What Is Salt Nicotine Eliquid and How To Use It?

Salt Nicotine eliquids are one of the latest developments in the vaping industry, taking the market by storm with a huge boom in sales and interest. JUUL were the first company to produce salt nicotine blends back in 2015 and since then the popularity of salt nics have risen at a rapid rate, with the majority of the top eliquid manufactures releasing a range. However, saying this, not a great deal of info is available on their composition, effects and how to use them correctly etc.

We thought we’d give an overview of salt nicotine and answer some frequently asked questions to correlate with our latest video explaining all about it.

What is Salt Nicotine?

Salt nicotine eliquids are different to regular eliquids in both their structure as well as the effect they have on your body. By using a salt nicotine compound rather than standard freebase nicotine in eliquid, you’ll experience a faster absorption rate of nicotine into the body, with a more noticeable nicotine hit which satisfies cravings for longer.

Standard eliquids have a higher PH level than salt nic, basically meaning they are more alkaline which leads you to experience what is commonly known as ‘throat hit’ when you vape. This can result in a harshness on the throat which is both uncomfortable and offputting for some.

Alternatively, salt nicotine has a lower or more neutral PH level, meaning it’s less alkaline, so you’ll experience a smooth throat hit even at high nicotine strengths.

How To Use Salt Nics

You’ll generally find salt nicotine eliquids in higher strengths of 10mg and 20mg, or in between, and they are most often available in 50%-60% VG ratios. Because of this, it’s recommended you use salt nics with a compact vape kit or pod device.

Furthermore, there’s now a growing number of salt nicotine booster shots that can be used with shortfill eliquids should you favour large clouds. In this case, use a kit that is compatible with the VG content of your eliquid, 60% VG and higher means ideally you should be using a sub ohm kit.

You may find that salt nicotine delivers a stronger hit than you’re used to, we recommend taking a moment between puffs to see if you need to continue vaping to feel satisfied. Chain vaping or continuous vaping may also produce a nicotine hit that’s too strong and should be avoided.

When it comes to choosing your ideal nicotine content, we recommend you start low and work your way up. Despite offering a smoother throat hit, the majority of salt blends are high nicotine eliquids, which if overused could culminate in a nasty headache or a drowsy feeling.

Consuming too much nicotine can also cause something similar to ‘vapers tongue’, particularly if you combine vaping and smoking, also known as dual using. Symptoms can include an overall swelling or numbness of the mouth, whilst experiencing a decrease in the ability to taste different flavours.

This is the result of vaping too much nicotine, which is easier to do with nic salts due to their smoothness and is easily avoided by reducing your intake and simply not vaping more than you need to.

You can buy salt nicotine eliquids here at Vape Club, in the specially designated salt nic section. There you’ll find a range of flavours and strengths, to suit your specific preference.

The Pros and Cons

Like anything, salt nics has its positives as well as its negatives. Salt nics may not be right for you as even with the smooth throat hit, they have a higher nicotine content than what some people are used to, so you may not want to make the switch if higher nicotine strengths don’t agree with you.

Also, presently salt nicotine eliquids are not available in high VG concentrations, so if you’re into producing big clouds or prefer sub ohm vaping, you may want to try using a salt nicotine booster shot with a shortfill if you’re keen to try nicotine salts.

On a positive note, the high nicotine in salt nic eliquids means that you will feel the need to vape less to satisfy your nicotine cravings, which in turn will help you conserve eliquid and battery life.

As well as this, if you’re looking for nicotine that won’t reduce the flavour as much as standard blends, satisfies cravings for longer and is ideal for smaller vape kits then we’d definitely recommend salt nicotine.


All in all, there’s a reason why salt nics have seen an upsurge in use, honing in on a suitable solution to many vapers needs. It’s also worth noting when storing salt nicotine, it’s advised to keep in a cool, dry place at room temperature and not in direct sunlight. Moreover, salt nicotine has a longer shelf life than standard nicotine eliquids which means they won’t go off as quickly.

For more information, visit our website www.vapeclub.co.uk or please don’t hesitate to contact us regarding any queries surrounding salt nicotine or vaping in general.

How Will Brexit Affect Vaping?

