What are Nicotine Salts? Everything you need to know – In short


You will have heard of nicotine salts by now. But what exactly are they and are they suitable for you? This article aims to highlight the differences between nicotine salt and typical freebase nicotine for clarity.


So, what are nicotine salts?

Nicotine salt is the natural state of nicotine found in tobacco leaves. The addition of Benzoic acid in salts helps it vapourise at lower temperatures and allows for ease of absorption of the nicotine in the body. They have proven very popular in the UK eliquid industry.


What is the difference between normal nicotine and nicotine salts?

Nicotine salts allow the use of vape juice comfortably at higher strengths. For example, we offer our own NovaSalts in the following flavours: Banana Milk, Strawberry Lemonade ICE, Mango Zest ICE, Parma Violets and Lemon-Limeade.

These flavours are available in 10mg and 20mg, and although higher in strength than our typical 3mg shortfills, they provide a smooth and flavourful vaping experience due to utilising nicotine salts. This makes them perfect for people who would like to try quitting cigarettes, especially if they have struggled to quit with freebase nicotine in the past when using electronic cigarettes.


What vaping device can I use nicotine salts in?

Nicotine salts work well in lower wattage devices (<30W). These would include typical vape pens and vape pods. It is not advised to subohm nicotine salts due to the high concentration of nicotine.


In short, what are the benefits of nicotine salts?

• A smooth and consistent vape, even at higher mg strengths.
• Low vapour production – for a stealthier and more modest vaper.
• Reduced e-liquid consumption due nicotine salts providing a more effective hit.


If you have more questions on nicotine salts or e-liquid in general, drop us an e-mail at info@novavapes.co.uk. We would be happy to answer your questions on salts or vape juices any time, including on our own brand of NovaSalts. These are fully compliant and tested, with our toxicology report showing no Diacetyl, no Acetyl Propionyl and no other nasties.