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How Does Nicotine Content Compare in E Cig vs Real Cig?

Metro electronic cigarette cartridges are available with varying levels of nicotine. When people first make the switch to ecigs as a substitute for tobacco smokes, many wonder which nicotine level they should opt for when they buy ecigs. That answer really depends on how much you currently smoke tobacco cigs and how much you anticipate smoking your new e-cigs. If you know this, you can buy cartridges in bulk of your preferred strength.  So, how does the nicotine content compare in an e cig vs real cig?

Its worth mentioning that ecig cartridges are intended to last much longer that your old smokes. One ecig cartridge is the equivalent of multiple traditional cigs. So, they’re not really intended to be enjoyed completely in one sitting. E cig suppliers will generally carry several options for nicotine levels. You can even get them without the nicotine!?

With all of that in mind, consider the varying levels of nicotine strength in your old cigs. Tobacco products have had a downward trend in nicotine contents over the years. Its gone down from an average nicotine strength of 1.35 mg per cig in 1968 to 0.90 mg per cig in 1994. That’s a drop of about 30% in 30 years. Now consider what your current brand has in nicotine.

These breakdowns per brand are based on a study by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission with domestic cigarettes. All of the following are nicotine per cig volume:

Camel Regular 1.4 mg
Camel Light 0.9 mg
Camel Wide 1.2 mg
Lucky Strike Regular 1.6 mg
Marlboro Red 1.2 mg
Marlboro Light 0.8 mg
Newport Regular 1.2 mg
Newport Light 0.7 mg
Salem Light 0.9 mg
Basic Regular 1.0 mg
Basic Light 0.7 mg
Kool Regular 1.1 mg
Paul Maul Regular 1.7 mg
Capri Super Slim 0.8 mg
Chesterfield Full Flavor 1.5 mg
Parliament Light 0.7 mg
Salem Regular 1.2 mg
Virginia Slims 1.1 mg
Winston Regular 1.2 mg

Really, it depends on your smoking habits. How much you vape does have a lot to do with how much you currently smoke. So, I feel that the more important question isn’t how much nicotine each cartridge has in it. But instead, how much do you plan on vaping? For example, a friend of mine smoke Parliament Light cigs for years. When they switched to ecigs they settled in on a medium strength cartridge because when they vaped for the same amount of time they used to smoke, it gave them a similar feeling of nicotine satisfaction. And, It is pretty standard to consider the full strength tobacco cigs like Marlboro Reds to be closer to the full strength cartridges for ecigs.

Another thought to consider: If you want to spend less time smoking but still get your maximum nicotine fix, you might consider grabbing the full strength cartridges and just take a couple hits when you break for a smoke. Electronic cigarettes are designed to last a long time, often as much as a pack of tobacco cigs or more. Due to this fact its not an easy comparison by nicotine volume. But you can make an educated guess to get started and find the perfect match in nicotine strength for you.

So, if you’re wondering how the nicotine content compares in an e cig vs real cig, just keep in mind how much you currently smoke and how often you plan to vape. Once you find the perfect fit for you, its easy to buy refill cartridges in larger numbers to save money.

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Facts About Electronic Cigarettes

Curious about ecigs? They’re a perfect alternative for smoking tobacco cigarettes. In fact, you’ll be pretty amazed at how quickly you’ll adapt to vaping instead of smoking. They’re less expensive. There’s no flame, less litter, and none of the over harmful chemicals like tar added are added to traditional cigs.  In fact, it doesn’t even burn at all. It delivers the nicotine by heating it up into a vapor. So how do they work? What are they made of? Check out these facts about electronic cigarettes:

What is it made of?
E-cigs have up to 5 components including the indicator light, mouthpiece, cartridge, rechargeable battery, and vaporizer unit. The indicator light is pretty self explanatory actually. It lights up show when the ecig is in use. The battery’s function is to power the vaporizer unit and the indicator light. The cartridge holds the liquid made up of nicotine, water, propylene glycol, and sometimes flavors like blueberry and vanilla. Sometimes the cartridge and vaporizer are combined into one component. The mouthpiece is used in the same way that traditional, tobacco cigarettes are used. But, instead of burning the tobacco and drawing smoke into the users lungs, the e-cig’s mouthpiece draws vapor.

The metro starter kit comes with five 1.8% traditional hybrid cartridges, five 1.2% traditional hybrid cartridges, 2 rechargeable batteries, USB battery charger, mini wall charger, mini car charger,and a deluxe tin carrying case. Check it out here

How does it work?
When an e-cig smoker inhales the nicotine liquid is heated and turned to vapor. Replacement liquid is available for some brands. But new cartridges are already full and ready to enjoy. The batter is charged by using a traditional plug or USB port.

How much nicotine?
Nicotine levels may vary according to smoking preference. E-cig smokers can choose from zero to 18 mg or more. Electronic cigs have no flame. And, they have much less litter and waste. No more cigarette butts and ash trays.

Other facts:

  • There are some myths out there. So lets debunk them and get to the facts about electronic cigarettes: Electronic cigarettes aren’t being sold and marketed to kids. The fact is ecigs are intended for smokers of the legal smoking age. Just like tobacco cigs, you’ve got to be 18 years old or older to buy electronic cigarettes.
  • Its no secret as to what an ecig is made up of. Studies have been conducted and the results and ingredients are commonly known. Ever checked out how many chemicals go into a tobacco cig? Well over 4000. And, most of them are harmful and hard to pronounce.
  • Electronic cigs arent expensive. When you compare the e cig vs real cig the cost comparison is pretty obvious. Committed vapers may spend around $30-$50 each month. As opposed to traditional cigs that can burn a $300 hole in your pocket every month! The savings is significant.

Have any questions about the facts about electronic cigarettes?  Leave a comment below and we’ll get back to you.