"This e-liquid nicotine strength is juuuust right..."
Ok, that's not something Goldilocks would say, per se, but she is onto something. E-cigarette customers need to pick the appropriate nicotine strength.
Choosing an e-liquid that matches your current nicotine level is essential for your initial switch.
Too low may not satisfy.
Too high may be too intense.
Here's a quick video guide for you:
Like Goldilocks and her porridge, you have to find the nicotine level that is just right for you.
Selecting the correct nicotine level will ensure an easy and enjoyable move to e-cigs and personal vaporizers. Don't just take it from us-- most health professionals also recommend that when choosing a replacement nicotine product, finding one that contains the same amount of nicotine as the original product is crucial to a successful transition.
There are two main reasons for this. Let us break it down for you.
1. TOO LOW --> SMOKING TO COMPENSATE
Because your body has become used to having a certain amount of nicotine in it, choosing a replacement with less nicotine than the analog version based cigarette will typically result in compensation smoking. This means that you will wind up smoking (or vaping) more to make up for the nicotine your body needs and craves.
For example, if you smoke a regular strength cigarette and you choose an e-cigarette that contains 8mg of nicotine, you may unintentionally smoke (or vape) more than before to compensate for the nicotine loss and withdrawal. Your body will still crave its normal amount of nicotine and therefore you may think that the e-cigarette doesn’t work for you and you’ll go back to smoking regular cigarettes. When, in fact, it was just a matter of customizing and changing your e-liquid nicotine strength.
2. TOO HIGH --> TOO INTENSE
On the other hand, if you currently smoke a light tobacco based cigarette and you choose an e-liquid that contains 36mg of nicotine, you may overload your body with more nicotine than it is used to while you were smoking tobacco-based cigarettes. The throat hit may be too much or you may experience some light-headedness. This can result in not liking the e-cigarette, when, in fact, you just have the wrong nicotine strength.
3. JUST RIGHT --> RELAXING SATISFACTION
Finding the sweet spot makes you satisfied. So satisfied, you could crawl into a baby bear's bed for a nap.
"Got it, Veppo. Now all we need is a handy chart. And enough with the Goldilocks schtick already!"
Ok ok, we hear ya. Refer to this e-liquid strength guide when ordering your Electronic Cigarette Kit, Vaporizer Kit, or buying refills. That's when you’ll have to pick the appropriate nicotine level in your cartomizers or e-liquid.
As for the fairytale analogy, we're not done yet. So please bear with us.
What if your goal is to wean off nicotine altogether?
Our tiered nicotine selection is a perfect tool. Start at the amount that matches your current tobacco product, and then just reduce the level gradually over time, as it feels right for you. We even offer nicotine-free options so you may continue the ritual of smoking but without the nicotine. This method has enabled many of our customers to quit nicotine altogether.
Veppo is committed to making your switch to electronic cigarettes and personal vaporizers a smooth transition. Our E-cig Support Ninjas are always at the ready to assist you. By making this informed decision, you'll save yourself the drama of dealing with the proverbial cold porridge. Your vaping experience will be juuuust right!