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What Are Nicotine Salts? What Are Nicotine Salts?

What Are Nicotine Salts?

In Pods & E-liquids

Vaping lets adult nicotine consumers access nicotine without tobacco, heat or smoke*. But how does nicotine work in vapes? What are nicotine salts, and what’s the difference between salts and freebase nicotine?

Nicotine salts are the kind of nicotine found in the leaves of the tobacco plant, which can be recreated in e-liquids by adding specific ingredients to liquid nicotine. The ingredients react to turn the nicotine into salt form, which is more stable than freebase nicotine (this is nicotine in its purest form, not reformed into salts).


Why vape with nicotine salts?

So why do some vapers choose nicotine salts over freebase nicotine? Salt nicotine creates a different type of vapour that some consumers prefer. It’s suitable for carrying complex flavours and high nicotine strengths. It can also be smoother on the throat than freebase nicotine.

Vuse e-liquids are made with nic salts.


Nicotine salts vs freebase nicotine

What’s the difference between nicotine salts and freebase nicotine? The ingredients added to nic salts create an e-liquid with a more balanced pH, which can mean a smoother inhale and faster nicotine delivery.

Nicotine salts come in medium to high-strength nicotine options and can be better suited to mouth-to-lung (MTL) vapers. They’re ideal for lower-power pod vapes and open-system devices, often with a 50/50 PG (propylene glycol) to VG (vegetable glycerin) ratio.

Freebase nicotine is also available in medium to high-strength options and can produce larger vapour clouds than nic salts. This type of nicotine can be suitable for direct-to-lung (DTL) vapers and high-wattage devices.

What’s the difference between nic salts and regular tobacco?

When we talk about nicotine salts, or ‘nic’ salts, we’re referring to a type of nicotine made for e-liquids. An ingredient is added to transform the pure nicotine into salt like the nicotine found naturally in tobacco leaves. When we talk about tobacco, we mean the leaves of the plant, which are dried and used in other nicotine-containing products like cigarettes.


How to use nic salts

Nic salts e-liquids are loaded into different vape devices differently. Vuse vapes use e-liquid pods (ePods), which slide and click in and out of our devices easily. Our ePods contain nic salts and come in various flavours and nicotine strengths.

If you vape with an open-system device, you’ll probably need to refill your e-liquid manually, topping up the tank from a small bottle. Choose between nicotine salts and freebase nicotine, depending on your preference.


The best type of vape kit to use with nic salts

Vuse Pro device kits come with ePod refills, pre-loaded with nicotine salts e-liquid. These devices are user-friendly, compatible with various ePods, and available in different nicotine strengths and flavours. Pod vapes are one of the most straightforward ways to vape with nic salts.


Can you use nic salts in any vape?

Different vapes are suitable for different types of e-liquids. This all comes down to their power capabilities – some higher-power devices can be better suited to freebase nicotine. In contrast, others are compatible with nicotine salts.

Our Vuse Pro devices use e-liquid pods (ePods), which come pre-loaded with nic salts e-liquid.


Vuse nic salts flavour range

Are you ready to vape with Vuse nic salts? Our ePods are compatible with Vuse Pro devices and come in assorted flavours and nicotine strengths suitable for different consumers. Explore Vuse nic salts ePods in fruit, mint and tobacco flavours to find what suits your taste, and choose a nicotine strength that works for your experience.


* These products are not risk-free and contain nicotine, an addictive substance.