Let me start off by saying congratulations for making the switch from tobacco cigarettes to electronic cigarettes! Your body will thank you for it surely. With this new world standing before you, you might be slightly overwhelmed with the varieties of e-juices, as well as the varying nicotine strength. The question about e liquid nicotine strength is one I’m often asked by people curious about vaping.
If you come across an e-juice bottle marked 18mg, this is pretty much telling you that there is 18 milligrams of nicotine per milliliter of e-liquid. When you enter your local vape retailer, the standard levels you’ll find will be 0mg, 6mg, 12mg, 18mg, and 24mg. Question is which will be the right pick for you? Let’s formulate a theory based on your smoking consumption; for the sake of conversation, let’s say you’ve been a pack or more smoker for the better part of your life. If this is the case, you’ll most likely want to start with the higher nicotine level of 24mg. This will help with the cravings you’re undoubtedly having, as well as get you tempered for vaping. When you start with a nicotine strength this high, you might be concerned with the light headedness that most people get the first few days. This is just because you are not used to getting this much nicotine and probably are using your device like a cigarette, which while vaping supplements smoking, it’s not intended for usage in this way. You will quickly learn what your body needs and how often you need to vape.
Slowly over time you’ll more than likely want to drop your e liquid nicotine level. I personally always carry different nicotine levels with me at all times. Because if you’re like me; first thing in the morning and right before bed, I prefer to have a slightly higher nicotine bump to get me moving in the morning or to last me through the night. This is no different than having your morning cigarette, or before bed time smoke.
The next question on nicotine I’m often asked, is “are all nicotine’s created the same?” Unfortunately the answer to this is no. The majority of all premium juice makers use very high quality nicotine and it’s actually quite enjoyable. But there are small vendors out there making their own house juices and you just need to be aware they may not necessarily be using the highest quality of nicotine available. So it’s important to do your homework a little bit.
Now for a quick safety tip; I have met many people saying 24mg just isn’t cutting it. I honestly don’t know what to tell you. I have heard of places that offer 36mg, but this is highly dangerous. You don’t want to put your body into shock. If you’re new to vaping, I highly recommend sticking with the premium juice brands out there, because they are reputable, and always consistent. It never hurts to know your juice makers. Never go to a juice maker that you don’t know or trust, because if their calculations are off, if could be detrimental to your health and safety. I’m not trying to scare you, but you as the consumer must be aware and alert of everything before you proceed. I hope this helps you along your way in the exciting world of vaping.