What Is Salt Nicotine?

Nov 02 , 2022

What is the difference between salt nicotine juice and freebase e-liquid? Why is it called salt nicotine? What are the benefits? Here we will break it down!

The vaping industry is always changing. That much we know. Through rigorous FDA restrictions and doing our best to be the healthiest alternative to traditional smoking, we are always looking for new and innovative ways to kick the habit. Salt nicotine has been around for a while and, despite it's wide usage, there are still a large number of people that don't know what it is.

The main difference between nicotine salts and freebase e-liquid is the chemical structure of the product. Without getting too scientific, let's just say that it utilizes a specific compound of acids to lessen the burning sensation in your throat when you inhale the vapor. I know what you're thinking, "Acid?! That sounds terrible!" However, in telling you this information I have also assumed the responsibility of informing you that the acids found in salt nicotine are naturally occurring in tobacco. If you've ever smoked a cigarette then you have already experienced salt nicotine!

So, why is it called salt nicotine? Simply put, the term "salt", when used in a chemical sense, refers to the results of an acid (the acid referred to above) reacting when exposed to a base (nicotine). So, to debunk a few common misconceptions: salt nicotine is not created in a salt compound and it contains no actual salt.

Lastly, what are the benefits of using salt nicotine over freebase e-liquid? Salt nicotine allows for a higher concentration of nicotine per milliliter of e-liquid and a smoother throat hit than freebase e-liquid does. We typically recommend salt nicotine juice for people who are wanting to quit smoking because it gives a comparable nicotine buzz to a cigarette without the uncomfortable throat hit that a freebase e-liquid with the same amount of nicotine in it.

So there you have it! Now you're a salt nicotine aficionado! If you have any other questions regarding salt nicotine you can give us a call or come visit us at any of our four locations in the greater St. Louis area!


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