Choosing the Right Nicotine Strength

Choosing the Right Nicotine Strength

It can be challenging for beginner vapers to select the right nicotine strength. This lesson will teach you how to decipher nicotine percentages and other conversions so you can figure out which option is best for you.

What’s the optimum nicotine strength for you?

If you’re a new vaper, you should think about two things when selecting a nicotine strength: your smoking habits and the type of device you’ll be using. We’ve organised our suggestions by vapour output to help you locate what you’re looking for, as this is the factor that ultimately decides the amount of nicotine consumed in every puff.

If you smoke socially or merely a few cigarettes a day, you’ll probably fall into the lower end of each recommendation. If you smoke 10-20 cigarettes every day, you’ll fall somewhere in the middle. You’re probably in the higher category if you smoke more than a pack a day.

Keep in mind that the advantages provided in this section are just that: suggestions. Use these as a starting point, but if you find that you prefer a stronger or weaker vape, don’t be afraid to experiment with other nicotine percentages. It’s important to remember that the majority of people are unaffected by nicotine. The nicotine potency that keeps you from smoking combustible cigarettes is the best!

The amount of vapour produced is insignificant

The smoke from a cigarette resembles the clouds. This category includes the majority of pod systems on the market, as well as mouth-to-lung (MTL) tanks with highly tight airflow. High-strength nic salts are the most common option in this group. (Many e-liquid manufacturers no longer create flavours with nicotine doses of more than 6 mg/mL.)

  • 12-24 mg/mL of nicotine
  • Nicotine salts, 30-60 mg/mL
  • The amount of vapour produced is low.

There will be clouds, but they will not be huge clouds. Devices from nearly any manufacturer’s product line are included in this category. This includes sub-ohm pod systems, MTL tanks with increased airflow, and even sub-ohm tanks with a low draw.

  • 6-12 mg/mL Nicotine
  • Nicotine salts (20–30 mg/mL)
  • There is a lot of vapour.

There are numerous clouds. Sub-ohm tanks with large airflow channels and rebuildable atomizers fall under this category. Because these devices produce so much vapour, it’s easy to obtain too much nicotine too quickly, making nic salts for this category tough to come by. The majority of sub-ohm vapers prefer low-concentration nicotine juices. Even 6 mg/mL e-liquid may be too strong given the vapour volume generated by some of these devices!

  • 1.5-6 mg/mL Nicotine concentration
  • Nicotine salts, 1.5-6 mg/mL

We recommend that beginning vapers start with a low-vapour device, such as a pod system or an MTL tank, when it comes to quitting smoking. These will mimic the drag of a cigarette, making the transition to vaping for smokers easier.

Many folks, on the other hand, prefer a restricted direct-lung draw or even a totally open draw, in which case a more powerful pod system or a sub-ohm tank may be the ideal option. It’s probable that you’ll have to experiment with a number of different gadgets. There are no right or wrong answers!

Nicotine concentration in milligrammes per millilitre

Nicotine levels in e-liquids are usually expressed as mg/mL, which stands for milligrammes per millilitre. This means that there is a specific amount of nicotine in every millilitre of e-liquid in the bottle.

This indicates that every millilitre of nicotine-containing e-juice has 6 milligrammes of nicotine. Simply multiply the strength in mg/mL by the number of millilitres in the bottle or tank to get the overall amount of nicotine.

Filling a 5 mL vape tank with 6 mg/mL e-liquid, for example, gives you 5 mL x 6 mg/mL = 30 mg of nicotine. A 10 mL bottle of 6 mg/mL e-liquid, on the other hand, contains a total of 60 milligrammes of nicotine.

Nicotine concentrations expressed as a percentage of total body weight

The percentages of nicotine strengths are pretty comparable, although the percentages are a little easier to comprehend. Rather than combining a mass (in mg) and a volume (in mL), percentages use both of their volumes. Figures like 0.3 per cent or 1.8 per cent simply indicate how much nicotine is present in the liquid in the bottle.

If you have 1.2 per cent nicotine e-liquid, every amount you measure out will contain 1.2 per cent nicotine and 98.8% PG, VG, and flavourings. In the same manner that the percentages on a bottle of whiskey are called “alcohol by volume” or ABV for short, this measurement is called “nicotine by volume.” NBV is another abbreviation for “nicotine by volume.”

If you wanted to, you could calculate the percentage by mass, although most e-liquid manufacturers don’t. Vapers and producers both deal with e-juice in millilitres.

Converting from milligrammes per millilitre to per cent

It’s simple to convert nicotine intensity in milligrammes per millilitre (mg/mL) to a percentage. Simply double the mg/mL value by ten. So, if your e-juice has a concentration of 6 mg/mL, it’s 0.6 per cent. A 2.5 percent e-juice with a 25 mg/mL concentration is called a 25 mg/mL e-juice. This would be 7.2 per cent if you used a nicotine base with high strength of 72 mg/mL.

It doesn’t get any easier than that. Simply multiply by 10 to get back to mg/mL. It’s that simple!


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