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As a frequent vapor user, it’s possible you may have heard of a new craze that has taken the vaping industry by storm – nicotine salt. These salt-based formulas can actually help satisfy your nicotine craving with minimal cloud production. However, before considering if nicotine salts are for you, it’s important to understand how they differ from freebase nicotine, what devices they should be used with, and their many benefits. Here’s everything you should know before trying nicotine salts yourself.
Nicotine Salts vs Freebase Nicotine
Although not everyone who vapes does it as an alternative to cigarettes and potentially to quit smoking altogether, for many vapers, the nicotine fix in e-juices is the very reason for vaping. In the past, freebase nicotine has been used in e-juices to replicate the experience of smoking a cigarette. To do this, a base like ammonia is added to nicotine to strip away all of the protons that exist in it. The ammonia that is used also separates the nicotine from the salts that are present to create a freebase form of nicotine that is then inserted into products.
Nicotine salts are extracted much differently than this. Unlike the extensive process of creating freebase nicotine, these salts actually form naturally in leaf tobacco and are considered to be a more stable form of nicotine than the freebase form. The result is a much more satisfying vaping experience, as nicotine salts are less harsh on the throat than freebase nicotine and much easier to inhale with higher volume of nicotine delivered per puff.
What Device Should I Use for Nicotine Salts?
Vaping with nicotine salts is very different than vaping with an e-juice that contains freebase nicotine, so it’s important to select the right device when consuming them. Due to the very high nicotine levels, salt e-juices are best used with devices that operate at a low wattage. This way, while the strong nicotine buzz will be present, you won’t feel like you’re using an e-juice with high nicotine levels.
Are Nicotine Salts Right for You?
As with any new craze, it’s tempting to jump on the nicotine salt bandwagon. However, it’s important to determine if they’re right for you. Consider using nicotine salts if you are:
- A transitioning smoker looking for stronger e-juices
- A veteran vaper looking for a smoother experience using a sub-ohm tank
- A price-conscious vaper wanting to get more bang for your buck.
- A discreet vaper who uses a small device and doesn’t want to attract attention with big clouds.
Still have questions about nicotine salts or want to try them out? Visit one of our many Dallas vape shops or browse our wide selection of mods and nicotine salts to find your new favorite salt e-liquid flavor!