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What is the difference between freebase and nicotine salt e-liquids?Updated a year ago

There are two different types of nicotine e-liquid that are available in today's market; one being freebase nicotine, which is a style of nicotine that is not bonded to anything else, so it is an easily vapourised form of nicotine. Freebase e-liquid typically comes in nicotine strengths such as 3mg and 6mg, but some companies may go to 12-18mg for heavier smokers. 

The second nicotine option is nicotine salts which is a more natural state of nicotine - closer to the form nicotine is found in tobacco leaf. It is made up of freebase nicotine bonded with one or more organic compounds to create a more stable molecule. 

The difference for the end user between nicotine salts and freebase nicotine is nicotine salts are much smoother and less harsh on the throat - therefore you can have much higher nicotine levels (up to 50mg/ml), vs. freebase nicotine, which you would only go to 18mg before it is too harsh and unpleasant to vape. Nicotine salt nicotine also gets ingested into your bloodstream a lot faster than freebase nicotine, simulating the feeling of a cigarette much better. Read our guide and discover more information on nicotine salts before making your decision.

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