Whilst the government scrambles to negotiate a decent deal to leave the European Union, it’s pretty safe to say the majority of businesses and industries will be affected in one way or another.

This includes the vaping sector, where arguably EU regulation has changed the face of vaping since the TPD (Tobacco Product Directive) first came into full effect back in May 2017; capping tank sizes, nicotine strengths, bottle capacities and also advertising laws of vape products and their potential harm-reducing benefits.

We take a look at the consequences and the future of vaping, as the UK is expected to leave the EU in a little over two months time.


It is likely that the regulations surrounding vaping are to be revised post-Brexit yet an immediate change is highly doubtful, as reported in this article from the Pharmaceutical Journal. At present, the vaping industry is regulated by the Tobacco and Related Products Regulation (TRPR) who implemented the TPD (Tobacco Products Directive) standards back in 2017.

This resulted in various concrete measures put into place, such as tank sizes being limited to 2ml and pre-mixed nicotine bottles to a 10ml maximum capacity. As well as this, the reduced risk and benefits of vaping aren’t permitted to be advertised, which in turn limits the possible reach of smokers looking to quit.

Here’s a video of the parliamentary discussion that provides a snapshot as to how attitudes to vaping have changed inside government and how it could affect the industry at large.


The public consensus on vaping is somewhat mixed, many agreeing with the numerous studies conducted by health bodies over the past few years that vaping is far less harmful (95% to be precise) than smoking. However, there is still a large number of people who perceive vaping in the same bracket as smoking, which is mostly due to the restriction of education surrounding e-cigarettes.

As a result, the UKVIA (UK Vaping Industry Association) was formed in 2016, to teach and promote the advantages of vaping from a health and business point of view. Dan Marchant, a board member of the UKVIA, states, “The UK is seen as a world leader in the vaping sector, and yet still a significant percentage of smokers incorrectly believe vaping to be as bad as, or worse than smoking. This is a message which has been propagated by the media with the spread of junk science and the click-bait mentality but we are at last starting to see a turn in the tide. Brexit could allow the opportunity to update the advertising laws which currently curtail the ability to spread the public health potential of these products to the public. Beyond this, there is the ability to update the TRPR in general, and correct many of the unjustified restrictions on tank sizes and bottle sizes, which only serve to make vaping less convenient and stifle innovation”.

The Market

The UK remains one the largest consumers of e-cigarettes in Europe, more than double than its next competitor and the second worldwide, behind the US. The scope for growth from a financial point of view could possibly be immense, whilst the reduction of tobacco smokers could potentially see the burden on the NHS gradually lifted to a more manageable level.

All of these regulations, if revised, will arguably have a beneficial effect on vaping, which is estimated as the fastest growing industry in the UK already.

Summing Up

With the UK controlling its own laws surrounding vaping, coupled with the vast amount of studies advocating the use of vaping from PHE (Public Health England) and the NHS, it could feasibly result in a massive shift in strategy both on a social and economic level.

Needless to say that the coming years could represent a change in the opinion, size and marketability of the vaping community.

For more information on the TPD please visit the TPD Direct Gov website.

Likewise, if you have any queries on vaping, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Why Make The Switch To Vaping This January?

With the arrival of a new year, an estimated over 3 million of us are aiming to cut out smoking this January. Numerous health organisations and initiatives have heavily advocated for the use of vaping to significantly help to kick the habit, as seen by PHE’s (Public Health England) recent study into the effects of inhaling tobacco smoke and vapour.

We’ll be taking a look at five reasons as to why vaping is the way to go when quitting and how it could save much more than just your life.


Let’s start with the obvious; smoking remains the largest cause of preventable death worldwide, increasing the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases such as coronary heart disease and angina whilst being directly linked to 72% of lung cancer deaths in the UK alone.

It’s universally accepted that smoking tobacco is inherently damaging to your body, whereas vaping has been shown to be 95% less harmful. The e-liquids in vaping devices do not contain the nasty tar and toxins of conventional cigarettes that are the chemicals which can cause harm to your body, therefore the benefits of vaping are extensive.


Whilst nicotine remains an addictive substance, the damaging effects are relatively minimal compared to the alarming level of carcinogens and hazardous chemicals in tobacco. So whilst it’s nicotine that your body becomes hooked to when smoking, it’s not the compound that damages your body fundamentally.

