Vaping can be a healthier alternative to smoking, but you need to ensure that the nicotine level is right for you. If you feel like your vape isn’t satisfying enough, it may be time to change the nicotine level of your e-liquid. How do you choose the best nicotine e-juice?
- What Strength Nicotine Should I Choose For My Vape?
The nicotine content of e-liquids is often measured in milligrams per milliliter (or mg/ml) or sometimes noted as the percent. It’s important to note that the percentage is interpreted by dividing the number of milligrams of nicotine by the total liquid volume. If there is 10ml of liquid with 6mg/ml, it would have 0.6% nicotine. A typical starting level for new vapers is around 18mg/ml, which means that for every 1 ml of liquid in your cartridge, you have 18mg/ml. As a general rule, most people need to decrease their nicotine levels over time while making the transition from smoking to vaping.
- How Do I Decide The Right Nicotine Level For Me?
Many vapers find that their preferred e-liquid strength is dramatically different from what they smoked depending on the e liquid wholesale, but it’s a good idea to start with a fairly close match to see if it provides enough satisfaction and prevents cravings. If you’re making the switch from smoking, your starting point may be around 24mg/ml, depending on your smoking history and how much you smoke. In this case, sticking to 18mg/ml or lower can make it easier for you to fall asleep at night, as any nicotine left in the liquid will cause insomnia. Starting low also reduces the chances of negative effects such as dizziness or nausea, often reported by new vapers.
- What If I Don’t Like My First 18mg/Ml E-Liquid?
If you tried a new 18mg/ml e-liquid and didn’t enjoy it, you can find other strengths by going to the other nicotine levels or different vape dealer. There is a wide variety of strengths available, from as low as 6mg/ml to 36mg/ml. If you used to smoke less than half a pack per day, 12mg/ml is likely to be your best starting point. The recommended strength for those who smoked more than a pack but less than two packs per day is 18mg/ml. Those that smoked 20+ cigarettes a day should start at 24mg/ml or even 36mg/ml.
- What’s A Good Range of Nicotine Levels For New Vapers?
For those who smoke less than ten cigarettes a day, 12mg/ml or 18mg/ml is likely the best option. For smokers that smoke between 11-20 cigarettes per day, we recommend 18mg/ml to 24mg/ml. Smokers that smoke more than 20 per day should start with 24mg/ml as e-juice strength. If you’re ready to quit smoking but find that your current vape isn’t satisfying enough, switching from traditional tobacco flavored e-liquids to menthol flavors can sometimes provide a stronger throat hit and increase satisfaction even if you don’t change the nicotine level. Menthols also benefit from tasting more like what you’re used to, which can make the transition even easier.
Choosing the best nicotine strength for your vape is determined by several factors – the brand, flavor, and even personal preference all play a role. Remember that you can change your desired nicotine level at any time, so you always have the option to go up in strength if it’s not satisfying enough or down if you find yourself craving more.