If you’ve been chain smoking for years, when you switch to vaping no doubt you’ll find it a challenge to cope with those nicotine cravings. E-Cigs are a great way to kick the habit, but if you can’t get the fix you need, you won’t be able to stick with it. While not so long ago it was possible to use e-liquids with a 2.4% nicotine content which was perfectly adequate to satisfy the needs of heavy vapers, recently the EU have brought out a ban that means that such a high content cannot be purchased. The result is that one of the questions vapers everywhere are asking is whether there’s a way of increasing the amount of nicotine that they get out of their vape so that they can stay off the tobacco and yet still have a great vaping experience.
The good news is that the answer is yes – there is a way of getting more out of your e-cigs. So read on, and find out more.
Why Do We Need To Get More Nicotine From An E-Cig Than A Cigarette?
Whenever you smoke a tobacco cigarette, you absorb nicotine into your lungs, however experts say that vaping a cigarette also causes nicotine to be absorbed in the passages of the airways and throat. It also appears that nicotine is absorbed slowly through this method and this may explain why e-cigs seem to be not as addictive as a tobacco cigarette. However, it is for this reason that many vapers, and especially ones who have just made the switch from tobacco to e-cigs, require an e-juice with a greater nicotine strength.
Top Ways To Increase The Nicotine You Get From Your Vaping
How is the amount of nicotine you receive from your vape determined?
- E-liquid strength
- Vape pen battery power
- Coil resistance
If you are keen to increase the amount of nicotine you receive from your e-juice, you need to:
- Decrease coil resistance
- Increase battery output power
Using Low Resistance Coils
Inside your clearomiser or tank there’s a coil which heats up to vaporise the e-juice. If you want to create more vapour and thus more nicotine, lower your coil resistance. The coils that create most nicotine are under 1 Ohm i.e. a sub ohm coil.
Increase Your Power
You will need an e-cig battery with adjustable voltage and wattage, and getting the wattage right is key to your success. You will need to check out your tank’s instructions to ensure that you get the correct power range for your device.
Pairing Power And Resistance
Remember, resistance and power go together, and if you use a higher power without reducing your resistance, the chances are that you’ll burn your coil out. However, if you reduce your coil’s resistance without increasing its power, you won’t get a lot of vapour. The key is to reduce your coil resistance and increase the power simultaneously.
Airflow And High Power E-Cigs
While basic batteries and tanks do not usually have any adjustable airflow options, a more advanced tank will have a variable airflow. You should open your airflow if you are vaping at a high power setting as this will cool the vapour. On the other hand, if you’re a fan of stronger flavour, keep the airflow tight.
Priming Your Coil
If you are vaping at a high power setting you will need to prime the coil. You do this by dripping a small amount of e-juice onto the coil and allowing it to stand for a couple of minutes.
Follow these tips and you’ll find that the amount of nicotine you get out of you vape will be higher and you’ll find your vaping experience a lot more satisfying. Hopefully, this will be enough to prevent you from falling back into that old tobacco smoking habit.