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Nicotine extracted from tobacco and used in e-liquid means that technically, vaping falls under the jurisdiction of Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). This means that e-liquid companies are limited in their ability to promote and market the less harmful impact on our health that vaping has, compared to smoking. One such alternative posed, that may free vaping from the shackles of tobacco is synthetic nicotine. But what is synthetic nicotine and is it safe?
The addictive alkaloid nicotine can also be found in some other unsuspecting items from the Nightshade family of plants, albeit at much lower levels. Common food items such as tomato, potato, green pepper, as well as the leaves of the coca plant all contain traces of nicotine within them.
Normal e-liquid will typically contain pharmaceutical grade nicotine, also known as ‘freebase’ nicotine, that has been extracted from tobacco via a chemical process to distil a final product that is up to 99.9% pure. This nicotine is then combined with a liquid concentrate of propylene glycol (PG) and/or vegetable glycerin, as well as further flavorings that enhance the taste and experience of the vape itself.
What is Synthetic Nicotine?
Synthetic nicotine or ‘tobacco-free nicotine’ is a man-made replica of the traditional nicotine that is found tobacco. 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 TPD.
Because pharmaceutical grade nicotine is extracted from tobacco, the final product is prone to the odd 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.
Is Synthetic Nicotine Safe?
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 can vape nicotine free e-liquid until you're ready to give up vaping as a whole.