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    So when i got my first e-cig it was a 21st century brand and one the cartomizer it said 1.6% nicotine which i assume is 16 mg, aka a regular cig from what i heard. I ordered some menthol from myfreedom smokes and got the 18mg content pg/vg mix, great taste and decent vapor but it seems to make my had feel light headed. Now that could be because i'm vaping too much or too often, i guess my question would be, What is a good nic level to erder if i used to smoke about half a pack a day before this e-cig? also i definitely enjoy puffing on my e-cig probably too often because it is fun and enjoyable, should i just down the level or is that the feeling i get from maybe the pg or vg?

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    Definitely sounds like too much nic. Put it aside for those times that you really, REALLY want a cigarette and get something lower for the times you're chain vaping. Each of us is different in how we absorb nicotine, so it's hard to tell you what level you need to be at, but if 16 was fine for you before, try some 14, or even 12, for the chain vaping sessions. As a rule of thumb, we only absorb approximately 10 to 40% of the mg in the juice according to studies.

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    Yeah try 10-12mg. And you could even buy some lower to vape when you feel like vaping a lot.

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    Sorry let me correct myself, the 16 was fine at first, but the first full day i had with the e-cig i may have overdone it that day cuz i got a slight stoned/headachey feeling, but as long as its because of too much nic than thats all i need to know and i'll just step it down

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    I believe that since I've started vaping, I have at times greatly increased the amount of nicotine I've absorbed. I think this is for a couple of reasons:

    1. After switching to vaping, my lungs are clearer, and I absorb nicotine more easily since it isn't being blocked by the tarry goo from cigarettes.

    2. In a cigarette, with a filter, much of the nicotine is destroyed or filtered out before it gets to your lungs. Therefore comparisons between "nicotine content in cigarettes" and "nicotine content in e-liquid" aren't really apples to apples.

    3. One of the reasons I love vaping is that I can feel the nicotine without the dragging effects of the other stuff in cigarette smoke; with cigarettes that only happens the first few times you smoke after a Long absence.

    I would guess that the feeling you're getting is from the nicotine. The healthiest choice is to cut down on the nicotine level, particularly over time. If you feel uncomfortably lightheaded, dilute what you're vaping, vape less, or buy lower-concentration fluids.

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    Definitely too much nicotine. Here's what happened to me, I used to smoke a pack of Marlboro Light (gold) which has 0.5mg nicotine per cigarette, 0.5 x 20 cigarettes = 10mg of nicotine a pack. I also could handle Marlboro red, 0.8mg per cig x 20 cigs =16mg. I miscalculated, I thought 18mg is good for me, boy I was wrong. I dripped 1ml of 18mg into the cartomizer, had one or two vape, I got so buzzed. So now I limited my juice to 10-16mg MAX.

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    Same here. Was smoking a pack a day, but ultra light smokes. Ended up thinking converting would be harder to went with 18mg and 24mg. I stop before the weird buzzed feeling as I can tell it's strong. Will likely be great for morning or the super craving times. I've ordered a variety of strengths since. i think I was more concerned due to reading that the absorption is slower and less than normal cigarettes. Maybe I'm just a light weight

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    I smoked 1/2 -3/4 of a pack of marlboro ultra lights for years, started vaping 16mg and bumped it to 24mg to kill the cravings for analogs. I've been at 24mg for 3 months now, I'm trying to cut down to 16mg but not very successfully

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    Nic is absorbed differently in the ecig juice than in cigarettes....with cigarettes you get a direct hit in the lungs....with ejuices you absorb more of the nic in the mouth,nose and throat areas, and the rate of absorbtion is slower....that is why overdoing it is easy....and because the nic is in the juice, we only absorb around 10-40 pct of it anyway....

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    Quote Originally Posted by pixiedust View Post
    I smoked 1/2 -3/4 of a pack of marlboro ultra lights for years, started vaping 16mg and bumped it to 24mg to kill the cravings for analogs. I've been at 24mg for 3 months now, I'm trying to cut down to 16mg but not very successfully
    Take it slower pixiedust. Find someone who carries, or can custom mix, 22 mg and start with that, then down to 20, etc. You might also give it a little more time. 3 months is a little soon for most ex-smokers IMHO. Get completely used to not having the analogs around before you try to change things up.

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