Nicotine pouches, a modern product with ancestral origins
NICOTINE POUCHES, A MODERN PRODUCT WITH ANCESTRAL ORIGINS
The origin of nicotine packets as we know them today as modern products is ancestral.
The story begins with the second voyage of Christopher Columbus across the Atlantic (1493-1496). A monk named Ramon Pane, who accompanied him to the Americas, observed Indian priests who used (by nasal route) a powder composed of tobacco and other substances. It was following this expedition that tobacco appeared at the court of many European countries.
At the beginning of the 18th century, a new form of snuff (snus) appeared in Sweden
In the 16th century
Catherine de Medici, prone to violent migraines, used snuff to relieve herself: it is said that the queen's headaches disappeared. Following this, snuff became very popular...especially in France
At the beginning of the 18th century,
A new form of snuff (snus) appeared in Sweden. This snuff is moistened and placed between the gum and the upper lip. At that time, it was no longer used as a "medicine" but as an alternative to chewing tobacco, which was relatively expensive. This mode of consumption was first linked to Southern Europe and is today restricted to the Nordic countries and the USA (ardent consumers of this tobacco powder).
Since 1992, the European Union has prohibited the sale of snus
Except in Sweden because it contains tobacco. However, for some years now, a derivative of tobacco-free snus called nicotine packets has been marketed in Northern countries and the U.S. Although it is not true that they are a great alternative to traditional cigarettes, nicotine pouches are a great alternative to traditional cigarettes..
Sweden is the European Union country with the lowest number of daily smokers
5%*, this figure has decreased thanks to the high consumption of snus in the country**. It is also the European Union country with the lowest rate of lung cancer, when we know that 90% of these cancers are linked to smoking***.