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Quick question on vapor production and the strength of the hit

Discussion in 'New Members Forum' started by Kellycat, Jul 4, 2013.

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  1. Kellycat

    Kellycat Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 3, 2013
    Cary, NC, USA
    As in the topic title, I'm wondering if there's a correlation between the amount of vapor, the amount of PG/VG, and the strength of the nicotine 'hit' experienced from a single puff. I started with an unknown mixture of PG/VG that produced a rather natural vapor cloud equivilent to that of an analog, which looked nice, and did provide a nicotine hit after several puffs. I have since started filling my own cartos with 100% PG-based liquids in the same or lesser strengths and am experiencing near immediate nicotine rushes while vaping them, even after only one or two puffs, however there is little to no visible vapor production on exhalation, which I understand is most likely due to the 100% PG nature of the liquid. My question is, can the vapor production be increased without affecting the hit itself, or will I need to strengthen my juices past my usual 12-18mg level after diluting with VG? I am aware dilution will decrease the strength of the mix by nature, but assuming I mixed 12mg PG, and 12mg PG/VG in say, 80/20 ratio, would I receive the same hit strength from both or will the very presence of VG in the liquid lower the absorption of nicotine per puff?

    Semi-related, adding menthol crystals to a mix, will that drastically effect anything besides the taste/numbing quality of the vape? I have a very nice clove flavor here but I also found myself enjoying mentholated cloves, and I would like to cut half the juice with menthol crystals or liquid so that I have the option of either..I enjoyed waking to a menthol to clear the aftertaste from my mouth after a night's sleep and it seems I'm more sensitive to strong flavors in the mornings as well, hence seeking the soothing effect of the menthol in the AM hours. Thoughts or comments would be much appreciated on the matter.
     
  2. Art Mustel

    Art Mustel Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 24, 2009
    Assuming all conditions are the same (battery, tank or clearo, coil resistance) what increases throat hit is pg to vg ratio and nicotine level. The more pg, more TH, the higher nicotine, the same. There is a compromise, and I think for what you want you need to raise the nicotine level or maybe add some menthol, which some persons say raises the TH too.
     
  3. CreepyLady

    CreepyLady Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 22, 2013
    Salem, MA, USA
    VG does not change the nic absorption or the nic ratio in your juice. 80/20 and 100/0 pg/vg at 12mg per ml nic is the same 12 mg per ml. With a ratio that low of VG it should slightly increase vapor and have little to no effect on TH.
     
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