Wednesday, October 28, 2020

What are These White Pouches Used as Alternative to Cigarettes?

Smoking kills.

In a study of more than 200, 000 people, about 67 percent of smokers perished from smoking-related illnesses.

From all over the globe, around 570 people die every hour due to smoking or almost 10 people per minute.

The smoke coming from a cigarette is more harmful to the people around who inhale the secondhand smoke.

Yearly in the United States, about 34,000 premature deaths from heart disease among nonsmoker is caused mainly by secondhand smoke.

Annually, it is also the cause of around 33,950 deaths from heart disease and 7,330 deaths from lung cancer.


According to U.S. Surgeon General’s report; between 1964 and 2014, 2.5 million people died from exposure to secondhand smoke.

With all these harmful effects, it is just right to ban cigarettes in most places if not possible in all places. But banning the tobacco industry is not easy for the revenue it creates for a certain country, therefore smokers are encouraged to lessen the consumption or totally quit. But then, quitting is also not that easy, so what can smokers do?

Nowadays, there is this so-called nicotine pouches used as alternative to smoking.

These are white pre-portioned pouches that have been in the market for centuries. They are smokeless products that don’t stain the teeth.

The century-old Swedish Match first introduced the concept of these pouches. This Swedish company based in Stockholm started manufacturing a product that did not taste or smell like tobacco. ZYN was the first pouch and it included food-grade ingredients such as pH adjusters, flavorings and sweeteners.

These pouches provide a unique blend of fresh flavors, nicotine, and natural fibers, with a chewing gum base to provide the bags with an optimal softness to fit perfectly under the lips. To maintain the consistency of the pouches,  stabilizers which are plant-based food additive are used. The pH balance of the product is maintained with the use of adjusters and the nicotine salt derived from tobacco leaves delivers the desired nicotine level. Fillers and sweeteners are also added to enhance the flavor of the product.

These pouches are also used in Nicotine Replacement Therapy. NRT, according to many studies have shown that it can nearly double the chances of quitting smoking.

So if you are concerned with your health and the health of the people that matters to you, you should at least try these pouches as an alternative to the harmful cigarette. 10/28/2020 (Bits of Rocks)


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