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What Are Shortfills and Nicshots?

What Are Shortfills and Nicshots?

Shortfills are larger bottles of Zero mg (non nicotine containing) e-liquid supplied with enough space in the bottle to add a 10ml “Nic-shot” or your own DIY additions.

Typically they are 50ml of liquid in a 60ml bottle - but may also come in other forms - such as our own 20ml of liquid in a 30ml bottle (ideal for 6mg vapers) or 10ml of liquid in a 30ml bottle (ideal for 12mg vapers).

The short filling of the bottle is what gives the “Shortfill” its name.

Shortfills came about as a result of the TPD (Tobacco Products Directive) - which restricted Nicotine containing liquid bottles maximum size too 10ml.

This had the potential for large price rises on Nicotine containing liquids - as the customer would have to buy multiple 10ml bottles instead of their usual larger bottle.

The Shortfill bottles. themselves do not contain any nicotine and can therefore legally be sold in any size bottle - ready fo the user to add their own nicotine via the use of various Nicshots.

What are Nicshots - or Nic-shots

A Nicshot (or Nicotine shot or Nic-Shot) is a 10ml bottle of (normally) un-flavoured Nicotine at various strengths suspended in Propylene Glycol and Vegetable Glycerine

They are used to add Nicotine to Shortfills (Zero Nicotine flavoured eliquid in a larger bottle) - and as an example the combination of Nicshots and 50ml Shortfills is generally a less expensive method than buying 5 x 10ml Flavoured E-Liquid, not to mention and very importantly these days providing much less plastic waste - especially as larger bottles can be re-used, while 10ml bottles are too small and simply end up discarded and presumably in landfill.

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