Choosing the Right Nicotine Strength

Choosing the Right Nicotine Strength

November 09, 2017

Whether you're new to vaping or just upgrading to a different vaping setup, choosing the right nicotine strength is a crucial part of having a good experience. If the nicotine strength that you select is too high, you won't enjoy vaping because you'll feel as though you're getting too much nicotine. You may also find the vapor overly harsh to inhale. If you select a nicotine strength that's too low, you'll spend too much money on vaping because you'll go through your e-liquid too quickly. The goal in choosing the right nicotine strength is to select the nicotine level that gives you an enjoyable flavor and throat hit while still delivering the nicotine that you require for managing your nicotine needs. These tips can help.

 

Choosing the Right Nicotine Strength With Above-Ohm Equipment

What Is an Above-Ohm E-Cigarette?

If you're unfamiliar with ohms and how they relate to e-cigarettes, it's likely that you're new to vaping and have above-ohm equipment. In electrical engineering, resistance refers to the level at which a component in a circuit restricts the current. When people who vape talk about resistance, they're referring to the resistance of the atomizer coil -- measured in ohms -- in an e-cigarette. The first e-cigarettes that most people buy have above-ohm coils. Sub-ohm coils reach higher temperatures, reach those temperatures more quickly and draw more power from the battery. If you have an e-cigarette with an above-ohm coil, we recommend starting with the 12 mg nicotine strength. It's the highest nicotine strength that we offer, and it's appropriate for both daily and social smokers.

 

Choosing the Right Nicotine Strength With Sub-Ohm Equipment

Are you considering upgrading -- or have you already upgraded -- to a sub-ohm e-cigarette? If you've been vaping for a while and crave bolder flavors and bigger vapor clouds, a sub-ohm e-cigarette is just the ticket. Sub-ohm devices have large batteries -- and sometimes more than one battery -- so they easily provide enough power for all-day vaping. They often also include large tanks that provide ample e-liquid storage and generate room-filling clouds. When you switch from your first e-cigarette to a sub-ohm e-cigarette, you'll likely begin inhaling the vapor directly to your lungs. That's because sub-ohm tanks have very wide mouthpieces and open airflow characteristics, allowing them to produce very large vapor clouds. With a sub-ohm device, you'll get so much vapor per puff that you'll want to lower your nicotine strength. Regardless of the nicotine strength that you're using with your current e-cigarette, we suggest trying a nicotine strength of 3 mg when you switch to a sub-ohm device. The 3 mg nicotine strength is by far the most popular strength among those who use sub-ohm devices. For many people, nicotine strengths of 6 mg and above are far too powerful with sub-ohm devices. You can always step up to a higher nicotine strength if you find the 3 mg strength too weak.

 

Choosing the Right Nicotine Strength for Reducing Nicotine

Some people who switch to vaping do so with the goal of reducing and possibly even eliminating their nicotine consumption. If that is true of you, we recommend that you don't attempt to drop the nicotine strength of your e-liquid too quickly. If you do, you'll simply make up for the decreased nicotine by using more e-liquid. If you want to reduce your nicotine intake, we recommend buying a bottle of e-liquid in your current nicotine strength along with a bottle of the next lower strength. Mix the two to obtain an in-between strength. Suppose, for example, that you have a bottle of e-liquid in the 12 mg strength and a bottle in the 6 mg strength. If you mix the two bottles, you'll have e-liquid with a strength of 9 mg. If you can switch from 12 mg to 9 mg without increasing your e-liquid consumption, you may eventually want to decrease your nicotine strength to 6 mg. Once you're happy with that nicotine strength, you can mix a bottle of 6 mg e-liquid with a bottle of 3 mg to obtain a nicotine strength of 4.5 mg. Continue reducing your nicotine strength gradually until you're happy with your nicotine intake or are no longer using nicotine.



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