April 11, 2014

Industrial liquid nicotine production example

One of the top three questions asked is “what’s in it?” when it comes to e-liquid. It has been next to impossible to de-couple nicotine from cigarettes in people’s minds. The nicotine used in the fluid for vaping is pharmaceutical grade liquid nicotine that comes from a precise process. Yes, tobacco plants yield the highest amount of nicotine per tonnage, but they are not the only plant that contains it.

Plants from the Nightshade[Solanaceae] family:

vegetables containing nicotine




It is my understanding that ALL of the pharmaceutical grade nicotine is processed overseas. Every lozenge, patch, inhaler, nasal spray and gum uses this same liquid nicotine.

Here is a video of a large industrial company in Italy manufacturing it: