This is probably not the first question you ask yourself when you hear "nicotine salts". Indeed, your first instinct is to ask yourself why would you want to vapote with salt. However, do not confuse the substance with common salt. The term "nicotine salts" simply refers to the scientific definition of the product. The substance has nothing to do with the delicious mineral that you sprinkle on your dishes. It should be remembered that in chemistry, a salt is the result of the reaction of an acid with a base. As a result, nicotine salts are obtained by mixing pure nicotine as a base with certain types of acid. Importantly, nicotine salts naturally exist in tobacco. If you have ever smoked a cigarette, you have already experimented with nicotine salt.
In its liquid form, nicotine - also called free-base nicotine - is directly extracted from tobacco. In this process, all the impurities present in the tobacco are eliminated. This then makes it possible to obtain the substance in its purest form. In this form, the product is today used in almost all e-liquids on the market. The free-base nicotine has a high alkalinity with a pH of about 7 to 8. It must be remembered that the pH level is an essential indicator. This one actually allows in direct correlation the sensations of hardness felt during the vape. The higher the concentration of nicotine, the more the sensations gain in intensity.
The manufacture of nicotine salts requires the exploitation of the substance in its purified form. Nicotine minerals are obtained by strategically infusing specific acids into the free-base nicotine. With this combination, the pH level of the nicotine solution is reduced, resulting in less irritation to the vapoteur. This means that you can inhale high concentrations of nicotine salts without fear of irritation in the throat.
One of the main strengths of nicotine salts has already been mentioned in the preceding paragraphs. This advantage is obviously a softer effect sensation. This effect makes it possible to evacuate higher nicotine concentrations. Then we can talk about the blood absorption rate of nicotine. Several studies have shown that nicotine salt e-liquid penetrates blood faster than a traditional electronic cigarette liquid. In addition, nicotine salts provide a blood absorption rate quite close to a tobacco cigarette.
The traditional cigarette provides more sensations than a vaper. This is not without risk, however. As a reminder, smoking tobacco can cause cancer - especially that of the respiratory tract - and other fairly serious diseases. The electronic cigarette is a less dangerous alternative to escape the dangers of tobacco. The success of the transition to the vape depends partly on the quality of the e-cigarette. It must be able to give sensations close to tobacco. You risk a relapse in the opposite case. This is where the nicotine salts come in. E-liquids with the substance offer sensations similar to those of a tobacco cigarette. As you have just begun to quit smoking, you put the odds on your side by banking on an electronic cigarette with nicotine salts.
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When using an e-liquid with nicotine salt, be aware that the devices used for vape will change depending on the nicotine concentration. Since you are just looking to stop smoking, a concentration of 25 to 50 mg / ml is more than enough. You then bet on a low-consumption vaper. For vapers who like to bathe in flavor clouds with powerful electronic cigarettes, e-liquids with a lower concentration of nicotine salts are recommended. The dose will vary from 6 to 15 mg / ml. Higher concentrations of nicotine used in very powerful devices may give an overdose sensation.
For the time being, US companies dominate the nicotine salt electronic cigarette sector. The most popular system is still Pax Labs Inc.'s Juul, which includes a clearomizer with a battery and sealed nicotine salt cartridges. The success of Juul is partly based on a promise, more or less respected. This is to simplify the passage of tobacco to the lavatory.
It should be noted, however, that Pax Labs Inc. is not a pioneer in nicotine salts. The big players in the tobacco industry remain the nicotine specialists. They lead extensive research on the substance of several decades. This in the perspective of improving the quality of their cigarettes, and not for the interests of the vape. So, the pioneering electronic cigarette on nicotine salts is the Steem. The latter was designed by means of a patent - which dates from 2011 - bought by Philip Morris. However, success will not be at the rendezvous with Steem. We will really hear about nicotine salts only with the commercial success of Juul de Pax Labs Inc.
The American company has launched the trend of nicotine salts. Other companies then went into the business with their own devices or only with their e-liquid formulas.
