January 04, 2021 3 min read

The changes that have occurred over the last 10 years in how people consume their nicotine have been quite remarkable, especially, when you consider the lack of innovation that occurred over the previous 100 years. And here we are again on the precipice of something new and exciting that will undoubtedly garner some attention and market share over the next 6 to 12 months. Five Pawns is proud to announce the launch of a new product line of premium fruit flavors that solely utilizes Tobacco Free Nicotine.

What is Tobacco Free Nicotine?

Tobacco-Free Nicotine is essentially the same thing as tobacco-derived nicotine (TDN) extracted from the tobacco plant. Whether extracted from the tobacco plant, or created in a laboratory environment, the nicotine molecule has the same chemical structure C10H14N2 - 10 carbon atoms, 14 hydrogen atoms, and 2 nitrogen atoms.

What makes tobacco-free nicotine special though, is the purity that can be achieved (99.9% pure) and the unlimited scalability with minimal impact on the environment, which cannot be said about nicotine derived from a tobacco plant.

Not all Tobacco Free Nicotine is created equally?

This is going to get a little sciency but stay with us here. When you create the nicotine molecule you get two stereoisomers that are mirror images of each other. They are S and R Isomers. In tobacco-derived nicotine the most prevalent isomer is S and this creates the physiological effect that people enjoy when consuming nicotine. R Isomer, however, is also found in tobacco-derived nicotine but in very low amounts and it is widely thought to have no physiological effect on the body.

Now let’s talk about how all tobacco-free nicotine isn’t created equally. You will find nicotine providers selling products with just the R Isomer, the R+S Isomers combined, and also just the S Isomer isolated. Given the fact that it is widely thought that the R Isomer has no physiological effect on the body than you, the consumer should focus on products that have the highest amount of S in their products. For example, R+S Isomer Nicotine products would require the consumer to consume twice as much of a product when compared to S only products. So if you typically vape a 6mg of tobacco-derived nicotine then you can still vape a 6mg S Isomer tobacco-free nicotine and get the same exact effects, but on the other hand, if you use R+S nicotine you will need to buy products twice as potent, like a 12mg, as only half the molecule is active.

Lastly, and perhaps most importantly tobacco-free nicotine is virtually tasteless. Much of the tobacco-derived nicotine sold today has an astringent cinnamon taste that needs to be masked by artificial sweeteners. As a flavor-forward company, Five Pawns adds no Sucralose or artificial sweetener in order to provide customers with a pleasant flavor experience that doesn’t cause fatigue or leave an unpleasant aftertaste.

Five has been working with Contraf-Nicotex-Tobacco (CNT) for the last 5 years and has chosen to partner with CNT to be the supplier of this S Isomer pure form of nicotine. Given all the data we, at Five Pawns, are proud to be one of the first companies to use Tobacco-Free S-isomer Nicotine. We made the decision to use the costlier but more effective S Isomer because that’s what our customers want and they expect us to deliver the highest quality, most satisfying products on the market.

Welcome to the 21st century of Tobacco Harm Reduction and we couldn’t be happier to have you’re on the ride with us.

To learn more about Synthetic Nicotine please read the article in Tobacco Reporter’s December issue HERE

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