What Nicotine Level Should I Vape

What Nicotine level should I vape?

This is a common question asked by new people as they look to begin their vape journey. And for good reason, choosing the right nicotine strength is crucial. Nicotine is one of the four key ingredients along with PG, VG and flavouring that makes up your eliquid. The strength of nicotine varies between person-to-person and there is no clear answer to this question, but there is a way of knowing what you should be vaping. First of all, we need to establish what nicotine actually is.

Nicotine is an extract that is from the tobacco plant Nicotiana Tabacum. It can also be found in small amounts in common food products such as tomatoes and potatoes. Nicotine's mood-altering effects are different by report: the effects can include mood elevation, alertness and calmness. The substance is used in particular as both a stimulant and a relaxant. It is an addictive substance that is also in conventional cigarettes; hence why so many people find it difficult to stop smoking.

With eliquid that is sold over the counter, they can come in various different strengths, the most common strengths are:

  • - 0mg or 0%
  • - 3mg or 0.3% (Low)
  • - 6mg or 0.6% (Low - Medium)
  • - 12mg or 1.2% (Medium)
  • - 18mg or 1.8% (Medium - High)
  • - 24mg or 2.4% (High)

These values are the amount of nicotine per ml of juice. Some companies do represent this in percentage instead of milligrams but they are all of equal value.

So, we have already established what nicotine is and what strengths you are able to get them in, but the question now is “Which nicotine strength do I go for?” The answer to this varies as it all depends on what set up you have i.e. sub-ohm vaping or casual vaping and also if you are a smoker or ex-smoker. Again there is no one definite answers to this as it is different from person to person.

However, here are some basic tips on what you should be looking out for:

 

1. Taste

There is a vast array eliquid flavours out there on the vape market and the vast majority of them taste absolutely amazing. The amount of nicotine in them can make a big difference to taste though, as the higher nicotine strength you go, the less flavour you will taste. You will experience a harsher vape with higher nicotine levels. It is advised to stay within low nicotine levels if you’re sub ohm vaping as the amount of vapour produced makes everything more intense.

 

2. Throat hit

Higher nicotine levels will give you a stronger throat hit. When combined with higher PG based eliquids this can be intense so it is important to look for these factors before purchasing, but also note that high PG based eliquids and low nicotine levels may not satisfy the needs of a smoker or ex smoker as they are used to the strong throat hit. For those switching from smoking to vaping, a more pronounced throat hit is advised.

 

3. Nicotine Addiction

 It is known for nicotine to be addictive; if you were a heavy smoker then it is temping to go for higher nicotine level eliquids. However you need to take into account that the vaping experience is slightly different to smoking and it may not be necessary to obtain a higher level of nicotine to satisfy your needs. As a person trying to quit smoking it is better to choose a medium nicotine strength based juice and then gradually reduce that level.

 

4. Usage 

It is known for nicotine to be addictive; if you were a heavy smoker then it is temping to go for higher nicotine level eliquids. However you need to take into account that the vaping experience is slightly different to smoking and it may not be necessary to obtain a higher level of nicotine to satisfy your needs. As a person trying to quit smoking it is better to choose a medium nicotine strength based juice and then gradually reduce that level.

To conclude, the use of nicotine should not be taken lightly as it is easy to abuse this substance especially when you vape it. People new to vaping shouldn’t be anxious about ejuice containing nicotine as the dangers can be overstated. As with all things, take into consideration how much nicotine you should be taking in and much like alcohol, find your satisfaction level and use at your own risk.

We have put together this pack for you to test the different levels of nicotine to best suit you: