Here are answers to the questions most frequently asked by our consumers.
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Yes, they do. Oliver Twist tobacco bit are made from tobacco leaves. We do not manipulate the nicotine quantity. The quantity found in the natural tobacco leaf is the quantity you find in an Oliver Twist tobacco bit.
A tobacco bit contains approximately 5 mg nicotine. The amount of nicotine released depends on how much you chew the tobacco bit and how long you keep it in your mouth. During one hour use, approximately 2 mg of nicotine on an average are released from an Oliver Twist Tropical bit, for example. Therefore, not all nicotine contained in a tobacco bit is absorbed. Some nicotine will still remain in the tobacco bit after use. See the exact nicotine content per variant here.
If you do not think that the nicotine from one tobacco bit satisfies your need, you can choose to use two tobacco bits at a time. You can also choose to chew the bit a little in order to have a larger amount of nicotine and more flavour released.
Yes, of course. Since they are not lit like a cigarette, no harmful smoke develops that may bother other people. At the same time, the tobacco bits are small and discreet and no one will notice you are using them.
When you smoke a cigarette, you absorb the nicotine through your lungs. When you use a tobacco bit, the nicotine is absorbed through the mucous membranes of the oral cavity. The main difference between a cigarette and a tobacco bit is that smoke develops tar and carbon monoxide, which is proven harmful to health. Tobacco bits are not lit and therefore do not develop these substances.
How many tobacco bits you need depends on you alone and on how much you smoke. We suggest that you try it out. An Oliver Twist tobacco bit releases flavour and nicotine for up to one hour.
The nicotine is released continuously over a longer period than when you smoke cigarettes. When you crave for cigarette, you take a tobacco bit. Maybe chew slightly on it to obtain more flavour and increase the nicotine release.
Our tobacco bits are added either liquorice or fruit flavor in different flavors. A single variant – Golden – is not added extra taste, but has the taste of the pure tobacco. It could be a great place to start. You can also buy our assortment package (Multipack) containing 2-3 tobacco bits of each variant. With it you have the opportunity to test all varieties before buying a whole box. See more here.
If you are used to smoking, tobacco bits take some getting used to. You will not get the same nicotine kick from a tobacco bit as you do from a cigarette. Therefore, try taking a tobacco bit before your need for nicotine becomes too urgent. A tobacco bit will give you a more even absorption of nicotine for up to one hour. If you want to release more nicotine and flavour, you can chew the tobacco bit a little.
When you start using Oliver Twist, you may experience a strong and scratchy sensation down your throat in the beginning. When you use Oliver Twist tobacco bits, the nicotine is absorbed through the mucous membranes of the oral cavity. The scratchy sensation appears because you chew the tobacco bit too much. The more you chew, the more nicotine and flavour is released – and this may cause a burning sensation in your throat. Instead, you should let the tobacco bit lie quietly between your jaw and cheek.
If you are used to using Sweden snus or chewing bags, it will take some getting used to Oliver Twist tobacco bits. First of all, our tobacco bits are smaller, therefore also more discreet. And they do not irritate your gum in the same way as Sweden snus or chewing bags may do. You will not feel the same nicotine kick because the nicotine is released more slowly than from snus and chewing bags. The reason is that our products consist of a whole tobacco leaf, not tobacco granulate/powder.
Yes. An Oliver Twist tobacco bit contains 0.04 gram of sugar on average. By comparison, an ordinary sugar cube contains 2.5 grams of sugar. This means that one cube of sugar contains the same amount of sugar as 60 Oliver Twist tobacco bits.
No. Tar develops from the burning of tobacco. Oliver Twist is a non-smoke product.
Everyone can get cancer and, as you know, smoking will increase the risk. When tobacco is lit, it will develop harmful substances – e.g. tar. An Oliver Twist tobacco bit is a non-smoke product and must not be lit. There is no scientific evidence saying that Oliver Twist is carcinogenic.
Do not swallow the tobacco bits as they are made from tobacco leaves. Throw them into the garbage bin after use just as you would with chewing gum. Should you swallow a bit by accident and subsequently feel discomfort, you should seek medical attention.
The ”best before” date is stamped onto all boxes. This makes it easier for you and the retailer to see if the product is fresh. The vacuum packages with tobacco bits must feel soft and yield when you squeeze them.
An Oliver Twist tobacco bit is about 1 cm long and 0.5 cm thick. It will not cause more saliva than, for instance, a small piece of fruit gum – therefore no, you will not feel a need to spit.
Kindly ask your retailer to give you a new box. We will compensate him and give him a new box free of charge. If this is not possible, just get in touch with us and we’ll take it from there.
Oliver Twist chewing tobacco bits are hand-made. They are spun manually from whole tobacco leaves. Tobacco leaves are natural products of varying sizes and thicknesses. We endeavour to make the products uniform, but it still cannot be helped that the sizes of the tobacco bits vary. However, a box will always contain 7 g net.