Many smokers have the goal of becoming smoke and tobacco-free. While vaping can be a good way of achieving smoke-free status, many want to avoid inhaling nicotine and would rather a more discreet, vapour-free alternative. This is where nicotine pouches are so useful, as they can help you to achieve a smoke and vapour-free life.
Nicotine pouches are preferable to tobacco pouches, as they don’t require spitting, don’t smell and don’t cause damage to teeth. Likewise, nicotine pouches have advantages over e-cigarettes and vapes as they don’t produce vapour, don’t need to be inhaled, and can be used discreetly when travelling or in public spaces.
If you’re looking to quit smoking or reduce your nicotine intake, we share how to make the switch to nicotine pouches.
Set a Date to Quit Smoking
People who have quit smoking have found it beneficial to pick a date to commit to quitting. Pick a date a week or so in advance so that you have enough time to choose your nicotine replacement and do your research.
Set a countdown or mark off the date in your calendar.
Keep Your Mind on the Benefits of Quitting Smoking
In the days leading up to your quit date, set your mind on thinking about all the benefits of quitting smoking - from improved health and fitness to financial savings.
A pack of 20 cigarettes costs £12 on average, while a can of 20 4NX nicotine pouches only costs £5. If you used a can of nicotine pouches each day instead of a pack of cigarettes, you could save around £2555 a year!
Find Support in Communities
When quitting smoking, support is invaluable. Non-smoking family and friends sometimes don’t understand the complex feelings and difficulties you can face while quitting smoking, which is why finding a supportive community that understands these challenges is a crucial step.
There are many online communities of nicotine pouch users and others trying to quit smoking on sites like Reddit and YouTube. You’ll be able to find information, tips and quitting stories to boost morale and keep you motivated to quit.
Find Pouches That Suit You
There are a few different options when choosing your nicotine pouches. Nicotine pouch brands can vary in flavour, strength, size, material and length of time they are kept in your mouth.
When trying to quit, you need to make sure that there is nothing to put you off your stop-smoking journey. Before you commit to quitting, make sure that you have tried out some pouches to check that the pouch size fits comfortably under your lip, the flavour is appealing, and the strength works for you.
That’s why we offer a free sample can of our 4NX nicotine pouches, so you can try them out and discover how well they work for you.
Find the Right Strength Nicotine Pouch for You
The most important thing to do when trying to reduce your tobacco intake with the help of nicotine pouches is to find the right nicotine strength. If you’re not getting enough nicotine from your pouch, then your cravings won’t be satisfied, and you may be tempted to smoke a cigarette.
While it can be tempting to go straight for the highest-strength pouches, this isn’t the best approach and may make you feel nauseous and unwell.
When you smoke a cigarette, you get around 1.5mg of nicotine from each cigarette. Our strongest nicotine pouch is 18mg per pouch, which is obviously a big difference and can be too strong, especially for beginners to nicotine pouches.
We would recommend starting with a 6mg pouch, especially if you are a light or moderate smoker. If you are a heavy smoker, then you could start with a slightly stronger pouch, like a 10mg can. It’s better to start lower and move up strength until you find your cravings are satisfied, than going straight to a strong pouch and ending up feeling ill.
By keeping your cravings at bay with the right strength of nicotine, you can stay smoke-free successfully.
Begin Using Nicotine Pouches
When your quit date rolls around, it’s time to smoke your last cigarette, bin any remaining cigarettes, and get to popping in a pouch!
Whenever you feel a craving for a cigarette, just place a pouch under your lip for up to 30 minutes and your cravings will subside. Use as many nicotine pouches as you need in a day, and up the nicotine strength if you think it’s necessary.
The best benefit of nicotine pouches is that they are discreet and can be taken with you wherever you go, so remember to pop a can in your bag or pocket when you leave the house to remain smoke-free throughout the day.
Ready to quit smoking for good? Choose 4NX to make the transition to a smoke-free life.