Modern oral nicotine packs have been launched in Sweden.
Stingfree technology reduces the burning and irritation on the gums that are typical of regular snuff and oral nicotine products, according to a press release. Several e-commerce distributors and stores are now selling the first product in an upcoming line of tobacco-free nicotine bags with different flavors and strengths.
Several studies have shown that many oral smoking users experience gum damage and changes, especially where the pouch comes into direct contact with the gum.
The US/EU patented Stingfree technology aims to counteract this and related burning/irritation sensation by placing an impermeable barrier on the gum side of the pouch. A large percentage of snus users dislike nicotine packs and snus when they sting/burn and irritate gums.
This was determined by Sting Free AB in a comprehensive 2022 survey of more than 1,000 Swedish smokers (nearly 40% of whom were women). Of those surveyed, 67 percent of women and 53 percent of men found the burning/tingling sensation unpleasant whenever it stung.
A recent survey of American women examined why women use smokeless tobacco products such as nicotine bags and snuff at much lower rates than men. One of the main factors derived from the response was the burning sensation and oral irritation caused by these products, comments such as irritation, burning, hurting my gums, etc. Other factors are negative stereotypes about smoke-free users, fatal misconceptions that smoke-free products are more dangerous than e-cigarettes and smoking, and unfamiliar delivery methods.
Sting Free AB’s vision is that Stingfree technology will become the new industry standard for nicotine bags and traditional smokeless tobacco products such as snuff, and in the future customers will be asked plain or sting-free? “. When they buy such products. The company also hopes the technology will help more smokers choose to quit and switch to much less dangerous nicotine packs.