Jun 09 2015

How to Choose Nicotine Strength in an ECigarette

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Choosing the right nicotine level for tobacco cravings

What Nicotine Level Will Satisfy Tobacco Cravings?

Electronic Cigarette cartridges and e-liquids come in various levels of nicotine. If you purchase an e-cigarette kit on-line, (the best way to go), you'll be able to choose from zero to as much as an XXTRA strength level of 36 MG or 3.6% nicotine.

I know that Vaporfi is one of the few companies that offer 3.6%, but do you really need that much to make a successful transition from regular cigarettes? 

Here Are Some Guidelines

Many noob vapers expect the nicotine delivery in an electronic cigarette to be just like a tobacco cigarette, but that's not the case.

Studies show that when an e-cigarette is inhaled, less nicotine is delivered to the bloodstream than a regular cigarette would deliver. It's actually 54 percent lower!

You probably know tobacco cigarettes have many added chemicals. One of those chemicals has the job of boosting the delivery of nicotine into your bloodstream.

The fact is, a 20 mg/mL nicotine concentration e-liquid would be needed in order to deliver nicotine at amounts similar to the maximum allowable content of one tobacco cigarette* as in a strong, filterless cigarette.

So how do you choose the right nicotine level to give you the same nicotine effect without the harmful tobacco smoke?

Check Out This Chart

Your Current Smoking Style Suggested Ecig Nicotine Level
2 ½ packs or more per dayExtra strength (3.6%)
Between 2 and 2 ½ packs per day Full strength (2.4%)
Between 1 and 2 packs per dayFull to Med. strength (2.4%) - (1.8%)
Up to 1 pack per dayMed. to Light strength (1.8%) - (1.2%)
Less than 1 pack per dayLight to Ultra Light strength (1.2%) or (0.6%)
1 pack or less per week Ultra Light to Med. strength (0.6%) to Zero

Many vapers will tell you that with a cigalike e-cigarettes or a beginner vaporizer the higher the nicotine level, the greater the “throat hit”. Depending on your own personal taste that may be preferable,…or those higher levels of nicotine may produce an unpleasant harshness. 

Advanced vaporizers such as Apollos new V4 Tube need lower level nicotine e-liquids to produce stronger throat hits.

Expect some trial and error that will continue as you explore different cartridge flavors, e-liquids and e-cigarette models.

Here Are Some of the Best E-Cig Flavor Cartridges and E-Liquids


– You get e-cigarette cartridges and e-liquids that taste just as the flavor name indicates. V2, America's #1 e-cigarette company is known for their strict safety standards and 100% pure e-liquids.

Best V2 Cartridge Flavors

V2Cigs Most Poular Ecig Flavors


– Over-the-top safety labs, completely automated with state of the art equipment. FireBrand sells some of the best tasting e-liquids available.

Firebrand American E-Liquids Liquitine

Mt. Baker Vapor

– 100% pure, delicious tasting e-juice. Choose your nicotine strength as well as your flavor shots.

Mt. Baker Vapor Logo


– From simple starter kits, to sophisticated vaporizers, Apollo offers a wide variety of vaping products including those from Kanger, Innokin, Aspire and more..all at great prices.

Vape Apollo ecigarettes- ecigarette news

Virgin Vapor

– All organic e-liquids with intense flavors. They even have an Absolute line that's Alcohol Free. Truly Propylene Glycol Free is also available from Virgin Vapor.



– E-Liquid purity and 51 flavors that you can mix and match yourself. New Artisan Collection is pre-steeped for best flavor and is 60% Vegetable Glycerine.

vaporfi eliquids and vaping vaporizers

E-Cigarette News offers many reviews of different e-cigarettes, e-liquids and more. Feel free to explore and you’re sure to find the perfect smoking alternative to meet your needs.

Happy Vaping from E-Cigarette News!

*source: http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/10/6/2500

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About the author


Hillary Miles is an Emmy Award winning television producer who contributes to several websites including Cloud NineSavvy Examiner and Best E-Cigarette Guide. A dedicated supporter of electronic cigarettes and the vaping industry, Hillary has been testing and reviewing vaping products for over 8 years.

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