What Are Nic Salts?
E-liquids with nicotine salts are a new kind of E-liquid.
How is this new and different from the freebase or classic e-liquids or you usually buy or make?
First of all, it should be noted that there is no “visually” noticeable difference between a conventional e-liquid and a nicotine-salt liquid. Indeed, there are no salt crystals in these new types of E-liquids. You might be thinking “salt” in E-liquid… “What a strange combination” Who doesn’t like salt? I bet it’s pretty good!
Sorry to say that it has nothing to do with table salt. There is no salt of any kind in Nic Salts.
Nic Salts have a different chemistry than normal or conventional E-Liquids. So, given the peculiarities of nicotine e-liquids, pay attention to the E-Juice bottle labeling and ask your seller for advice. This is because you do not vape nicotine salts in the same way as classic e-liquids. Nic Salts have a special purpose…
Nicotine salts are just another form of nicotine. More close to nicotine in its natural state, they are obtained with different processes of pharmaceutical nicotine that is used in all e-liquids. To put it simply, nicotine salts make it possible to obtain e-liquids with a more acidic PH level. Specifically, the vape is less “aggressive”, and the hit on the throat is much softer when you vape. In addition, the nature of this form of nicotine would also allow a faster assimilation.
The same is true with the opposite effect. You can obtain a Nic Salt that will make your vape harsher on the throat. Although, this is much less common. The main point of Nic Salt introduction was to reduce that kick in the back of your throat.
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Why Do We Use Nicotine Salts?
We have already mentioned the main reason for wanting to use Nic Salts. Let’s continue…
Nicotine is the additive that makes the throat hit harsh. The higher the nicotine percentage in your Eliquid the harsher the hit will be. For heavy smokers this can take quite a toll and can lead to coughing or irritation.
The nicotine salts can considerably soften the hit. So the point is to be able to vape at higher nicotine levels in order to get the proper fix of nic.
And this can be useful for all vaping profiles:
As a beginner to vaping, you want to try to quit cigarettes as quickly as possible to avoid combustible cigarette cravings. The longer it takes to get off tobacco completely the more cravings you will have. In order to fix those craving beginners usually start out with a high dose of nicotine in their E-Liquids.
It is recommended to vape at the rate of nicotine as much as possible, so as to saturate quickly. Well not as much as possible but large “MG” content liquids. Some people have trouble accepting e-liquid at 18 or 20 mg / ml. Those are high doses for a beginner and can cause a lot of coughing, irritation, and discomfort.
The nicotine salts are then very useful for maximizing nicotine rate but with a very reasonable hit.
Long-time vapers are often at relatively low nicotine levels. 6mg, 3mg, or less. Indeed, rare long-haul vapers that support high rates, we get used to the hit. The pleasure is elsewhere, on the flavors and the texture of the steam, experimenting with different proportions of PG / VG.
But for some, quite numerous, this translates into a consumption in milliliters that can become important, it is not uncommon to hear testimonials of vapers who concede vaper 10 ml per day, or more, even, really much more.
These people, who usually do not aim to stop the vaping, are simply faced with their need for nicotine in absolute terms. To get your daily dose of 200 mg, you will have to vape more than 30 ml of e-liquid at 6 mg!
With so much PG, VG, aromas … The use of nicotine salts can be useful in raising mg content levels to reduce the amount of liquid, while maintaining the daily intake of nicotine that the body claims.
By nature, e-liquids with nicotine salts allow you to take in rather high dosages of nicotine content. And the hit is much lighter, so we take large doses without really feeling it.
Are sense can become distorted, especially for vapers who are used to normal e-liquid. Clearly, we do not vape e-liquids with nicotine salts with materials intended to vape 3 mg / ml. It is necessary to choose or be recommended by a professional some suitable equipment. It is recommended to use a tight draw and high resistance (minimum 1.5 ohms).
Currently, there are many manufacturers that offer e-liquids with nicotine salts. These are largely in the pod systems area. Which is the best use for Nic Salts considering pod systems low power consumption and tight draw. Vapor production is lower so Nic Salts are ideal for these systems.
The marketing approaches are different pods and refillables, but in both cases there are consumables related to the reservoir and the resistance. For rebuilding enthusiasts, there is a tendency to return to tight draw materials, so there are certainly some suitable atomizers for mounting and drawing air-flow.
A Simple Stealth Vape
Before doing this article, I tested. And beyond the hit and the level of consumption in ml, I find a huge advantage to nicotine salts: lightness! Indeed, we do not need to load a lot of power to hold the day. A real pleasure to be able to walk around with super lightweight piece of equipment that does not take up a lot of space. Very simple to use and requiring less recharging in the day, the vaping equipment associated with nicotine salts also contribute to make the vape much more accessible, less restrictive.
Discretion. Clearly here too, it is appreciable. Lower power, less steam. So, for those who do not like to fog up their surroundings or even their own space, it’s also very nice. So much so that one could say that if these nicotine salts had appeared two or three years ago, some anti-vape because of the clouds might not have been so prelevent. For people who find themselves unable to go to work because of the new regulations, what a pity…
Are Nicotine Salts More Expensive?
On paper yes! If we stop at the price per milliliter, we find ourselves at least 40%, or twice more expensive. Manufacturers justify this gap by higher production costs. But depending on the situation, it also allows to vaper less in quantity. For my part, I usually vape 6 mg / ml with conventional e-liquids, but I divide my consumption in ml by 4 or even 5. So on the basis of prices at 5 or 6 dollars per 10ml.
Of course, as for conventional e-liquids, we are very far from the costs of DIY, even in version “TPD regulations” and manipulations with nicotine boosters. Note also that we find boosters with nicotine salts, they are also more expensive than conventional boosters.
Innovation, always and again, long live the vape!
Revolution? Rather evolution. The vape keeps evolving, she so young. Perhaps, a time will come soon when e-liquids with a nicotine very low dosage but really at the level of the hit, as opposed to Nic Salts.
From my experience, which remains personal, I really appreciate the nicotine salts and the light and simple material that results. From now on, I vape like that in the office. But back at home, I stay on my liquids and materials classic, question of sensation, pleasure. And also, question of flavors, obviously much wider than what is currently on the market with nicotine salts. There are so many parameters to find the right vape according to our physiognomy, our desires, the moment or the place…
Nicotine salts are a new tool that enriches the panel of possible solutions with the vape. It’s all its identity, its nature and its strength, this multitude of possibilities that allows everyone to find “shoe to his foot” to try to stop smoking.