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Published On March 22, 2016 | By Nicole | About E-Cigarettes Articles

Is There Such A Thing As Good And Bad Nicotine?

I’ve been hearing some rumors going around about ‘good and bad’ types of nicotine lately – so naturally, I decided to address them here – our latest blog post. I will admit that I was a bit mystified at first, because even with all of my research into smoking and vaping, I had never really heard anything about some different types of nicotine being better than others. So I did some serious digging – and I came up with two possible explanations for why such a rumor could be going around.


1… Some nicotine products are ‘light’, while others are ‘regular’

As you probably know, you can buy cigarettes in different nicotine strengths – but I’ve recently learned that some people believe that these are actually different types of nicotine. While this idea is certainly understandable, it’s actually not true. These different strengths are a result of different amounts of nicotine. The nicotine itself, however, is the same from cigarette to cigarette. Even menthols and bolds use the same type of nicotine – just in different amounts. The second explanation actually seems to be a more common cause of inquiry.


2… Some companies use ‘pharmaceutical grade’ nicotine, while others seem to use nicotine that’s ‘food grade’

From what I’ve found out regarding this question, there are several different ‘grades’ of nicotine that can be used for tobacco and vaping products. From what I’ve heard, pharmaceutical grade nicotine is supposed to be the very best-quality, while food grade can potentially be a bit ‘less pure’. This website actually seems to draw a pretty serious distinction between these different grades of nicotine in the following statement…

“There is also little way of knowing whether your favourite e-cigarette contains pure pharmaceutical grade nicotine or cheap pesticide grade nicotine laced with impurities.”

While the site seems to be heavily biased against electronic cigarettes, they do make some valid points – and as it turns out, you might want to make sure that your E-liquids were created with high-quality ingredients to avoid fillers and impurities.


What should you do?

To help avoid this problem, always make sure that companies are using real, pharmaceutical-grade nicotine in their E-liquids. You can usually find this out by reading the website, or by emailing/calling customer support. In the end, all nicotine is really the same – but the purity level can be different, and that’s what you need to watch out for. Just make sure to do your research, and always spend your money on products that seem to be verified by good reviews and made from high-quality ingredients.

In a lot of ways, the quality of your E-liquid is even more important than the device, because your device only atomizes the liquid. The e-juice itself is what will actually be entering your body – so it’s especially important that you do your research and buy something that’s both safe and enjoyable. Thankfully, there are a number of quality E-liquid manufacturers in the UK, and you can find quite a few of them on our ‘best E-liquids’ page right here on the website.

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