What Are Nicotine Salts?

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What Are Nicotine Salts?

Nicotine Salts are made from the natural form of nicotine extracted from tobacco plants, and combined with a weak acid, normally Benzoic Acid, and the end result is Nicotine Salt vape juice!

In this article, we will explain all you need to know about Nicotine salt by answering the most common questions surrounding them.

Explanation of Nic Salts

Nicotine salts are an e-liquid created with the same type of nicotine found in the tobacco plant. A natural form of nicotine that is then blended with the core ingredients to make e-liquid.

Benzoic Acid is then added to it, which is completely safe to vape, and serves a crucial role in the mixture by neutralizing the pH levels of the Nicotine, thus in turn making it less harsh and smoother on the throat. 

Add in the flavouring and Nic Salt vape juice is produced. A small number of ingredients with nothing hidden that’s been added in. Compare this to the 100+ ingredients that have been reported go into a single cigarette, it is quite an eye opener to the unknowing consumer.

In comparison to Freebase vape juice, Nic Salts are better absorbed into the bloodstream due to it not being a distilled form of nicotine that is found in standard Freebase vape juice.  

Why You Should Use Nicotine Salt Vape Juice

I’ve listed some key points of using both Nicotine Salts and Freebase Nicotine Vape Juice, and explain why both have their advantages of using them, but also why using Nicotine Salts is a better choice

  • Longer lasting hit

  • Smoother hit

  • Faster absorption rate

  • More variation in MG strength

  • More suitable for light use

  • Varying VG/PG ratios

Freebase e-liquid also has many benefits including being a key tool in helping people out of nicotine addiction. Nicotine levels start as low as 3mg, all the way up to 18mg, so if you were a light smoker, smoking around 10 cigarettes a day, 6mg would be the best suited strength for you.

With Nic Salts only being available in 10/20mg, these could be too strong if you are only a light smoker. The more varied nicotine content levels and options will aid the transition from smoking to vaping. this greatly. You can browse and buy our extensive flavour range of freebase liquids on our online shop

Is Salt Nicotine Better Than Smoking?

Salt Nicotine Vape Juice can provide a much quicker, smoother and realistic nicotine hit like what you’d get from a cigarette. But the main advantage is there isn’t thousands of chemicals produced in the vapour of nicotine salt vape juice like what there is in cigarette smoke. 

Negative press and media reporting has had a massive impact on the vaping industry. Due to this, the public misconception is 66% of the UK believed that Vaping is just as dangerous as smoking!

Taking on our own relative safety study, where we compared 10ml bottles of our own vape liquid to cigarettes, and the results showed that vaping e-liquid over smoking a cigarette is in fact 99.73% safer than smoking.

Save thousands of pounds every year by switching from smoking to vaping and using Vape69 as your trusted vape juice retailer!

Is Using Nicotine Salts Cheaper Than Smoking?

Yes it is! The average cost of 20 cigarettes within the UK is around £11 per packet. Where as a 10ml bottle of vape liquid from ourselves is 69p. In comparison, a 10ml bottle of Vape liquid is equivalent to approximately 100 cigarettes, which works out to approximately £55!

As reported on the NHS UK Website (www.nhs.uk) a major clinical trial took place in 2019, and studies showed that people who quit smoking using an e-cigarette were twice as likely to succeed quitting compared to people using other methods such as Nicotine patches, sticks or gum. With Nicotine Salts being faster absorbing and higher in strength, they are the ideal tool to aid someone even further to succeed in quitting smoking.

Vaping in general is healthier for you than smoking, but opting for Nicotine Salts as your vape juice of choice can also save you money compared to the cost of smoking.


What device do I use for vaping Nicotine Salts?

I would recommend using a refillable pod system, like a Caliburn G2 for vaping Nicotine Salts.

