Posted on November 13 2018
What is salt nicotine?
Salt nicotine forms naturally in tobacco leaves. It is generally considered to be a more stable form of nicotine than freebase nicotine, or standard nicotine as it is sometimes referred to. Salt nicotine can reach the nicotine receptors in your body faster and more efficiently. This means you will feel the effects faster than if you were to use freebase nicotine. Salt nic is much smoother than freebase nicotine at high concentrations. In the past, smokers making the switch to vaping sometimes found the level of nicotine their body needed to transition was too harsh. One of the great benefits of salt nicotine, is how much easier it makes the transition from smoking to vaping. The vaping experience using salt nicotine is less harsh, faster acting and feels much more like a cigarette.
Is salt nic right for me?
Ultimately, that’s a personal choice. You may enjoy liquids with salt nicotine if:
- You want high concentrations of nicotine
- You are using a small (non-sub-ohm) device, or would like a discreet devise when in public
- You want your vaping experience to feel more like a cigarette
- You’re having trouble quitting smoking with freebase nicotine
- You don’t want to use your vape as frequently
What are the downsides to salt nicotine?
As salt nic grows in popularity, more choices are becoming available to the consumer. Even with so many new flavours launching, there is still far less selection than with freebase nicotine. Very high nicotine strengths are the standard. There are lower strengths available, but they may be harder to find and will have less options for flavours.
If you’re using a powerful (sub-ohm) devise, it is not advised to use salt nic. The concentration of nicotine is generally too high.
What device should I get for salt nicotine?
- Any battery that runs between 7-20w
- Any tank with a coil that has a resistance of 1ohm or higher and has adjustable or tight air flow
- Refillable pod systems are low wattage and have high resistance coils.