Choosing the right nicotine strength is a problem for many newcomers to vaping at the beginning – and that is not without reason. Since nicotine requirements differ from person to person, it is difficult to rely on the experience of others when making the switch or getting started. In addition, depending on the draw technique, e-cigarette and liquid, the nicotine is released in different strengths. We have some tips and steps for finding the right nicotine strength for your e-liquid.
Choose Nicotine Strength Based On Cigarettes Consumption
Before you choose your e-liquid in the desired nicotine strength based on the previous strength on cigarette packs, you should note the following: The information on cigarette packs always refers to the average inhaled smoke of a cigarette. A tobacco cigarette always contains more nicotine than stated on the box. The reason for this is that only the amount that is measured under laboratory conditions in a standardized test procedure is given. For example, if your cigarette is labeled 1mg nicotine, an e-liquid with a nicotine strength of 1mg/ml will not suffice.
Since not only the brand but also the frequency of nicotine consumption plays a role, we recommend the following list based on our nicotine strengths.
Light cigarettes and very little consumption, “occasional smokers”: 0-6mg/ml
Light cigarettes and consumption of up to 1 pack daily: 3-6mg/ml
avg strong cigarettes and consumption of up to 1 pack daily: 6-12mg/ml
avg strong cigarettes and consumption of 1 pack or more daily: 12mg/ml
avg strong cigarettes and consumption between 1-3 packs daily: 12-18mg/ml
High consumption of a strong, possibly unfiltered brand: 18mg/ml
Ecigarette And Vapor Behavior Are Crucial
While e-cigarettes initially had more or less the same performance, the list seen above could be taken as a guide. At that time, you could recommend a liquid with 18mg/ml to a heavy smoker without any problems, since you knew roughly which device and at what strength he was going to vape it. However, since e-cigarettes nowadays offer a much wider range of services, the e-cigarette chosen to switch plays a major role in addition to previous cigarette consumption. When you vape an e-liquid in a high-powered atomizer, it vaporizes faster, delivering more nicotine to your body in a shorter amount of time. In addition, after switching, vapers often vape more than they smoked before. This can be due, for example, to the fact that you are now vaping at work in the office or other places where smoking was previously not allowed.
Therefore, we recommend using the list above as a rough guide and starting with a nicotine concentration lower than stated. If this concentration is too weak, it can easily be increased. Example: If you have smoked “normal” strong cigarettes up to 1 pack a day, do not choose a liquid with 12mg/ml nicotine as shown above, but 6mg/ml.
Down The Nicotine Completely – Decrease Strength Slowly
Many smokers not only want to quit smoking by switching to e-cigarettes, but also want to overcome their nicotine addiction. If that is also your goal, you should under no circumstances choose a liquid without nicotine when switching. You would quickly notice that you are missing something and, in the worst case, reach for the tobacco cigarette again. The important thing is: take it slow. First of all, master your switch to e-cigarettes. Once you’ve done that and found you no longer have the craving to smoke, you can start reducing the nicotine strength in small increments at a time.