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Tobacco free nicotine may sound like a new and complicated concept, but it’s neither of those. In fact, tobacco free nicotine (also known as synthetic nicotine) has been around for a while, and it is gaining traction. Tobacco free nicotine is used primarily in nicotine replacement therapies, such as patches, lozenges, and gum, which are either prescription medications or over the counter, depending on the country. SMOOD is bringing the same type of nicotine to the vaporizer!
The short answer is yes. Ever wondered where nicotine comes from? It comes from the tobacco plant, but what many people don’t know is that this is not the only place you will find it.
Nicotine is a naturally occurring compound that can even be found in trace amounts in some of the everyday items of food that you consume regularly, particularly in those members of the Nightshade family. Think potatoes, tomatoes, green peppers… even aubergines!
Nicotine is an addictive compound, but not carcinogenic. It’s the carcinogens and carbon monoxide released during combustion of smoking a cigarette, due to the high burning temperature and materials used in cigarettes, but not the nicotine itself. Swapping the combustible cigarette for a disposable vape removes the carbon monoxide, many carcinogens, and exposure to tar, all of which are harmful to your health.
Though nicotine is a natural substance, there are many ways to create it in a laboratory as well. Synthetic nicotine is made in a laboratory through a rigorous scientific process without the use of tobacco. The advantages are twofold: there are none of the impurities in synthetic nicotine that are found in natural nicotine, called minor tobacco alkaloids, and this means you, as the end user, will experience a cleaner taste and still maintain all the usual buzz that you would expect from natural nicotine.
Currently, there are two major types of synthetic nicotine. One with a combined R&S isomer, and one with only the S isomer. An isomer - for those of us who are not chemists - is a chemical term that in simple terms means that it has the same molecules as another compound, but in a different arrangement.
In natural nicotine, the S isomer creates the response experienced by the body when consuming tobacco products. The R isomer can also be traced, but in much lower levels which leads researchers to believe that it has no overall effect on the body.
The main difference between the two synthetic nicotine isomers on offer is potency. The S isomer is the more potent of the two. As synthetic nicotine is easier for bodies to absorb, you will experience what you expect from nicotine without many of the dangerous carcinogens associated with other forms of smoking.
Reputable producers of non-tobacco vaporizers will ensure that their products are tested and are safe to use for their consumers. Though tobacco-free e-liquids are not derived from tobacco, they still may contain the same components and so, therefore, are obligated to undergo testing and approval.
It is always best to source your nicotine-free vape or non-nicotine vape juice from companies that are transparent about their processes. For example, SMOOD® products have been manufactured under the close supervision of an engineering team who ensure that products have been inspected throughout the process, and who ensure that extensive tests have been carried out.
Tobacco-free nicotine is cleaner than tobacco-derived nicotine. This is a great way to cut down on the use of tobacco while not compromising on the taste and experience that you are used to. International studies have shown that E-cigarettes are 95%+ less harmful than traditional cigarettes, and may be an effective tool to help those who want to quit.