E-liquids, also known as vape juice or e-juice, are the fluids used in electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and vaporizers to produce vapor. When heated by the device, the e-liquid is vaporized, allowing the user to inhale it, mimicking the act of smoking without the combustion of traditional tobacco. E-liquids contain a mixture of the following main ingredients:
Freebase e-liquids contain freebase nicotine, the purest form of nicotine after its natural salts are removed. Vapers often opt for freebase e-liquids due to their compatibility with a wide spectrum of devices, from low to high-power setups. They offer a consistent throat hit, particularly at reduced nicotine levels, enhancing the overall vaping experience.
Nicotine salts are a form of nicotine derived from tobacco leaves, offering a smoother hit compared to freebase nicotine, especially at higher concentrations. They are rapidly absorbed, providing a quick nicotine satisfaction similar to traditional cigarettes. Many transitioning smokers opt for nicotine salts in pod-based systems or low-power devices because they mimic the sensation of smoking, making it potentially easier for them to switch from cigarettes to vaping.