/ JULY 4, 2018 / VAPING GUIDES
Nicotine salts aren’t new, but in the last several years, popularity and usage has spiked within the vaping industry. For most, learning about nicotine salts for the first time can bring on many questions - Are nicotine salts safe? Are they dangerous? Those who are new to vaping can become especially confused with the vast number of new terms that they are introduced to. First they had to figure out what type of vape juice they like, which nicotine strength suits them the best, and what VG/PG ratio they enjoy vaping at. Then they jump on a forum and are introduced to the concept of “nicotine salts” and their journey for information starts all over.
Let’s face it, nobody wants to research for hours - we just want the answers to our questions so we can vape the way we want to as quickly as possible! In this post, we’re going to provide everything you need to know about nicotine salt e liquid and help you figure out what the hype is all about!
What are nicotine salts?
Without getting too scientific, salt based nicotine is a form of nicotine that is naturally occurring in tobacco leaves. In conventional e liquids, manufacturers often add “freebase” nicotine, which is considered to be the purest form of isolated nicotine. Nicotine salts on the other hand, are not limited to only nicotine - they also contain other organic compounds that are found naturally in the leaves of the tobacco plant. As a result, their molecular makeup is more stable. For users who don’t feel that their craving has been satisfied after vaping normal e-liquids, nicotine salts provide other compounds that allow the vaper to enjoy a vaping experience that more closely replicates smoking tobacco.
Simply put, freebase is isolated by removing protons from the nicotine, while nic salts provide nicotine in an unaltered state.
Traditional e-liquid or nicotine salt vape juice?
Salt nic juice isn’t for everyone, but they offer a very specific vaping solution that can benefit many vapers; especially those who are recent former smokers. Some people enjoy using powerful devices, producing huge amounts of vapor and blowing huge clouds; and for these vapers, traditional e-juice provides the solution. Compared to nicotine salt ejuice, traditional e-liquids have the following benefits: