What are nicotine salts?

Nicotine salts is the name given to the form of nicotine found in the leaves of the tobacco plant. This form of nicotine can be used in place of regular freebase nicotine in e-liquid to provide a strong kick of nicotine without the harshness that can accompany freebase nicotine at higher strengths. Nic salts have become popular recently as they deliver a much smoother vape than regular nicotine, and are thought to be absorbed into the body much more quickly. This gives nicotine salts two main benefits: it's possible to vape nic salt e-liquid at higher strengths than regular liquids, and they provide a nicotine rush that's similar to smoking a cigarette. This makes nicotine salts a popular choice amongst smokers who have recently made the switch to vaping.

The name can cause confusion - although they are called 'salts', this only describes the form that the nicotine is found in (similar to crystals!). Nicotine salt e-liquids will not taste salty.

Please note: most nicotine salt liquids are not suitable for use in sub-ohm devices and are best suited to low-power mouth-to-lung kits or refillable pod mods. There are some brands that create nicotine salt e-liquids with low nicotine content and with a higher VG blend - these can be used in sub-ohm devices!

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