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Is Salt Nic Better Than Regular Vape Juice?

Published 28 July 2022, Updated 10 April 2024

Is Salt Nic Better Than Regular Vape Juice?

Is Salt Nic Better Than Regular Vape Juice?

If you're looking for a smoother vaping experience at higher nicotine strengths, then nicotine salts are better than regular freebase nicotine e-liquid.

Salt nic and regular freebase nicotine vape juice are both intended to do one job; satisfy a vaper's nicotine cravings when quitting smoking. However, many users want to experience different effects of vaping. Freebase and nicotine salts offer vapers this choice.

Freebase nicotine e-liquids were on the market before nic salts; these are available in different types of nicotine strengths ranging from 0mg to 18mg. Freebase nicotine at high nicotine strengths gives the user a harsh throat hit, which some may find unsuited to them, causing irritability in the throat. However, freebase nicotine e-liquids at lower strengths provide amazing taste and flavour. If you're looking for freebase nicotine, then check out the full range of Joes Juices 50/50 e-liquids, available in all nicotine strengths to satisfy those cravings.

Nicotine salts came onto the market after freebase nicotine. Nicotine salts are acidic, whilst freebase nicotine is alkaline (hence the harsh throat hit). Nicotine salts contain Benzoic or Citric acid, which results in a lower PH in e-liquid. Due to the chemical properties of nicotine salt, it provides a smooth throat hit at higher nicotine strengths. It is absorbed into the bloodstream much faster than regular freebase nicotine, resulting in an instant nicotine hit.

A study (A, Leventhathal et al. 2020) showed that adding acidic compounds such as benzoic acid or Citric acid to nicotine salts improves the appeal and sensory experience of vaping. In the study, nicotine salts were said to be less harsh, bitter, sweet, and much smoother than regular freebase nicotine e-liquids.

If you're a vaper looking for low nicotine strength and a high VG concentration, then regular freebase nicotine is best suited for you, using a high-wattage device. If you're looking for a high VG e-liquid, then check out Ohm Boy shortfill e-liquids, available in both 50ml and 100ml bottles. Nic salt e-liquids are common in 50/50 ratios and best suited for mouth-to-lung vaping.

How Much Salt Nic Is Equal To A Cigarette?

One Individual cigarette is equal to approximately 0.04ml of nic salt e-liquid.

Suppose we take a standard Elf Bar 600 with a 2ml capacity or your nic salt in a 2ml pod. This is equivalent to 48 cigarettes. With a simple calculation (2/48 =0.04), you can determine how much salt nic e-liquid equals a cigarette.

Regulated vaping juices do not contain the thousands of nasty chemicals that a traditional tobacco cigarette possesses. Vaping is less harmful than cigarettes and is one of the best nicotine replacement therapies.

Nic salts are a great way to take in the nicotine you need to satisfy your cravings. Nic salts are absorbed into the bloodstream much quicker after each inhale, giving you that nicotine hit you desire, and because you receive nicotine hit almost instantly, you won't find yourself vaping as much. Nic salt e-liquids are excellent to help smokers quit smoking, and we recommend that a heavy smoker starts on 20mg nicotine strength.

Explore our full collection of nic salts at IndeJuice.

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