It should be known that nicotine salts are more difficult to find, because in a certain way they are on the fringes of the main currents of vape. Many e-liquid providers have not yet understood the latest trends and, as a general rule, do not offer nicotine salts. To the extent that they provide, the choices are most often limited. As a result, consumers do not have many options in terms of flavor. As you love complex flavors - a fruity combination of cherry and chocolate, for example - you'll have to simplify your tastes. It is almost impossible to find an e-liquid with nicotine salts that offers this type of flavors.
Conventional e-liquids come in several varieties. In this wealth, it is sometimes difficult for consumers to navigate. This problem does not arise with compositions with nicotine salts. In addition, it is easier to find and buy e-liquids with nicotine salts on the Internet. It is unlikely, however, that this factor contributes to the generation of the substance in the middle of the vape.
One can also blame e-liquids with nicotine salts for their lack of versatility. It should be known that traditional e-liquids are compatible with most electronic cigarettes. Therefore, no matter which brand of vaper you use, you can use refills from other manufacturers. This principle is not found with e-liquids with nicotine salts. These can only be used with suitable devices. To a certain extent, this eliminates all the practical aspect of the vape.
The vape with big clouds is a pretty popular style of vape. The practice requires a clearomizer capable of generating a large volume of steam loaded with aromas and flavors. As you are a fan of this style of vape, nicotine salts are probably not for you. Generating a large volume of steam is simple with conventional e-liquids. However, the same can not be said of fluids composed of nicotine salts. This for a very obvious reason, the high nicotine concentration. Vape with heavy clouds is not recommended because of high levels of e-liquids with nicotine salts.
Another element that can prevent a generalization of e-liquids to nicotine salts, the cost. The substance is marketed at prices higher than conventional e-liquids. It should be known that if the costs are high, it is because of the production in small quantity.
In general, specialists moderate their enthusiasm for nicotine salts. They are aware that the product has interesting potential and can have a bright future. It is recalled for the moment that the exploitation of the substance is still in its infancy.
"Nicotine salts have a definite potential in reducing consumption. A vaper will need to absorb less to reach its level of satisfaction, with a smoother throat hit. They have incredible potential for fast delivery of nicotine, "says Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos. "I will be happy to test these products if they are made by the tobacco industry, because I know they will have done intensive research on them, research that does not necessarily lead small independent companies that begin to manufacture" then nuance the tobaccoologist.
"I will not test the products of independent companies until they have published approved laboratory tests," Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos concludes.
The Crivape is the Center for Research and Innovation for the vape. Its director has a concise opinion on nicotine salts. "We are neither for nor against the use of nicotine salts in e-liquids for electronic cigarettes. The code of health specifies a little things, and on the Crivape side we have so far not enough scientific factual elements (note: beyond the pH, the CLP of the different acids used, standards XP AFNOR ) to unambiguously assert that it is a great product without risk and without addiction that can help some smokers fail. We have put in place a clinical study that will allow by the end of the year to produce the first data on the assimilation of this product in light of the knowledge we have just had on free nicotine ", said Sébastien Roux.
"Why use nicotine salts? Simply because the vapor obtained with a liquid with nicotine salts will produce less irritation in the throat. The smoker, like the vapoteur, knows how to dose the nicotine that he absorbs. This will allow the smoker, novice vapoteur, to be less irritated and thus to inhale more easily a vapor well dosed nicotine to fill more easily its need. This innovation will probably allow heavy smokers or those with very irritated airways, to withstand a higher dosage and thus to be able to quit smoking more easily, "says tobacco expert Jacques Le Houezec.
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Everyone agrees that nicotine salts are a great idea. The problem lies however in the implementation of this one. The nicotine salt market is still new, and it may experience significant improvements over the next few years. It is imperative that manufacturers make their products more convenient - to make life easier for consumers. Suppliers must also be transparent in the composition of their e-liquids. It will indeed be important to accurately inform consumers, especially on the nicotine dosage. And finally, we must also propose a solution to lower products and accessories for the use of nicotine salts.