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What concentration is your e-liquid?

Discussion in 'Vaping General Chat' started by ChrisA, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. ChrisA

    ChrisA Member

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    I`m currently vaping rose flavored 24mg e-juice made by Hangsen. I get a good throat hit, very similar to real cigs. I know 24mg is a bit high, but while I smoked, I also smoked high nicotine cigs like Lucky Strike or Marlboro Red`s. I plan on gradually reducing nicotine concentrations in the years to come.
     
  2. cerebral79

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    This sounds strange but i have no idea lol. I actually started out with a big bottle of 12 mg 50/50 blend that was a mix of menthol, tobacco, and coffee. Then awhile later i moved what was left of that juice to a large glass bottle and added another big bottle of zero nic juice which diluted the nic % down. I have done this a couple times so I would imagine that im at almost zero now but i still love vaping.

    I buy all of my juice from E Cigarette | Buy Electronic Cigarettes Online | E Juice - Mt Baker Vapor
     
  3. ChrisA

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    That would be my long term goal as well. Getting to 0 nicotine concentration and just vaping because I like it. I will have to implement a plan to gradually reduce my nicotine levels until I don`t need it at all.
     
  4. cerebral79

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    I went through about 2-3 246ml bottles (the big ones) before I took a clean 40oz beer bottle (it holds about two of the big ejuice bottles worth of liquid) and mixed equal parts zero nic and 12mg nic.

    Then when the bottle was half empty, I filled it to the top with more zero nic, and repeated this a few times. I should be at just about zero now if i remember my refills correctly.

    I may have to up the PG in my juice blends to get some of that throat hit back though.
     
  5. ChrisA

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    I`m sorry to sound like a total newbie, but what is PG exactly? I saw those two letters on my stock juice bottles and could never figure out what it means. :D
     
  6. TankerUK

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    I started on 18 mg when I was using tobacco flavour juices but as I've got into more fruity tastes, I've dropped down to 11 mg. I'm trying to drop down to 7 mg by the end the year.
     
  7. Laksefar

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    My concentration is usually 50/50 or 65/35 PG/VG. I feel like that's the sweet spot for my vapor.
    I usually go with either 6 or 12 mg of nicotine.
    When I started out vaping I was at 24mg though, but soon realized that I had no need for sunch an amount of nicotine
     
  8. ChrisA

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    I found that I cannot really stand PG in liquid at all. I found out recently what PG and VG stand for (I`m new to this :p ) and while vaping PG mixed liquid I always had to cough badly. I since then returned to my usual VG only liquid and I`m fine now.
     
  9. Lithium

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    I don't know. How do I check it? Is it a percentage?
     
  10. cerebral79

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    As far as i'm aware, the only way to know is by checking the label on the juice bottle. It should list the pg and or vg percentages as well as the milligrams of nicotine in it.
     
  11. Takedon

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    This is my concentration as well, but I choose 2-3 mg of nicotine instead of 6 or 12. But I must agree that 50/50 is the best kind of concentration for any vaper.
     
  12. Tom

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    20%pg/80%vg zero nicotine
     
  13. rracz89

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    What do most people start out at for pack of non menthol cigarettes a day, which makes you feel pretty good or normal and get you through? Also, if you are starting at a high percentage, and lower it every few weeks or by the month or so, can your body tell that you're coming down on the dosage, or does it feel pretty normal? I am thinking of trying this and weaning down then quitting. Seems to be easier that way and I could also take my time.
     
  14. cerebral79

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    I think that the average person that smoked a pack or two a day, starts with the 24mg or 18mg nicotine. I tried the 32mg but that almost knocked me out of my chair lol.

    I decided to go with 18mg juice with a 50/50 pg/vg blend because between the 18mg and the 50% pg I got plenty of throat hit. Some people find they can't handle PG due to an allergy and switch to all VG juice so if you find this is the case for you, I would get maybe 24mg juice to get a lil more throat hit while you are starting out.

    As far as weening yourself off nicotine, this is exactly what I did and i am at almost zero nicotine after about 7 months.

    I bought a bunch of 18 mg juice and put it in a clean dark 40oz beer bottle, when that bottle was half empty I filled it back up with 6mg juice, then once that was down to half empty I filled it back up with more 6mg juice.

    I did this a few times until I imagine i was at pure 6% give or take a few %. Then after a few refills of 6% I started the same process but this time I was refilling with 0% nic juice. After doing that a few times, I imagine I am at about zero nic.

    Doing it through the dillution process I didn't feel like I was lacking nicotine at all but not everyone has the cash to buy the juice in 236ml bottles to keep refilling a huge 40oz bottle lol.
     
  15. Takedon

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    Wow, 32 mg is pretty tough for everybody. Even though I've been smoking for years, it still kicks me right in the lungs. How can you smoke this? You must have some resistant lungs!
     
  16. derailed

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    I go with 11-16 mg of nicotine. To me, other concentrations feel like they don't have any taste at all. As I like to say "Strong essences are being kept in small bottles".
     
  17. SmrtGuy

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    It's a good thing you noticed this and are asking about it! This is one of the things that we are just not sure about the effects of and its also one of the things beings studied. You may have noticed the "throat hit" or the consistency of the vapor in some e juice while others have no feeling at all. That's the PG its a diluting agent used with nicotine and to create the vapor. Its not the only diluting agent, and in my opinion not the best, but it does deliver a similar feel to cigarette smoke. So far we know that the amounts ingested from e-juice are small and are a form that our bodies can metabolize so you don't need to be scared of it but you should know about it.

    Propylene Glycol vs. Vegetable Glycerin (PG vs VG)
     
  18. Takedon

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    Even after years of smoking, I still don't like the ones with big concentrations.
     
  19. Berberita

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    I usually buy something between 16 and 24. I don't feel anything when I'm smoking anything below 16. But sometimes I buy something between 6 and 12 because I feel like the smoke is thicker.

    Besides that, most of the newbies are afraid of something stronger and won't dare to ask again, especially when I have a 24 concentration liquid.
     
  20. Takedon

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    This is my friend's choice as well. I don't really like it, but 'de gustibus non est disputandum'.
     

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