Nicotine Pouches (also known as Smokeless Tobacco) are white bags place under your top lip. You don’t have to spit when you use it and you do not smoke or burn it. Some brands offer tobacco free pouches while others have various levels of tobacco. They come in many flavours such as mint and wintergreen.
Frequently asked questions about Nicotine Pouches and Smokeless Tobacco.
|Dipping Tobacco||Chewing Tobacco||Snus (Nicotine Pouches)|
|Dipping tobacco is a type of smokeless tobacco that is cut very finely and then moistened so that it can be pinched and placed into the space between the lips and the gums. The cut sizes of dipping tobacco can vary widely from finely ground to extra-long cuts. It is often flavored during processing.||Chewing tobacco is placed between the lip and gums, and then chewed for the nicotine release. Compared to dipping tobacco, it is usually drier and much larger in size. Chewing tobacco comes in several forms, including loose leaf and tightly-packed tobacco that is designed to be bitten off.||Snus is a form of tobacco that, unlike dip and chew, is not designed to be spit. The tobacco in snus is very finely ground, to the point that it’s more like a powder than a type of cut. There are different varieties of Snus, and those sourced from different countries can have very different characters.|
|Scraps, also known as loose leaf, are one of the most common cuts for chewing tobacco. This type of cut goes back to days in the past when chewing tobacco was sourced from leftover cigar cuttings. This type of cut is more common among chew than any other varieties.||Plugs are a type of cut that is pre-pressed into a brick to allow the tobacco to be pulled off or bitten off in chunks. Plugs are not a common variety even among chewing tobaccos, and this preparation is not common for other smokeless varieties.||This uncommon preparation of involves braiding tobacco into a tightly-wrapped rope that is then bitten off. This cut can be found for chewing tobacco, but few others.|
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