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ABOUT NICOTINE STRENGTHS



What level of nicotine should I start with?

RELATED: Regular "Free Base" Nicotine or SmoothHit NicSalt


UNDERSTANDING NICOTINE


What is Nicotine?


I don't Smoke - should I vape?

Nicotine Warnings

What is SubOhm?

More Nicotine is not better - its effects

What level of nicotine should I start with?

Can I get lower than 3mg?

Nicotine: Throat Hit & Taste

COLOR in E-Liquid


Can't taste your e-liquid? Vapers tongue may be the problem!


WHAT IS NICOTINE



Nicotine

... is a stimulant

...that acts as a sedative.

That's a bit of a paradox!

According to the World Health Organization, nicotine may help people feel calmer, causing temporary feelings of relaxation as well as reducing stress, anxiety and even pain.

Nicotine is actually considered a stimulant, not a depressant!

However, it can act as a sedative while revving up the central nervous system.

Some studies suggest the act of smoking or vaping creates the calming effect.

Nicotine causes your body to release the hormone, epinephrine, the "fight or flight" hormone. This makes your breathing become rapid and shallow, your heart rate increase, and your blood pressure rise. You feel alert.


Vaping While Nursing or Pregnant

Read: More Nicotine is NOT BETTER
Click here for Nicotine Warnings


Stepping and Nicotine Withdrawal
I want to 'step down' my nicotine, how do I best do this?



MORE ABOUT NICOTINE
Nicotine is an alkaloid, which is made by several types of plants, including the tobacco plant. Nicotine is also produced synthetically.

Nicotine is highly addictive and acts as a stimulant which is a contributing factor to its addictive properties.

[Source: Wikipedia]
Beyond addiction, both short and long-term nicotine exposure have not been established as dangerous to adults, except among certain vulnerable groups.

At high-enough doses (50–100 mg) nicotine can be harmful, is associated with poisonings and is potentially lethal. Nicotine as a tool for quitting smoking has a good safety history. There is inadequate research to show that nicotine itself is associated with cancer in humans. Nicotine in the form of nicotine replacement products is less of a cancer risk than smoking.



KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND PETS
Because teens’ brains are still developing, it may be easier for them to become addicted to nicotine.

ECBlend does not sell products to persons under 18 or the legal age in your country or location.

Read more about ECBlend's Over 18 Policy here


Vaping While Nursing or Pregnant

Read: More Nicotine is NOT BETTER
Click here for Nicotine Warnings


Stepping and Nicotine Withdrawal
I want to 'step down' my nicotine, how do I best do this?

I DON'T SMOKE - SHOULD I VAPE


No




Nicotine is extremely addictive.

If you don't already smoke or vape, we recommend not starting.


Click here for Nicotine Warnings
Vaping While Nursing or Pregnant
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CAN I GET LOWER THAN 3mg


Yes!



Purchase a bottle of 3 mg liquid in your favorite flavor, then buy a second bottle in Zero Nicotine of the same flavor (or if you like to mix flavors, in any flavor you want!).

Blending the Zero Nicotine liquid in equal parts to the 3mg Nicotine liquid will produce a mix of 1.5 mg.

We recommend using the same BASE MIX when mixing e-liquid. The more PG in the mix will make the liquid thinner, and will produce more throat hit and less vapor. The more VG in the base mix will make the liquid thicker, throat hit will be smoother, and the vapor produced will be much greater.


Other formulas

Add MG from each bottle together, then divide by number of bottles

3 bottles: 3mg + 0mg + 0mg = 1mg

2 bottles: 18mg + 12mg = 15mg

2 bottles: 3mg + 6mg = 4.5mg

3 bottles: 3mg + 9mg + 0mg = 4mg



Click here for empty bottles for mixing
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WHAT LEVEL OF NICOTINE SHOULD I START WITH

Stepping and Nicotine Withdrawal
I want to 'step down' my nicotine, how do I best do this?

One of the most common questions from beginners relates to which nicotine strength and its equivalence to a particular kind of cigarette that a person smokes.

It can make all the difference between success and failure in changing over to electronic cigarettes.


COMPARE NICOTINE IN A CIGARETTE
"The amount of nicotine found in one cigarette varies greatly (...) Cigarettes contain anywhere from 8 mg of nicotine up to 20 mg of nicotine. Most cigarettes ... average amount of nicotine in one cigarette at 12 mg.)" https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicotine


NO NICOTINE - If you just want the feel of smoking a cigarette or vape for the flavor and recreation, choose a nicotine free e-liquid 0mg/mL - usually ordered by people who have quit smoking but still have an oral fixation.




