You may know you want to transition from smoking to vaping, but you may not be sure where to begin. These three quick tips can get you started in the right direction for making the switch.
Choose the Right Nicotine Level
Even if your goal is to eventually decrease your nicotine intake to zero, you want to start with a nicotine level that most closely aligns with your current nicotine consumption. Start too low and you may still suffer from severe nicotine withdrawal symptoms. Start too high and you may get an irritated throat or start to feel sick.
Vaping liquids typically come with nicotine levels that range from 18 mg or more all the way down to 0 mg. The milligram measurement indicates the percentage of nicotine in the e-liquid.
- 18 mg:1.8 percent nicotine
- 12 mg: 1.2 percent nicotine
- 6 mg: 0.6 percent nicotine
- 3 mg: 0.3 percent nicotine
- 0 mg: 0.0 percent nicotine
Smokers used to smoking at least one pack per day generally start at the higher nicotine levels and go down from there.
Decrease Nicotine Levels Gradually
Once your body becomes used to the transition from smoking to vaping at a higher nicotine level, you can slowly start to move down the scale to lower levels of nicotine. Because each person is different, there is no set schedule that works for everyone. A good rule of thumb is to give your body about two weeks to adjust to a new nicotine level before moving to a lower one.
You can begin your decrease by purchasing bottle of the same liquid but with decreasing nicotine levels. Another option is to purchase the same liquid with zero nicotine content you can use to dilute the liquid with the higher nicotine content.
Mixing liquids in your vaping device can be inconvenient and messy, so you may want to mix liquids with varying nicotine levels in a glass bottle or jar to create a reserve you can use to fill your vaping device. Using glass instead of plastic helps preserve the purity of the vaping liquid. Eyedroppers can be helpful for mixing and distributing e-liquids.
Stick with Naturally Flavored E-Liquids
One of the greatest benefits of switching from smoking to vaping is the taste. Instead of tasting a mixture of tobacco and loads of other chemicals found in cigarettes, vaping provides a cleaner, purer taste experience. You can keep that experience as pure as possible by opting for naturally flavored e-liquids.
Artificially flavored liquids may contain any number and combination of chemicals used as a flavoring, preservatives, and color you won’t find in naturally flavored e-liquids. Choosing a real tobacco liquid, such as Black Note e-juice, can more readily satiate the cravings since you’re already expecting tobacco flavor.
With a high-quality, naturally flavored e-liquid and the right nicotine level, making the switch from smoking to vaping can not only be easy, but it can be a delight. Vaping is safer, cleaner, cheaper and tastier than cigarettes, making it a better alternative all around.