When you try vaping for the first time it’s a lot of information to take in at once and you will have many questions. Some of these questions may include:
Which device should I use?
What wattage should I start vaping on?
What strength nicotine should I get in my eliquid?
Should I get a starter kit? What about a vape pen?
MTL or direct to lung? So many questions that it can become overwhelming.
I’m sure you may have these questions and many more, but you need to ensure you begin vaping with a proper setup. A proper setup will allow you to try vaping without giving it up unsatisfied because the vapor was too harsh, the nicotine didn’t satisfy your cravings, or many other frequent complaints of new vape users. That is why as a beginner you should begin your vape journey by selecting a vaping retailer that is extremely knowledgeable, and can provide you the guidance you need to not only try vaping, but to actually succeed and stay cigarette free. This guide will hopefully shed some light on at least one of these topics for you, what level nicotine should I start vaping with? You can purchase e-liquid with as little as zero nicotine or you can buy e-liquid at 18mg or even higher.
Choosing a Nicotine Strength
To start to pin-point your recommended starting nic level, you must first think about your current smoking habits and specifically how many cigarettes you consume each day. Are you a light smoker, average smoker, or a heavy smoker? View this smoking level chart to determine which category you fall into.
Next, we need to determine what device, coil, and wattage you are using. If you are using a subohm (high wattage) tank and coil, you are going to need a much lower nicotine level than a person using a low wattage pocket vape pen.
High Wattage Nic Level
We recommend you start with 3mg nicotine strength when vaping above 50 watts. You can decrease this level to 1.5mg if you find it is too strong, or you can increase to 6mg if you find you are still craving nicotine. More than a pack a day smoker may find better relief at 6mg. Avoid 12mg+ when using high nicotine devices as you receive much more nicotine per puff than you would on a low wattage device.
Low Wattage Nic Level
While vaping at low wattage under 50 watts, we recommend starting with a strength of 12mg and moving up or down from there. If you vape in the 40-50 watt range you may want to start around 6-9mg, if your 20 watts or lower you should start with a nic level at 12mg or higher.
The rapid increase in use of sub ohm devices has had an impact on the vape manufactuerers. Many manufacturers of e liquid have moved to a 0mg, 3mg, 6mg nicotine range for their products. If you find your favorite liquid only comes in these levels and you use a low wattage vaporizer, you may want to look into purchasing a bottle of nicotine to increase the strength up to your preference.
Sub Ohm Vaping
Sub ohm vaping refers to using coils under 1 ohm (.5 ohm, .3 ohm etc.), and use specialized vape box mods and pens to produce huge heavy clouds and strong lung hits. Beginners are usually advised to start on a lower wattage device before moving on to these more advanced and powerful devices. Ultimately it is up to you, and what nicotine level you use will be your personal preference and may not fit these guidelines at all. This is just a starting point for you to adjust as you see fit.
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What vape hardware and nicotine level did you start vaping with?