The best strength for a nic salt ultimately depends on you and how much you vape / smoke. However, the majority of new vapers start on 20mg (2%). This is because its the most similar to smoking cigarettes. If you've ever had a disposable vape that contains nicotine, you've more than likely vaped 20mg nicotine. 2% is the highest nicotine strength legally allowed in the UK. It's best suited to people who were heavy smokers or heavy users of disposable vapes. Like the nic salts featured in this list, the majority of nic salts are available in more than just one nicotine strength.
Most brands offer 10mg (1%) and sometimes 5mg (0.5%). These strengths are perfect for gradually cutting down your nicotine intake. Most people find that when they move away from disposables onto a higher-powered pod kit, 10mg is usually enough to keep the nicotine cravings as bay.
Ultimately, if you're looking for a stronger and quicker delivery of nicotine, nic salts are your best bet. Nic salts (unlike 50/50 freebase juice) deliver nicotine much quicker into your blood stream which resembles a cigarette's nicotine delivery. Nic salts tend to be much smoother on the throat too, making many people experience less coughing and sore throats.
You can get higher nicotine strengths with nic salts. Traditional freebase e-liquid usually caps off at 18mg, whereas nic salts are available up to 20mg. Salt nic is definitely much more intense and is more suited to people who need a higher intensity of nicotine. You may get on better with freebase if you prefer lower nicotine strengths, or you're a sub-ohm vaper.
The best devices for nic salts are low powered kits like pod kits or mods with adjustable wattages so you can set the wattage lower. Most nic salts are recommended to be vaped at the 10W-25W mark depending on the nicotine strength and ratio, although the majority of nic salts feature a 50VG/50PG.
Pods kits like Xros 3 mini, the Sonder Q, and the Luxe range of kits pair perfectly with nic salts. They offer a wide range of resistances with a choice of removable coils or built in coils. Pod kits are suitable for beginners and more advanced users as they all contain different levels of customisation. If you're a beginner looking for a coil or pod for your pod kit, the best resistance to use with nic salts is 0.8ohm-1.2ohm as they produce a small amount of vapour and feel similar to disposable vapes.
As nic salts come in a huge range of flavours it may be confusing on which flavour to go with. It's tempting as a former smoker to go back to smoking when you just can't find that flavour that gives you the ultimate satisfaction.
Lots of smokers decide to go with tobacco flavoured e-liquids when starting. This is a great option as the taste helps people feel like they've really had a cigarette. There are so many tobacco flavours, with some of the most popular coming from brands like Pod Salt and No Frills. They both have ranges that include various tobacco and cigar flavours.
Some smokers prefer to stay away from tobacco flavoured e-liquids when choosing a nic salt flavour. This may be because they don't want to be reminded of tobacco. This is where fruits come into play. There are hundreds of fruit and drink inspired nic salts, whether they're focused on disposable style flavours or complex medleys, fruits are a staple flavour when stopping smoking.