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  • Why BAT killed the EPOK brand for LYFT.

    A major reason for the rise of nicotine pod products is legal; not taste. A great example of this was BAT’s discontinuing the popular EPOK All White portion brand in favor of LYFT.

    Read Why did BAT kill the EPOK brand for LYFT and see.

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  • #2
    Thanks for that very informative article @Mr. Unloadingzone. It was a subject I'd wondered about myself for a while.

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    • #3
      To be clear - Epok Snus (with tobacco) is still made and sold in Norway and Switzerland. Also, Epok Chew Bags (with tobacco) are sold in Denmark.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by chadizzy1 View Post
        To be clear - Epok Snus (with tobacco) is still made and sold in Norway and Switzerland. Also, Epok Chew Bags (with tobacco) are sold in Denmark.
        I would have to verify Switzerland for the snus version; it may be legal there but BAT has, to my knowledge, restricted Epok Snus to Norway. LYFT would be fine for Switzerland as are all all white portions right now. I don't follow chew bags so I'll defer to you on that.

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        • #5
          Can I just check: does Lyft look, feel and above all taste the same as Epok?

          I really like(d) Epok and am just wondering whether I can switch to Lyft without noticing

          THANKS

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Revo View Post
            Can I just check: does Lyft look, feel and above all taste the same as Epok?
            I really like(d) Epok and am just wondering whether I can switch to Lyft without noticing. THANKS
            Hi Revo!

            Taste is always in the mouth of the snuser. The flavoring used in LYFT is the same as EPOK. EPOK always had plant fibers as a filler but also washed tobacco. LYFT has no tobacco, washed or otherwise. They replaced it with washed eucalyptus fibers.Theoretically, the taste should be identical. Speaking specifically for me, I found some slight differences in flavor and aroma, depending on the variety.

            I'd recommend buying a can or two (not a roll) of your favorite EPOK flavors in the LYFT version and see what you think. As an added note, be aware LYFT is introducing 4 new flavors Week 19; some higher in nicotine. If you can wait until then, I would include the new flavors in your order.

            Let me know what you think after you've compared them! :courage:
            Last edited by Mr. Unloadingzone; 04-17-2019, 11:25 PM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mr. Unloadingzone View Post
              Hi Revo!

              Taste is always in the mouth of the snuser. The flavoring used in LYFT is the same as EPOK. EPOK always had plant fibers as a filler but also washed tobacco. LYFT has no tobacco, washed or otherwise. They replaced it with washed eucalyptus fibers.Theoretically, the taste should be identical. Speaking specifically for me, I found some slight differences in flavor and aroma, depending on the variety.

              I'd recommend buying a can or two (not a roll) of your favorite EPOK flavors in the LYFT version and see what you think. As an added note, be aware LYFT is introducing 4 new flavors Week 19; some higher in nicotine. If you can wait until then, I would include the new flavors in your order.

              Let me know what you think after you've compared them! :courage:
              Thanks! Very helpful

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              • #8
                @Mr. Unloadingzone - Slightly OT but do you have any information about the Swedish/Nordic Chew product being made in Denmark? Would be interesting to know what it's safety profile is compared to snus, why it mostly seems to be white portion & mostly strong or extra strong & why it doesn't say it needs refrigeration like snus does. Would be interesting also to know if the nicotine is from tobacco or pharmaceutical like with nicotine pouches or a mix. There doesn't seem that much info out there.
                Anyway, just a few questions if you're bored sometime ;-) Would interest me & could make the details into an article here for others to read through if they wondered about it.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by SnusOn.Com View Post
                  @Mr. Unloadingzone - Slightly OT but do you have any information about the Swedish/Nordic Chew product being made in Denmark? Would be interesting to know what it's safety profile is compared to snus, why it mostly seems to be white portion & mostly strong or extra strong & why it doesn't say it needs refrigeration like snus does. Would be interesting also to know if the nicotine is from tobacco or pharmaceutical like with nicotine pouches or a mix. There doesn't seem that much info out there.
                  Anyway, just a few questions if you're bored sometime ;-) Would interest me & could make the details into an article here for others to read through if they wondered about it.

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                  I did some reviews on them.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by SnusOn.Com View Post
                    @Mr. Unloadingzone - Slightly OT but do you have any information about the Swedish/Nordic Chew product being made in Denmark? Would be interesting to know what it's safety profile is compared to snus, why it mostly seems to be white portion & mostly strong or extra strong & why it doesn't say it needs refrigeration like snus does. Would be interesting also to know if the nicotine is from tobacco or pharmaceutical like with nicotine pouches or a mix. There doesn't seem that much info out there.
                    Anyway, just a few questions if you're bored sometime ;-) Would interest me & could make the details into an article here for others to read through if they wondered about it.

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                    The Chew product with Swedish Match names is produced by V2 Tobacco whom Swedish Match purchased. The nicotine comes from the tobacco. It is mostly high nicotine by customer demand. Refrigeration not required just like V2's USA-only Thunder Xtreme snus products partially due to low moisture hence the white portions. Safety is equivalent to the snus V2 produces.

                    Hope that helps!

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                    • #11
                      Many thanks Mr. Unloadingzone

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