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Zyn nicotine pouches can have adverse health effects

Despite being tobacco free, Zyn pouches contain nicotine salts and are marketed as providing a nicotine buzz without the harmful effects of smoking. They’re growing in popularity among people who think they’re a safe alternative to traditional tobacco products or are looking for a product that increases their focus and alertness. 

However, the long-term health effects are unknown, and nicotine exposure can harm brain development in teens and young adults, leading to addiction and potential long-term consequences. When nicotine enters the bloodstream, it can increase blood pressure and heart rate.

“It probably has a small, but real effect on your cardiovascular risk,” Jonathan Foulds, Ph.D., a professor of public health sciences and psychiatry at Penn State University College of Medicine, told The New York Times. 

The pouches contain between 3 and 6 milligrams of nicotine. A cigarette typically contains between 10 and 12 milligrams of nicotine, but only around 1 to 2 milligrams are inhaled.

Read more: MSN


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