Nicotine: The Effects of Over and Under Nic'ing
One of the many bonuses of vaping is being able to carefully monitor your nicotine intake with a view to gradually reducing it over time. This is particularly easy when using e-cigarettes as all e-liquids are clearly labelled with their specific nicotine content and by using the various available guides online and in vape stores, you can assess which nicotine level will be most suitable to reflect your current tobacco habit. For example, if you are a ten-a-day smoker, you would require an e-liquid with a nicotine strength of 6mg. If you find this is too strong, you can simply swap your e-juice for a 3mg. For a stronger, more satisfying hit, you can move up to 12mg.
It is important to make sure you’re receiving the right amount of nicotine for your particular needs, as too much or too little can have a detrimental effect on your attempts at quitting cigarettes. Too much nicotine in your system can lead to the unpleasant phenomenon of nicotine poisoning, which occurs when you vape too frequently or if you’re using a nicotine strength which is too high. Similarly, if you are unaccustomed to smoking and have not been exposed to nicotine prior to vaping nicotine-containing e-liquid, then you are also at risk from developing nicotine poisoning.