This is an older information post. You can find a more up to date guide to choosing the right e cig refill or e liquid nicotine strength here.
In order to make the switch from traditional cigarettes to e-cigarettes as easy as possible, it is important to make sure you choose the correct level of nicotine in your e-refills or e-liquids. Choosing a level too low may mean you don’t get the nicotine fix your body is used to, making you want to vape more often than you would smoke, while choosing a level too high can make you feel ill as your body struggles to cope with the higher levels.
OK E-Cigs stocks e-refills with three different nicotine levels to suit all users’ needs – medium, high and extra high. The medium nicotine refills contain 1.2% nicotine, and is comfortable for those who weren’t heavy smokers, or preferred to smoke light cigarettes. The high nicotine refills contain 1.8% nicotine, offering more of a nicotine hit for those who were more regular smokers, while the extra high refills (2.4%) suit those who were formerly heavy smokers who smoked roughly around a pack a day.
While choosing the right nicotine strength for you, you should consider your previous smoking habits such as how much you used to smoke and how often. For a quick fix here and there, a higher level may better suit, while those who like to take in nicotine continuously may better suit a low level nicotine refill. Don’t be afraid to experiment and find out which nicotine levels work for you best in different situations!
New users should also take note that more is not always better. Many new to vaping make the mistake of choosing a refill with a nicotine level which is higher than their body is actually used to, worried that they will suffer withdrawal symptoms from nicotine by switching to the e-cigarette. E-cigarettes, however, do in fact deliver plenty of nicotine, and taking in more than your body is used to can bring on headaches, nausea and dizziness. It may also increase your reliance on and addiction to nicotine.
For those who are planning to use e-cigarettes to help them in giving up smoking altogether, the different levels of nicotine provided by different e-refills can be hugely helpful, as you can decrease your reliance on nicotine by gradually changing to a weaker nicotine strength e-cigarette refills, until you feel ready to not rely on nicotine and vaping at all.