An interesting discussion started in the SE thread regarding Synthetic Nicotine. So, I went to Johnson Creek and asked about Synthetic Nicotine as I have been unable to find any real information regarding synthetic nicotine actually being used in the eLiquids.

There were many more great posts and I do hope that those who had things to share will come and post their thoughts here, as it is an interesting discussion… Is there really such a thing as Synthetic Nicotine?

Official response via writing from Christian Berkey at Johnson Creek…

Most studies regarding Synthetic Nicotine were conducted in the 60’s and 70’s by tobacco companies looking for a way to add nicotine on the manufacturing level instead of on the agricultural or botany level. Purely Synthetic Nicotine is made with a combination of Niacin, Ethanol, Sulfuric Acid and a few other nasty chemicals. When adjusted for inflation, the cost of the process is prohibitively expensive when compared to modern extraction methods. Additionally, we’ve never seen research indicating a feasible pharmaceutical grade product – industrial grades only. While modern technology may allow for additional resolution steps, we believe the cost has kept it from being seriously pursued. That combination of high cost and more importantly low quality makes it a presently unacceptable option for Johnson Creek.

While additional research may have been done, we’ve never seen published works stating so. To our knowledge, there is currently no firm offering a synthetic pharmaceutical grade nicotine.

Extracted nicotine, regardless of plant origin, processed to pharma grades, is technically not synthetic. This pharma or “pure” nicotine is used in our products. Other pharma forms of nicotine, such as nicotine polacrilex, undergo a similar process but undergo specific bonding for use in products like nicotine gum, etc.”

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An interesting discussion started in the SE thread regarding Synthetic Nicotine. So, I went to Johnson Creek and asked about Synthetic Nicotine as I have been unable to find any real information regarding synthetic nicotine actually being used in the eLiquids. There were many more great posts and I do hope...