nicotine in vapes vs cigarettes

Nicotine level in disposable vape versus a cigarette?

If you’re looking for an alternative to traditional cigarettes, vaping might be for you. Here we have covered a few different aspects to consider before you start vaping.

You may have questions about the amount of nicotine in disposable vapes, the number of puffs in a vape equivalent to a cigarette, and the number of puffs you will get in a day by vaping. Here we help you answer them.

How much nicotine is in a cigarette?

A regular cigarette has nicotine levels from 8mg to 20mg. The nicotine in cigarettes is in the form of tobacco. Some cigarettes are more potent than others. Despite the average nicotine volume in a cigarette ranging from 8-20 mg, you may not be able to absorb it through your smoking.

Some researchers believe that your body only absorbs about 1 to 2 mg of nicotine per cigarette. The researchers believe that factors such as tobacco combustion and the rate at which the human body absorbs nicotine contribute to the lower bioavailability.

For example, if you smoke ten cigarettes, your body can only absorb from 10mg-20mg of nicotine that day. The research results can help you determine the amount of nicotine you need.

Unlike cigarette smoking, it is easy to know the exact amount of nicotine salt you will get with a disposable vape. Disposable e-cigs come with a clear standard volume of already measured nicotine.

How much nicotine is in a disposable vape?

Disposable e-cigarettes have a fixed amount of nicotine in them. Therefore, it is easy to determine the amount of nicotine in disposable vapes. Nicotine volume is measured by the percentage of total vape juice in milligram concentration.

In Sweden, for example, you will find a disposable vape that contains 2ml of e-juice, with a nicotine strength of 2%. If you want to convert nicotine strength from its percentage form to mg/ml, 2% strength nicotine is equivalent to 20 mg/ml. Then the total nicotine salt volume will be 20mg/ml X 2ml=160 mg.

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How many vape puffs are equivalent to a cigarette?

When it comes to the number of puffs in a disposable vape compared to a cigarette, there is no exact measurement because cigarettes do not have consistent nicotine levels.

However, we can use an average nicotine level to say the number of puffs in such cases. For example, if a disposable vape contains 2ml of vape juice with 2% nicotine strength and a 160mg nicotine volume, to get the equivalent amount of nicotine, you need 15-30 cigarettes.

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How many puffs do you normally take on a disposable vape?

How many puffs you will take from your disposable vape depends on your vaping habits. The number of puffs also depends on the nicotine strength you use.

If you take long puffs that are dense, you will likely ingest more nicotine than someone who uses their disposable vape sparingly. However, we can estimate the number of flares as below.

For example, let’s take a disposable vape whose tank contains 20mg of nicotine and call it “- Vape.” We estimate that such a disposable vape will give you an average of 800 puffs before the juice in the tank runs out.

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To determine the level of nicotine that you ingest with each puff, the simplest equation to use will be:

Nicotine per puff = total nicotine / total puff.

So for our X-vape it will be:

20mg nicotine / 800 puffs = 0.025 mg nicotine in each puff.

To compare the number of puffs to a cigarette (assuming the cigarette has 1mg of nicotine), you would need 40 puffs of our “X-Vape” to get a similar amount of nicotine as a traditional cigarette.

The values above are just a rough estimate, not the number of flares you will get. But these values help you get an estimate if you’re trying to keep track of your nicotine intake.

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Nicotine delivery vs. Absorption

Disposable pods offer vape users a more effective nicotine delivery method than cigarettes. However, this is not the case when it comes to absorption. The speed and amount of nicotine you vaporize at any given time determines the strength of your e-juice.

A recent study on traditional cigarettes, first-generation e-cigarettes and the latest e-cigarettes has some interesting findings.

According to the research, a vaper puffing on an e-juice with 18mg nicotine strength will absorb a third to a fifth of the nicotine after 5 minutes compared to smoking.

The researchers conclude that a tobacco cigarette can deliver nicotine faster than an e-cigarette. Therefore, you will take more puffs to achieve the desired amount of nicotine regardless of the strength of the nicotine.

The variation between delivery and absorption may be due to the fact that tobacco cigarettes have over 4,000 additives, including those that enhance nicotine addiction. Unlike tobacco cigarettes, vape E-liquids only contain VG (vegetable glycerin), PG (propylene glycol), flavorings and nicotine.

Summary Disposable Vape vs. Cigarette smoking

After analyzing nicotine variables in e-cigarettes vs. disposable vapes, vape experts have set a benchmark to help you transition seamlessly from traditional cigarette smoking to vaping.

Most disposable vapes in Sweden have 20mg of freebase or nicotine salt. However, many brands on the market offer different strengths suitable for novice smokers. The nicotine strength of these vapes is usually 10mg or 14mg.

To ensure you get enough nicotine from a disposable vape, take long, slow puffs from your vape. If you need more nicotine to quench your cravings, buy a disposable vape with a higher nicotine concentration. However, an extra potent vape can result in coughing and headaches. Consider a disposable product with less powerful nicotine salt in that case.

It may help to note that you may end up vaping more than you used to due to the salwar intake of nicotine. Therefore, you may consider taking breaks after each puff to allow the effects to show. On the other hand, quitting smoking can be difficult.

Finally, the written post aims to help vapers. We hope that this post will assist you to overcome the petty issues related to leakage and vape spitting.

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