As of this time, the FDA issued MDO's (marketing denial orders) on all nicotine replacement. This means it cannot be on the market. The electronic cigarette industry is taking a stand and here is how we are trying to save vaping nicotine replacement. There is something called freebase nicotine and this is what you have been vaping this entire time. In preparation of the E-Liquid getting a ban (and it has), how do we get around it? The answer is synthetic nicotine. The government is not happy about this new innovation. They already do not want flavors on the market. Let’s answer some questions and we have copied and pasted from Cloud McVape, because they do a better job than we can at explaining.
“What is synthetic nicotine? What are the differences between synthetic nicotine and freebase nicotine? Why is synthetic nicotine under the watchful eye of the FDA and other anti-tobacco groups? What brands have made the switch to synthetic nicotine, and what brands are looking to switch in the future? Let’s answer some of these questions.
What Is Synthetic Nicotine?
Synthetic nicotine is defined as nicotine not derived from the tobacco plant, and is also referred to as TFN. While nicotine is derived largely from the tobacco plant, it can also be found in smaller amounts in everyday foods such as tomatoes, green peppers, eggplants, potatoes, cauliflower, and even the coca plant. Synthetic nicotine can be created by scientists in a laboratory without the impurities of freebase (tobacco-derived) nicotine. While some alternative nicotine products already have synthetic nicotine, most vape juices use freebase nicotine, although many vape manufacturers have decided to swap to synthetic nicotine/TFN in the past year.
One company owns the trademark for synthetic nicotine/TFN: Next Generation Labs. They could seek to profit greatly from this switch. According to Vincent Schuman, the CEO of Next Generation Labs, “All indications from the FDA confirm our long-held position: TFN nicotine products cannot be regulated under the Deeming Rule as they are not tobacco products, and we continue to believe that an open or closed system device for use with a choice of synthetic nicotine products will qualify as a non-tobacco product.
Advantages of Synthetic Nicotine
In addition to not being regulated by the FDA, synthetic nicotine/TFN is purer than freebase nicotine derived from the tobacco plant. Some impurities exist in freebase nicotine, which may affect your vaping experience despite the majority of vape juices using freebase nicotine. By using synthetic nicotine/TFN, which is pure nicotine, it may improve the quality of the vaping experience overall and encourage those who are currently using traditional nicotine products to sample alternative nicotine products containing synthetic nicotine/TFN.
Next Generation Labs has provided a list of advantages of synthetic nicotine, which you can view below.”