Nicotine is most commonly derived from the Tobacco plant. Tobacco can be burnt in a cigarette to create nicotine (carcinogenic), or extracted from the plant to create nicotine used for vaping.
Due to recent FDA regulations in the US, most US manufacturers moved to Synthetic Nicotine to avoid these regulations that meant all product had to be approved prior to selling, a very slow and arduous process designed to curtail sales to minors which had become a major issue.
The good news for vapers is that US branded Synthetic Nicotine is now regulated by the FDA as of March 2022 in the same way that Tobacco derived nicotine products are, giving consumers confidence in these relatively new products to the market.
What is the future of Synthetic Nic?
Mixology has been testing samples of Synthetic Unflavoured Nic for some time, and are yet to find anything that is as close to the real thing, although the Synthetic Nic Pacha Mama Disposables are getting pretty close (seeming to have a harsher throat hit than Tobacco derived Salts)
In our opinion Synth Nic is going to be the future as more and more countries outlaw Tobacco derived products, due to their historical entanglement to cigarettes. Currently it is far too expensive to sell as we do Unflavoured Tobacco derived Nicotine, in some cases 10 times the cost.
As and when these products become more prevalent, Mixology will continue to note these products as having Synthetic Nicotine to prevent confusion.
As always we would suggest sticking with tried and tested brands with Synthetic Nicotine and currently only the US market is regulating these products, so probably best to stick with US brands at the present time.