Whether you smoke cigarettes, hookah shisha, cigars, or anything else, it’s widely known that smoking tobacco is associated with a variety of health issues. If you’re looking to quit smoking, you’ll have quite the challenge ahead of you. One study found that only 4% of people who attempt to quit smoking cold turkey are able to keep it going one year later.
With that in mind, you may be looking for ways to help you achieve your goal to cut back on smoking. One such way could be nicotine pouches. This smokeless, tobacco-free alternative is an extremely effective tool for smoking cessation. They deliver that same familiar nicotine buzz, but without many of smoking’s harmful side effects.
As a leader in nicotine pouches, we’ve decided to put together this guide to help our readers understand how nicotine pouches are an effective way to help you quit smoking.
Let’s dive in.
What Are Nicotine Pouches?
Ever heard of nicotine pouches? Simply put, they’re a form of oral nicotine consumption that doesn’t use any part of the tobacco plant. Rather, they’re made from synthetic nicotine. In our NIIN Primed Pouches™, we use Certified Tobacco Free Nicotine® from industry leader Next Generation Labs.
This means you’re getting a purer formula without any of the harshness and carcinogens that come from the tobacco plant. You’ll notice a cleaner flavor and stronger buzz with a nicotine pouch.
How Nicotine Pouches Work
Using one of our 100% tobacco-free nicotine pouches is easy. All you have to do is take a pouch out of the storage tin, then place it between your inner lip and gum. After a few seconds, you’ll begin to feel a warm tingle as the nicotine releases.
You can leave your pouch in place for 10 to 30 minutes, depending on your preferences. When you’re done, just remove the pouch and throw it away in the trash.
Nicotine Pouches vs. Traditional Cigarettes
The good news is that nicotine pouches deliver that familiar dose of nicotine you crave. However, they do so without smoke, meaning you’ll be doing your lungs a huge favor.
Long-term smoking can do major damage to the lungs. In particular, it damages your cilia, which are essential for preventing smoke, dust, and other harmful debris from entering the lungs. You’ll also be at a higher risk for emphysema, cancer, and lung disease.
When you stop smoking and make the switch to nicotine pouches, you’ll see an improvement in these lung-specific conditions. You may find it easier to breathe, and your cilia will start to regrow nearly right away.
Because nicotine pouches also don’t have any part of the tobacco leaf in them, you’ll be reducing your chances of tobacco-related health problems when you make the switch. Research shows that, eventually, tobacco can kill up to half of its users, so eliminating this from your routine is essential to staying healthy.
Why is tobacco itself so harmful? For starters, it’s commonly exposed to toxic chemicals while it grows, such as cadmium, lead, and nitrates.
It’s also been linked to a number of health risks, including blood clots, coronary artery disease, tooth and gum diseases, and more.
So far, research hasn’t identified these types of health risks with 100% pure synthetic tobacco – which is what we use in our products. This makes them a safer option when compared to traditional cigarettes.
How to Use Nicotine Pouches to Quit Smoking
Ready to give quitting smoking a try? You can take the following steps:
- Create a smoking cessation plan. To make sure you’re fully motivated, you’ll want to create a list of the reasons why you’re quitting. Maybe you’re worried about your health, or you’re afraid of exposing your loved ones to secondhand smoke.
- Choose the day you’re going to put down cigarettes. Make sure you place an order for NIIN Primed Pouches™ before then so you’ll have them ready to go for that day.
- Determine what dose of pouch you’ll need to combat your cravings. You can do that by counting how many cigarettes you usually smoke per day.
In a typical cigarette, the average smoker inhales 1-2 milligrams of nicotine. For reference, our nicotine pouches come in two strengths — 3 milligrams and 6 milligrams — making it easy for you to match the levels you usually get from your cigarette. You’ll want to keep your total daily nicotine consumption about the same to avoid withdrawal symptoms.
- Spread them out throughout the day. Once you’ve done your math, plan out how you’ll distribute your pouches throughout the day. Try to pair them with your typical smoke breaks so you don’t notice too much of a change.
- Bonus: If you feel awkward without holding anything in your hand or mouth, you can try sucking on a lollipop while you have your pouch in! But over time, you’ll likely get over this habit, as it’s only behavioral and not tied to your nicotine consumption at all.
Join the Evolution of Nicotine and Ditch Tobacco Today
Quitting smoking doesn’t have to be hard — not with the help of NIIN Pouches! Go beyond the tobacco leaf.
NIIN Zero Tobacco Nicotine Pouches are available in 2 nicotine strengths (3mg and 6mg) and 5 signature flavors:
Check out our pouches in our online store today to take the first step toward a smokeless, tobacco-free future.
Thanks for reading our latest guide. We hope you enjoyed this article and that it helped to provide you with a better understanding of how nicotine pouches can help you to quit smoking. Please note that usage of our products will vary from person to person based on a variety of factors. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please feel free to reach out to our team at [email protected]