Can I get lower than 3mg?

3mg/0.3% or 6mg/0.6% - (Best for SUBOHM DEVICES) Without SUBOHM, this level can be effective if you are used to smoking less than half a pack per day. This is the smallest possible nicotine level offered and is commonly the last level in "stepping".




12mg/1.2% - if you smoke less than a pack per day - this is a comfortable level for people who prefer nicotine.



18mg/1.8% - (Most POPULAR Level for Non-SUBOHM Devices) - if you smoke up to a pack per day - this is the middle of the road in terms of nicotine. This is a comfortable level for former smokers as this delivers a satisfying amount of nicotine.

In SmoothHit NicSalt (nicotine salt based e-liquid), 18mg for a quicker and more intense delivery of nicotine with a Smooth Throat Hit



24mg/2.4% - a good starting point if you smoke more than a pack (multiple packs) per day of a full flavored cigarette. Commonly preferred by people who were formally heavy smokers. Noticeable nicotine level and may produce a "HARSH" throat hit for some.

In SmoothHit NicSalt (nicotine salt based e-liquid), 24mg for a quicker and more intense delivery of nicotine with a Smooth Throat Hit



36mg/3.6% - The last level sold by ECBlend is designed to deliver a strong nicotine delivery (BEST in SmoothHit NicSalt using a POD DEVICE) or "dilution" or "mixing" by the consumer. A common reason for dilution is to adjust nicotine levels without affecting flavor. Ordering the same flavor (or another flavor to mix together) of varying levels will dilute the nicotine without diluting the flavoring. Do-it-yourself vapers like this level so they can add their own "do it yourself" flavoring (i.e. FlavorArtists or FlavorTudes).

In SmoothHit NicSalt (nicotine salt based e-liquid), 36mg for the quickest and most intense delivery of nicotine with a Smooth Throat Hit



RELATED: Can I get lower than 3mg?




Vaping While Nursing or Pregnant

Read: More Nicotine is NOT BETTER
Nicotine Warnings

STEPPING DOWN NICOTINE and NICOTINE WITHDRAWAL

I want to 'step down' my nicotine, how do I best do this

Talk to your Primary Care Provider if you have concerns about nicotine

If you want to decrease your nicotine, start with a comfortable level, then gradually reduce the concentration over time.

Step down slowly, if you feel irritation, out of sorts, or feel like going back to analogs, you may be experiencing withdrawals signifying your nicotine intake is too low for you.

Nicotine withdrawal can begin within a half hour after of your last vape. Symptoms vary based on your level of addiction, how much nicotine you vape (or smoke) daily, and other factors:

Withdrawal symptoms may include:
  • urge to smoke and intense cravings for nicotine
  • sweating
  • nausea
  • headaches
  • difficulty concentration
  • coughing
  • restlessness, trouble sleeping
  • depression, frustration, anger, anxiety or irritability
  • increased appetite or weight gain
  • and other symptoms


IMPORTANT: Talk to your Primary Care Provider if you have concerns about nicotine.

RELATED: Can I get lower than 3mg?
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THROAT HIT & TASTE



Stepping and Nicotine Withdrawal
I want to 'step down' my nicotine, how do I best do this?


THROAT HIT

Nicotine adds Throat Hit. That feeling you get in the back of your throat when you inhale on an e-cigarette.

Throat hit depends on how many milligrams of nicotine you select and what kind of device you are using it with (higher wattage, lower resistances etc). The higher concentration of nicotine in your e-liquid, will result in a 'harsher' Throat Hit.

If you are coughing when you vape, the culprit could be your nicotine level (also check your device settings if you are getting harsh throat hits). 18mg+ nicotine levels are high in throat hit and 24mg can be very harsh!.



Adding Menthol also increases throat hit.

Throat hit can also be changed on your device. Using a lower resistant clearomizer/cartomizer will also increase the throat hit. A variable wattage device will also allow you to vape at higher temperatures by increasing the wattage.

BE SAFE: Do not modify your device and check with your manufacturer for more information.

Our e-liquids are usable in any personal vaporizor that is refillable.



BURNT or PEPPERY TASTE

For some individuals, nicotine has a slight peppery taste.

(Dry wicking material can give a burnt taste and lower the life of your device. Keep your wicks wet!)

