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Nicotine Salts, Why are they so popular?

Nicotine salts are causing a stir in the vaping world. They encourage hard-core smokers to convert to vaping with the extra nicotine hit that this market needs. Maybe you vape, maybe you smoke, maybe you do both!

If you have been struggling to stay off the cigarettes then Nicotine Salt E-liquid may be a vital aid in providing a much greater level of satisfaction compared to free base nicotine found in most standard e-liquids.

What are Nicotine Salts?

Nicotine salts (Nic-Salts) are a form of nicotine that more closely resembles the way nicotine occurs naturally in the tobacco leaf. The salts are formed in the presence of acids, as opposed to the nicotine that is traditionally used in e-liquid which is alkaline based.

What does the alkaline do?
We will not go in depth with this, since we do not expect everyone to be a chemist. In short we can limit it to one thing: pH.

Freebase nicotine has a higher pH, which leads to increased alkalinity. This dramatic increase in alkaline causes a harsher throat-hit, thus causing people to vape at smaller amounts than they may need. Benzoic acid has the opposite effect. It lowers the pH levels of nicotine which results in a much smoother vaping experience and increased uptake.

Why are Nic-Salts so popular at the moment?

  • Nic salts absorb into the bloodstream faster than standard free based nicotine, and so the effects are felt quicker, normally within 6/7 seconds, so therefore offering a very similar experience to smoking cigarettes.
  • High strength Nic Salts do not give the same harsh throat hit as traditional e-liquids.
  • Nic salts are ideally suited to inexpensive and light weight e-cigs such as Pod Systems. Nic Salts allow Pod Systems to finally deliver on the original promise of Vape: Clean taste, rapid absorption, and immediate satisfaction. Using small, discrete devices and inhaling WAY less fog is a welcome change to many former smokers.

Pod Systems come in many different styles and sizes, with some only taking the prefilled sealed pods. If you want greaterflexibility in e-liquid choice then go for one that offers refillable pods so you can choose your e-liquid/Nic salt e-liquid.The Minifit Kit and C601 Kit are ideal with a low initial investment.

The ongoing costs can often be a lot more economical too. Because the effect of the nicotine is received much quicker, you, as the user, will feel that your craving for nicotine is fulfilled much quicker. This means that you will use less liquid and will need fewer refills.

Do you want to try out the Pod Systems or Nic Salts? Then visit us in store for a sample!