Nic Salts are the exact same form of nicotine found in tobacco. It’s a common misconception that nicotine is the main danger in cigarettes, however, nicotine is an addictive chemical that carries far fewer toxins than tobacco. Tobacco, the main body of the cigarette is what poses the most health risks.
Nicotine Salts is the natural state of nicotine that is blended with liquid, thus creating a suitable e-liquid that can be vaped. The nicotine in Nic Salts is better absorbed into the bloodstream unlike that of distilled nicotine in typical e-liquid. This is because the ‘salts’ alter the PH level of liquid which is more compatible with human physiology and allows for better absorption.
Just like e-liquid, Nic Salts carry far fewer toxins than cigarettes and are fully TPD compliant under EU/UK regulations.
How do Nic Salts Differ from Typical E-liquid?
Standard e-liquid doesn’t give the same nicotine hit as Nic Salts, primarily because it uses a distilled form of nicotine.
For that type of nicotine to be used, it would have to be vaped at a really high temperature and it still wouldn’t absorb into the bloodstream the same it would with Nic Salts.
The nicotine in e-liquid is also used in nicotine replacement therapies such as patches, lozenges, gum and spray.
Nicotine in e-liquid is a solution uses the purest form of nicotine which is then mixed with propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerine (VG) and flavourings. For it to be vaped the mixture has to be adapted with benzoic acid. This has lower PH levels which reduce the alkalinity in the liquid, allowing it to be vaped at a lower temperature.
Do I need a license to sell Vaping products in the UK?
As stipulated in the Tobacco Products Directive, e-liquids with nicotine can only be sold in 10ml bottles in the UK. However, there’s no restriction with e-liquids that don’t have nicotine. An example of these would be shortfills, which are nicotine-free flavour concentrates that are available for as much as 50 to 100ml per bottle. You can then add a nicotine shot to these.
In the UK, e-liquids are also only allowed to have a maximum nicotine strength of 20 mg/ml. The manufacturer should ensure these come with nicotine warning labels.