What are Nic Salts?
Nic Salts are the new vaping craze that has been specifically developed for those interested in nicotine consumption. They’re an ideal cigarette replacement for those who have long intervals between vaping. The nicotine hit from Nic Salts is designed to curb cravings for longer periods of time.
E-cigarettes were originally designed as a less harmful replacement to cigarettes. They have proven a successful device with the UK Parliament announcing that around 2.9 million people in the UK vaping and roughly around 470,000 using as an aid to quit smoking, with tens of thousands using them to successfully quit smoking altogether.
Whilst successful some do find that beginner kits, typically pens, don’t carry enough power to satisfy their nicotine cravings. Larger devices are often more gratifying, but these advanced kits do require experience and knowledge of vaping which isn’t typically known by beginner vapers.
It can take time to build up knowledge on e-cigarettes and how to use them and it’s heavily recommended that you don’t go straight for more advanced kits as these can be dangerous if used incorrectly.
Nic Salts, however, offer that satisfaction and work with pod devices, which have grown to be a popular starter kit. Pods are again a relatively new style of e-cigarette that are easy to use which makes them ideal for new vapers.
What are Nic Salts?
Back to the original question, what are Nic Salts and how do they differ from standard e-liquid?
Nic Salts are the exact same form of nicotine found in tobacco. It’s a common misconception that nicotine is the main danger in cigarettes, however, nicotine is an addictive chemical that carries far fewer toxins than tobacco. Tobacco, the main body of the cigarette is what poses the most health risks.
Nic Salts is the natural state of nicotine that is blended with liquid, thus creating a suitable e-liquid that can be vaped. The nicotine in Nic Salts is better absorbed into the bloodstream unlike that of distilled nicotine in typical e-liquid. This is because the ‘salts’ alter the PH level of liquid which is more compatible with human physiology and allows for better absorption.
Just like e-liquid, Nic Salts carry far fewer toxins than cigarettes and are fully TPD compliant under EU/UK regulations.
How do Nic Salts Differ from Typical E-liquid?
Standard e-liquid doesn’t give the same nicotine hit as Nic Salts, primarily because it uses a distilled form of nicotine.
For that type of nicotine to be used, it would have to be vaped at a really high temperature and it still wouldn’t absorb into the bloodstream the same it would with Nic Salts.
The nicotine in e-liquid is also used in nicotine replacement therapies such as patches, lozenges, gum and spray.
Nicotine in e-liquid is a solution uses the purest form of nicotine which is then mixed with propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerine (VG) and flavourings. For it to be vaped the mixture has to be adapted with benzoic acid. This has lower PH levels which reduce the alkalinity in the liquid, allowing it to be vaped at a lower temperature.
*Benzoic acid is typically used as a food preservative.
Why Choose Nic Salts?
Nic Salts are an ideal option for those who are looking for a better nicotine hit in which to curb the addiction. They’re also a practical option for those who can’t vape frequently as they give a longer lasting nicotine hit.
They’re a more effective type of nicotine replacement that is most suited to those who smoke more than one cigarette packet per day.
Although the nicotine is the main focus, Nic Salts also offer a smoother vape that is equally as flavoursome as standard e-liquid.
Do note that Nic Salts shouldn’t be vaped in the same way as standard e-liquid. Too much nicotine can make a person feel unwell.
Nic Salts are yet another alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes. They’re primarily for those who require a higher nicotine strength. It’s just another option that is aimed to encourage cigarette smokers to take the first steps to a life without cigarettes.