A peppery taste is also a sign that your juice needs to steep longer, or you are getting a small amount of e-liquid in your mouth.


See Nicotine Warnings for more Warnings and Symptoms

Nicotine Withdrawal Symptoms

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WHAT IS SUBOHM

SmokTech TFV8 Baby Beast Sub Ohm

SubOhm are coils that have a resistance of less than one ohm.

Vapers use Sub Ohm devices to provide greater power output

....which creates more vapor and flavor,

....while using less nicotine for the same results!


Search ECBlend for Sub Ohm Products
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Too Much Nicotine and its effects

Stepping and Nicotine Withdrawal
I want to 'step down' my nicotine, how do I best do this?




RELATED: SmoothHit NicSalt (nicotine salt based e-liquid), provides a quick and intense delivery of 18mg, 24mg, or 36mg nicotine with a Smooth Throat Hit

If you are coughing when you vape, the culprit could be your nicotine level (also check your device settings if you are getting harsh throat hits). 18mg+ nicotine levels are high in throat hit and 24mg can be very harsh! For a Smooth Hit try SmoothHit NicSalt (nicotine salt based e-liquid). NicSalt provides a quick and intense delivery of 18mg, 24mg, or 36mg nicotine with a Smooth Throat Hit

You will know the nicotine levels are too high when:

  • you inhale and the back of your throat burns or feels uncomfortable (this could also be too much PG in the mix, too low of resistance and other reasons)
  • you feel dizzy, light-headed or get a headache
  • you experience nausea, vomiting, or break out in a sweat
If you experience any of the above symptoms, you should reduce the nicotine level. Even one strength level is enough to improve the experience.

COMPARE NICOTINE IN A CIGARETTE
"The amount of nicotine found in one cigarette varies greatly (...) Cigarettes contain anywhere from 8 mg of nicotine up to 20 mg of nicotine. Most cigarettes ... average amount of nicotine in one cigarette at 12 mg.)" https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicotine


TOO LITTLE NICOTINE
When the body becomes accustomed to a certain level of nicotine, vaping a nicotine level that is too low may cause you to vape and smoke cigarettes at the same time.

When your nicotine level is lower than what you are used to, your body will crave the normal dose of nicotine.

This causes some vapers to return to smoking.
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VAPING WHILE NURSING OR PREGNANT


Smoking or vaping during pregnancy affects you and your baby's health before, during, and after your baby is born.

The nicotine inhaled is carried through your bloodstream and go directly to your baby.
[Source: WebMD]
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FDA Commissioner 'It's not the nicotine'


FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb wrote,

it’s the other chemical compounds in tobacco, and in the smoke created by setting tobacco on fire, that directly and primarily cause the illness and death, not the nicotine.


Dr. Gottlieb further goes on to say,
even with unanswered questions about benefits and risks, there are now different technologies to deliver nicotine, for those who need it, that doesn’t bring with it the deadly consequences of burning tobacco and inhaling the resulting smoke.


Dr. Gottlieb says the FDA is,
looking at ways to reduce nicotine levels in cigarettes so that they are minimally or non-addictive, while not altering the nicotine content of noncombustible products such as e-cigarettes, is a cornerstone of our new and more comprehensive approach to effective tobacco regulation.


[ARTICLE SOURCE: FDA.GOV: Speeches: https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Speeches/ucm569024.htm]

Dr. Scott Gottlieb was sworn in as the 23rd Commissioner of Food and Drugs on May 11, 2017.

Dr. Gottlieb is a physician, medical policy expert, and public health advocate who previously served as the FDA's Deputy Commissioner for Medical and Scientific Affairs and before that, as a senior advisor to the FDA Commissioner.
X COLOR IN E-LIQUID

Anything with nicotine in it may change to a light amberish color.

Some flavorings will also cause a color change over time as the flavor develops and intensifies (also known as steeping).

For example, our RY 4 starts off as clear when it is first mixed. Over time, it turns into a deep-reddish amber as it ages.

Some flavors have a natural color and some (very few) include natural color in the flavoring extract.

ECBLEND DOES NOT USE ARTIFICIAL COLORING IN ANY OF ITS E-LIQUID.

ABOUT COLOR and CLEAROMIZERS or CARTOMIZERS: There is no scientific information study that we know of, however, many people feel that DARKER COLORS or ARTIFICIAL COLORS can lower the life expectancy of a clearomizer/cartomizer.
 
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