Fortunately, the majority of eliquids have with the option of coming pre-mixed with nicotine or with nicotine booster shots, making it an easy transition from smoking to vaping without the inevitable detrimental effect on your health.


The cost of smoking grows year on year, and when calculated it makes for startling statistics, as evidenced in our recent cost-benefit analysis animation explaining the effects on your wallet.

If you smoked a 20 pack a day, it would subtract a whopping £300 a month from your savings. On the other hand, If you made the switch to vaping, there’d be the one-off cost of a starter kit – on average around £25, then per month the cost of purchasing 120ml of eliquid and a five pack of replacement coils, coming to £73 altogether, meaning after the first month, on average you’ll be saving a huge £252 a month. Think of what you could be doing with that extra cash each month!


Whilst many tobacco companies pride themselves on delivering a premium, more cultivated taste than others, it’s fair to assume that the overall tobacco flavour is relatively generic across the board.

Vaping however, promotes an abundance of flavours and tastes to suit everyone’s palate. From layered dessert blends to tropical fruit medleys, the opportunities are endless and are designed with the user’s preference for certain flavours and strengths at the forefront of production. This means that whatever floats your boat, we probably have it in our handy eliquid finder.


The laws behind vaping in public areas are relatively inconsequential and it’s usually down to the vapers discretion as well as consideration for other people in the room, as to whether it’s acceptable to vape in an enclosed space.

Many people wrongly believe that inhaling secondary vapour production is as harmful as tobacco smoke, however this is not the case at all with no evidence suggesting that passive vaping is damaging whatsoever.

Aside from this, the overall public opinion sees vaping as far more convenient and socially preferred to smoking. More and more bars and restaurants allow vaping indoors (although it’s always best to check beforehand as it’s down to the specific venue’s policy), which in turn could save you the journey of going to the smoking area and awkwardly stinking of cigarettes.


As you can see, the difference switching to vaping will make in your life is massive. Not only will you save money, it will also have a positive effect on your health and lifestyle in general. For more information, on starting vaping please don’t hesitate to contact us.

PHE Study: Smoking VS Vaping


As January hits us, so does the inevitable New Years resolutions of cutting out smoking. A reported over half a million smokers will try and kick the habit in one way or another this month and to coincide with this, PHE (Public Health England) have released footage of a laboratory experiment revealing the effects of smoking tobacco compared to vaping.

The Findings

The experiment clearly shows the alarming nature of smoking and the effects on your body. The bell jar with cotton wool containing tobacco smoke is a murky brown, whilst its tubes are full of sticky tar mimicking what’s happening in your lungs when inhaling tobacco smoke. In comparison, the cotton wool in the e-cigarette bell jar remains virtually unchanged, albeit some water vapour and a slight blemish from the colouring in the eliquid.

Dr Shahab (Associate Professor in Health and Psychology at UCL) goes on to state, “research conducted shows that vaping is much less harmful than smoking and that using e-cigarettes on a long-term basis is relatively safe, similar to using licensed nicotine products, like patches or gum”.

The Figures

Over the past year or so PHE, as well as the NHS, have heavily advocated the benefits of vaping when choosing to quit smoking, however, the public consensus around vaping is still rather negative. 44% of smokers wrongly believe vaping is as harmful as smoking, despite the number of studies and research being made public categorically stating vaping is notably 95% less damaging than smoking tobacco.

Steve Brine, the Public Health Minister claims, “the evidence is clear that e-cigarettes are far less harmful than smoking and they are the most popular quitting method in England. When paired with local stop smoking services, they have some of the highest success rates”.

There are over 6.1 million smokers in England alone and a reported 60% of them want to quit but many try to give up using willpower alone. Not enough is being done on a mass scale to educate and inform people on the differing effects of vaping to smoking which could arguably sway people in the right direction. The culture around vaping is treated in the same regards as smoking which whilst understandable is arguably not conducive to creating a smoke-free world. If you’re interested in reading a bit more about vaping etiquette in the workplace, as well as viewing a handy infographic on the topic, then here’s our article explaining the conceptions and laws

The Future

Smoking increases the risk of developing more than fifty serious health conditions, including cancer and heart disease, whilst doubling the risk of dying from a stroke. Now is the time to take action and stamp out smoking for good, with the help of vaping.

