The main difference between smoking the regular cigarettes and vaping is that with regular cigarettes the manufacturer decides how much nicotine a smoker gets whereas with the electronic version the level of nicotine is determined by the vaper. Finding the level of nicotine you want and should get, however, is a little trickier than it seems. Here are a few tips that may help.


When switching to electronic cigarettes, it's important to remember that your body has become accustomed to a specific nicotine level. What this means is that if the level of nicotin gets too low your body will crave more and you could end up smoking more than usual or going back to real cigarettes because you think vaping doesn't work for you. On the other hand, if the level is too high you could feel woozy, become nauseated, develop a headache, or the back of your throat may begin to burn. The e-liquid nicotine for electronic cigarettes comes in ‘mg’ strength ranging from 0 to 36mg. 

One of the most important tips is to evaluate your own smoking habits. This is determined by how much and how often you smoke. For those that only have the time to take a quick puff now and again, a stronger level is better because it’ll provide that quick boost needed during short breaks. On the other hand, for those that smoke continuously throughout the day, a lower nicotine level would be best because that way you won't exceed the level of nicotine your body can tolerate. The greatest advantage of getting to choose your own strength is that you can vary how much you get at a given time. For example, you could vape a stronger level first thing in the morning and then switch to a lighter level as the day goes on.

When transitioning from regular cigarettes to an electronic alternative, finding the nicotine level that’s equivalent to what you’re smoking now is the key to success. An unfiltered cigarette, for example will have a super high nicotine strength, which’s equivalent to 36mg. On the other hand, someone that smokes ultra-lights will find satisfaction at the 8mg level. Because determining the perfect level will take some experimentation, purchasing a stronger strength along with a zero strength will allow you to mix your own levels until you find the perfect strength for you. By mixing the 36mg at a 50/50 ratio with the zero strength, for example, you’d get a 18mg strength which’s equivalent to a regular cigarette.

When selecting the proper nicotine level, it's easy to become bewildered. It isn't really that hard, however, if you ask yourself some questions and are willing to experiment a little. The trick is to find the nicotine level that results in satisfaction with no side effects. Switching to electronic cigarettes is one of the best choices you can make to improve your life without giving up something that you desire.