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What Are Nicotine Salts?


What Are Nicotine Salts?

What Are Nicotine Salts?

Nicotine Salt is the naturally occurring state of Nicotine in tobacco leaves. This form of Nicotine is said to be the stabler form of Nicotine when in comparison to FreeBase Nicotine which may be found in e-Liquid and cigarettes alike. Nicotine Salts allow the user to enjoy higher levels of nicotine at a much smoother rate. For example, most smokers will want to choose to vape stronger nicotine strengths. But, will sometimes find the throat hit to be much too harsh. With the addition of Nicotine Salts, a vaper may use a nicotine strength of 3mg, but still have the experience of vaping 25-50mg of nicotine.

What Is Freebase Nicotine?

Freebase nicotine is the purest form of nicotine which is the easiest to facilitate nicotine into the bloodstream when heated. Freebase has been around since the early 1960’s with major tobacco companies. They used this new method to change PH levels which gave tobacco products an increase in nicotine and throat hit. This increased the popularity of smoking but also made cigarettes or pipe tobacco more addictive.

The Chemistry Behind Freebase Nicotine

The chemical molecular structure is similar to that of salt. As a base there is a positive charge in the acid and a negative charge in the base. The large tobacco companies found that by removing the positive charge from the nicotine improved absorption through the membranes in our lungs and brains. This method increased the potency of the nicotine. 

What Is The Difference? 

The main difference between Nicotine Salts and Freebase Nicotine is the vast difference between the harshness of a higher nicotine level in each variation. Nicotine Salts have Benzoic Acid present. This presence affects the PH level, leading to a lower PH level and an ultimately smoother vape experience. Whereas with Freebase Nicotine, the PH level is high which in turn affects the alkalinity. Thereby affecting the harshness of nicotine as the strength increases.

Which Devices To Use?

When vaping with Nicotine salts, consider using a low wattage electronic cigarette. Most of these low wattage e-Cig devices are compact with a user friendly autofire system. This means you only get vapor when inhaled. Small vape pens or pod systems are recommended for an optimum experience. 

Benefits of Nicotine Salts

Although controversial, some people say that the high nicotine in the salts help to quit smoking because you need more nicotine in your e-Cig. If you are a heavy two packages a day smoker nicotine salts can help. The high nicotine level can help cessation without nicotine withdrawal symptoms. The vaper can then begin to lessen the amount of nicotine. The goal of any vaper should be a reduction of nicotine strengths to 0% and become addiction free. 


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