Nicotine intake explained!
Switching from Cigarettes to vaping? Still, need that Nic hit? Now the hard part do you know how much Nic you absorb from a cigarette? Most people assume that they smoke 12mg smoke that’s what Liquid content they get and it’s way off it’s just mind boggling.
Cigarettes contain between 2 and 18mg of nicotine. Over the years and through a variety of studies, scientists have measured the amount of nicotine in the bloodstream to see just how much nicotine a smoker actually absorbs. No matter the nicotine strength of the cigarette they found that the average smoker will absorb only 1mg of nic per cigarette. This study was interesting because they found out smokers that smoked lower Nic cigarettes actually drew harder back while smoking due to the filters and ended up absorbing the same amount as those who smoked 16mg.
In a study, Dr Konstatin Farasolinos, K.E. et al.compared the nicotine absorbed when smoking vs the nicotine absorbed while vaping. The result was that vaping is an effective means of accessing nicotine faster than cigarettes and a higher amount being absorbed into the blood stream faster.
So, in conclusion, you Nic level in your vape can be 1mg or 18mg there is no right or wrong high Nic can taste different and give a peppery feel in the back of your throat so choose something that’s comfortable for you. If you enjoy vaping heaps and playing with clouds have a lower nicotine level if you want a few quick vapes then raise it to what’s right. If you experience headaches you need to lower you Nic or vape less or shaking raise it up or vape more till you body is happy.
Now for a little fun fact. Most people who switch to vaping still seem to crave those stinky sticks and don’t understand why when they get the nicotine and hand movements. This is because the chemicals in cigarettes like ammonia to accelerate the intake of nicotine, formaldehyde and arsenic are more addictive than nicotine. Some examples Tomato eggplant cauliflower peppers, potatoes and some teas like green tea they all contain nicotine and we don’t go all loony craving them.