E-liquids offer e-cigarettes users much more control over their nicotine consumption, a benefit for many smokers trying to cut down. Most cigarettes contain a set amount of nicotine, so cutting down used to mean cutting out cigarettes. Considering many people become addicted to the habitual nature of going outside for a cigarette, trying to quit by simply cutting out cigarettes can be a bit problematic. Please note that Kev’s Vape doesn’t sell nicotine products.
E-liquids come in many strengths, including versions that are entirely nicotine free – perfect for smokers trying to control their consumption of the addictive substance without tackling the mental addiction to the ‘act’ of smoking or vaping.
If you’re new to vaping then it can be quite confusing trying to work out what strength of nicotine e-liquid to purchase. Read our quick guide below to help you choose the right strength for you.
Selecting the right nicotine content
Most e-liquid suppliers sell their e-liquids in strengths ranging between 0-12 milligrams of nicotine per milliliter of e-liquid. They usually offer multiple strengths in the same flavour, allowing users to slowly taper down their dosage whilst continuing to get the same flavour hit – this helps users to adjust to the change and feel as if they haven’t majorly changed their routine or given something up, it can be a powerful tool for helping people to quit successfully or curb an addiction.
If you are a heavy smoker
If you were a heavy pack-a-day smoker then the most appropriate nicotine content is probably going to be 12 milligrams. This is most appropriate if you smoke a lot of cigarettes every day, such as twenty-thirty or so cigarettes. Heavier nicotine content usually gives a greater throat hit, which most heavier smokers prefer, and will help with managing cigarettes and nicotine cravings throughout the day.
If you’re a moderate smoker
If you were a light-to-moderate smoker than 6 milligrams of nicotine will probably be most suitable. This is a nice medium amount appropriate for the tolerance of most people; if you’re just switching over to vaping then this is a great place to start. It will feel similar for most smokers to their typical nicotine consumption, and for those who want to cut down their nicotine consumption it makes a great jumping off point before tapering down.
For heavier users, it’s a great idea to start to switch in some 6 mg cartridges instead of 12 mg cartridges, slowly increasing the frequency to help your body adapt to the change.
If you’re trying to quit
If you’re trying to quit altogether and cut your consumption to zero then 3 mg is a great transitional quantity of nicotine to use. You might first try using this interchangeably with a higher dosage, like the 6 mg, before cutting down to 3 mg. Once you’re at this point you can start to switch in nicotine free canisters before kicking the habit altogether.
If you weren’t a smoker
If you weren’t a smoker, then it’s best to stick with 0 mg. A lot of non-smokers are into vaping for reasons outside of enjoying a nicotine hit. Maybe it’s the social atmosphere and community, maybe it’s to try some of the delicious flavours, or maybe you enjoying blowing big vapour clouds. Nicotine free e-liquids are great for non-smokers, most people will find that they give a much smoother hit and don’t come with any of the side effects associated with the addictive substance – so you’re never at risk of overdosing.
Hopefully this guide helps in finding the right nicotine content for you when choosing the right e-liquid.