With the increasing prevalence of nic salt based juices , this is a topic that's worth further discussion. I found an article (quite old, but still worth a read) which explains more about nic salts. http://vaping411.com/nicotine-salts/ From what I can gather, nic salts are a modified version of "normal nicotine" which allows for faster absorption of the nicotine but with lower throat hit. The two appear to go hand in hand because the smoother vaping sensation allows for higher levels of nic to be vaped. Which in turn allows for a more potent nicotine loading - so it gets closer to what combustible cigarettes can do. This seems to be the ideal solution for low powered pod type and pen style vape devices. And these can help new vapers curb the nic cravings and stay off the stinkies. There are a couple of issues though: 1. Is it suitable for vaping in high powered "enthusiast" mods at high nic levels? 2. Isn't there a risk with this that you could actually get more dependent on the nicotine (instead of less dependent)? Presumably one of the goals of many vapers is to reduce the nic level and dependency on nicotine over time. 3. How safe are nic salts compared to "normal nicotine"? I may not be understanding this fully and I will admit that I haven't used nic salts much. I have only vaped on them a few times - and I get virtually zero immediate throat hit - so I didn't enjoy it. I know some folk say they get a strange taste with nic salts. Have put up a poll too. Please vote and lets discuss this below. What are your experiences?