We stock a range of kits and devices suitable for all levels, for more information visit www.vapeclub.co.uk or alternatively contact us regarding any queries.

APPG For Vaping: Report Into Vaping In The Workplace

Whilst the general consensus on vaping is fairly accepted and liberal, the use of electronic cigarettes in the workplace or in public areas is somewhat murky.

With regards to this, the APPG (All-Party Parliamentary Group) has released a new report, ‘Vaping In The Workplace and Public Places’, outlining a set of guidelines and recommendations designed to challenge the common misconception that vaping, particularly second hand vaping, is not only damaging to bystanders but also socially unacceptable.

Many workplaces regard vaping as the same as smoking, which ultimately can be detrimental for those looking to quit smoking entirely. Over 96% of vapers are smokers or ex-smokers, trying to kick the habit.

What This Means For Vapers

The new report, chaired by Mark Pawsey MP (also chairman of the APPG for Vaping) has brought forward some key recommendations in relation to employees vaping in the workplace. These include:

  • Permitting the use of vaping in all outside areas (terraces, courtyards and gardens) as well as leisure areas (restaurants, cafeterias and lounges) pending reasonable permission from colleagues or occupants.
  • Vaping not permitted during client or staff meetings, as well as operating machinery or equipment wherein vapour could be a distraction during the performance of the required role.
  • Vapers should respect the wishes of colleagues who do not wish vaping to take place around them or who dislike certain stronger smelling flavours or large-scale cloud production.
  • Vapers must ensure that all vaping paraphernalia is securely stored and is inaccessible to those under the age of 18.

The Research

Comprehensive studies have suggested that the misconception of second-hand vapour being harmful is false.

Both Public Health England and The British Medical Association found that “there is a lack of evidence that exposure to the constituents of e-cigarette vapour poses specific health risks to bystanders”.

Whilst it’s determined to be respectful to ask to vape when in the vicinity of non-vapers, this notion suggests that compared to smoking, the effects of inhaling second-hand vapour are largely non-existent.

Over 96% of vapers are forced to use shelters and smoking areas, shared by smokers, to vape. Andrew Alisson of the Freedom Association goes on to state, “a non-vaper may not like the smell of vapour when they encounter it but this is much more tolerable than the harm caused by requiring vapers to share space with smokers”.

This reiterates the fact that placing vapers in a designated area with smokers, has a detrimental effect in stopping smoking altogether. Something which needs to change in order to fulfil the government’s ambition to reduce smoking rates down to 12%.

Check out this infographic our friends over at Purplebox Vapours have created on vaping etiquette in the workplace:

Digby’s Juices: 2017 eLiquid Range


Deep in the depths of Dorset, among the birds and the trees; there lives a lot of eLiquid people, and they’re called Digby’s! Sadly, Digby’s aren’t the Poddington Peas, and they haven’t yet got their own theme tune (yet).

Digby’s have been hard at work extending their eLiquid range for 2017, having culled numerous flavours from their line-up; even some of the fan favourites! Bold moves on Digby’s part there. Sadly there’s no longer Mum’s Custard or Apple Cinnamon, Hooligan or The King; with the only two flavours making their way through the TRPR shakedown being Dr Jekyll and Moriya’s Mix.

Nevertheless, Digby’s have been hunkering down in their mixing bunker of vapeness, concocting some additional flavours to add to their range.


Dr Jekyll

Dr Jekyll harks back to those days in Victorian London; Horse-drawn carriages, top hats & tails, patchwork humans of the dead … Ok, maybe let’s skip past that one. Dr Jekyll features a strong aniseed taste as its basis, along with notes of Wormwood; a plant with a distinctive aroma that’s well known as an ingredient in Absinthe.

When used within a refillable tank system, Dr Jekyll features a blend of these two main flavours, but when used with an RDA or dripper, Mr Hyde shows his true form; evolving Dr Jekyll into a monstrous mix of the aforementioned Anise and Wormwood, along with a bitter mint undertone and Citrus zing! A unique flavour blend for those who may be searching for something a little different.

