Tuesday, September 22, 2020


A small pouch containing no tobacco is often called nicotine-free pouch. Instead of using tobacco, the pouches are made of food-grade fillers or different type of ground-up leaves added with salt, water and artificial flavors.

These pouches are very popular in different parts of the world with different brands offering different flavors such as peppermint, tobacco, melon, lime and strawberry.

Are you curious about these nicotine pouches? Let's take a look at some of the different flavors they offer.


Dryft is a brand from Sweden and it is available in a variety of flavors such as cinnamon, coffee, citrus, spearmint, dragonfruit, peppermint and wintergreen.

Cinnamon-flavored is spicy-sweet and has a natural smell of cinnamon. The coffee-flavored variant has the aroma of black coffee and a touch of sweetness from caramel, meanwhile the citrus variant has a tart flavor mixed with orange and lemon. spearmint has cooling effect and has an aroma of spearmint leaves. Dragonfruit flavor is lightly tart and its aroma is a mixture of melon and kiwi fruit, while Wintergreen is mild, and has a sweet smell of wintergreen.


Lyft is a nice white pouch that is lean and clean.  It is extracted directly from tobacco and then mixed with other tree fibers, natural flavors and water. Lyft is the first 100% "white" pouch available in the market.

Lyft is available in the following delicious flaors: Mint, Ice Cool, Blueberry Licorice, Lime, Melon and Epok. Epok sounds unique right? But its flavor was found to not be lacking at all compared to the original Epok which is slight spicy.


QVITT is another smoking substitute that is made up of high quality products and is very different in flavor. It utilizes very fine ingredients and contains fluorine, green tea and Panax Ginseng - white are very safe for use.

It also has a light hint of fresh citrus and its basic ingredient is carrot fibers which makes it very healthy. Its flavors are the following:  Original, Salmiak Mini and Wild Mint.

The Qvitt Original has a unique flavor that combines bergamot and citrus notes. Salmiak, on the other hand, has a distinct flavor with anise notes and it is a product of carrot fires and green tea. The wild mint which also comes from carrot fibers and green tea has wild herbal elements and a flavor of mint. Salmiak Mini has a taste that is of bergamot, fresh citrus and salty licorice.

If you are looking for ways on how to cut your consumption on cigarette or stop smoking for good, just check this helpful reviews, which might inspire you to live a healthier and safer lifestyle for yourself, your family and your community.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Gretchen Ho inspires young girls to dream big through World Vision’s 1,000 Girls campaign


Gretchen Ho is the official ambassador in the Philippines for World Vision’s campaign, “1,000 Girls”. This year’s theme is “#GirlsCan”. By focusing on issues faced by young girls today due to the on-going pandemic, the challenge is to respond to their most urgent needs to help realize their full potential and have a better future.

Gretchen’s support for this campaign is rooted on her belief that every girl has the capacity to be empowered and to overcome, but she also acknowledged the importance of support from family and friends. “It isn’t always easy to fight on your own. That’s why we need to provide them with support, guidance, resources and opportunities to be able to maximize their potential. Many girls are at a disadvantage because of their economic background or family set-ups. Sometimes, the only thing that a girl needs is a helping hand,” said Gretchen.

Through World Vision’s child sponsorship program, these young girls will have access to learning and development opportunities that are sustainable, community-driven, and long-term solutions.


Gretchen sees education as one of the best ways to equip the youth. “Through education, a world of opportunities opens up for a young girl. If that young girl is able to build her self-confidence through those opportunities, there is potential to become a leader,” explained Gretchen. “In today’s world, where there is so much injustice, inequality, hatred and discrimination, we need the strengths of a female to overcome. We need more female voices to be heard”.


World Vision partners with different stakeholders including the local community to build resilient families and create an enabling environment for the children. By allowing them to have access to education, nutritious food, and clean water, to enjoy quality health services, and to participate in spiritual nurture activities, these young girls are being empowered so they too can one day be agents of change.


“World Vision is excited to share with everyone an opportunity to help children meet their needs. The 1000 Girls campaign is one that highlights empowerment for education, health and protection. Your support will give hope to every child especially during this time,” said Rommel Fuerte, World Vision’s National Director.


“My message to all the young girls out there is — I believe you can make it. Don’t be afraid to dream big. Make the most out of what you have. If you have less in life, ask for help. If you have more in life, help others. There is room for success for everyone. Believe in yourself, be resourceful, be creative and you will conquer,” shared Gretchen.

To know how you can support “1,000 Girls” by sponsoring a girl today, visit https://www.worldvision.org.ph/1000girls/. You may also follow /worldvisionph on Facebook and @worldvisionphl on Instagram for updates.