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The History of ZYN Nicotine Pouches

The History of ZYN Nicotine Pouches
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ZYN is one of the most popular nicotine pouch brands in the US market to date. Its simplistic design, sleek format, and flavor and strength variation have ensured this nicopod brand is in every user’s rotation. But what of the history of this product, has it always been this popular, when did ZYN come out, and who created ZYN? The questions aforementioned are explored within this article, shedding light on the company responsible for designing and manufacturing this exquisite nicotine pouch brand, with key dates of its release in the US and worldwide.

When Did ZYN Come Out?

Nicotine pouches were first developed by Niconovum in 2008 and released in Scandinavia due to the area's popular Snus usage. In 2009, RJ  Reynolds (later British American Tobacco) acquired Niconovum and made this tobacco-free product available in the US and across Europe.

ZYN was released in the US in 2014.

ZYN nicotine pouches have been around for many years, building a wealth of brand experience and a better-developed, all-round product. In comparison, other big-name brands in the US like Rogue, VELO, and On! weren’t released until 2019.

Brief History of Nicotine Pouches: ZYN Edition

The history of nicotine pouches is quite short, considering the first was developed in 2008. However, it wasn’t long until ZYN released its first batch of products in 2014. Since then, ZYN has had many years to develop, evolve, and release new and improved pouches within each strength level, like ZYN Menthol and Spearmint, leading to a growing extensive range of flavors.

In comparison, Snus had been around for centuries, and this product inspired the creation of nicotine pouches. Once nicotine could be extracted from tobacco with high affinity, nothing was stopping a tobacco-free snus product from being produced, allowing those to enjoy a snus-like experience without the tobacco. From this, many brands have been created, including ZYN.

Who Created ZYN?

There are many nicotine pouch manufacturers and, interestingly, many of the producers of these tobacco-free pouches are tobacco companies. These tobacco companies may have seen the growing popularity of the tobacco-free market and chose to diversify, like the creator of ZYN.

Swedish Match makes ZYN.

Other companies that produce well-known brands include British American Tobacco, Altria, and Philip Morris International. Swedish Match is one of the world's oldest tobacco companies and is explored further below.

A Look Into The Creator of ZYN: Swedish Match

Swedish Match is a multinational company with its headquarters situated in Stockholm, Sweden. This company has its routes in tobacco products and can be traced back a hundred years in producing snus. The company produces many tobacco and tobacco-free products including nicotine pouches, cigars, moist snuff, chewing tobacco, and even lighters and matches.

Swedish Match was once two companies Svenska Tobaksmonopolet and Svenska Tändsticks Aktiebolaget (STAB). Both companies were started in the early 1900s and in 1996 both were merged and publicly listed as Swedish Match. However, it is important to note that Swedish Match was acquired by Philip Morris International in 2022 and has 100% ownership of the company.

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