Nicotine salt ejuice products have exploded into the vape scene.
This is perfect for the new folks looking to try something other than cigarettes, and for the experienced vapers who want a little more discretion.
But with all the hype, are these juices better than your regular e-liquid?
Many new vapers are looking for an alternative to smoking, but want something that is easy to use.
Since smokers are so accustomed to the simplicity of a cigarette and a lighter, and the quick nicotine buzz it provides, vendors have responded by creating nicotine salt products, that are available in pre-filled pod systems at a higher nicotine level to help satisfy both needs.
Experienced vapers, on the other hand, have fiddled with coils, mods, and may have even dabbled in re-building.
Easy to use isn't a requirement.
Some even tout the complexity of their builds and modifications with pride.
While the chase for clouds and flavor can be satisfying endeavor, there is a growing segment of vapers who want something that is discreet.
Many don't want to blow clouds in people's faces all day long.
Others want something compact for trips, vacations, or a night out.
New products have been introduced to cater to these vapers.
Nicotine salts naturally occur in Tobacco plants and are comprised of nicotine and other organic compounds.
The result is a more stable molecule, which unfortunately is more difficult to vaporize.
Freebase nicotine, on the other hand, has been the primary ingredient in most e-juices on the market, is more volatile making it ideal for use with vaporizers.
Thanks to research done by PAX Labs, creators of the JUUL, nicotine salts have been found to work better at vaporizing temperatures when mixed with benzoic acid.
By adding the correct amount of benzoic acid, you can comfortably vape higher nicotine levels without the harshness.
The resulting effect creates a juice that can be used in low power devices, while delivering nicotine that is claimed to be absorbed at a faster rate than freebase nicotine.
Since nicotine salt ejuices contain a higher nicotine concentration, they are NOT for use with sub-ohm or high powered devices.
Instead, there are a few variations of devices we recommend for use with nic salt eliquids.
The first product we'll discuss includes the use of pre-filled pods.
Devices like the JUUL offer an easy to use package for your vaping needs. All you need to do is charge the device, insert the pod, and puff away.
With the introduction of the J-Pod (empty, refillable pods for your JUUL), you can now use the JUUL with your preferred flavor.
The attraction to these products are that you can choose from a number of flavors, including many from your favorite e-juice company.
Once the pod is empty, it can be refilled a number of times before needing a replacement. The downside is a minor drop in simplicity.
Refilling a pod through a small hole may be messy without the use of a Chubby Gorilla Bottle.
Lastly, there are coil based systems like the super popular Aspire Breeze 2, which may be the most economical choice.
A pack of coils are often more cost effective than their pod replacement equivalents.
But remember, a new coil also needs to be primed before being used in a device.
The answer depends on your needs.
If you want to flavor chase and blow thick plumes of vapor without a care, these products may not fill your needs.
At the end of the day, choose whichever product provides the best alternative to smoking for YOU.
You can find our collection of Nicotine Salt Products and Pod Systems by following the link.