Become a Nicotine master in minutes with this short but comprehensive guide.
Not everyone who vapes does it in order to get nicotine into their system, some people vape without any nicotine in their e-juice at all. But for many vapers, the nicotine fix that e-cigarettes and e-juices provide is their reason for vaping. They look forward to taking a drag and getting access to the nicotine in their e-liquid.
We’ve boiled down the 5 most important factors you need to know to become a nicotine master so you can avoid the pain and hassle of using the wrong amount when you vape. This quick overview will teach you the most important things to know about Nicotine and vape juices. There are a few key differences in the type of Nicotine out there, here are five of the most important things to know.
1.HISTORY OF NICOTINE
Nicotine, an alkaloid, was first isolated from the tobacco plant in 1828 by physician Wilhelm Heinrich Posselt and chemist Karl Ludwig Reimann of Germany, but the powerful effects of nicotine were already well recognized and utilized in fact nicotine has been in use medicinally for centuries. It is naturally produced by a family of plants that not only comprises
tobacco but also chili peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, and eggplants. Tobacco is the one of the richest plants in nicotine content, needless to say Nicotine and tobacco have gone hand in hand for a long time, in cigarettes tobacco leaves have primarily been used.
When smoked nicotine causes psychological stimulus for smokers which makes it addictive in addition to some of the benefits it provides to the user. Studies have shown nicotine can increase cognitive function as well as having energy boosting properties, nicotine is capable of significantly changing the electrical activity in the brain according to several studies.
Keep reading, your well on your way to becoming a nicotine expert…
2. STANDARD NICOTINE
Is derived from tobacco and is the most common form of nicotine used in vape juice. The Nicotine is extracted through a chemical process from the tobacco leaves and then added to many common e-juices. It is commonly referred to as freebase nicotine. Freebase sounds a little sketchy because it’s often associated with
Negative connotations, and illegal drugs, but freebase only means that a given compound is in its most pure form. Freebasing allows nicotine to become more bio-available to the lungs, brain, and central nervous system so basically freebasing nicotine is a way to increase the potency of nicotine without increasing the dose. One of the most popular brands in the entire world that uses standard tobacco derived nicotine is Naked 100.
There is a lot to learn about how Nicotine is used in Vape juice, next we will talk about TFN…
Tobacco free Nicotine is devoid of many of the impurities that tobacco derived nicotine has and is virtually odorless and can dramatically improves e-liquid flavors, while still delivering nicotine.
In some ways it’s more of an authentic quit smoking device because it gets away from tobacco giving consumers a chance to finally be 100% tobacco free. The downside is it costs a lot more to produce and therefore purchase.
TFN can also be extremely effective in thwarting the unfair FDA regulations against the vaping industry as it is not a tobacco product and therefore falls outside of current regulations. Basically it boils down to the FDA’s ability to regulate the sale of tobacco products and the federal Food and Drug Administration’s authority to control the use of tobacco by private consumers. If tobacco free nicotine were to become the main nicotine type in vape juices containing nicotine, perhaps a more rational discussion could be had, one that separates vaping from smoking.
Tobacco Free Nicotine juices can be quite popular, such as the well known Brands: Cloud Heads and SUA.
Getting your basics down are half the battle on the way to becoming a nicotine master, so congratulations!
What exactly is throat hit? Its that feeling you get in the back of your throat when you inhale.
Throat hit makes it feel like you are smoking cigarettes and theoretically can help you quit better as opposed to non throat hit because it mimics the experience of smoking a cigarette in a more authentic way. However it can be argued that lower concentrations of nicotine which provide less of a throat hit allow you to feel more of the hand to mouth sensation of cigarette smoking because you can vape longer periods of time without getting too nicked, so really its up to the individual user.
Some of the most common nicotine concentrations in vape juice are: 0mg, 3mg, 6mg, 12mg, 18mg. The more nicotine in your e juice the more of that throat hit feel you will get when you vape it. Really it comes down to two things: The more cigs you smoked the more nicotine you need in your vape juice, the more efficient your vape the less nicotine you need especially with sub ohm vapes.
The good news is there are enough nicotine options to satisfy whatever your tastes happen to be so try a few different options and go with what feels right, again there is no right or wrong answer it just takes time to accumulate the experiences.
5.WHAT ARE NICOTINE SALTS?
Unlike the nicotine ordinarily used in e-juice, these salts aren’t just nicotine; they’re compounds containing nicotine and another organic components. For the most part, many vaping manufacturers have relied on freebase nicotine in the past to create their e-juices. (Freebase nicotine is the most commonly used form of nicotine in the vaping industry). But over the last couple years, nicotine salts have also started to carve out a niche in the industry.
Some benefits of salts are: you won’t need as powerful a vape, you can get more nicotine in your bloodstream quicker, and they tend to have a longer shelf-life. We also tell people that they probably won’t have to vape as much as they normally do when using e-juices that contain nicotine salt.
You will likely find that you vape much less but still get your nicotine fix throughout the day when you go with nicotine salts. Because nicotine salts are in their natural state, the body appears to have an easier time absorbing them right away and sustaining a longer nicotine fix. This is another perceived advantage of using nicotine salt e-juices over e-liquids containing standard freebase nicotine.
Although it has taken quite a bit of research to perfect the methodology behind taking nicotine salts and using them in vaping products, companies like PAX makers of the very popular JUUL e cig have perfected it and figured out a way to do it very well.Some new vapers also complain that vaping doesn’t provide them with the throat hits they are used to. But that won’t be a problem with e-juices that contain nicotine salts. Nicotine salts have been shown to provide strong throat hits that are similar to the feeling you might get when smoking a regular cigarette.
Vaping with an e-liquid that contains nicotine salt is very different than vaping with an e-juice that contains freebase nicotine. This is mostly because nicotine salt e-juices have very high nicotine levels in them. But when you use a device that operates at a low wattage, you won’t necessarily feel like you’re using an e-juice with a high nicotine level, even though it will deliver a strong nicotine buzz to you, so you also have to be careful not to get over-buzzed so to speak when vaping these types of juices.
If you are interested in trying out an e-juice that contains nicotine salt Aspen Valley Vapes carries salt juices from companies like CRFT and Mr Salt E. We’ve also recently added the Naked 100 Nicotine Salt line and VGOD’s new salt line.
Even though there a lot of choices and thing to consider when choosing your amount of nicotine for vaping, it all comes down to getting away from the harm of cigarettes and trying out a few different things to see what you like best. So there you have it, the 5 key things to know about choosing the right nicotine content and type in your vape juice. Consider yourself an expert, congrats!!