Which nicotine strength level(mg) is equivalent to a harshness of a marlboro cigarette?

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  1. Ankle Spanker

    Ankle Spanker Moved On ECF Veteran

    Jul 15, 2008
    I have a question that I'd like to throw.

    In your opinion, which nicotine strength level(mg) is equivalent to a harshness of a marlboro cgarette?

    I say 14mg is the number. I know most of you guys vape 18mg or the 24mg stuff, but I mostly vape 12mg liquids, and I feel that it's a little bit weaker than a marlboro. I tried the 16mg and found it to be just a bit stronger than the marlboro, so I concluded that 14mg(which is in the middle) is the most equivalent.

    As for marlboro lights, I think 10mg would be the equivalent strength level.

    Please tell me what YOU think is the equivalent strength level(mg) for:

    Marlboros and Marlboro lights.
  2. AaronCooper

    AaronCooper Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 10, 2009
    Erm i think it all depends on the user..

    I was smoking Mayfair (Like between Marlboro reds & lights) as well as B&H Silver (kinda like Marlboro lights) yet i vape 18-24mg.

    I enjoy the throat kick, the actual nicotine content is not that of a big deal to me. I tried lower (even 0nic) but without the throat hit i've became accustom to, i couldn't settle with it.

    Also it depends on the flavouring, tobacco flavours seem to have a stronger TH so you may find if you tried a fruity flavour that 14mg could be too weak of a TH.
  3. candre23

    candre23 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 12, 2010
    There are a lot of variables that determine throat hit (harshness). Nic level is one of them, but flavoring, PG/VG ratio, voltage, and other factors also apply. Some suppliers even add alcohol to enhance TH of their liquids. Trial and error is the only way you'll find something you like.
  4. PaulB

    PaulB Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Feb 12, 2010
    And of course Marlboros, even Reds, vary too in different parts of the world, the Euro ones being lower tar than USA. Are Canadian Marlboro Reds different from USA?
  5. wingscup

    wingscup Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 3, 2010
    I used to smoke M lights and founs 24mg to be good for me
  6. cashresolution

    cashresolution Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Sep 4, 2009
    Alvin, TX (Houston, Tx Area)
    Wouldn't it depend on the device that you are using also? Granted, there are alot of variables that come in to the throat kick...
  7. googled

    googled Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 6, 2009
    A 510 probably adds 5mg of kick to any juice compared to say a 901.
  8. mwa102464

    mwa102464 ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Oct 14, 2009
    Outside of the Philadelphia Burbs, NJ & Fla
    marlboro red to me would be like 30mg at 6v
  9. Slickstick

    Slickstick Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Nov 8, 2009
    Highland Springs, Virginia, United States
    to me, a red would be about 30mg e-liquid on a 510 at 3.7 volts (for strength and throat hit) no clue about lights I never smoked those.
  10. tattooer601

    tattooer601 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 21, 2010
    glad to read this thread...
    I have been using 24mg nic. and jonsin...
    until a week ago I smoked 2 pks of Marlboro red 100's a day.
    Im upping to 30mg...
    I have done good not smoking Cigarettes thus far,
    but when the stress hits, I can't vape enough.
    does this sound logical??
  11. tribalmasters

    tribalmasters Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 19, 2008
    United Kingdom
    Depends on the atomiser! Back when I started the 901s in 2008 I got lucky and the supplier I used had the most powerful 901 atties I have ever tried easily beating the 510! An atomiser that strong seems hard to come by these days sadly.
  12. terrie1

    terrie1 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 16, 2009
    Centralia WA
    Yes it does. I was a 2 pk a day full flavored 100's smoker and I vape 36 mg at all times. Sometimes its a bit strong. I am putting down my pv when I dont need it more and more.
  13. scheherezade

    scheherezade Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2010
    VA Beach
    Smoked Marlboro medium and had to go from 18mg. to 24 mg. I think the liquid you use has a lot to do with it.
  14. Mr. Mom

    Mr. Mom Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 5, 2010
    For me, 18mg is about equivalent to a light cig as a general rule. I smoked American Spirit lights and Ultra lights previously. As many have stated, a lot depends on the juice and the device.
  15. dkindig

    dkindig Full Member

    Mar 10, 2010
    Atlanta (Alpharetta), GA
    I smoked Marlboro Reds and I am currently very happy with 36mg. It can be a little too strong sometimes and I have to be careful about using my PV like a pacifier or I'll get nic'd out... :D For the most part, though, 36mg is the sweet spot for me.
  16. HzG8rGrl

    HzG8rGrl Trippy Tip Hoarder Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Nov 11, 2009
    *The Swamp*
    Marlboro Medium 100's here and Innovapors ULTRApure in 36mg keeps me in line. My pv of choice is a 6v chameleon and I mainly use 901 and 510 atomizers.
  17. billo

    billo Super Member ECF Veteran

    May 1, 2009
    Wesley Chapel, FL
    Based on some very sketchy data on nicotine blood levels that I read, my theory is that you need about 120 mg juice to equal the absorbed nicotine in an analog. Probably even stronger.

    Of course nobody uses 120 mg juice, but that's because vapers take a lot more puffs per day than cigarette smokers. ( I know I do.)

    So, 6 puffs on some 20 mg juice might equal 1 puff on 120 mg juice, or 1 puff on an analog.

    Yes, I know there are a lot of variables, but that's my guess.

    The point is that when comparing vaping and analog cigarettes you must include the greater number of puffs that the vaper typically takes every day.
  18. martha1014

    martha1014 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2009
    Delhi, LA USA
    I smoked 3 packs of marlboro red. I vape 36 mg.which is what it takes to keep me satisfied. I have tried to go down but it didn't work.
  19. Jules22871

    Jules22871 Moved On ECF Veteran

    Apr 7, 2009
    I smoked 2+ packs a day of Marlboro reds and 24mg was too much for me. It gave me a headache and chest pains. I found that 18-20mg was good with a 36mg kicker when needed, just a couple of drops to kill a craving. I mostly vape 12mg now. Nic strength is as subjective as taste when it comes to the liquid. There aren't any set rules for what you need to vape compared to what you used to smoke.
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