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More music festivals are now banning cigarettes and vapes. The latest one issued a statement last June: the Glastonbury Festival advised festivalgoers against bringing disposables for smoking and vaping due to their environmental impact. In the UK alone, it’s estimated more than 1.3 million vapes are thrown away weekly. With these bans, music festivals aim to reduce that waste. Taking it even further, such moves are meant to help prevent fires that these products’ heated parts may cause and reduce health risks among attendees exposed to secondhand smoke.

Besides Glastonbury Festival, several of the best festivals in Europe have prohibited cigarettes and vapes, including Primavera Sound and Rock en Seine. If you’re a smoker, you can thus expect more events to do the same. Fortunately, there are alternative products you can pack now that these bans are coming into effect:


Using a nicotine pouch is as simple as placing one between the lip and gum for up to an hour. These contain food-grade fillers, nicotine, and sweeteners. That means they don’t produce smoke, aren’t a fire hazard, and can biodegrade.

If you’re concerned they won’t help you cope during the festival, you don’t need to worry, either. Despite being small and discreet, these pouches can satisfy even heavy smokers. Prilla’s list of the best strong nicotine pouches includes 15mg variants from brands like Bridge, providing an extra-satisfying kick delivered within minutes. That means they’re a great alternative if you’re used to smoking multiple sticks or puffing away at a vape for a whole day of listening to various musical performances. Just make sure to properly dispose of the pouches after use so you don’t contribute to waste on the festival grounds.


Inhalators provide instant nicotine relief upon inhaling its contents. This replaces some of the nicotine you’d usually get when smoking and vaping, absorbed by your mouth’s lining and at the back of the throat.

The Nicorette inhalator releases nicotine in a vaporized form, so you won’t have difficulty transitioning to it from smoking or vaping. It also keeps your hands busy. That can be useful if you’re used to frequently holding cigarettes or vaping devices. Depending on how often you inhale, an inhalator with 15mg content can last up to 40 minutes. Frequent smokers can expect to use 3-6 cartridges daily, so make sure to bring extras so you’re not tempted to break the rules and buy a cigarette or vape.

Nasal spray

A nicotine nasal spray delivers nicotine through the blood vessels in your nasal passages. This can relieve your cravings in around 5-10 minutes, so you can use it as you wait for a new performance to start. Nasal sprays are helpful if you want to avoid taking nicotine orally, as they may remind you of using cigarettes and vapes.

Among Boots’ wide selection of nicotine nasal sprays is NicAssist, which contains 10mg/mL of nicotine. Remember not to use more than two sprays per hour or 64 sprays per day, as this can lead to nicotine poisoning that will not only hamper your music festival experience but also pose a health hazard.


Patches stick to your skin and gradually release nicotine into your body throughout the day. This is suitable for smokers and vapers who don’t want the hassle of taking nicotine through the mouth or nose, as it may be inconvenient when you’re trying to enjoy yourself at a festival.

The NiQuitin nicotine patch comes in 7mg, 14mg, and 21mg options that you can choose from based on your typical consumption of cigarettes or vapes. Patches can last for up to 24 hours and are even waterproof. That means you don’t have to miss any performances to change them—and even if you sweat bullets in the crowd, you won’t have to worry about one slipping off.

As more festivals ban smoking and vaping, festivalgoers should start looking for alternative products to satisfy their cravings. Pouches, patches, inhalators, and nasal sprays are some of the best options you can bring along.


Rock bands today bring electrifying performances to festivals, captivating the crowd with their timeless anthems and evolving sounds. From classics like Foo Fighters and Iggy Pop to modern sensations like Arctic Monkeys and Tame Impala, the spirit of rock has always been about breaking boundaries and expressing raw emotion. As we adapt to changing times, it’s refreshing to see rock fans and festival organizers prioritize environmental concerns alongside the exhilarating riffs and beats. Let’s rock on sustainably, cherishing every chord and caring for our planet simultaneously.

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