Most of our devices are designed for vaping nic salts. This includes our lightest and delightest iQ AIR and the compact but powerful iQ ONE (which actually comes with two interchangeable coils so that you have your choice of nic salts and free base). So why do we prefer nic salts? There are a few things we’ve considered.
Nic salts are typically recommended for ex heavy smokers as they allow for high nicotine concentrations — nic salt e-liquids can go up to 50mg/ml.
If you are an ex-smoker and are new to vaping, nic salts may prove to be the most workable solution as they can closely mimic the sensation you used to get from smoking. Thus, there is a lower risk of you going back to smoking.
Nic salts are a great fit for low wattage devices. And compact low wattage devices are (in most cases) the best fit for new vapers as they come with almost no learning curve and minimal maintenance letting you get started with vaping right away. Low wattage devices tend to be compact, simple and really portable. This means that you can simply put your vape gadget in your pocket and go about your day; you won’t need to carry e-liquid bottles or any extra accessories. And if you want to vape without calling too much attention to yourself, you will be able to do that easily.
Despite the high nicotine strengths that nic salts can deliver, they make for a smoother throat hit compared to high-concentration free-base e-liquids. If you vape standard e- liquids that are high in nicotine, the harsh throat hit is unavoidable. Nic salt e-liquid help tackle this issue (if this is something you don’t enjoy) and let you vape high nicotine concentrations without the side effects.
Another benefit of vaping nic salts is savings — that is, if you vape nic salt e-liquids that are high in nicotine, the chances are that you will vape less. Additionally, since there is less vapor production with low-wattage devices, this also means that there will be less dehydration and you may avoid conditions such as vaper’s tongue.
Moreover, nic salt e-liquids tend to have a longer shelf life and are less prone to oxidation. Thus, you will be able to keep your pods for longer and even stock up on them without worrying too much about the e-liquid going bad.
What is your general preference here? Do you mostly vape nic salts or do you prefer free-base?