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Screen-Shot-2016-05-20-at-2.13.32-PM-240x300There are some sources that suggest many vapers are choosing to use e-juices that contain low levels of nicotine, or none at all. This is a healthier choice, especially for traditional tobacco smokers. Regular tobacco cigarettes all contain some level of nicotine. Although vaping products can contain nicotine, the smoker chooses the level of nicotine in his product. This is a practical substitute for the traditional tobacco cigarette smoker trying to quit or reduce their dependence on tobacco products.


Nicotine is an add-on ingredient in the e-juices. This is the liquid in the vaping device that contains the flavor and any nicotine. Manufactured e-juice can have nicotine levels that vary from zero to just under 50mg. The average amount in e-juices tend to be between 10mg to 12 mg.


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


There are no nicotine-free Tobacco products. Cigarettes with the lowest content of nicotine are ultra-lights, which have about 6mgs. Regular strength cigarettes have about 10mg to 15mg. Full-flavor cigarettes contain around 18mg of nicotine.


Electronic Cigarette Review gives a list of the various levels of nicotine in e-cigarettes. These levels range from non-nicotine products up to XXX High Density.


From lowest to highest:

  • Non-nicotine- Of course these are e-juices that are nicotine-free.
  • Low Density- This is about 6mg of nicotine. At this level the content is about the same as most light or ultra-light tobacco cigarettes.
  • Medium Density- Approximately 10mg to 15mg of nicotine. This is around the level of a mainstream tobacco cigarette.
  • High Density- About 18mgs of nicotine. Equivalent to the level of a full-flavored tobacco cigarette.
  • X High Density- This amount of nicotine is higher than most standard cigarettes. It’s around 25mg.
  • XX High Density- This is deemed a higher level of nicotine at 36mg. A much higher level than most tobacco cigarettes.
  • XXX High Density- Considered the highest level of nicotine. The content is just under 50mg. This is close to five times the amount in a regular tobacco cigarette.


Although the nicotine levels can become quite high, the vape smokers are able to choose the level they want to use. Vape products often are refillable, to give smokers the choice of flavors of e-juices, and the level of nicotine. For the vape smoker’s pleasure, there is a wide variety of flavors of e-juices, with and without nicotine. Nicotine content may also vary depending on the manufacturer of the e-juice.


Vapers have the choice of using an e-juice with or without nicotine, and at what level. This ability to choose a non-nicotine smoke is a much healthier option for vapers and for the traditional cigarette smokers. For the smoker trying to quit, this is especially true. To learn more about the many options in vaping products, including those with low levels or no nicotine, come visit us at our Euless Vapor Store. Our experienced staff can help you make the decision of which vaping products are the best fit for you vaping needs.



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