What is the effect of snus/nicotine pouches?
The effect of snus can be compared to the effects of smoking. However, many users find these effects to be more stable and less intense, with a softer 'peak' and milder crash compared to cigarettes or vaping. The effects also last much longer than traditional cigarettes. 45 minutes to an hour, compared to 5 minutes.
The effects of snus or nicotine pouches come on after a few minutes. Once the nicotine reaches the brain through the blood vessels of the gums.
Users experience a feeling of relaxation and concentration, in combination with an energetic and cheerful feeling. Depending on the strength used, the user may also experience a mild buzz.
Is snus drugs?
Snus and nicotine pouches contain nicotine, just like tobacco and e-juice. Nicotine is an addictive substance and is subject to the Commodities Act, depending on the country in which you reside. Just like alcohol, CBD, THC and caffeine, nicotine is a drug.
Snus side effects
When used correctly at a normal dose, nicotine pouches have relatively few side effects compared to other methods of nicotine use
However, long-term use of snus and nicotine pouches carries a number of health risks. At first, nicotine is very addictive; making a snus addiction a possibility with repeated use. As a non-smoker it is not wise to use nicotine pouches. However, many users use snus as a harm-reduction method to cut back on their smoking or vaping. Nicotine pouches are proven less harmful than smoking.
The use of nicotine pouches and snus with too high a strength can lead to nausea and heart palpitations.
Stopping the use of snus and nicotine pouches after a long period of repeated use can lead to withdrawal symptoms such as irritability and difficulty concentrating and sleeping.
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