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Have you ever wondered how much nicotine is in a cigarette vs vape? Smokeless cigarette newbies are often overwhelmed when faced with the decision to choose nicotine strength. Luckily, there's a helpful way to select this! Once you figure out how e-liquid nicotine levels compare to how many packs of traditional cigarettes you smoked, you can start there and then experiment to find the level that satisfies you best.

E-Liquid Nicotine Levels

Nicotine levels affect people differently. The trick is finding a level that equates to your conventional smoking habit from nicotine in vape vs cigarettes.

Below are the nicotine levels available in South Beach Smoke flavor cartridges. Vape Juice Nicotine level is based on the amount of nicotine per milliliter.

  • No nicotine 0 mg
  • Ultra Light 6 mg
  • Light 12 mg
  • Full Flavored 16 mg
  • Bold 24 mg

If you’re new to vaping, experiment with a couple different strengths to find which you prefer.

Comparing Nicotine Strengths in Tobacco and Smokeless Cigarettes

The Light strength e-liquid has 12 milligrams of nicotine—that’s 12 milligrams of nicotine per milliliter. 5 milliliters equals about one teaspoon. A teaspoon of e-liquid nicotine levels contain slightly less than 60 mg of nicotine. Every American tobacco cigarette contains about 9 mg, but cigarette smoking burns away a lot of the nicotine. On average you're inhaling about 1 mg of nicotine per tobacco cigarette. Therefore, a teaspoon of 12 mg e-liquid is equal to about 60 cigarettes. And considering the fact that smokeless cigarettes are way more efficient in comparison, it’s likely that 12 mg e-liquid will “equal” more than 60 traditional cigarettes.

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Choosing an E-Liquid Nicotine Strength That’s Right for You

Your smoking habit is the best guide to choosing smokeless cigarette nicotine strength. Preferences on nicotine levels in vapes varies from person to person. If you are a light smoker who smokes less than a pack a day, try the 6 mg or 12 mg nicotine level. If you are a heavy smoker who smokes two packs daily, you'll want to try the 16 mg. If that doesn't satisfy you, then you'll know 24 mg is best.

If your goal is to wean yourself off of nicotine, you'll want to gradually decrease your nicotine levels over time. If 16 mg is the right nicotine level for you, you could use it for a month, then decrease to 12 mg for a month, and use 6 mg for the following months.

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If you can only take a few puffs during a smoke break at work, you may want a stronger e-liquid to quickly boost your nicotine level. If you are someone who is able to vape continuously throughout the day, lower nicotine strength is probably best.

You can always vape more of a low nicotine e-liquid, but if you use a flavor cartridge with too high nicotine content, you can experience nicotine overdose. The symptoms of nicotine overdose include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness

If you experience any of these symptoms while using a smokeless cigarette, stop using it immediately and talk with your doctor.

Experiment until you find the strength that suits your needs.

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