Simple to use, convenient, and discreet, nicotine pouches are a fairly recent innovation, steadily gaining in popularity as one of the best smoking alternatives around. If you’re a beginner to nicotine pouches, you may be wondering what a nicotine pouch is, its benefits, and how to use it.

We answer all your burning questions below!

What Are Nicotine Pouches?

Nicotine pouches are an oral, smoke-free and tobacco-free product. The small teabag-like pouch is compact enough to fit easily between the top lip and gum. Simply wait a few moments, and the nicotine will quickly kick in and give you the hit you’ve been craving, anywhere, any time you want.

4NX nicotine pouches come in a tin with a waste compartment so you can conveniently dispose of any used pouches.

Why Choose a Nicotine Pouch?

There are many reasons why you may choose to try a nicotine pouch. Here are a few of the crucial benefits.

Ultimate Discretion

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Nicotine pouches are slim and convenient, providing a discreet hit of nicotine once placed under the top lip. This is far more discreet than the following products:

  • Smoking cigarettes
  • Vaping
  • Tobacco products (e.g. snus, snuff, tobacco pouches)

Both cigarettes and vapes produce a cloud that proves conspicuous and outright disruptive in public settings. Tobacco products, such as snus, may not produce any smoke or vapour, but it still requires spitting upon completion and will eventually stain your teeth yellow.

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Use Nicotine Pouches Anywhere, Anytime

Because of the discretion a nicotine pouch offers its users, there are considerably fewer regulations involved than with tobacco products and vapes. For example, although you can carry vapes in a bag, you can’t actually vape in an enclosed public space.

In comparison, because they produce no cloud of smoke or vapour, nicotine pouches have very few legal restrictions at all in the UK. They can be used at the gym, work, festivals or on various forms of public transport - you can even use nicotine pouches on a plane!

Nicotine Pouches are Tobacco-free

The health risks present in tobacco products like snus are well-documented, so it’s no wonder that nicotine pouches are an increasingly desirable alternative to cigarettes.

Nicotine pouches are made with nicotine extract and contain absolutely zero traces of tobacco, meaning there’s no risk of teeth stains or spitting required.

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Plenty of Flavour

An icy blast of menthol, like with our Arctic Mint, is ideal for keeping cigarette cravings at bay. Or, if you've got the urge for something a bit sweeter, why not try our refreshingly juicy Watermelon Ice?

If you’re wondering where to start, take a look at our blog on the 4 best nicotine pouch flavours currently available on the market to start your journey.

To make it easier on those who are new to nicotine pouches, we offer free samples so you can decide for yourself what pouch is the perfect fit to help you quit smoking.

How Do I Use a Nicotine Pouch?

The steps to using a nicotine pouch are incredibly simple. However, there are a few things you need to consider first, such as your ideal flavour and what nicotine strength might be right for you. We also have a few top tips for using nicotine pouches for you to explore before you dive into choosing a product.

What Nicotine Strength is Right for Me?

Our nicotine pouches come in strengths of 6mg, 10mg, 12mg and 18mg. In general, the appropriate nicotine strength depends on how frequent your smoking habit is.

The lowest nicotine strength we currently offer is 6mg, a milder strength meant for less experienced nicotine users and light smokers. For those with a moderate smoking habit, for example, 10-15 cigarettes daily, we would suggest the medium range of our stock: 10mg or 12mg.

In the UK, products that contain nicotine are restricted to no more than 20mg strength, so our 18mg nicotine pouches are extremely strong and intended for experienced nicotine users and heavy smokers only. We recommend starting low and building up your tolerance until you can safely manage 18mg.

Get That Nicotine Hit

After you’ve chosen your ideal 4NX flavour-strength combo, you have two purchase options. If you want to order your nicotine pouch, 4NX offers free delivery on all orders, or take a look and see if you can find 4NX pouches in a local store near you.

Open the tin, take out a pouch, and situate it between your upper lip and gum. That’s all you need for a hit!

When Do I Know It’s Working?

When placed under the upper lip, you will feel a tingling sensation, which is when you'll know the nicotine is being absorbed into your system. Pouches last up to 30 minutes, and once you're finished, you can pop the used pouch in the waste compartment that comes with the tin.

If you’re ready to make the switch from smoking to an alternative, check out our selection of tobacco-free nicotine pouches so you can satisfy your cravings discreetly with no risk of tobacco, smoke or restriction.