Cigarette smoking is responsible for about 480,000 deaths per year. Yet, millions of people are unable to ditch this habit.
Quitting cold turkey rarely works. In addition to a strong urge to smoke, you may experience anxiety, restlessness, and sleep problems. Some people also report feeling dizzy or lightheaded.
One way to break this habit is to replace cigarettes with vaping.
Interested to find out more? Here's what you should know about E-Liquids and nicotine levels before making the switch!
Nicotine has long been demonized for its addictive nature. The research is conflicting, though. Current evidence suggests that nicotine may not be as harmful as it was once thought.
Like caffeine, this compound may improve mental focus and relieve tension. Some experts even say that people die from exposure to tar and other chemicals—not from nicotine.
All in all, switching to vaping can help you avoid the toxins in traditional cigarettes and make it easier to quit smoking in the long run. On top of that, you'll have better control over the amount of nicotine ingested.
Generally, E-Liquids comes in varying nicotine strengths, such as zero, three, six, 12, 18, or 36 milligrams per milliliter of e-liquid. Choosing one depends on your preferences and vaping style.
Here are some guidelines you may use for reference:
Sometimes, the nicotine content of vape juice is expressed in percentages.
For example, six milligrams of nicotine per milliliter would be 0.6%. If the bottle says 1.2%, you'll get 12 milligrams of nicotine per milliliter.
In addition to your former smoking habits, it's important to consider several other factors, such as our preferred throat hit.
Higher nicotine levels produce a harsh throat hit. Simply put, it feels more like smoking traditional cigarettes. But not everyone enjoys this sensation.
Your vaping style matters, too.
Chain vapers, for instance, may want to choose lower nicotine levels than someone who vapes sparingly. The same goes for those who use sub-ohm mods.
Most vapers start out high and then gradually reduce nicotine use. However, if you were a light smoker before switching to e-cigs, start with low-level nicotine vape juice.
Nics salts are a kind of nicotine found naturally in tobacco leaves. Many who vape find that nic salts satisfy the nicotine craving better, delivering a faster fix - about 6-7 seconds. Vapers also say that find the throat hit to be milder with nic salts. Ex-smokers can absorb more nicotine with nic salts without having to use expensive equipment.
Choosing the right nicotine strength is a matter of personal preference.
Generally, it's better to start at 18 milligrams per milliliter and adjust the dosage along the way. Consider using a more powerful device or switch to nicotine salts for a stronger throat hit.
Remember, vaping should be a pleasant experience. If you're feeling nauseous or dizzy, cut back on nicotine or vape less often.