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Using nicotine pouches can lead to higher nicotine intake than smoking, according to Germany’s Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR).

While switching from cigarettes to nicotine pouches “could represent a reduction in health risks for a person who smokes”, the BfR warned that measures should be taken to ensure smokers who use pouches don’t end up ingesting more nicotine than they would if they used cigarettes or other tobacco products.

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This article was written by one of TobaccoIntelligence’s international correspondents. We currently employ more than 40 reporters around the world to cover individual nicotine markets.

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