Instead of getting all science-y we’ll explain the difference between Salt Nicotine and Regular nicotine in a way that’s useful (and significant!) for vapers to understand.
Salt nicotine is made in such a way to make it feel “smoother” when vaped at higher nicotine levels. Regular nicotine can get very harsh and almost unbearable when reaching levels above 24mg/ml while salt nicotine can go as high as 50mg/ml and still feel smooth.
Due to the high nicotine concentrations of many salt nicotine e-liquids, pod devices that utilize them are usually lower powered and mimic traditional cigarette smoking. Regular nicotine e-liquids on the other hand typically have low nicotine concentrations and this is why higher powered devices are needed for them to deliver the nicotine fix that people crave.
While it may seem that salt nicotine is the best choice for people looking for a nicotine fix, there are reasons why people still vape e-liquids that use regular nicotine at lower concentrations. Nicotine Salts are not suitable for High Powered MOD devices
Higher powered devices mean that more vapor is produced, more vapor means more flavor. With all the different kinds of flavors out there, it’s easy to understand why people still love using e-liquids with freebase nicotine.
The bottom line is, different strokes for different folks. For those who just want to get their nicotine fix in the most efficient way, then pod systems and salt nicotine e-liquids are the way to go. For those who want to tweak their vaping experience and experience the wide selection of flavors out there then the more advanced mod systems are the way to go.