In the beginning, vapers didn't have a wide range of e-liquid to choose from, they could only choose between a few flavors and nicotine strengths. The world of vaping is growing rapidly and along with more and more new innovations there is even more choice for those who vape. Nicotine salts are just one example of the constant innovation.
Recently, the circle of vapers has closed more and more. People want more choice when it comes to their personal e-liquid and more vaping satisfaction without being limited to the limited choice.
Let's take a look at the advancements in nicotine-containing e-liquid and the latest trends that are bringing even more vaping pacification among vapers. nicotine salts.
WHAT ARE NICOTINE SALTS?
If you're currently vaping an e-liquid that contains nicotine, chances are it's using something called "freebase" nicotine. Freebase nicotine is the most widely available nicotine, the 'to-go' nicotine found in most e-liquid and nicotine replacement therapy such as gum, patches and sprays.
Nicotine salts are the same form of nicotine, just in a different chemical state. Nicotine salts are more like the tobacco leaf found in natural nicotine. But what difference does that make? Most of the jargon aside, the chemical structure of nicotine salt means you get smoother nicotine satisfaction with a much lower Thorat hit.
In addition, nicotine salts are absorbed differently by the body. They are absorbed into the bloodstream much faster than traditional freebase nicotine. This feeling is much closer to the feeling of smoking.
Nicotine salts for smokers?
Why do vapers prefer to use nicotine salts when switching to vaping? The main reason is to reduce the "steam cough".
When you vape for the first time, you may find yourself coughing a lot. This is completely normal and usually goes away within a few days. It's because the feeling of vaping is very different from smoking. It may take a while to get used to this feeling.
Some vapers require a higher nicotine strength to combat their nicotine cravings. But the higher nicotine content of the freebase nicotine makes you cough constantly. Nicotine salts are ideal for this situation.
With nicotine salts you can still vape e-liquids with high nicotine strength, but using nicotine salts will reduce the throat hit and you will feel almost no vaping cough.
Another reason has already been mentioned, since nicotine salts are absorbed much more quickly by our bodies, you can experience the same 'nicotine rush' as with traditional cigarettes, giving you a much more similar 'smoke feel'.
Nicotine Salts and Sub-Ohm Coils
When vaping e-liquids with nicotine salts, you should use high resistance (ohm) atomizer heads and set a lower wattage.
Sub-ohm atomizer heads are designed for use with a higher wattage. This means much more vapor and a more intense throat hit is produced. This will give you more nicotine in your puff on your e-cigarette.
Another advantage of nicotine salt is that the vape becomes much more pleasant and the throat hit almost disappears, making your vaping experience even better.
However, if you vape an e-liquid with too high a nicotine content, you will not get any physical reaction. But what does that mean?
Imagine you are using a regular e-cigarette kit and a regular 'freebase' nicotine e-liquid. If you vape too high a nicotine strength, there will be a sensory reaction. The Thorat Hit will be too hard or you might cough.
Now imagine you have a sub-ohm atomizer head and an e-liquid with nicotine salts. If your nicotine strength is too high, you won't have the same sensory responses that you should. Since there is no thorat hit and no cough. In addition, nicotine salts are absorbed by the body much faster, similar to smoking. This means you can over-vape in just a few hits, as kits designed for sub-ohm vaping will produce far more vapor per hit.