How do I choose nicotine strength in E-Liquid?
Welcome to our guide on how to choose nicotine strength in E-Liquid. Before beginning vaping it is important to understand nicotine strengths so you can make an informed decision about how much nicotine you would like in your e-juice. E-juice is measured in milligrams per milliliter. Nicotine strength comes in a variety of measurements ranging from 0mL to 42mL. For first time vapers it is important to understand the difference between different levels of nicotine as it can make the difference between and enjoyable vaping experience and one that makes you sick and dizzy.
If you are a smoker looking to convert to vaping, it may be beneficial to know how much nicotine your regular cigarettes contain and then look for a reputable study that compares cigarette nicotine to vaping. Vaping can be compared to cigarette smoking although there is a difference. If you know how much nicotine is in your regular cigarette you will be able to figure out what the absorption rate is. It is important to know that not all the nicotine will end up absorbed into your body. In order to know how much nicotine you are absorbing will depend on the machine you are using, the strength of your nicotine, how you are using your machine including how deeply you are inhaling. Due to the variety of dynamics involved in determining nicotine level you are best to do some experimenting starting at a low dose and go from there to come to a decision on how much nicotine you would like to use.
If you’re traditionally a heavy smoker or if the cigarettes you smoke contain high levels of nicotine, you may want to consider beginning with high nicotine content when you begin vaping. Start lower and build up but you may want to start with 12mg/mL or 18mg/mL. Bear in mind that the nicotine level will alter the flavour of your e-liquid. Due to the difference between cigarettes and vapes, it can be difficult to tell when you are finished vaping and many people experience an uncomfortable high when they have ingested too much nicotine. This is a good reason to start low and work up.
If you are generally a moderate level smoker you should consider starting out at 6mg/mL of nicotine with your vape. As well if you are someone who uses tobacco chew, this is a good starting strength. Those who use rebuildable atomizers generally use 3mg/mL nicotine as their process involves dripping the e-liquid directly onto the wick, which creates a higher rate of absorption. People who sub-Ohm or just enjoy vaping frequently tend to use a lower strength nicotine as well. 0mg/mL of nicotine is best for those who do not want any nicotine at all or those who are trying to ween off nicotine but still want the sensation of smoking by using a vape.
If you are a beginner vaper but you have never used tobacco products before you should consider the idea that nicotine is addictive. If you do not already have an addiction to nicotine it is advisable not to use products that contain nicotine. You can still enjoy vaping without ingesting nicotine.