Aug 01, 2023

Nicotine pouches get top billing at festivals as disposable vapes banned

While disposable vapes have been banned from Reading and Leeds festivals over environmental concerns, a new craze has been taking over this year’s summer celebrations.

Nicotine pouches — flavoured sachets that you tuck under your lip — are available everywhere festivalgoers might look to buy cigarettes or vapes.

Mary, one of the sellers at Reading and where the Nordic Spirit brand’s nicotine pouches get pride of place, said: “I think it’s popular because of how intense the [nicotine] rush is and they obviously don’t have to keep buying the vapes.

“They can just use them anywhere — you can be in the crowd and pop one in and get that rush which you can’t with a vape or cigarette.”

Nordic Spirit is the “official nicotine