Choosing a Nicotine Strength – Refills & E-Liquids If you are new to vaping, you may be wondering which nicotine strength you should start with. This depends on various factors including your current nicotine habits and which vape kit or e cigarette you will be using. Everyone is different and you may find you need to adjust the strength you use to begin with or over time, however, please refer to the tables below to find out more information about the different products and nicotine strengths available for each. We have based the following information on our own range of Cigalike, Pod and E-Liquid products. However, you can use these nicotine strength guidelines to apply to any brand or type of similar vape product. Cigalike E Cig Refill Nicotine Strengths Our OK Cigalike Classic starter kits come with one 18mg and one 12mg nicotine refill in Tobacco or Menthol flavour. This allows you to try both strengths to help gauge which strength will be right for you. However, we also sell our packs of cigalike refills in 20mg, 6mg and nicotine free strengths.
|These are usually suitable for those who smoke the stronger nicotine strength cigarettes such as Benson & Hedges Gold, Lambert & Butler Silver and Superkings.
If this strength makes you feel nauseous or lightheaded, try 18mg refills instead.
|This strength is usually a good place to start. They tend suit users of cigarettes such as JPS Blue, Pall Mall Red, Superking Blue, Marlborough Red or Mayfair.
If you find that this strength doesn't satisfy your cravings, try the Extra High strength.
If 18mg makes you feel nauseous or lightheaded, move down to 12mg.
|For users of medium to light strength nicotine cigarettes such as Marlborough lights, Silk Cut, Pall Mall Blue or B&H Silver or for those who are light to medium smokers.
This strength also might suit those who use rolling tobacco.
|Great for current vapers looking to lower their nicotine intake.
Lighter smokers may also find 6mg is enough to help them make the switch to vaping.
|0mg Nicotine Free
|For those looking to completely cut-out nicotine. If you're completely new to vaping you may find it easier to start with some nicotine content to help with cravings.
What Nicotine Strength Should I Vape?
If you are struggling with getting the right vape nicotine strength, you may find the following tips useful.
If you are completely new to vaping, we recommend trying a mid-strength e-liquid, pod, or refill first. If you are using a refillable kit, an e-liquid with 50 to 60 percent PG content at 12mg is a good starting point. This will avoid any adverse reaction from too much nicotine but should stave off cravings for a real cigarette. You can then go higher if you think you need it.
Bear in mind that not all kits are designed to be used with higher PG e-liquids. A sub-ohm kit will require vape juices with at least 50% VG (vegetable glycerine). You will also want to start with a lower nicotine strength if you choose a sub ohm kit, as higher strengths will be very harsh. 3mg would be a good starting point.
If you find your vape is too harsh on your throat at a higher nicotine strength, try an e-liquid with a lower ratio of PG (propylene glycol). This ingredient produces a 'throat hit', therefore lower levels will make for a smoother vapour. 50/50 e liquids are a great option if you find higher PG e liquids too harsh. Alternatively, you may want to try nicotine salts.
Nicotine salts are great for beginners are they are smoother than the freebase nicotine used in most standard refills and e-liquids. This allows you to use a higher nicotine strength whilst avoiding a harsh throat hit. If you find regular e-liquids too harsh but feel that you need higher nicotine in order to make the switch from smoking, give nicotine salts a try. The OK Pod range contains nicotine salts and is a great option for beginners.