Vaping-A Couple of Facts-Very Little Use of Nicotine among Vapers
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Screen-Shot-2016-05-20-at-2.13.32-PM-240x300There are many vapers that are choosing to use e-juices that contain low levels of nicotine, or no nicotine at all. This choice is a healthier one, especially for former tobacco smokers, due to the potential health risks of nicotine. Traditional tobacco products all have some level of nicotine in them. Although there are some vaping products that contain nicotine, the vaper chooses the level to use. This is an advantageous choice for the tobacco smoker trying to quit or reduce their dependence on traditional tobacco products.


Nicotine is one of the several ingredients in e-juices. This is the liquid in vaping products that holds the flavor and any nicotine. Manufactured e-liquids contain nicotine amounts that range from zero to just under 50mg. The average level is between 10mg to 12 mg.


What is the difference between levels of nicotine in e-cigarettes and tobacco products?


Tobacco products all contain some level of nicotine. E-cigarettes have varying levels. Cigarettes containing the lowest level of nicotine are ultra-lights, with about 6mgs. Regular strength cigarettes contain around 10mg to 15mg. Full-flavor cigarettes contain approximately 18mg of nicotine.


Electronic Cigarette Review has a list of the different amounts of nicotine in e-juices for vaping products. These amounts range from non-nicotine products up to XXX High Density.


From lowest to highest:

  • Non-nicotine- These are e-juices that are nicotine-free.
  • Low Density- About 6mg of nicotine. Close to the same amount as most light or ultra-light tobacco cigarettes.
  • Medium Density- From 10mg to 15mg of nicotine. About the level of regular tobacco cigarettes.
  • High Density- Approximately 18mgs of nicotine. Same as a full-flavored tobacco cigarette.
  • X High Density- At this level the nicotine is higher than most standard cigarettes. Just a bit less than 25mg.
  • XX High Density- This is a high level of nicotine at 36mg. Contains more than most traditional tobacco cigarettes.
  • XXX High Density- One of the highest levels of nicotine available in e-cigarettes. The amount is just under 50mg. This is close to five times the level in a regular tobacco cigarette.


Although the nicotine amounts seem quite high, vapers are able to choose the level they use. Many vape products are refillable. The smoker is able to choose the flavors of e-juices, and the level of nicotine. For the vape smoker’s indulgence, there are a vast majority of flavors of e-juices and vape products available, with and without nicotine. The nicotine levels may also vary due to different manufacturers of the e-juices.


Vapers have the choice each time they vape of using an e-juice with or without nicotine, and what amount. The ability to choose a non-nicotine smoke is a much healthier option for vapers. For the smoker trying to quit, this is a valid alternative to traditional tobacco products. There are no nicotine-free choices with tobacco cigarettes. For help in deciding which products are best for your vaping needs, please visit us at our Allentown Vapor Store. Our knowledgeable employees can guide you through the various products, including e-juices with and without nicotine.



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