One of the most common questions we get asked by e-cigarette beginners at TRUVAPE is what the strengths of our liquids mean. Specifically, people tend to want to know how many cigarettes per day each strength equates to as they look to purchase the right e-liquid for them. Although there isn’t an exact science to this and people will occasionally need to experiment to discover the best e-liquid for them we have established a basic guide during our time in the business. We hope this will provide a good starting point as you look to start your vaping journey.


At TRUVAPE we sell four strengths of e-liquid: 18mg, 12mg, 6mg and 0mg. This number refers to the amount of nicotine contained within the liquid, with 18 mg being our strongest nicotine content and 0mg containing no nicotine whatsoever. Below we have a rundown of which e-liquid you may want to look for as your starting point into vaping.


  • 18mg: The most common starting point for people beginning to use e-cigarettes. Typically most suitable for people who smoked around 20+ cigarettes a day.
  • 12mg: The ideal strength e-liquid for lighter smokers or people who have been using e-cigarettes for a while and now want to cut down their nicotine intake. Suitable for new users who smoked around 10-20 cigarettes a day.
  • 6mg: Mostly used by social smokers who need a light fix now and again.
  • 0mg: Zero nicotine, used for people who are looking to completely beat their nicotine addiction but still want the physical sensations and actions of smoking a cigarette. Some people also use 0mg to mix in with our 6mg liquid to make 3 or 4mg liquid. This allows you to further reduce the strength of their liquid as you continue to cut down


Again, this isn’t a definitive answer and different strengths will work for different people, but by using this a guide you will stand the best chance of achieving the best vaping experience.


We hope this has helped you out, if you have any other questions or any feedback then leave a comment, we love hearing from you.


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