Moriya’s Mix

The other flavour returning for Digby’s 2.0 Redux range is their Moriya’s Mix; a fervent blend of Menthol and Eucalyptus.

It’s said to be a great nose-clearer on a stuffy day, with the strong flavours of both the Eucalyptus and the Menthol providing a powerful taste sensation on the tastebuds.Digby’s themselves recommend that users who would usually vape 18mg should try moving down a strength with this eLiquid as Moriya’s Mix can have quite a strong taste, even for high nicotine users. Digby’s themselves recommend that users who would usually vape 18mg should try moving down a strength with this eLiquid as Moriya’s Mix can have quite a strong taste, even for high nicotine users.

We’re still not entirely sure who Moriya is why this is their mix, but knowing Digby’s its origins and meaning are just as cryptic and mysterious as some of the other names of their flavours!






Not only a small commune in the Novelle-Aquitaine region of Central France, made famous by Richard the Lionheart and the Siege of 1416, Ayen is also a Tobacco blend from our Digby’s in Dorset!

Ayen (the Digby’s version) is one of their newest flavours for 2017.

Taking the the familiar and basic Tobacco flavour that eCigs are known for, Digby’s have blended this with prominent notes of both Chocolate and Caramel.









Widely known for being sharp, pointy, and something thorny that you’d rather not fall into, Bramble bushes also are known for producing the incredibly tart and sweet Blackberry fruit, as well as a number of ornamental species that can be grown for their flowering petals.

This Bramble, on the other hand, is a Juniper & Gin-based blend that also features Cane Sugar and Blackcurrants; adding both sweet and fruit layers to this vape.

Finally Bramble is finished with a cooling layer of mentol, adding a fresh tingle to this blend.









Probably harbouring the least appealing sounding name of Digby’s 2017 range, Stalker conjures up thoughts of a foggy Victorian night with the Ripper lurking around the next corner; ready to strike!

Instead, Stalker by Digby’s is quite reminiscent of their earlier Gunpowder eLiquid.Stalker could probably be considered a sort of Gunpowder V2, as it contains quite a similar

Stalker could probably be considered a sort of Gunpowder V2, as it contains quite a similar flavour profile.

Definitely for those fans of Liquorice and Anise, Stalker contains a sweet Aniseed blend that’s also mixed with notes of citrus giving it a tart bite.

It’s definitely a juice to be following around…



Less of a joke and more of a complex blend of flavour notes, Jester eLiquid by Digby’s is new for 2017, and it’s certainly no laughing matter.

It features a blend of a variety of exotic tropical fruits, bringing their natural sweetness to the forefront of the flavour.

These citrus notes are then blended with Menthol for a cooling after note.









Definitely not the sleep crust that we wake up most days (although it is spelt exactly the same), Digby’s have chosen the alternative name for Rhubarb for this eLiquid flavour blend.

Rheum is characterised by its blend of both Vanilla and tart Rhubarb, along with a pie crust element to add that bit of crumble in there.

We just wish they called it something different!


If you have any questions about the Digby’s eLiquid range, or any of the other vaping products on our website, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team.

Smok TFV8 Baby Beast: Vape Tank Overview


Having recently pushed the boundaries to Rolls-Royce proportions with their TFV8 Cloud Beast, Smok have miniaturised their supercharged V8 Tank with the TFV8 Baby Beast; a smaller and compacted version that still retains the capabilities of ludicrous cloud production, as well as great flavours of course.

While the full size TFV8 has an eJuice capacity of 6ml, The Baby Beast has only half the volume, and can hold only a maximum of 3ml of eLiquid. It’s also a third smaller than its bigger brother, and instead features Smok’s smaller ‘V8 Baby’ coils. The tank comes as standard with a V8-Baby-Q2 0.45ohm (Ω) Dual Core pre-installed, along with a V8-Baby-Q2 0.45ohm (Ω) Dual Core (eight mini coils) in the box.


There’s also optional V8 Baby-X4 Quad Core coils, as well as a Rebuildable RBA deck that are available seperately, and Smok do have plans to release a range of coils for their Baby Beast in the near future. Also included in the box is a spare replacement glass tube for those with butter fingers, and familiar spare parts and bits and pieces, such as vape bands.

