What is Synthetic Nicotine? December 28 2020
Synthetic nicotine or tobacco free nicotine is a man-made replica of the traditional nicotine that is found tobacco, nicotine patches, nicotine gums and the majority of e-liquids. Produced in a laboratory, scientists can produce the nicotine molecule without the use of tobacco, thereby technically freeing e-liquid made with synthetic nicotine from rules and regulations set by the FDA.
Because pharmaceutical grade nicotine is extracted from tobacco, the final product is prone to the added impurity that may have managed to make it through the extraction process, which can create a bad-tasting vape. Odorless and tasteless, synthetic nicotine has the same molecular structure and is made from the same chemicals as nicotine, but without any of the impurities that accompany tobacco.
What are the difference and similarity?
Nicotine as a compound contains 10 carbon atoms, 2 nitrogen atoms and 14 hydrogen atoms. The truth is that there is not much difference between nicotine from somewhere else and nicotine derived from the plant. They are fundamentally the same thing, even in terms of the effect on the user.
The major difference is that synthetic nicotine has been produced using the exact chemical which contains nicotine but no tobacco. To achieve a tobacco-free synthetic nicotine, chemicals such as ethanol, niacin, sulfuric acid among other chemicals are used.
While claimed to be purer than pharmaceutical grade nicotine, when it comes down to it, there is no real difference between synthetic nicotine and the traditional nicotine that we have become accustomed to, except that it is not derived from the tobacco plant. While there may be the case for improved taste, on the whole, synthetic nicotine is as safe as nicotine can be, it’s simply derived from an alternative source. For those looking to reduce nicotine levels overall, and cut their links with tobacco, this can be done gradually until you won't need it all and you can vape nicotine free e-liquid until you're ready to give up vaping as a whole.
What is the difference and similarity?
The inaugural batch of custom-made SYN Nicotine e-liquids will be used in Geek Bar as well as many other vaping products. And in the foreseeable future we will continue to use tobacco-free nicotine in all our existing and upcoming products due to the following reasons:
Not regulated by FDA
First of all, the FDA has the authority to regulate any and all "tobacco products". In terms of vaping, any part of the product which can be "reasonably expected" to be used to consume tobacco can be deemed a tobacco product. So if we're using an e-liquid with tobacco-derived nicotine, everything from the tank/RDA and even the batteries can be considered tobacco products, and therefore can be regulated by the FDA. It could be argued, logically, that use of tobacco-free nicotine would no longer constitute any part of our vaping product as a tobacco product.
Impeccable flavor quality:
Secondly, tobacco-free nicotine is clean and lacks the impurities that are found on the tobacco nicotine e-liquids it, therefore, has no smell and is tasteless, which in turn improves the taste and flavor. Also worth noting is that this tobacco-free nicotine has the same biological properties as the one derived from the tobacco plant. The advantage of this synthetic nicotine is that it does not have the foul smell and flavor of tobacco.
Therefore, by using synthetic nicotine or tobacco-free nicotine our products will have fewer restrictions on entering new markets and simultaneously satisfy consumers’ needs of real and smooth taste. This is the way we seek more opportunities in a changeable situation.