Nic shots are a great way to combine flavour from your favourite e-liquid with your preferred amount of nicotine. Nic shots are an unflavoured vape liquid, made with a combination of VG (vegetable glycerine) and PG (propylene glycol) and a specific amount of nicotine. Nicotine shots come in a 10ml bottle and are intended to be mixed with a flavoured, nicotine-free e-liquid, also known as a shortfill. This allows vapers to have complete control of the amount of nicotine intake.
Like shortfill e-liquids, nic shots are also available in different ratios of VG and PG. Nic shots come in either freebase nicotine or nic salt shot, and the two differ in terms of their throat hits, flavour and cloud production depending on the mix of PG and VG. Freebase nicotine provides a harsher throat hit whilst nic salt shots are a bit easier on the inhale and the nicotine is absorbed faster.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are nic shots?
Nic shots are flavourless e-liquids that contain concentrated nicotine. They can be purchased in 10ml bottles and vapers can choose from different strengths depending on how much nicotine they need and the sort of device they are using.
What is the VG/PG ratio of nicotine shots?
Nicotine shots are liquids composed largely of two components, VG and PG. VG stands for Vegetable Glycerin and PG stands for Propylene Glycol, and these two ingredients determine the throat hit, vapour production and flavour strength of your vape juice. As nic shots are not made with any flavour, the main aspect to be considered here is the throat hit and nicotine strength.
Nic shots are available in a range of different VG/PG ratios, allowing vapers to match their nic shot to the ratio of their chosen shortfill vape juice. Nic shots commonly have a 70/30 VG to PG ratio, however these e-liquids are also available in 60/40 and 50/50.
How do you use nicotine shots?
Nicotine shots are flavourless e-liquids that are intended to be added to shortfills to boost their nicotine content, whereas shortfills are flavoured bottles of e-liquid that have no nicotine in them. Shortfill bottles come in 50ml or 100ml, and are designed with a bit of space in the bottle to combine with your nic shots. This gives vapers complete control over their desired nic strength as you can add a little, or as much as you like to your liquid.
What nicotine strength is best?
There isn't a 'best' strength, as the preferred strength of nicotine can differ from person to person. How much nicotine a vaper may want is a personal choice depending on whether they were an ex-smoker, or someone who just wants to vape casually. Nic shots typically have a nicotine content of 18mg, however they are available in other strengths, such as 10mg.
Can you vape nicotine shots on their own?
Vaping nic shots on their own is not recommended as it can provide a very harsh throat hit, especially if attempting to sub-ohm vape. Due to their strength, they are intended to be mixed with shortfills.