Nicotine Levels explained

E-liquid can be used with and without nicotine which is most commonly displayed as the following.  Mg, ml or as a percentage of the total e-juice, e-liquid or vape juice.

This can come in many strengths ranging from 3mg upto 18mg but this will depend on the manufacture. They can also range higher normally between 24mg unto 50mg but this will be manufactured using nic salts.

At Vape Hedz we have a range of e-liquids and juice to try. All of our short fills are 0mg and you can add our 18mg Nic shots to achieve the required strength.

We also sell e-juice in 10ml bottles with a strength ranging from 0mg 3mg 6mg 12mg and 18mg.

If you require to buy some 18mg shots please follow the link supplied click here  

When purchasing vape juice without nicotine this will be displayed as 0mg, it is also important to read carefully and fully understand what level is right for you.

If you are experienced with Tobacco products, it helps to understand how that product currently affects your body and what dosage you are getting from it before trying vaping. Nicotine can be absorbed through the skin (like a transdermal nicotine patch), in the mouth (such as with chewing tobacco or nicotine gum), or through the lungs by inhalation. Inhalation, as with vaping or smoking, provides the fastest effect on your body.

Traditional Cigarettes

There is no standard amount provided in traditional cigarettes. Not only do cigarettes come in various sizes, and are made with various tobacco, but many cigarette companies add nicotine and other chemicals to cigarettes. On average the nicotine content of cigarettes can range up to 14mg.

eCigarettes / Vaping

With vaping, the amount of nicotine in your product is more clear. The strength of eLiquid should be displayed on the bottle in mg or percentage. Theoretically, it is possible to determine how much eLiquid you are vaping. However, differences in devices and in the rate at which you vape lead to big differences in how the nicotine is transferred to your body. If you are a using an advanced atomizer, 3mg may give you the same effect you’d get from 6mg or 12mg eLiquid vaped from a cartomizer.


Different nicotine strength displays

You may see eLiquid strengths written as mg, mg/mL, or in percentage form. Here is how they are displayed in each

E-Liquid 0mg = 0mg/mL = 0%
E-Liquid 3mg = 3mg/mL = 0.3%
E-Liquid 6mg = 6mg/mL = 0.6%
E-Liquid 12mg = 12mg/mL = 1.2%
E-Liquid 24mg = 24mg/mL = 2.4%
Nic Solution 48mg = 48mg/mL = 4.8%
Nic Solution 100mg = 100mg/mL = 10%
Pure Nic 1000mg = 1000mg/mL = 100%



If you do not use Tobacco products but enjoy vaping it is very important to understand that nicotine is a highly addictive substance, which in hand will have high chemical effects on your body.

You can explore vaping more ways than just consuming nicotine. you can reap benefits such as being part of a vaping community or maybe satisfying an oral fluxation.

If you don’t currently use nicotine, you should not vape eLiquid that contains nicotine. If you are quitting nicotine products, or have never used them, 0mg strength is probably for you. More often than not, those trying to quit their nicotine habit by vaping will decrease the nicotine level over time, eventually getting down to 0mg. eLiquid at 0mg truly contains no nicotine. Unlike tobacco, eLiquid does not come with nicotine in its default form. In eLiquid, nicotine is an added ingredient. If you currently use nicotine in some other form, you may find a lower strength eLiquid insufficient to stem cravings for your habit.

Active ingredients in vaping vs cigarettes

The vapor from Vape Hedz premixed eLiquid contains only Propylene Glycol, Vegetable Glycerin, and optional Nicotine.

Cigarette smoke on the other hand contains over 4,000 chemicals, including 43 known cancer-causing (carcinogenic) compounds and 400 other toxins. This list includes nicotine, tar, and carbon monoxide, as well as formaldehyde, ammonia, hydrogen cyanide, arsenic, and DDT. Here is a more exhaustive yet incomplete list. Keep in mind the list goes even further. for more info click here 

  • Ammonia: Household cleaner
  • Angelica root extract: Known to cause cancer in animals
  • Arsenic: Used in rat poisons
  • Benzene: Used in making dyes, synthetic rubber
  • Butane: Gas; used in lighter fluid
  • Carbon monoxide: Poisonous gas
  • Cadmium: Used in batteries
  • Cyanide: Deadly poison
  • DDT: A banned insecticide
  • Ethyl Furoate: Causes liver damage in animals
  • Lead: Poisonous in high doses
  • Formaldehyde: Used to preserve dead specimens
  • Methoprene: Insecticide
  • Megastigmatrienone: Chemical naturally found in grapefruit juice
  • Maltitol: Sweetener for diabetics
  • Naphthalene: Ingredient in mothballs
  • Fungicides and pesticides: Cause many types of cancers and birth defects.
  • Cadmium: Linked to lung and prostate cancer.
  • Benzene: Linked to leukemia.
  • Formaldehyde: Linked to lung cancer.
  • Nickel: Causes increased susceptibility to lung infections.
  • Methyl Isocyanate: Its accidental release killed 2,000 people in Bhopal, India
  • Polonium: Cancer-causing radioactive element also used in the “Fat Man” implosion type nuclear warhead used on Nagasaki.

Click here for full list of additives in cigarettes.

  • Interested in manufacturing your own eLiquid? Check out our DIY Kits click here