Like other tanks in the Taste Furious family, the Baby Beast has a top filling system with an upgraded leak-resistant slot at the top to solve potential leaking issues. Smok have also given the TFV8 Baby a wide bore Delrin drip tip for heat resistance, and large airflow slots, as well as increasing the size of the central chimney allowing for a much cooler and airier vape.

Similar to the TFV8, Smok’s Baby Beast is designed for the flavour and cloud chasers in mind, looking to push their vape experience to the limit. Some vapers may be put off by the 3ml volume, and look to the larger TFV8 for better eLiquid capacity, especially as the both V8’s are confirmed eJuice guzzlers.

They do race through juice like there’s no tomorrow, so those who don’t like to refill often may be put off by the high level of drain. However, it’s compact design allows it to be a mini-powerhouse for the cloud chasers, while still retaining the high performance abilities of its 6ml counterpart, but in a pocket-friendly size.

Disappointingly the RBA section is not included with the Baby Beast like it was with the full size TFV8, but is available as an additional option for those wanting to install prebuilt coils in their tank. It’s an impressive piece of kit, and ideal for those looking for the next stage in clouds and flavours, but users will find that their eJuice will likely disappear a lot faster than with previous Smok tanks.


If you have any queries about the TFV8 Baby Beast, or any of our other products, please get in contact with our team.

Vape Crazes & Tricks: Dragon Breath

This Dragon Breath vapour exhalation trick has nothing to do with bad breath and everything to do with looking like a fire-breathing dragon in human form. It looks so authentic they should have provided Benedict Cumberbatch with an e-cigarette to help him portray the motion-captured dragon Smaug in the latest Hobbit film.

It’s a simple vaping trick that doesn’t require any props or any external jiggery-pokery, just the gentle manipulation of your lips and the way you exhale the vapour. When performed correctly, you will exhale four separate plumes of vapour in different directions, reminiscent of a dragon blowing the smoke out of its nostrils and mouth (apologies if you were expecting to breathe actual fire).

How to Create Dragon Breath

Begin by inhaling as large an amount of vapour as your lung capacity comfortably allows, then exhale consistently out of both your nose and mouth at the same time. Your two nostrils and your mouth will create three separate plumes, but you then split the mouth-exiting plume in two by pinching your lips together at their centre, allowing just the smallest of gaps in both corners of your mouth. This will also redirect the mouth-exiting plumes from blowing straight forwards to blowing sideways and in two opposite directions.

Some people find this trick extremely easy and can pull it off straight away, while others may need to practice in front of a mirror to get it right. Once you do get it right, the effect is awesome as the vapour leaving your mouth shoots off either side of your face while the two plumes of vapour coming out of your nostrils shoot straight down in between them. This vape trick can be used in a variety of situations, my favourite being to punctuate a particularly dramatic statement I’ve just made.

Jim Carrey Grin
Jim Carrey Practising The Dragon Breath Pose

How the Dragon Breath Vaping Trick Works

Breathing out of your mouth and your nose at the same time is another one of those tricks some people can do easily while others need to practice. If you’re one of those who have difficulty, try quickly alternating between exhaling through your mouth and your nose. Another method can be to concentrate on your breath coming from the back of your neck, siphoning off one way to your throat and mouth and another to your nose.

Getting your lips to meet in the middle while leaving gaps in the corners of your mouth can be awkward too, and it’s best achieved by attempting to do a Jim Carrey-esque silly grin by stretching your mouth wide and gently touching the middle of your top lip down onto your bottom lip.

Advanced Dragon Breath Vape Trick

There’s not much more you can do with this vaping trick once you have mastered it, but you can increase the volume of your exhaled vapour plumes by exhaling as quickly as possible after inhaling. Some e-cigs produce more vapour than others as well, so if you’re struggling to produce enough then you may have to wait until you’ve upgraded to an e-cig with a stronger battery and superior Clearomizer.

There’s plenty of videos on YouTube showing you how to perform the Dragon Breath vaping trick and, despite some advice being to ‘figure it out yourself’, you can get a pretty good idea of how to create your very own Dragon Breath vapour.