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Tobacco Free Nicotine Pouches vs. Traditional Nicotine Gum

Posted on May 11 2021

At RUSH®, our goal is clear: to provide the most effective and cleanest form of adult consumer nicotine products on the market. Our pouches have become hugely successful amongst those looking for a way to enjoy their daily nicotine without relying on inhalable methods like smoking cigarettes and vaping devices, or by using traditional smokeless tobacco such as snuff and snus.

We believe it is important for consumers to know how different products such as nicotine gums, CBD cigarettes, nicotine pouches, and vapes serve as alternatives to traditional tobacco. Because we recognize that nicotine gum remains a popular option, we’d like to compare our nicotine pouches with nicotine gums to give you an understanding as to how they differ. This will help you better decide whether or not you wish to choose our RUSH®  nicotine pouches as your primary nicotine choice.

What is Traditional Nicotine Gum?

Nicotine gums are like a regular cased chewing gum that contains nicotine. Many adults use these products as a substitute of tobacco. To use a gum, you essentially chew to squeeze the nicotine out of the gum. Gums typically last 10-15 mins and lose flavor and impact. 

Nicotine gum was, in fact, one of the first types of nicotine alternative products to hit the market and has been around for decades. To this day it’s widely available in retail stores.

How are Nicotine Gums and Rush Nicotine Pouches Different?

The gum has to be chewed actively to work, while a RUSH nicotine pouch sits passively between the gum and cheek and gently allows the flavor and the nicotine to release over time.  This makes for longer lasting flavor and extended nicotine enjoyment with a pouch. Typically, a pouch will last for 30-40 minutes in the mouth.

How are Nicotine Gums and Rush Nicotine Pouches Similar?

#1: Both Provide Adult Nicotine Satisfaction

Of course, the main similarity between these two products is that they both offer convenient oral methods for getting nicotine satisfaction. Both products exist to  provide adults with immediate nicotine enjoyment without the need for the complications of matches, lighters, pipes, spittoons, vape pens and chargers needed for using typical tobacco products, 

#2: Both are Alternative Options for Those Who Do Not Want to Inhale Nicotine

Both products exist as alternatives to tobacco, and other inhalable nicotine products like vapes. Neither product relies on inhalation to deliver nicotine into the body, and there are many reasons, such as discreet use, as to why an individual may want a non-inhalable method for consuming nicotine throughout the day.

#3: Both are Flavored

Nicotine gums tend to come in a couple of simple low-level flavors, such as mint or cinnamon.  Meanwhile, our RUSH® Nicotine Pouches come in a number of distinctive and intense flavors like Citrus, Mintsanity, Winter Blast,  and Cinnabuzz. RUSH® is adding new and more intense flavor options as we expand our brand portfolio.

#4: Come in Different Milligram Strengths (Enjoyment Levels)

Both gums and pouch products are available in a variety of milligram strengths, referring to the number of milligrams of nicotine per serving. This is helpful. as it allows users to choose a strength level that matches their current satisfaction profile for that point in their day. A RUSH® pouch however will typically have a higher nicotine level in a pouch than a typical gum product and will out-last the gum every time - in length of use, flavor delivery and nicotine enjoyment.

#5: They Introduce Nicotine through the mouth with 

Nicotine gum and RUSH® nicotine pouches supply the body with nicotine via the mouth. The mouth is extremely absorbent, and has many sensors that trigger enjoyment. This means that the nicotine gets into the body in a very efficient manner. As a result,  adult consumers who want quicker satisfaction, usually prefer oral nicotine products to regular tobacco products.

#6: Inconspicuous Products

Both of these products offer a discreet means for enjoying nicotine throughout the day, which can come in handy if you wish to maintain privacy over your nicotine use from coworkers and others in your social circle. Vaping, cigarettes, cigars, pipes and hookah for instance, all produce big clouds of vapor and smoke, they smell and they often annoy those around you. With a RUSH®  pouch, there is no chewing involved, so it is even more discreet, and unlike sticky gums, a pouch is far easier to discard into the trash.

#7: Easy to Use

Both nicotine pouches and nicotine gum are quite easy to use, and mess-free.  Neither requires any special equipment, produces no ash,  no smell, mess or other waste residues. Because the RUSH® pouch is made of non-tobacco plant material it also biodegrades faster than plastic cigarette butts, or even used nicotine gum.

How Do Rush Nicotine Pouches Differ from Traditional Nicotine Gum?

Now that you’re aware of the general ways in which nicotine gum products are when compared to our RUSH® Nicotine Pouches, we can now cover some bigger differences between these two products:

#1: They Have Different Methods of Use

Gums are chewed hard to make them work, while pouches sit in the mouth and use your natural level of saliva in your mouth to draw through the pouch surface and give you the flavor and nicotine satisfaction you want. This means a slim RUSH® pouch can sit comfortably between your gum and cheek and your saliva does all the work.

#2: Our Nicotine Pouches Contain Zero Tobacco

The most important difference of all is the nicotine itself. Most nicotine used in gums today is made with nicotine extracted from the tobacco plant, and therefore contains trace levels of compounds from tobacco in the gum itself.  Meanwhile, RUSH® nicotine pouches are made with a patented tobacco-free nicotine, that is a pure synthetic. This means no tobacco residuals in the nicotine that may give an off-taste, and with no tobacco based flavors or other ingredients in the pouch itself, the RUSH® pouches give you all the nicotine without any of the tobacco concerns.

RUSH® Nicotine Pouches are Clearly the Better Choice When Compared to Nicotine Gum

Unlike nicotine gums, RUSH® pouches are tobacco-free, entirely discreet, flavorful, longer-lasting, available in the nicotine strengths that are right for you and are easily discarded.