FAQ about nicotine

All vape liquids are divided into three categories based on their nicotine:

  • Nicotine-free — that's simple, no signs of nicotine. Just propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, and aromatizers. Choose 0 mg if you are not addicted to nicotine. Nicotine-free liquids can be used with the mod (VG/PG 80/20, 70/30, or 60/40) or and pod devices (VG/PG 60/40, 50/50, or 40/60). 
  • Classic nicotine — it is also called free-base or alkaline nic. 
  • Salt nicotine — a relatively new type of nic that became popular in 2015. Salt nicotine is made from classic nicotine with the addition of special acids. Salt nicotine has a comfortable level of pH for the human body, it is much milder than classic and has almost no throat hit. Low nic versions (3 mg) are used with sub-ohm devices. Pods are usually used with 20 to 50 mg nicotine strength liquids. But there are also special options with low nic for pods (12 mg) or ultra-high (70 mg).

Several laws in Russia affect the vape industry.

Vape tax

The first big vape law has taxed liquids made after 01.01.2017 and is about $0,19 (effective for 2021) for 1 ml of a liquid. So should the manufacturer pay almost $23 for a 120 ml liquid? How can we sell them for $6,99?

The answer is simple: nobody pays this tax and it seems that the government forgot about it :)

However, manufacturers are cautious. For example, Smoke Kitchen, PrideVape, and many others put 2016 as a product's manufacture date. Don't worry when you see it because all liquids we sell are made not more than 6 months ago, so they have about 2 more years of shelf life.

Nicotine strength restriction

In January 2021 we got a new law that bans all liquids over 20 mg similar to the law in the EU and many other countries.

After that Juul has closed all operations in Russia. But Russians never give up :) Almost all manufacturers now hide the real nicotine strength. For example:

Smoke Kitchen uses red caps and 20 mg UltraSalt to hide 40 mg versions of their liquids.

PrideVape doesn't mention nicotine on the bottle, but it has a digit on it. 2 means that the liquid is 20 mg, 4 is 40 mg and 5 is 50 mg.

Maxwell's uses «hybrid» to mark the 40 mg version. They even claim that gas chromatographer will show less than 20 mg. We didn't make a lab test, but the feeling is the same that has an old 40 mg liquid.

Gas Group uses «hard» to mark 50 and 55 mg versions.

Elmerck and many others use «strong» to mark 40, 45, or 50 mg versions.

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