Understanding Nicotine Strengths
Nicotine Strengths Explained
eLiquid can be found with and without nicotine. The nicotine in eLiquid is almost always measured and displayed as mg or mg/mL (milligram per milliliter). eLiquid, or eJuice, comes in many strengths depending on the manufacturer, typically between 1mg - 12mg but sometimes as high as 24mg or 36mg. Liquid Barn's premixed eLiquid with nicotine is available in 3mg, 6mg, and 12mg. You can also get eLiquid without nicotine, which is typically displayed as 0mg eLiquid. How do you choose what strength is right for you? Understanding eLiquid strengths is important when dealing with nicotine. First time vapers are advised to read all safety warnings.
If you are experienced with nicotine products, it helps to understand how that product currently works on your body and what dosage you are getting from it before trying vaping. Nicotine can be absorbed through the skin (like a transdermal nicotine patch), in the mouth (such as with chewing tobacco or nicotine gum), or through the lungs by inhalation. Inhalation, as with vaping or smoking, provides the fastest effect on your body.
eCigarettes / Vaping
Different nicotine strength displays
Active ingredients in vaping vs cigarettes
The vapor from Liquid Barn's premixed eLiquid contains only Propylene Glycol, Vegetable Glycerin, and optional Nicotine.
Cigarette smoke on the other hand contains over 4,000 chemicals, including 43 known cancer-causing (carcinogenic) compounds and 400 other toxins. This list includes nicotine, tar, and carbon monoxide, as well as formaldehyde, ammonia, hydrogen cyanide, arsenic, and DDT. Here is a more exhaustive yet incomplete list. Keep in mind the list goes even further. Source
- Ammonia: Household cleaner
- Angelica root extract: Known to cause cancer in animals
- Arsenic: Used in rat poisons
- Benzene: Used in making dyes, synthetic rubber
- Butane: Gas; used in lighter fluid
- Carbon monoxide: Poisonous gas
- Cadmium: Used in batteries
- Cyanide: Deadly poison
- DDT: A banned insecticide
- Ethyl Furoate: Causes liver damage in animals
- Lead: Poisonous in high doses
- Formaldehyde: Used to preserve dead specimens
- Methoprene: Insecticide
- Megastigmatrienone: Chemical naturally found in grapefruit juice
- Maltitol: Sweetener for diabetics
- Naphthalene: Ingredient in mothballs
- Fungicides and pesticides: Cause many types of cancers and birth defects.
- Cadmium: Linked to lung and prostate cancer.
- Benzene: Linked to leukemia.
- Formaldehyde: Linked to lung cancer.
- Nickel: Causes increased susceptibility to lung infections.
- Methyl Isocyanate: Its accidental release killed 2,000 people in Bhopal, India
- Polonium: Cancer-causing radioactive element also used in the “Fat Man” implosion type nuclear warhead used on Nagasaki.
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