Quitting smoking a combustible cigarette is one of the hardest things to do. It takes a lot of willpower, but it can be done! To permanently quit the combustible cigarette, the electronic cigarette and its dose of nicotine can be a good idea. Nicotine is certainly addictive, however, it is not toxic at low doses (except in pregnant and breastfeeding women). In addition, the electronic cigarette is less addictive than its combustible version. You should know that for the brain to continue to function normally during the withdrawal period, it is important to respect a certain dosage of nicotine for your electronic cigarette.
Electronic cigarette e-liquid bottles and their values
Before knowing what dosage of nicotine you need daily, you must turn your attention to the bottles of e-liquid. There are several bottles on the market whose liquid content is variable. Indeed, there are small bottles of:
What should be understood with these values is that they designate a dosage of nicotine expressed in milligrams per millilitre. For example, a 10 mL bottle dosed at 6 mg/mL contains 6 mg of nicotine for each millilitre of e-liquid. This bottle contains 60 milligrams of nicotine. Some bottles do not contain any degree of nicotine. These products are mainly intended for vapers who personalize their dosage. However, people who are still addicted to smoking can also get it.
How to know your dose of nicotine?
The answer to this question is very simple, just rely on the number of combustible cigarettes smoked per day.
- For less than 5 cigarettes per day: 3 mg/ml;
- Between 5 and 15 cigarettes per day: 6 mg/ml;
- More than 15 cigarettes per day: 12 mg/ml;
- More than 19 cigarettes per day: between 12 and 18 mg/ml.
Customize your nicotine intake for your electronic cigarette
You should know that each smoker absorbs a quantity of nicotine which is specific to him. So without a tailor-made preparation of e-liquid, it would be difficult for vapers to be satisfied. You don’t need to be a chemist for this, you just need to get a bottle with nicotine liquid and another bottle with a lower amount of nicotine or no nicotine.
Suppose a 10 mL bottle of 12 mg/mL nicotine (120 mg) is too much for you and you need to lower the dose to 6 mg/mL. For this purpose, add e-liquid without nicotine to the initial liquid. Concretely, by pouring 10 mL of 0 mg of nicotine into the first bottle, you get 20 mL of e-liquid containing 120 mg of nicotine. By reducing the amount of liquid to 10 mL, you end up with two vials dosed at 6 mg/mL (i.e. 60 mg of nicotine in each vial). By modifying the dosage of an already nicotine base, you obtain a larger volume of liquid.
To have nicotine liquid on hand in certain quantities, the nicotine boosters on the market are also ideal. These boosters contain 10 mL of liquid for 20 mg/mL of nicotine (200 g in total). If you vape 3mg/mL and want a 1L or 1000ml base, you need 3000mg of nicotine. 3000/200 = 15, so you need 15 boosters. 15 x 10 ml = 150 ml, the remaining 850 ml must be completed with a nicotine-free base.