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There seems to be a lot of confusion about Nicotine levels in vaping when compared to smoking. Perhaps it’s time that we clear this up once and for all!
It is highly illogical to directly compare vaping to smoking in regards to ‘Puff count’. It melts my circuits when I see a product equate their vaping to X number of cigarettes. This is wildly inaccurate for a number of reasons. Not the least of which is the fact that everyone takes a different puff. Longer inhales, different hardware setups and more are all different from user to user. Let’s simplify this shall we?
Let’s say, for ease of math, that your average tobacco cigarette is a 5mg nicotine strength. If you smoke ten cigarettes per day, you will have consumed 50mg of nicotine in that day.
Compare this to e-liquid. E-liquid is measured in milligrams per milliliter. If your vape has a 2ml tank, filled with 6mg e-liquid, an entire tank full contains 12mg of nicotine. The average user consumes 2-3ml of e-liquid per day. So this same user has only consumed 18mg of nicotine. One would have to consume over four full tanks of 6mg e-liquid per day (8.33ml) to remotely reach the nicotine levels of the same 10per day smoker. A 3mg e-liquid consumed the same way, would need to be over 16ml of liquid vaped per day!
Lets compare a real world example. A popular brand of ‘Ultra-light’ cigarettes are marked as 0.8mg nicotine. Let’s say that one consumes ten of these. This user consumes roughly 8mg of nicotine in a day (Ignoring all the tar and other nasty chemicals inside). This user would probably meet with great success using a 3mg e-liquid to start their vaping, provided that they consumed the average 2ml of e-liquid per day.
So instead of worrying yourself to constantly step down your nicotine intake, do some simple math and realize that by getting into vaping you have most likely already drastically decreased your nicotine consumption when compared to smoking! By vaping instead of smoking, you are also avoiding the intake of hundreds of toxic chemicals. Give yourself a ‘High five’ as you humans tend to do.
Until next time, VapeBot 54-C9, Signing off!