Many people have struggled with switching from smoking to vaping in pursuit of the instant gratification they would normally get from a cigarette. They would also struggle to get the harsh throat hit that a high strength e-liquid provides. With the introduction of nicotine salts, nicotine cravings are satisfied within a few puffs, and the throat hit is far smoother with a higher nicotine concentration. This article will examine the impact of nicotine salt within the current market.
What is Nicotine Salt?
This is a chemical formulation derived from the natural nicotine salts found in tobacco plants, which allows vapers to comfortably get more nicotine while inhaling less vapour. The aim is to replicate the same hit that is provided by smoking a cigarette, it contains benzoic acid which is absorbed into your bloodstream much faster than the freebase found in regular e-liquids. This means that the hit is felt quicker from inhaling vaporized e-liquid containing nicotine salts.
TPD Limits on Nicotine Salt and Based Products
The Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) imposed a 20mg limit on vaping products which has been adversely impacted upon smokers using nicotine salt-based products to help them make the switch from smoking to vaping. The 20mg nicotine salt e-liquids with refillable devices can still be effective with smokers making the switch, with products like Nautilus 2 and the iCare. However, there are still many users that would prefer the simplicity of a high strength nicotine salt pod system device over a refillable device. That said, with the lower power and tighter pod systems, a 50mg strength would be required.
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