With more and more people are aware of the health benefit of e-cigarette compared to conventional cigarette, many cigarette smokers are making the ultimate switch.
For E-Cigarette starters, the most frequently asked question is which e-liquid nicotine strength do I choose. It varies from person to person. In order to make the transition smoother and be a successful one, it is suggested that you may choose similar level of nicotine strength as your current smoking style at the beginning.
What does e-liquid nicotine strength (mg/ml) mean?
E-liquid nicotine strength is generally labeled as 0mg, 6mg, 12mg, 18mg, 24mg and so on. The numbers here represent the amount ("Strength") of nicotine in milligrams (mg) for each millilitre (ml) of E-Juice / E-Liquid. The full name shall be mg/ml, but commonly only the mg will be written. The larger the number is, the higher the nicotine strength is.
Take a 10ml 12mg e-liquid for example, it total contains 120mg nicotine. Generally 10ml e-liquid is about 9 packs of cigarette. Each pack contains 20 cigarettes, that is 180 cigarettes total. Each cigarette can smoke for about 20 puffs (2-3 seconds each), that is 3600 puffs total. Thus each vapor puff will bring 0.03mg nicotine into your body, that is about the same as a regular cigarette puff will do.
What is the right E-liquid nicotine level for me?
Many cigarette smokers may have developed nicotine addiction. Thus in the beginning of switch, we suggest you go with the strength which can satisfy your desire for nicotine and smoking. After getting used to E-Cigarette, it is easier to lower and wean off your craving for it eventually.
We made a chart for E-cigarette nicotine comparison:
In order to find your sweet spot, we recommend you try one level up and down with a few of your favorite flavors.