How do nicotine salt e-liquids compare to other smoking methods?

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How do nicotine salt e-liquids compare to other smoking methods?

Perhaps you’re new to the vape industry and you’re not familiar with what nicotine salts are, or perhaps you’re a heavy smoker keen to cut down and switch to an alternative, but you don’t know which method of vaping is right for you.

Whatever your situation, it’s always useful to be informed on the differences. That’s why we’ve put together this guide on how nicotine salt e-liquids compare to other smoking methods.

Health impact of cigarettes

Whether you’re a casual or heavy smoker, there are still significant health impacts associated with cigarettes. The more you smoke, the worse the effect on your health could be. This is no doubt made worse by the range of additives and chemicals found in cigarettes, including many known carcinogens such as arsenic and formaldehyde.

If you vape nicotine salts over smoking cigarettes, you’re taking in an alternative that’s comparatively healthier, as you’re no longer taking in the many added chemicals found in cigarettes. With nicotine salts, you can also tackle the cravings to smoke another cigarette more effectively. This is because nicotine salt e-liquids can provide a faster-acting, longer-lasting nicotine hit compared to traditional nicotine e-liquids. As you cut down on cigarettes, you’ll breathe easier, have a stronger immune system, and have a longer life expectancy.

Absorption and strength over freebase liquids

If you’re currently vaping with freebase nicotine e-liquids, you might find that they’re not as strong as you’d like.

If you use freebase nicotine e-liquids, you may notice that you’re vaping more frequently to get continual hits of nicotine in order to curb cravings. If you’re really trying to get a strong nicotine hit, you might even experiment with short fill e-liquids and nicotine shots to create a stronger vape to satisfy your cravings.

One of the issues with freebase nicotine e-liquids is that they don’t absorb into the bloodstream as fast as nicotine salt e-liquids do. This means it can takes longer for you to feel the hit. Nicotine salt e-liquids, on the other hand, are available in higher strengths from the start. Essentially, vaping with nicotine salt provides a stronger, faster hit. This means you won’t have to vape as much or as often to get the same amount of nicotine in your system.

For the social vapers and cloud chasers, you’ll notice that freebase nicotine e-liquids can provide a more impressive cloud, while nicotine salts are more for the vaper who likes a discreet, stealthy experience.

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Nicotine salt and the right device

One of the key things that you should keep in mind when deciding between freebase nicotine and nicotine salt is the kind of device you currently own, or are looking to buy.
Nicotine salts aren’t recommended for use in especially powerful devices. The power of the device coupled with the higher concentrations of nicotine> in the e-liquid will combine to create a hit and throat feel that’s overwhelming in many cases.

If you’re really keen to have a top-of-the-line, powerful vape device, you may be best using regular e-liquids. If, however, you’re looking for a slim, sleek device that isn’t as bulky or overly-powerful, nicotine salt e-liquids through a vape pen or pod device could be right for you. You can find out more in our guide to what device you should use to vape nicotine salts with.

Vaping with Pod Salt’s nicotine salt e-liquids

When making the decision between nicotine salt e-liquids and regular freebase e-liquids, knowing that you’re buying from a trusted expert can be especially reassuring. The quality, expertise and reputation of the brand will ensure that you’re vaping the best on the market, and that’s where Pod Salt can come in.

Pod Salt provide a specially-developed range of nicotine salt e-liquids that:

  • Come in a wide range of flavours — From refreshing Apple, to cool Ice Menthol, Pod Salt are sure to have a flavour that’s perfect for you.
  • Come in a variety of strengths — For the perfect customisable vaping experience, you can vape our nicotine salt e-liquids in either 20mg or 36mg strengths
  • Offers a great vape experience every time — Formulated with salicylic acid to temper the harsher alkali of high-strength nicotine salts, all of Pod Salt’s range is smooth and refreshing to vape every time.

If you’d like to find out more about the Pod Salt range of nicotine salts, take a look at our Products page. Alternatively, you could get in touch with a member of our team by heading to our Contact Us page.