How to Nic Shot?

One of the main downsides of the TPD (Tobacco Products Directive) is the fact that you can't get bottles of E-Liquid containing nicotine over 10ml, however, thanks to shortfills and nic shots, you can overcome this!

First things first, what are shortfills?

If you're not already aware of shortfills, they are a large sized bottle of E-Liquid that don't contain any nicotine. The bottles are not filled to the brim, meaning they allow room to add a nicotine shot.

What are nicotine shots?

Nicotine shots, which are sometimes referred to as 'nicotine boosters' or 'nic shots', are 10ml bottles of flavourless E-Liquid that contain nicotine. You can add these to your shortfill E-liquids to create the desired strength of nicotine.

Below is a table showing you how you can achieve a 3mg strength E-Liquid. To keep it as simple as possible, we have used the example of 18mg 10ml nic shots as these are typically the most common.

How do I mix Shortfills and Nicotine Shots?

Below we have provided a diagram which shows you the steps you need to take to mix your shortfill and nicotine shot.

Before you start, make sure the E-Liquid you are adding your nic shot to is nicotine free. Then take a look at our guide to see how you can reach your desired strength of nicotine.

Step 1: Remove cap and nib from your nicotine free E-Liquid.

Step 2:

Remove cap off the nicotine shot and squeeze the liquid into your shortfill (try not to spill any of the contents).

Step 3:

Once you have put your nic shot into your shortfill, replace the nib and put the cap back on, making sure it is secure. Shake the bottle thoroughly to ensure both liquids are fully mixed.

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