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What you nede to know about Nicotine Salts

What you need to know about Nicotine Salts

Mark Manradge
Technical Specialist and Co-Owner

I’m excited to introduce Nicotine Salts as a new option available here at Vapor North! These nicotine salt juices are an exciting move forward in the industry for many vapers, especially those just starting out or others looking for a more discrete vaping option.

Freebase Nicotine vs Salt Nicotine

There's a good chance you've heard these terms recently, and it's important to know what they mean. Especially if you're trying to switch off regular cigarettes, knowing the difference in which nicotine to select will vastly improve your chances of success.

What is Freebase Nicotine? - This is a more precise way of saying "Pure Nicotine." As in there has been nothing added or chemically changed. Most e-liquid made in Canada up until recently has been made using Freebase Nicotine. We still offer this option and recommend it for vapers, it's important to know this isn't better or worse than Salt Nicotine, they have different use cases we're about to get into.

What is Nicotine Salt? - Nicotine itself is fairly high in terms of it's PH level (Alkalinity). Because of this when you raise the strength of Pure Nicotine it becomes very harsh very fast, if you're currently vaping you've likely already experienced what it's like to vape a nicotine strength too high for you, very harsh and unpleasant. Nicotine salt is an exciting change because it adds Salt (Benzoic Acid) to help reduce those PH level's allowing stronger nicotine amounts to be vaped more comfortably.

Nicotine salts allow both new and seasoned vapers to get a smooth satisfying experience using the newer more discreet devices on the market with salt nicotine e-liquid.

Salt Nicotine Graphic

Who is Nicotine Salt for?

Salt Nicotine E-liquids are the right choice for those who are mouth-to-lung (MTL), high nicotine strength vapers. Meaning you treat vaping strictly as a cigarette alternative and aim to create an experience as close to the real thing as possible. Salt nicotine juices perform best in low-wattage devices, such as pod-systems, cig-a-likes and all-in-one MTL units like the Aspire Pockex.

Because Nicotine Salts are usually sold in higher strengths, and it's such a bio-available version of nicotine, you likely will NOT want use a high-wattage, high-vapour device like a Voopoo Drag 2 with a Uwell Crown 4 on it.  With Nic Salts you want to cultivate a habit of treating it like a cigarette, in that you're having short 'smoke breaks' rather than chain-vaping.

What are Nicotine Salts?

Believe it or not, Nicotine Salts are the naturally occurring form of Nicotine found within tobacco leaves. They're called 'salts' not because they're related to sodium (table salt) in any way, but because when looked at under a microscope they both have a very similar crystalline structure due to the way the atoms arrange themselves and bond together. The difference between Nicotine Salts found naturally and those used in the vape industry is the replacement of the compounds found in tobacco leaves with food safe compounds instead. This doesn't add any sort of flavour or adverse affect but is simply utilized to change the structure of nicotine. 

Salt Nicotine Components

Nicotine Salt absorbtion rate

Nicotine Absorption Rates

One thing many new vapers struggle with is that vaping typically takes longer to satisfy a craving than a traditional cigarette might. Sometimes this can cause people to give up vaping too quickly thinking it isn't working properly, when all they needed was to have a few more puffs.

A study by PAX labs (pictured above) recently has illustrated that the use of Nicotine Salt E-liquid is much closer to the cessation experience of an actual cigarette. This is likely due to the fact that people can vape much higher strengths that might be closer to a cigarette's nicotine content with Salt Nicotine E-liquid that they wouldn't be able to tolerate using Freebase Nicotine.

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What's the difference vaping Nic Salts vs Freebase Nicotine?

The exciting part of Nicotine Salts is without a doubt the fact that it tends to produce a less harsh throat hit. The difference between Freebase Nicotine and Nicotine Salts however is perceptibly negligible when at very low nicotine strengths, the difference however becomes very noticeable when vaping e-liquid 10mg and up. The higher the strength the starker the contrast in comparison. Because we’re simulating the natural form of nicotine, we get a similar experience to cigarettes in that nicotine hits the bloodstream quicker. Nicotine in salt form is much more bio-available and easy to break down, making for a much more efficient and timely relief when you need a boost of nicotine.

Which e-cigarettes are great for Nicotine Salts?

Low wattage devices are perfect for Nicotine Salts, some great examples are pod systems like these!

I’ve always been committed to bringing you the best selection of e-cigarettes, coils and mods, but without a doubt I’ve taken the most pride in being focused on making the best e-liquid I can.. Offering a wide selection of e-juice flavours that now includes nicotine salt e-liquid, prolonging the life of your coils with the absence of artificial sweeteners and making sure that you can adjust PG/VG ratio and nicotine strength to your very own personal preference with added strengths thanks to nicotine salts.

These have been my main tenets, as they all have one thing in common: Making sure you guys have the best chance of success switching away from cigarettes; which to me, is the most important quality an e-liquid can have. And now you're able to buy nicotine salt e-liquid in Canada!

The Bottom Line

If you're in a position where you've felt like you need more nicotine, but can't bear how harsh it is on your throat, then Nic salts are made specifically for you! Likewise, if you got into vaping originally wanting to use a small device, but upgraded to a sub-ohm as a solution to getting more power and nicotine, you can now use a much, much smaller device and get the nicotine you need without all the extra bells, whistles and weight in your hand.

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