How to Choose Vape Juice / E-Liquid Strength?

Day by day, vaping is gaining more and more popularity. With the popularity, many brands are making a variety of vape juices. Water, nicotine, and food flavors are all components in e-liquids made with vegetable glycerin (VG) or propylene glycol (PG). Hence, there are two major types of vapes juices, the VG based juice and the PG based juice. Larger vapor clouds are typically associated with VG-based e-liquids, but a throat hit is sometimes sacrificed to get them. Smokers who want to give up the habit often prefer cigarettes with a PG bias because they provide a throat hit.

Vaping is a new experience for many people, and you may also wonder which nicotine strength to choose specifically for you. Several factors will determine how much nicotine you will need, the two of the most important ones include:

a) Your current nicotine habits

b) The type of e-cigarette you choose

The strength you use for the first time or over the long term may need to be adjusted depending on how you feel. You cannot decide the strength with one vaping session.

To give you a general idea, you can choose the strength of the liquid through this rule:

If you only smoke one or two cigarettes per day, choose an e-liquid with 3 mg nicotine, 6 mg if you smoke between 10. Choose 12mg if you smoke 20 per day, and 18 mg and above if you smoke more than 20 cigarettes a day.

As an alternative, you can ignore the nicotine in the e-liquid if you prefer. Nevertheless, if you're trying to quit smoking, you may want to choose an e-liquid that can help with withdrawal symptoms in the early weeks after you've stopped.

For more elaborate explanation, look at the chart:

Strength of Juice/E Liquid Recommendation for Users
0 mg Nicotine Nicotine cessation is for those who want to completely abandon nicotine use. Getting started with some nicotine content may be easier if you are completely new to vaping.
6 mg

The nicotine strength of this is in the middle to light range, so those who smoke light to medium strength cigarettes like Marlborough lights, Silk Cut, Pall Mall Blue or B&H Silver will enjoy these cigarettes. Those who use rolling tobacco may also benefit from this strength.

18 mg In most cases, this is a good starting point. Generally, they are suitable for people who smoke cigarettes such as JPS Blue, Pall Mall Red, Super King Blue etc. If you find this strength to be insufficient, go for the Extra High strength. In contrast, if 18mg causes nausea or lightheadedness, you should reduce the dosage to 12mg.
20 mg Those who smoke Benson & Hedges Gold, Lambert & Butler Silver and Super King usually benefit from these cigarettes. For those who experience nausea or lightheadedness with this strength, consider switching to 18mg refills instead.


Determining the strength of vape juice is a process. It may take a couple of times to be comfortable with a strength. According to your nicotine habits, you can figure out the most suitable strength. However, you can always increase or decrease the strength whenever you feel there is a need. You don’t necessarily have to stick to one strength.

We hope that this information helped you in figuring out the most suitable e liquid or vape juice strength for an enjoyable smoking experience.