E-Liquid Nicotine Strengths Guide
By Samuel Lawrence
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If you’re using vaping products already, you’re probably more than likely using e-liquids which have been pre-mixed to a specific nicotine strength. E-liquid strengths can vary for many reasons. Read on to learn more about vape liquid strengths, and also to learn about another alternative to smoking.
What is nicotine strength?
E-liquids are available in varying nicotine strengths. Nicotine strength is either shown in percentages or mg on e-liquid containers. Some vapers choose to mix their own e-liquids to achieve their desired nicotine strength.
Vapers may choose to use higher nicotine strength liquids, for example if they were heavy smokers before switching to vaping. Others might choose to use lower nicotine strength, or nicotine free liquids, if they are working towards reducing nicotine consumption, or if they are “cloud chasing” (creating thick clouds of vapour).
What strength vape should I use?
If you’re wondering what strength e-liquid is right for you, our chart below provides some comparisons as a starting point you may want to consider.
This gives a guide as to the vape liquid strength that could be comparable to the number of cigarettes you’re used to smoking. Our comparison here references nicotine strengths that are regularly available in the UK in pre-mixed e-liquids.
You will also find a comparison versus Heated Tobacco, another better alternative to smoking which heats tobacco rather than burning it. We’ve shown the equivalent in HEETS, the tobacco sticks used in the market leading heated tobacco system, IQOS*.