Right Nicotine For My E-Liquid
Picking the right nicotine strength is crucial if you want to quit smoking. Both cigarettes and vape can have nicotine, but smoking offers a different experience because of the thousands of toxic chemicals found in cigarettes. Vaping can provide nicotine if you wish, but there are also vape juices that don’t have nicotine. What’s lacking is the extra chemicals that are found in usual tobacco cigarettes. Nicotine is the main if not the only reason why people crave a smoke. This accentuates the significance of choosing the most appropriate nicotine strength when it comes to quitting the smoking habit.
It’s significant to choose a nicotine level that suits you best. Remember that too much nicotine won’t allow you to enjoy the vaping experience while having too little of it can result in going back to smoking again.
Three factors can be considered for choosing the most appropriate nicotine level for you. These are the right understanding of the differences between vaping and smoking, various vape devices that can affect nicotine strength and smoking habits that determine your nicotine strength choice.
Nicotine Absorption Differences Between Vaping and Smoking
Your body does not absorb the same amount of nicotine from vaping and smoking. A cigarette on average has around 10 to 14 mg nicotine and your body only gets to absorb 1 to 1.5 mg of nicotine. Vaping does not deliver the same amount of nicotine into the body. The 4,000 plus chemicals found in a cigarette are intended to deliver nicotine to the body efficiently.
The Vape Device Choice Matters
Vaping devices today have become more efficient in delivering nicotine and ejuice flavors. The most common of these devices are sub-ohm devices, which use high-wattage batteries to help with vapor production, allowing for a direct to lung vapor impact. This means that you will have more nicotine as opposed to devices with lower wattage. When using a high-wattage vape device, you can use low levels of nicotine because it can produce a huge amount of vapor. Remember that sub-ohm vape devices prefer the use of 3 mg or 6 mg e-juice. It is not recommended to use above 12 mg of nicotine for a sub-ohm vape device.
Smoking Vis-a-Vis Vaping Habits
Check on your smoking habits before you decide on the nicotine strength of your e-liquid. The general guideline followed by the vaping community includes 3 mg for the light smoker, 6 mg for the moderate smoker, and 12 mg for the heavy smoker.
These are broad guidelines, and these may vary from one person to another. The type of cigarette one smokes may also have a bearing on the level of nicotine strength you will need for your e-liquid. If you are used to smoking full flavor cigarettes, you will be satisfied with 12 mg of nicotine.
If you want to have even higher nicotine levels, equivalent to 18 mg and 24 mg, a good alternative is nicotine salt or nic salt. This is a specific nicotine formulation that is intended for vape devices that have low wattage. Nic salts can offer high nicotine strength that can go as high as 35 to 50 mg nicotine levels. These will provide vapers with the realistic feel of smoking cigarettes. Since nicotine salts are of high nicotine strengths, they are intended for vape devices with low wattage.
If you want to have a strong throat hit, but the amount of nicotine is high, use the vape juice that has a 50:50 VG/PG ratio.
When you are in doubt, always go for the lower nic strength to avoid overdoing it and ending up with a nic headache.
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