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Nicotine Shots

Nicotine shots are a TPD compliant way to make any nicotine free short fill liquid contain nicotine. They’re a flavourless 10ml bottle of a high concentration so when you mix them with a short fill e liquid, you can blend it to your chosen strength. Choose between Vape Superstore’s own nic shots, or one of our other high quality options to mix with your short fill.

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Why Nicotine Shots?

In May of 2017, new regulations came into force requiring vape retailers to limit the bottle size of nicotine products to just 10mls. To enable customers to still get the best value for money, the vaping industry created nic shots, highly concentration bottles of nicotine to add to short fill bottles. When mixed with a bottle of flavoured, nicotine free liquid each customer can mix to their own desired strength.

Nic salts vs. freebase nicotine

There are two varieties of nicotine on the market these days - freebase nicotine and nic salts. Nic salts are a more recent addition, they’re a more stable form of nicotine and are more readily absorbed into your system. You’ll feel the effects within a few seconds of using them meaning they’re ideal for ex-smokers who used to have a heavy smoking habit. The other benefit of nic salts is they don’t have as harsh a throat hit as conventional freebase nicotine, even when they’re in a high mg level. This formulation is ideal for MTL vapers who have just come off cigarettes but still need a high level nic hit.

Freebase nicotine on the other hand is the old tried and true format of nicotine, it’s a little cheaper and is ideal for adding to short fills when you’re used to vaping at a lower nic level. Typically the best formulation for Sub Ohm vaping as nic salts hit harder so you can accidentally take too much - especially if you’re a bit of a chain vaper.

How to get the right strength

Depending on the size of your short fill bottle, you’ll need to add a different number of nic shots to it. Most short fills come in a 60ml capacity, with 50ml of flavoured liquid. When you mix in a single bottle of nicotine, you’ll blend it to a 3mg strength. You can also get 100ml bottle capacities which will have 80ml of liquid and need two shots. If you want it stronger, you’ll need to add more nicotine accordingly. However, bear in mind that as nicotine is flavourless you may find the flavour of your e liquid is diminished the more you add.