What is Nicotine?
Nicotine is a stimulant drug. It will speed up the messages travelling through your body between your body and brain. Stimulant drugs can often make people feel more alert, awake, energetic, and even confident. Similar stimulants can also be found in caffeine such as coffee.
Where Does Nicotine Come From?
Nicotine comes from the tobacco plant. Humans first discovered the edible properties of nicotine and tobacco thousands of years ago. Tobacco production and cultivation began in the Americas around 6,000 BC. It was more commonly smoked or chewed when it was first discovered. In 1492, when Christopher Columbus arrived in the Bahamas, he was gifted dried tobacco leaves and seeds which he then brought back to Europe.
What Does Nicotine Do?
Nicotine enters your bloodstream much quicker when inhaled compared to other methods such as taking it orally in the form of gum. This is a huge factor as to why smoking can be so addictive because nicotine gives a person instant satisfaction.
This is also why vaping has become a successful substitute for smoking and is widely used as a nicotine replacement therapy.
Does E-Liquid Contain Nicotine?
E-Liquid can contain nicotine in various strengths however, not all e-liquids contain nicotine. Most e-liquid flavours are available to buy in a 0mg content which means you won’t be inhaling any nicotine when you vape.
E-liquids are very heavily regulated under TPD laws. Part of this law prevents e-liquid from exceeding 20mg/ml of nicotine in any vaping product here in the UK.
Nicotine is classed as a highly addictive substance, and this is why it is so heavily regulated around the world.
Finding the correct amount of nicotine for you e-liquid depends on your previous smoking and vaping experience.
Most Vampire Vape 10ml e-liquids are available in 0mg, 3mg, 6mg, 12mg and 18mg. Disposable kits such as the Geek Bar are also available in a slightly higher 20mg nicotine content and have been designed to help smokers quit the cigs. Nicotine contents in e-liquids have been created to help people ease off their nicotine content until eventually you aren’t inhaling any nicotine at all.
What is a Nic Salt?
Nic Salts are derived from the natural nicotine salts found in tobacco plants.
Nic Salts have been designed to recreate the same nicotine hit you would expect from a traditional cigarette. Nic salts are absorbed into your bloodstream much faster than the nicotine used in regular e-liquids. In short, a nicotine hit can be achieved much faster when vaping e-liquid that contains nic salts.
When smoking a cigarette, it can take around 6 seconds for the nicotine to start taking effect. Vaping freebase nicotine e-liquid can take even longer. Nic salts however, work quicker and provide a nicotine hit much sooner.
Nic salts also allow you to vape a higher concentration of nicotine. This is usually favoured by those who have smoked for a long time and are looking to quit.
Can Nic Salts Help Me Quit Smoking?
Quitting smoking can be a daunting process. Lots of people have said that they struggle because they don’t get the instant nicotine hit they would get from a cigarette when they switch to vaping.
Nic salts can provide a quicker nicotine hit and can satisfy nicotine cravings almost instantly. The throat hit with nic salts is also much smoother. Nic salts can be the perfect solution to help smokers switch to vaping.