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What is Freebase Nicotine?

2023-11-23 15:19:59

The original nicotine E-Liquid, Freebase Nicotine is created by converting nicotine into its purest form. This increases its potency without increasing the dose. Due to this it creates a strong hit which can feel a bit too strong at super high nicotine strengths or for first time vapers.

These can also feel harsher on the throat which tailors them more for people who are used to it/prefer the feeling from cigarette smoking, or those who like to only puff a little throughout the day. E-Liquids using Freebase Nicotine offer the closest feeling to cigarette smoking and due to the pure form of the Nicotine, it allows room for more complex flavours to be explored.

What are Nicotine Salts?

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A recent development in the vaping world, Nicotine Salts are the revolutionary step to creating the perfect E-Liquid for helping smokers quit. This product is created from taking Freebase Nicotine and adding an acid (such as Benzoic or Citric acid) to balance the pH, creating a more neutral nicotine that provides a gentler throat hit and neutral flavours. Nicotine Salt is actually the original base of nicotine extracted from the tobacco plant making it perfectly natural. Because of the balancing done to the nicotine to create the Nicotine Salts, higher strengths of nicotine can be achieved and be enjoyed without treating your throat to a harsh hit.

So what’s the difference?

It may not seem it but there are a lot of ways these two differ. Let’s list a few…



Absorbed faster into the bloodstream

Has a slower rate

Smooth even at higher dosages

Harsh at higher dosages

Does not tend to offer large cloud production

Enables large cloud production

Are ideal for new vapers or those in the midst of quitting

Is suited to vapers with lower nicotine requirements

Has a long shelf life

Has a short shelf life

Suited for mount-to-lung vaping (MTL)

Suited for direct-to-lung vaping (DTL)

Less liquid needed for a comparable nicotine hit

More liquid needed for a comparable nicotine hit

Decide for yourself…

Bearing in mind all these factors, it is really up to you which type of E-Liquid you use. We can only advise what we think you may like, but in the end the only one who truly knows, is you. Before sinking straight into the world of vape kits and pod systems, why not test the waters with disposable devices? There are both Freebase Nicotine and Nicotine Salt disposable devices available in an array of flavours, and once you’ve found your favourite, then you can research which device you should use.

If you’re a new vaper looking to quit smoking, Nicotine Salts are certainly a great starting point, delivering a higher nicotine strength that most seasoned smokers will need and giving you a smooth delivery that make the switch even more comfortable.

If you’re looking to control or lower your nicotine intake and especially if you’ve been vaping for some time, Freebase Nicotine is a great way for you to enjoy a wide range of flavours whilst lowering your nicotine strength, without suffering the harsh hit to the throat that comes with higher strengths.

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