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Vaping Alternatives: Heated Tobacco and Nicotine Pouches

Vaping Alternatives are a great choice for anyone who wants to quit smoking without the use of conventional vapes and e-cigarettes. Vaping alternatives can easily be as effective as vaping in helping you quit smoking, or simply during a transition phase between cigarettes and e-cigarettes.

If you’re looking to try vaping alternatives, you’re in the right place. myCigara is a one-stop vape shop, and now we’ve added vaping alternatives to our stock. By ordering online with us, you can enjoy a swift and secure checkout, and get your parcel delivered safely, full tracked to your door.

Buy Best Vaping Alternatives Online

Here at myCigara, we exist to make the UK smoke-free. That’s why we now stock a range of vaping alternatives alongside our regular selection of e-cigarettes. We offer discounted prices on beginner bundles such as our Heated Tobacco starter kits, as well as competitive prices on leading brands for nicotine pouches.

When you shop online with myCigara, check out is both swift and secure, letting you safely send off your order in just a couple of clicks, with a range of secure payment methods available. What’s more, all of our online orders have fantastic shipping options; for a nominal fee, you can enjoy DPD next-day delivery, or you can opt for completely free Royal Mail shipping.

What are the Best Vaping Alternatives?

Vaping alternatives fall into two main categories: heated tobacco (AKA heat not burn) and nicotine pouches. Which vaping alternative is best will depend on your personal preference.

For a smooth sensation that accurately replicates the experience of smoking, heated tobacco is a great way to continue enjoying real tobacco, but without all the smoke and smell.

If you want a discreet, super-effective and hands-free vaping alternative, one that can be enjoyed almost anywhere, you’ll want to check out nicotine pouches. Tobacco-free, you simply put them in your lip and let them deliver a steady stream of nicotine.

What is Heated Tobacco?

Heated tobacco, sometimes also called heat not burn, is a great smoking cessation tool. A fantastic vaping alternative to help you quit smoking, heated tobacco technology uses real tobacco but is free from any fire, smoke, smell, and ash.

The two brands leading this space are IQOS and Ploom. Their flagship devices are small, handheld kits into which users insert tobacco sticks. Tobacco sticks resemble shortened cigarettes: they have a similar filter-tip to regular cigarettes, and are packed with finely cut tobacco. IQOS and Ploom devices heat these sticks and produce a kind of vapour, allowing users to inhale nicotine and enjoy the satisfying taste of tobacco, in a much cleaner manner.

What are Nicotine Pouches?

Nicotine pouches are tiny pouches that deliver a steady supply of nicotine to your body. Unlike heated tobacco or vaping, they are totally hands-free; simply put a nicotine pouch between your lip and gum, and it will do the work by itself.

Nicotine pouches are based on traditional Scandinavian portion snus, but are instead completely free from tobacco. The pouches contain natural cellulose, which is infused with nicotine and flavouring. There is no spitting, chewing, or inhaling involved - when you are done with your pouch, simply dispose of it responsibly.

The two main brands for nicotine pouches UK are Velo and Nordic Spirit, both of which offer nicotine pouches in various strengths and flavours.

Vaping Alternatives FAQS

1. What can I do instead of vaping?

Heated Tobacco and Nicotine Pouches are considered two of the best vaping alternatives. Vaping itself was designed as an alternative to smoking, or simply a tool to help eventually quit smoking. While there are other forms of nicotine replacement therapy, such as lozenges, patches, and gum, these are usually not as pleasurable. Some people may find vaping doesn’t quite hit the spot, in which case it’s worth trying either Heated Tobacco or Nicotine Pouches.

2. Is Heated Tobacco the Same as Vaping?

The main difference between vaping and heated tobacco is in the ingredients. Heated tobacco, as the name suggests, uses real tobacco, whereas vaping uses e-liquid. Both tools are similar in they are combustion-free, and they produce a nicotine-containing vapour, heated at a far lower temperature than traditional smoking.

3. Are Nicotine Pouches good for you?

While nicotine pouches are certainly less harmful than cigarettes, they cannot be directly considered ‘healthy.’ They still contain nicotine, which makes them highly addictive and they may have other adverse effects on one’s health. While research is still ongoing, evidence so far suggests that nicotine pouches are similar to vaping in terms of harm.

4. Is Heated Tobacco Safer than Smoking?

Research is still ongoing, but it seems possible that heated tobacco would be less harmful than smoking. At the moment, studies suggest that heated tobacco is roughly as harmful as vaping: it’s probably better than smoking, but the best thing you can do for your health is to eventually be completely free from smoking, tobacco, vaping, and nicotine.

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