What mg of nicotine should I use?

Choosing the right nicotine strength ejuice can seem like a complicated task for beginners. Cigarettes, and vaping both contain nicotine. One of the benefits of vaping is that it provides nicotine without the thousands of harmful chemicals that are added to cigarettes. For many smokers nicotine is one of the main reasons quitting smoking is a challenge. Which is why choosing the right nicotine strength is important if you want to make the switch from smoking to vaping.

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 3 important factors to consider before choosing the right nicotine level:

  1. Different vaping devices can affect the flavor of ejuice with nicotine
  2. Choosing the right ejuice for your device
  3. What are your personal smoking habits?

What type of device should you use?

With new products constantly hitting the market it can feel overwhelming to keep up with the latest trends. Luckily vaping devices have become more efficient in delivering nicotine, and flavor. In this blog we are going to focus more on the tanks/pods, and all-in-one kits as this will ultimately play the biggest factor in in choosing the right nicotine with the best flavor. The most common starter kits today come with a Sub-ohm tank along with a mod that uses high wattage batteries to increase vapor production. Sub-ohm tanks are great for flavor, and cloud production. Many sub-ohm vapers use 3mg or 6mg e-juice.  If you use a high wattage sub-ohm device, it is recommended to use lower nicotine levels. Going above 12mg in a sub-ohm tank is not recommended. Keep in mind that using high wattage with a sub-ohm tank will deliver better flavor, and huge clouds. With higher nicotine ejuice a sub-ohm tank will dramatically affect the flavor. The ejuice will have a harsh throat hit. Vapers in the community call this a nicotine bite.


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Low Wattage Devices for High Mg Ejuice and Salt Based Nicotine

One of the latest trends to make a comeback in the vaping industry is low wattage devices. These kits are designed for higher nicotine, and salt based nicotine. You may have noticed that 18 mg and 24 mg nicotine levels are hard to find. Unfortunately, many e-juice manufacturers have discontinued producing high nicotine strengths. An alternative option that may be a better fit for those who are looking for something stronger is nicotine salts. There are many types of low wattage devices to chose from like closed pod system that come pre-filled, and others that can be filled with your favorite flavor. All-in-one kits do not have a tank, but a reservoir with replaceable coils.

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Ejuice nicotine mg options will have an effect on how enjoyable vaping is for you. Starting out at  one level, doesn’t mean you’ll stay there forever. Try different e-juices, different devices and different nicotine levels, and find what suits you best personally. With the rising popularity of nicotine salts, first-time vapers trying to quit smoking should strongly consider vaping nicotine salts for a smoother transition to vaping. For more information on Salt Based nicotine check out our blog on What Is Salt Based Nicotine?