what are nicotine pouches



Nicotine pouches is the new and modern way of using nicotine without compromising. They are smokeless, discreet, clean, fresh, and spit-free, and all this without staining your teeth. The products do not contain any tobacco whatsoever but do however contain nicotine that is extracted from the Nicotiana tabacum plant.


A unique blend of natural fibers, fresh flavors, nicotine and a small amount of chewing gum base gives the portion bags an optimal softness that fits discreetly under your lip. The perfect combination of low moist, soft fit, discrete – but still delivers a fresh flavor and a great nicotine release.




Nicotine occurs naturally in the tobacco plant, which belongs to the potato plant family. Other species in this family also contain small amounts of nicotine, such as tomato and potato.


Nicotine is traditionally used as a stimulant. When nicotine pouches are used, nicotine is absorbed into the bloodstream via the oral mucosa and is transferred to the brain’s reward system. Most people experience a general feeling of wellbeing, which has both a sedative and a stimulating effect.


Nicotine alone does not cause cancer. High doses can give rise to side effects such as palpitations, tremors and nausea, which are not unlike the body’s reactions to large amounts of coffee or other caffeine products



Everything started in the United States. The Americans demanded a new way of using nicotine - but in a completely new way, a product that did not smell or taste tobacco.


Therefore, Swedish Match began the process of developing a brand-new product. A pleasure product that was completely free of tobacco, but that would also provide a good nicotine delivery. The result was Swedish Match's first nicotine pouches - ZYN, completely white and tobacco-free nicotine pouches.


In a very short period of time, the segment has grown extremely and today nicotine pouches are one of the most sought after products on the market. No longer only in the United States, but in the whole world. If you want to know more about nicotine pouches, read our guide where we list the best nicotine pouches on Northerner.