VAPING & NICOTINE: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW!
Vapers have the advantage of knowing the exact ingredients of their e-liquid and knowing exactly how much nicotine their e-liquid contains. For smokers, it is difficult to know the amount of nicotine contained in a single cigarette, as it varies by brand.
Many cigarette brands add nicotine and other chemicals to their products, although nicotine already exists in tobacco itself. For vape users who were formerly smokers, it can be difficult to choose the level of nicotine that suits their specific needs. Fortunately, the nicotine content in all e-liquids is standard.
E-liquid often comes in zero nicotine, 3mg, 6mg, 12mg, and 18mg with the knowledge that the highest nicotine e-liquid can eventually reach 36mg. These values represent the amount of nicotine in each 1ml of e-liquid and they are sometimes expressed as a percentage (like 1.8% instead of 18mg/ml).
How to find the perfect level of nicotine for your e-liquid?
The nicotine content of your e-liquid can affect the unique and satisfying vaping experience. Several considerations should be taken into account when considering the best option.
Particular consideration should be given to the taste and throat hit. This is because higher levels of nicotine in your e-liquid can give them a stronger taste and a harsher throat hit. Some vapers, therefore, prefer a lower nicotine content for a smooth taste allowing them to better appreciate the flavour of the e-liquid.
On the other hand, for many vapers with a history of smoking, it is important to find a level of nicotine that provides a level of pleasure equal to that which they felt when they smoked. However, vaping is still very different from smoking, and even some heavy smokers prefer a lighter level of nicotine.
How to reduce your nicotine consumption?
Many vapers simply want to find the optimal nicotine strength, but others aim to reduce their nicotine levels to zero. Over time, many vapers find that lowering their nicotine levels is relatively simple.
The best way to reduce your nicotine levels is to do it gradually. If you reduce your nicotine intake too quickly, you will find that you feel the need to vape more regularly to be fully satisfied.
For example, if you are currently vaping at 12mg/ml, wait a month or two and then try reducing to a nicotine level of 6mg/ml. If your goal is to go from high nicotine e-liquid to zero nicotine shortly, it will take time, perseverance, and patience.
Do not rush the process and comfortably reduce your nicotine consumption to reach your ultimate goal without taking any risks.