Customers often ask, "What is the nicotine content of e-cigarette cartridges?" Which one has more nicotine compared to actual cigarettes? Today, the editor will try to answer this question.
First, let's calculate the nicotine content of actual cigarettes.
The nicotine content of a cigarette typically ranges from 0.5 milligrams to 3.4 milligrams. Under normal circumstances, most people finish a cigarette in 10 to 15 puffs. Based on a maximum of 15 puffs, the amount of nicotine in each puff is as follows:
When the nicotine content of a cigarette is 3.4 milligrams: 0.16 milligrams per puff
When the nicotine content of a cigarette is 0.5 milligrams: 0.033 milligrams per puff
Now let's take a look at the nicotine content of e-cigarette e-liquid.
We usually see nicotine content labeling on e-liquid cartridges, such as 11mg or 6mg, which indicates the amount of nicotine in 1000 milligrams (1 gram) of e-liquid. The density of e-liquid is approximately 1, similar to water, so the volume of 1 gram of e-liquid is approximately 1 milliliter.
Currently, common e-liquid concentrations on the market include:
18mg - concentration ratio of 1.8%
16mg - concentration ratio of 1.6%
11mg - concentration ratio of 1.1%
6mg - concentration ratio of 0.6%
Now let's calculate the amount of nicotine in each puff of e-cigarette:
Under normal circumstances, a vaporizer containing 1 milliliter of e-liquid can produce around 350-300 puffs (depending on the size of the vapor). The amount of nicotine in each puff of e-cigarette is as follows:
For e-liquid with a nicotine content of 18mg: 0.09 milligrams per puff
For e-liquid with a nicotine content of 6mg: 0.03 milligrams per puff
Newer e-cigarette devices that produce larger vapor clouds usually use e-liquids with a concentration of 6mg or even lower, because the higher the nicotine content, the stronger the throat irritation. Therefore, overall, the amount of nicotine inhaled from larger vapor devices is lower than that of actual cigarettes.
Through the simple calculations above, we can roughly compare the nicotine content of e-cigarettes and actual cigarettes. In fact, different people have different absorption efficiencies for nicotine, and the nicotine delivery efficiency of different e-cigarettes also varies. Therefore, the above conclusion is only a simple comparison.