A GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE CORRECT NICOTINE STRENGTH
Friday, 22 May 2020 | Admin
What is nicotine strength?
Nicotine strength is displayed in two ways, either as a percentage or in mg (milligrams). The meaning of both are the same, the amount of nicotine within each millilitre (ml) of e-liquid.
A 10ml bottle of e-liquid that contains 12mg or 1.2% of nicotine, means that 1.2% of the contents is made up of nicotine.
As a general rule the higher amount of nicotine in the e-liquid means that a higher amount of nicotine is delivered to the vaper. So, as the strength of an e-liquid increases, the more pronounced the throat hit becomes. So, if you're a smoker looking to convert, the strength of the e-liquid you should choose depends on how heavily you smoke. For example, someone who is a heavy smoker (20+ a day) would need to choose a higher nicotine strength than someone who only smokes 2 a day.
Of course personal choice and preference may make a difference to your decision as there are other factors that can influence your choice.
The simple way to choose your nicotine strength...
This method is done by taking the number of cigarettes you smoke per day and converting it, for example;
This is a simplified conversion, and everyone’s different. But ultimately, if your plan is to transition from smoking to vaping, pick a nicotine strength that will give you the best chance of achieving this. There is no point being unrealistic, a change from smoking to vaping is a big one, but of course through time your tastes and strengths may change.
Deciding your nicotine strength based on the device you are using...
The e-cigarettes you use has a direct bearing on what strength e-liquid you should choose. There are two different types;
Determining your nicotine strength based on your vaping technique...
There are two main types of vaping techniques;
Things to take note to while vaping...
There are few things you can keep a lookout for while vaping, which may determine if you need to either increase or decrease your nicotine strength.
If you have chosen a nicotine strength that is too high, you may begin to experience some of the following symptoms;
If you find this to be the case, either cut back on the amount you are vaping or reduce the nicotine strength level you are using.
If it is the case that you find yourself constantly vaping, more than the moderate user, still not having that crave satisfied, than it could be the case that you may need to increase your nicotine strength.
Either way, follow these tips and you'' be sure to find your correct nicotine strength in no time!