1. What is Nicotine Salts eliquid?
The terms nicotine salts, nic salt, salt nic, or salt nicotine all mean the same thing. Its not the salt you put in your food, and it does not mean it will make your eliquid salty.
In tobacco leaves, nicotine is present in two distinct forms: diprotonated and monoprotonated. That means the nicotine bonds with certain acids in the plant to create a much more stable molecule. When that bonding happens, the result is a nicotine salt. There are different types of nicotine salts, depending on the acid involved in the whole process.
2. Nicotine Salts eliquid VS Regular eliquid.
Nicotine Salts eliquidRegular eliquidContain benzoic acidNo additiveFaster absorptionSlower absorptionSuper high strength optionsMedium/Low strength optionsSatisfying in high concentrationsHarsh in high concentrationsLess flavor complextityMore flavor complextityLess cloud productionMore cloud productionIdeal for smokers and MTL vapersSuitable for most vaping stylesMore expensiveCheaper
3. Is nicotine salt safe?
Since the only difference between nicotine salt eliquid and standard eliquid is the inclusion of benzoic acid, nicotine salt is probably no more or less safe than freebase nicotine eliquid. But it is still very safe for people to vape, based on WHO safety instruction: no more than 5mg per kilogram of body weight per day, which would equal about 345 mg for a 150-pound person — probably an impossible amount to vape.
4. Is nicotine salt more addictive?
Nicotine salts are potentially more addictive — just by virtue of higher concentration, they might be more addictive than regular eliquid. That’s because they lead to higher nicotine blood content in a shorter amount of time, triggering neurochemical reactions faster.
5. Who should consider to vape nicotine salts?
Consider using nicotine salts if you are:
A. A transitioning smoker looking for strongest eliquids
B. A MTL vaper who uses a pod system devices