Nicotine pouches can be used by adults who are looking to stop smoking or vaping. The pouches contain nicotine, which is an addictive substance, so they are not suitable for children or teenagers below the age of 18 in the UK.

If you are over 18, then nicotine pouches are a great way of quitting smoking or replacing cigarettes in smoke-free areas or when travelling.

Quitting Smoking For Under 18s

While nicotine pouches cannot be sold to those under 18, even if for stop-smoking purposes, there are still a few options for under 18s looking to quit smoking available on the NHS. Check out the Nicotine Replacement Therapy options on the NHS for over 12s, including skin patches, chewing gum, and oral sprays.

Who Shouldn’t Use Nicotine Pouches?

Nicotine pouches are a great alternative for adults to smoking, vaping, and tobacco products; however, there are some people who should avoid using nicotine pouches.

Due to the nicotine within the pouches, nicotine pouches should NOT be used by pregnant and breastfeeding women, people with elevated blood pressure, diabetes, or heart disease. They should also not be used by people allergic to nicotine, or those who should avoid nicotine for medical reasons.

Nicotine pouches are also not recommended for non-smokers, as nicotine is an addictive substance, and pouches provide a strong nicotine hit, which may be too much for those not used to nicotine.

Are Nicotine Pouches Legal In the UK?

Nicotine pouches are legal in the UK. They can be made, sold, bought and used in the UK. As nicotine pouches do not contain tobacco, they are not currently regulated in the same way as tobacco products. Instead, nicotine pouches have to comply with The General Product Safety Regulations 2005, which were updated in 2021.

If you are over 18 and looking to quit smoking or use a nicotine alternative, take a peek at our range of 4NX nicotine pouches and claim your free tin today.