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Vaping and How to Choose Nicotine Strength

Vaping is an excellent alternative for those looking to break the habit of smoking cigarettes. E-liquids, or vape juice, typically only contain these five ingredients: water, vegetable glycerin, propylene glycol, flavoring, and nicotine.

Choosing the Right Nicotine Strength
When you first start vaping it is important to know which nicotine level to start off at. There is always the option to choose a vape with no nicotine for those who are in the final stages of quitting or who have quit but still enjoy the flavor and throat hit they get from vaping. Keep in mind that when choosing a device, such as a mod, that the amount of nicotine you are actually receiving can be influenced by that device. So always do your research in this area before choosing the appropriate nicotine strength.

Different Eliquid companies offer different milligrams per milliliter. You select the mg /ml ratio based on the number of cigarettes you typically smoke in a day. Here’s a pretty good rule of thumb to go by when deciding which nicotine strength is right for you:

10 cigarettes/day – 6 mg (0.6%)
1 pack of cigarettes a day – 12 mg (1.2%)
30 cigarettes a day – 18 mg (1.8%)
2 packs of cigarettes a day – 24 mg (2.4%)

Note: It is important to remember that using a nicotine strength that is too high for you can cause an overdose in nicotine. This can lead to unpleasant symptoms such as headaches, nausea, insomnia, and a quickened pulse.