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  • Writer's pictureDr. Kimberly N. Works


Have you heard of Zyn? I certainly haven't until recently. Zyn is a brand of nicotine pouches that have gained popularity, among young teens, as an alternative to traditional tobacco products like cigarettes. These pouches contain nicotine but are tobacco-free, making them appealing to individuals looking for a smoke-free way to consume nicotine. They are placed between the gum and lip and are slowly absorbed. On social media, "Zynfluencers

" can be seen popping the little white pouches.

While Zyn may be marketed as a safer alternative to smoking and it seems to be marketed toward children with its colorful packaging and flavors. It's essential to understand that nicotine is still a highly addictive substance. Besides this; the long-term health effects of using nicotine pouches are not yet fully understood. Some potential risks associated with nicotine use include increased heart rate, elevated blood pressure, anxiety, depression and adverse effects on brain development, especially in adolescents.

There soo many things on the market and it is hard to keep up. By arming ourselves with knowledge and creating open communication, we can help guide our kiddos toward healthier choices and support them in making informed decisions about their health and well-being.

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Dr. Works

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