How To Use Nicotine Pouches: On, ZYN, VELO & Others
Erik Rosengren - Snusexpert
09 January, 2024
3 Min

How To Use Nicotine Pouches: On, ZYN, VELO & Others

The popularity of nicotine pouches has ballooned recently, and it’s not hard to see why. They offer a smoke-free delivery system for nicotine that does away with the nasty side effects of cigarettes. Plus, they come in conveniently small packages, and they taste pretty great, too. 

If you’re thinking of switching to — or trying — nicotine pouches, but you’re not sure how to use them, then this page is for you. We’ll run you through a step-by-step guide on how to use nicotine pouches.


Nicotine Pouches: How to Use

It doesn’t matter whether you need to know how to use ZYN nicotine pouches or how to use On! nicotine pouches; the process is the same for both, or, indeed, any type of nicotine pouch. There can be differences between flavor and strength, but how you actually use them generally remains the same. So, how do you use nicotine pouches? Let’s take a look. 

Step One: Open the Packet

Nicotine pouches come in a small circular can. To open it, simply twist the top off using both hands. Take a single pouch out of the packet, then put the lid back on to retain the freshness. 


Step Two: Place in your Mouth

Now comes the main bit: placing the nicotine pouch in your mouth.

Most people find that it’s best to put the pouch between their gum and upper lip on either side, though you can also put it between your gum and lower lip if you prefer — you might just need to flatten it a little since there’s less space there than the upper part of your mouth. The pouch will sit there for around 15 minutes. Don’t worry if it feels a little unusual at first; you’ll soon get used to it. 

Read our article on if you should put nicotine pouches in the upper lip or lower lip if you're unsure which is, better for you.


Step Three: Be Ready for the Sensation

Most people feel a tingling sensation once the pouch is put in their mouth. That’s completely normal: it’s just due to the release of flavor and tobacco. It’ll settle down within a few minutes.


Step Four: Enjoy the Flavors

People mostly begin using nicotine pouches as a way to stop smoking, but they find that they continue using them because of the flavor. ZYN, Velo, and On! pouches come in a wide range of delicious flavors, and once the tingling sensation has died down, it’ll be time to enjoy your chosen flavor to the fullest.  

To read our flavor guides check out:

The Best On! Nicotine Pouch Flavors & The Best ZYN Flavors

Step Five: Remove and Dispose of the Pouch 

After around 15 minutes, you can take out the nicotine pouch from your mouth. It’s recommended to place the pouch in recycling if the packet says it’s recyclable, or in the regular trash if it’s not. If you’re not near a trash can, you can take the top part of the packet off, and store it in there until you can responsibly dispose of the pouch. 


Step Six: Repeat When You’re Ready!

Most people use around 10 pouches per day, though you can use less. It all depends on how frequently you want the buzz of a flavorful nicotine pouch.


Final Word

Well that's really it for this article, It's a pretty straightforward process on using nicotine pouches that works 100% of the time. If you want to order nicotine pouches or snus worldwide check out our homepage for some sweet deals on nicotine pouches. All nicotine pouches sold on Snusdaddy can be used in conjunction with this guide.

Until next time snus fam.