Nicotine pouches are a great alternative to smoking, vaping and tobacco pouches, offering a way to enjoy nicotine without odour, smoke, vapour or many negative side effects associated with using tobacco. 

However, one thing you need to be aware of when starting to use nicotine pouches is the strength of the pouches. It is important to get the strength of the pouch right, as intaking too much nicotine can make you feel unwell. Likewise, using too low a strength might not satisfy your nicotine cravings, and you may end up reaching for a cigarette. 

Here we take a look at the different strengths of nicotine pouches and which type you should choose for your needs. 

What Nicotine Strength Should I Use? 

The nicotine strength you use should depend on the amount of cigarettes you smoke. At 4NX, we offer nicotine pouches in the strengths 6mg, 10mg, 12mg and 18mg. 

As a rough guide, a 6mg pouch would be best for light smokers, and those new to nicotine pouches, 10mg and 12mg would be best for moderate smokers, who smoke at least 10-15 cigarettes a day, while 18mg would be best for heavy smokers, who smoke a pack or more each day. 

Which Nicotine Pouch Strength Should I Start With?

When using a nicotine pouch, the nicotine is absorbed through your gums and mouth, which can provide a quick and intense nicotine experience. As such, using nicotine pouches can be quite intense when you first try them. 

It is recommended to start off with a lower strength, such as the 6mg nicotine pouches. If these don’t satisfy your cravings, then slowly move up to a new pouch strength until you find the right strength for your needs. 

Luckily, with our free sample packs of 4NX nicotine pouches, you’ll be able to find the right strength without having to waste money.

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How Do Nicotine Pouches Compare to E-Liquid Strengths?

Nicotine pouches are absorbed by the body in a different way than vaping and smoking. The nicotine is absorbed orally through the mouth and gums, which is a much more efficient delivery than through the lungs. As such, nicotine pouches sate cravings faster and offer a more potent-feeling strength. 

This means that you can feel more strength from a 6mg nicotine pouch than you would with a 6mg E-Liquid. 

A 6mg nicotine pouch may bring the same level of satisfaction as vaping a 10mg E-Liquid, as the way it is absorbed is more effective. Therefore, the nicotine strength you usually vape may seem a bit more potent when using a nicotine pouch, and you may want to choose a slightly lower strength product. 

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4NX Nicotine Strength 

To make it easier to work out which strength to buy, 4NX have also used descriptive names for their strengths, so you can immediately see how strong the product will be:

  • 6mg - Medium 
  • 10mg - Strong
  • 12mg - Extra Strong
  • 18mg - Ultra Max Strength

If you have any more questions about using 4NX pouches or about the strength of nicotine pouches, feel free to get in touch!