There’s been a lot of talk in the news lately about the relationship between nicotine, vaping and tobacco, and it’s clear there’s a lot of confusion and misinformation floating around. To help keep the facts straight and educate those who aren’t sure how nicotine fits into the equation, here’s our simple guide to nicotine and vaping.
What is Nicotine?
Nicotine is a chemical compound that is extracted from the tobacco plant and can be inhaled through vaping, smoking, chewing tobacco or other cessation devices such as nicotine patches or gum.
The effect nicotine has on the body is often likened to caffeine but the impact does vary from person to person. There are myriad scientific papers examining the effects nicotine has on the body and most agree that nicotine addiction is no more harmful than caffeine addiction but the one area where all scientific bodies agree is that nicotine should be avoided during pregnancy - which is why it’s highly recommended that you abstain from vaping while pregnant.
For those who want to know more about nicotine, there’s a great write up here.
Do My E-Liquids Contain Nicotine?
The short answer is…probably. While the majority of those who vape do like to use an e-liquid that contains nicotine, there are plenty of nicotine free options out there for vapers who want to move away from nicotine completely.
As almost 100% of vapers are those who have made the switch from smoking, many new vapers like to start at a higher nicotine strength (also known as e-liquid strength) and gradually move down to weaker and weaker strengths as their cravings subside.
What Are My Options with V2?
We like to provide vapers with as many options as possible, so you can craft your perfect e-liquid combination. We currently offer twelve different flavours (ranging from our famous Red Tobacco to the popular Peppermint option) and five nicotine strengths - starting at 24mg and moving down the ranks to 0mg (no nicotine at all).
If you’re not sure which strength is best for you then we have a handy e-liquid strength guide that will help you decide which nicotine strength you should start off with. One of the most common questions we get is ‘which strength is most like XYZ tobacco brand?’, so we’ve created a comparison chart that lists all the most popular brands.
We hope the above information has helped you learn a little more about nicotine’s role in e-cigarettes but please don’t hesitate to contact us on our Facebook or Twitter pages if you have any other questions!