Pod systems are normally a small and discreet sized device, used at a low wattage (7-15 watts) with a Mouth to Lung (MTL) coil 1.0ohms or higher to replicate the sensation of smoking, by giving a nice sharp throat hit and minimal cloud production. Most pod devices come with a built in battery ranging from 600mah to 1200mah which is charged via a USB port. Pod devices that take an external 18650 battery are also available if you are looking for something with a longer battery life and a bit more power.

If you are a heavier smoker transitioning to vaping, a pod system with a larger battery would be bested suited for heavy use. Another benefit of using these devices at a low wattage is the battery life of the device will be longer lasting due to not needing a lot of power to function.

Are there any side effects from vaping Nicotine Salts?

There are some side effects that can happen when you’re absorbing nicotine but they are the same regardless of if you use Nicotine Salts or Freebase Nicotine.

The common side effects found from vaping e-liquid are Dry Mouth, Dizziness, Headaches, Shortness of breath and Mild nausea

It’s also been reported that some users could also have an allergy to the type of acid used to blend with the nicotine, which could induce sneezing and puffy eyes as well as the above listed symptoms.

However, the side effects from smoking greatly outweigh the side effects from vaping. Studies have shown there to be at least 3 times the amount of side effects from smoking compared to vaping.

Why Does Nicotine Salts Make Me Cough?

There’s a few different reasons why Nicotine Salts make you cough, ranging from a strength that’s too high, or a flavour concentrate that is quite dry.

-Nicotine Salts have a different sensation when vaped compared to Freebase nicotine, therefore the inexperienced user may find the variation in throat hit quite different and unexpectedly causing them to cough. The selected number of Watts on your device will play an important part also, if you find it’s making you cough or the throat hit is too much, trying to lower the wattage on your device.

-As with all vape liquid, the MG strength will depend on how harsh it is on your throat. If 20mg is too harsh, try the lower 10mg strength. And also, the Propylene Glycol (PG) and Vegetable Glycerin (VG) mix can cause a dry mouth/throat, especially when vaped constantly.

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What Nicotine strength do Nicotine Salts come in?

Nicotine Salts come in 0mg, 10mg and 20mg nicotine strength. 20mg is the highest strength available to buy in the UK to coincide with the TPD regulations/

TPD Regulations Explained

TPD law came into effect on the 29th February 2016, implemented by the government, stating that there would be a restriction on e-liquids containing no more than 20mg nicotine content. There are other restrictions across vaping under this law, and the full legislation is available to read on the gov.uk website.

Can I get higher strength Nicotine salts in the UK?

Higher strengths such as 50mg is manufactured and sold in other countries, but it is illegal to distribute these strengths within the UK. If you see any sellers offering this strength, they are breaking the law.

Are Nicotine Salts more addictive?

No, Nicotine Salts are in no way more addictive than freebase nicotine, and even less so than tobacco products. However, due to the much smoother hit on the throat than standard freebase nicotine vape liquid, this can cause the user to vape more than usual, with the slight risk of nicotine dependency increasing.

As previously stated above, vaping is considerably healthier than smoking even when being a constant user.

Are Nic Salts more expensive to buy?

Whilst Nic Salts are more expensive to manufacture due to the mixing process, all of our liquids at Vape69 are 69p per bottle, regardless of the Nicotine base used.

Can I add Nic Salt shots to shortfill bottles?

Yes you can. We not only offer 10ml pre mixed bottles of Nic Salts, you can also buy 10ml Nic Salt shots, which can be simply added to any shortfill bottle if you prefer to vape High VG liquid on Sub-Ohm devices, available to purchase on Vape69 also, to make your desired nicotine strength. These are available in a High VG concentrate, as well as a 50/50 VG/PG mix.

What flavours are available?

We offer 8 different flavours of Nic Salt e liquid available in both 10mg or 20mg Nicotine strength. The flavours available are;

In summary, Nicotine Salt e-liquid ticks all of the boxes for anyone looking for a smooth, strong hitting vape.

 You can buy all of the above flavours in both strengths on our website www.Vape69.com And also be sure to browse our extensive flavour range of Freebase nicotine vape juice also.