can be placed on the tongue.


Dissolvable tobacco products

Dissolvable tobacco products can come in the design of many different kinds of products. They can be lozenges, strips or sticks. Like other tobacco products, dissolvable tobacco products contain nicotine. Lozenges are another word for dissolvable tablets that melts in your mouth or on your tongue. They are similar in form to cough drops or cough sweets and the name comes from their form which is usually a diamond shape. The lozenges usually take around 10-15 minutes to dissolve.

Sticks are usually similar in form to toothpicks and last in the mouth for around 20-30 minutes. 

Strips are most commonly used by being placed on the tongue and they last for about 2-3 minutes.


Where to buy dissolvable tobacco products

Dissolvable tobacco is becoming increasingly available to the US public and it can be purchased at a variety of places throughout the country. The retailers who sell tobacco products must adhere to strict rules concerning marketing. Dissolvable tobacco products can usually be bought at establishments that sell other kinds of smokeless tobacco products or online. The sale of dissolvable tobacco products is taxed at the same rate as other smokeless tobacco products. Their sale is age-restricted and requires proof of age before purchase.