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All You Need To Know About Nic Salts

Nicotine salt is the latest craze in the vaping industry as vapers find it more satisfying and more cost-efficient than regular e-liquids. In this article, we will look into everything that you need to know about a nicotine salt that will help you to make an informed decision.

What is a Nic Salt?

Nicotine salt or nic salt is a naturally occurring nicotine found in tobacco leaves. Nicotine is present in tobacco leaves in two forms; monoprotonated and diprotonated. These forms of nicotine bond with the acid present in the plant (benzoic acid) to create a stable molecule, which is called the nic salt.

Nic Salt vs Shortfills

The e-liquids that are readily available in the market are shortfills, which have no nicotine but have an extra space for a nicotine shot. Nic salt on the other hand are ready to vape e-liquids that have a high nicotine concentration. They usually come in 10ml TPD bottles with varying nicotine strengths and can either be vaped directly or can be added to shortfills to create e-liquids with low nicotine strengths.

Nic Salt Vs Freebase Nicotine

Almost every ready to vape e-liquid that is not labelled as a nic salt will comprise of freebase nicotine, which although is the purest form of nicotine, is hard on the throat. Therefore, you cannot vape a higher strength freebase nicotine without getting a coarse throat hit. Nic salt on the other hand are smoother on the throat despite their large concentration because of their chemical structure. In addition, a nic salt is absorbed more quickly into the bloodstream when compared to freebase nicotine.

Is Nic Salt Safe?

The only difference between nic salt and freebase nicotine is the benzoic acid in nic salt. Therefore, it is probably no more or less safe than freebase nicotine. However, some vapers believe that the lesser amount of vapour inhaled while vaping a nic salt makes it safer than smoking cigarettes.

Which Device to Use When Vaping a Nic Salt?

Since the concentration of nicotine is high in a nic salt, it is not advisable to use them in sub-ohm kits. Instead, use high resistance devices that heat gradually and to a moderate extent. As a rule of thumb, always use a device that is designed for MTL vaping or that has resistance more than one ohm.

Is Nic Salt a Good Fit for You?

While choosing a nic salt is a matter of personal preference, there are several benefits that you cannot ignore. If you have recently quit smoking and are unsure of buying a high-tech vaping device, you can start with a nic salt as it gives an experience similar to smoking. In addition, if you want more nicotine, smoother throat hit, and lesser smoke while vaping in public, you should try nic salt.

Where to Buy a Nic Salt?

At Tidal Vape, we have a vast collection of e-liquid brands such as Vampire Vape, Ohm Boy, IVG, Frukt Cyder, Riot Squad, Large, Six Licks, and more with several delectable flavours. We are also giving away timely promotions and ‘mix and match’ offers on a selected range of e-liquids. Do check us out.