The Nicotine Guide for e Liquids

A single tobacco cigarette stick contains 8 to 20 milligrams (mg) of Nicotine (depending on the brand), but mere around 1.2 mg is actually absorbed by the body when you actually smoke it.

A standard pack of cigarette therefore contains around 24 mgs of Nicotine (20 sticks) while actually smoking it. (1.2 mg * 20 sticks = 24mg / pack )

The nicotine density mentioned for E-liquid indicates the number of milligrams of Nicotine per milliliter in the E-Liquid i.e. mg/ml.

For instance:

When 12mg Nicotine indication is shown on an E-liquid bottle, it means it has 12 mgs of Nicotine for per 1 ml of E-liquid. Hence a 10 ml bottle will have 120 mgs of Nicotine. That is 10 * 12 = 120

That means a 10ml bottle of 24mg nicotine e-liquid would have 240mg of nicotine in it. i.e. 24mg * 10ml = 240 mgs.

Similarly, a 30ml bottle of 24mg e-liquid would have 720mg of nicotine in it. i.e. 24mg * 30ml = 720 mgs

Bottle Size(24 Mg Nicotine)

Total Nicotine






The same way, a 10 ml bottle of 18 mg e-liquid would have 180 mgs of nicotine in it.

i.e. 18 mg * 10 ml = 180 mgs

Bottle Size(18 Mg Nicotine)

Total Nicotine






The same way we can calculate mgs per ml for any strength of Nicotine.

Drops of E-liquids per ml of Nicotine

There are approximately 20 drops of E liquid per 1ml. So using a 12 mg Nicotine E-liquid there would be 0.6 mgs of Nicotine per drop. That is 12 / 20 = 0.6mgs/drop

Likewise 24mg Nicotine E-Liquid would have 1.2mgs of Nicotine per drop i.e. 24 mg / 20 drops = 1.2 mgs/drop

Total Nicotine concentration (mg)

Nicotine per drop








Now talking in terms of Nicotine in ml, if you, for instance take 12mg Nicotine strength and pour 1.6 ml of E liquid into your electronic cigarette clearomizer, it means you will take in 19.2 mgs of Nicotine in total from the time you start vaping until you fill it in again.

That is 1.6 * 12 = 19.2 mgs.

1.6ml / 20 drops= 0.08mg per drop

It is equivalent to almost a pack of regular tobacco cigarettes a day. But of course it won’t have the same quantity of tar and other harmful chemicals that a tobacco cigarette contains.

A regular tobacco cigarette stick contains about 4000 chemicals and 51 of them are known to be carcinogenic which causes cancer.

On average 10ml of E liquid lasts about at least 3–5 days. So assuming you’re a grave smoker and would finish up a 10 ml bottle of an E-liquid in 3 days, vaping 3.3 ml of E-liquid per day would bear a *Nicotine strength* of about 2 packs of cigarettes a day.

It ought to be noted that, even though Nicotine is addictive, no studies have shown nicotine to be a carcinogen.

It is simply the fix that cigarette smokers crave. It is recommended that those who have an established sensitivity to nicotine, pregnant or breastfeeding women or who have unstable heart conditions, should talk about the use of any E-Liquid with a doctor before using it. You can also buy online premium e liquid now anytime you want as vendors are much aware of your preferences regarding time saving.

Note: The Nicotine Strength Guide for E liquids should be considered as a help guide only but not as hard & fast rule or standard.

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