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What Are Nicotine Salts?

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What Are Nicotine Salts?

Nicotine salt e-liquid is a satisfying alternative to smoking. When compared to traditional “freebase nicotine” e-liquid, the blood absorption rate of nicotine salt is closer to that of a cigarette.

Nicotine salt is an alternative to traditional “freebase” nicotine. It is closer to the natural state of nicotine that occurs in tobacco leaves. Nicotine salt found in vaping e-liquid is made up of freebase nicotine and one or more organic compound/s like Benzoic Acid.  

What device do I use with Nicotine Salt e-liquid?

Nicotine salt (or nic salt) e-liquid allows users to vape higher nicotine strengths without a harsh throat hit. You should only vaporise nicotine salt e-liquid at lower temperatures with vape devices such as UWell Caliburn, Vaporesso Zero 2 or the Vaporesso Luxe Q.

There are also pod vapes, like our best-selling PHIX Pod Kit, that use pre-filled nicotine salt e-liquid pods. PHIX is designed for Smokers to provide a satisfying experience that curbs nicotine cravings, with out the need for messy refilling or coil changes.

What are the benefits of Nicotine Salt e-liquid? 

• Higher retention rate: Nicotine salt or nic salt e-liquid users are less likely to go back to smoking compared to freebase users when first starting out.

• Satisfy nicotine cravings: 
Nicotine salt is absorbed rapidly into your bloodstream curbing nicotine cravings. When giving up smoking, nicotine salt e-liquid can be a very helpful.

• Cost effective:
Most customers find they vape far less when using nicotine salt e-liquid opposed to freebase e-liquid. For those switching from Smoking there is an instant cost savings.
Average Boost nicotine salt e-liquid user = 10 – 20 mls @ $12.90 - $20 / week
Average Steam Punk’D freebase e-liquid user = 60 - 120mls @ $19.90 - $30 / week
Average full strength cigarette smoker = 70 - 140 cigarettes @ $90 - $180 / week

    Lower your nicotine consumption: Nicotine salt e-liquids come in a variety of strengths from 18mg/ml to 50mg/ml. You can lower your nicotine salt e-liquid strength and consumption as you transition to nicotine free.

    • Longer shelf life: Nicotine salt is a stable molecule and has a longer shelf life than traditional freebase nicotine.

    Want to try Nicotine salt e-liquid? We recommend Boost E-Liquid range. Use discount code: 20OFFBOOST at checkout to get any 3 for 20% Off. Online only offer. Ts & Cs apply.

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