WTA, the difference

the difference between WTA and USP

E-cigarettes have helped countless people get off traditional Big Tobacco cigarettes, however, there are countless other people who have found that there's just something missing in e-cigarettes when used with nicotine-only juice. Something that you just can't put a finger on, but that makes a big difference when it comes to satisfying that gnawing nicotine craving.

If you're one of those people that have found that nicotine-only juice was enough for you to switch from cigarettes, that's awesome, don't change a thing! We recommend sticking with what works for you which is why we offer all of The Blends flavors in USP nicotine, as well as WTA.

On the other hand, if you're one of those people who have struggled to stick with e-cigs exclusively, dropping them altogether or smoking on the side, then maybe WTAs are exactly what you need to finally drop the stink.

WTAs work by better emulating the effect of cigarettes by including both the main alkaloid, nicotine, as well as the background alkaloids that naturally occur in the tobacco plant: nornicotine, anatabine, and anabasine. Alkaloids are the nitrogenous compounds found in almost all plants and in many cases interact in some way with the human body, background alkaloids are the ones found in smaller amounts. By including the full spectrum of the tobacco plant's alkaloids and in the same ratio, WTAs are able to provide a more complete vaping experience: the stimulating effect of nicotine is modified by the background alkaloids to create an overall effect that is both stimulating and relaxing. 

Because WTAs work so well at emulating what makes cigarettes so habit-forming, WTA e-liquid is more habit-forming in itself. Which is why we'd prefer people who have not had any problems getting off cigarettes with regular e-liquid, stick with regular USP nicotine. We're not out to get people addicted to our products, but rather we want people to have an alternative to something they are already addicted to. Ideally, WTAs should be looked at as a stepping stone in the switch from cigarettes. They do not contain the cancer-causing chemicals and tar released when a cigarette burns so the negative health effects are expected to be smaller than cigarettes and much more like any other e-liquid.

There really is not much of a difference when it comes to taste. Unflavored WTA, such as TasteMaker Pure, has a subtle tobacco taste. WTAs in general have a greater throat hit as compared to an e-liquid with the same amount of USP nicotine, and that is something a lot of people who are switching over from cigarettes tend to prefer, anyway.

This might sound a lot like another product called NET e-juice, so, how are WTAs different from NET e-juices? Naturally extracted tobacco, or NET, e-juice gives the same whole tobacco effect as WTA, but this extraction process is a little more crude and does not leave you with the ability to flavor the juice. With a whole world of flavors out there, using an unflavored WTA e-juice, like Umba's TasteMaker Pure, as a base allows you to add or combine delicious flavors, like The Blends, with well-rounded satisfaction. We can also control the dosage of nicotine a lot more closely. This makes quality control easier and also provides options for people trying to lower their nicotine intake. Learn more about how Umba is crafted here.

Checkout our General Certificates of Compliance (GCC) here and here.

Checkout our Certificate of Analysis confirming that virtually no tobacco-specific nitrosamines exist in our e-liquids.

Checkout our Certificate of Analysis confirming that no diketones are in our e-liquid.


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