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    Hi guys! new here. a pack a day menthol lights smoker for 16+ years then about 3 weeks ago i got introduced to disposable ecigs. 6 days later i got my own rechargeable set and a 18mg nic eliq. i was able to cut back on smoking real cigarettes from a pack day to about 5-7 in about 3 days with the help of ecigs. i really didnt intend on quitting, but entertained the idea and said "what the hell.." and now ive been smoke free for 5 days! yay!

    then last week i ordered a new eliq this time increasing the nic dosage to 24mg thinking it might be better since i find the 18mg was a little too weak for me. i just tried it on brand new cartoz and im finding the 24mg is a little too strong for me. even the smell of the eliq is also kind strong like "as soon as you open the bottle and took a whif then it hits you with a punch" strong. is this normal for this dosage? is there anyway i can dilute the eliq with store bought VG?

    i would really appreciate any information on this. i cant even finish a cartoz with it. Thanks!

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    You can but it will dilute the flavor of the juice too if you dilute it that way. The best way to dilute it without losing flavor would be to buy the same juice in a lower mg and mix the right ratio to get your desired mg

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    thanks @mynameisrob ! i didnt think about the flavor... mmmm. i wouldnt know where to begin. im really bad in math and chemistry. can you recommend an easy way to do it? maybe a chart? do you know where i might be able to find more info on mixing, diluting nicotine content? thanks again!

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    or maybe i can dilute with VG then add more flavoring? i use menthol.. i was thinking maybe i can get some kind of alcohol based mint extract from baking supply store or something.

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    If you have 24mg and you dilute with 12 mg, 50/50 you get 18 mg. (Cause 18 is halway between 12 & 24!!!!!) I always buy my e-juice in 6mg incriment cause my math skills suck. So you can add .25ml vg to .75ml e-juice to come up with 1ml 18mg!

    Getting more lower mg is what I do as well, but if you don't have a brick and morter vape store near you and you absolutly can't vape wht you got, by all means, run quickly to wally world and get some glycerin

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    You need to get a good tasting all ls pure VG Glycerin. the Humco brand in Walmart is OK (near rubbing alcohol). The Wilton brand near the cake decorating stuff in michael's crafts is good. The CVS brand may be OK.

    It will make your juice thicker and dilute the flavor as well as the nicotine. A better way is to buy the same juice in 10-12mg and mix the 24mg and 10-12mg to make 17-18mg liquid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaijunyc View Post
    i was thinking maybe i can get some kind of alcohol based mint extract from baking supply store or something.
    Just try to make sure no dyes are added. You'll find most of it is made with PG anyway so that's good. Natural food stores are good for this as well.

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    Do not do that. That is a very bad idea and will be alot more confusing. That's not the right flavoring and even if it was, that will be alot more complicated to correctly add the right amount than just buying the juice in a lower mg and mixing the two

    Also I don't know what ecig you have, but VG is very thick and might not work very well in your cartos. If you don't mind losing flavor than I'd try using distilled water before using VG.

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    You can also use distilled water or vodka to dilute with. Here is a calculator to help you with the maths

    eJuice Recipe Calculator

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    7.5ml 24mg juice + 2.5ml vg or water or vodka = 10ml 18mg juice

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