It might be challenging to seek your regular mg/ML nicotine level if you have been smoking if you are new to vaping. Instead, vaping e-juice is sold in percentages. To acquire the proper nicotine level, you’ll need to understand the difference between nicotine strengths expressed in mg/mL and those expressed in percentages, as well as how to convert from one to the other.

## Nicotine Potency Explained

Nicotine strengths expressed as a percentage of an e-liquid aren’t all that different, but they’re much easier to comprehend. To illustrate how much nicotine is in the bottle’s e-liquid, a percentage is utilized instead of combining mass (mg) and volume (mL).

E-juice does not come with a nicotine level by default. Nicotine is a substance that has been introduced to the mix. You should not vape e-liquid that includes any level of nicotine if you are not already using nicotine. If you’re currently addicted to nicotine and want to stop by vaping, start with a low nicotine strength and gradually reduce the nicotine level until you’re at zero. Because nicotine is an addictive substance, you may discover that a lesser-strength e-liquid is insufficient to quell your cravings.

## Changing Nicotine Concentrations

It’s simple to convert a nicotine intensity in mg/mL to a percentage. Simply multiply the nicotine concentration in mg/mL by ten. Simply multiply the percentage by 10 to convert it back to mg/mL.

Vaping e-liquid strengths are often expressed in milligrammes, milligrammes per millilitre, or percentages. Here’s how they’re laid out to represent the various nicotine levels:

0 mg = 0 milligrammes per millilitre = 0%

0.3 percent = 3mg = 3mg/mL

0.6 percent = 6mg = 6mg/ML

1.2 percent = 12mg = 12mg/mL

If you’re vaping and have 1.2 percent nicotine e-liquid, every quantity you measure out will include 1.2 percent nicotine and 98.8% PG, VG, and flavorings.

Nicotine concentration is assessed in the same way as alcohol and is labeled on a bottle as ABV or “Alcohol by Volume.”

## Various Nicotine Concentrations

**Chart of Nicotine Concentrations**

Nicotine has a big impact on how well an e-cigarette works. The “throat hit” is a term used to describe this. Due to the throat hit, only attempt one level up or down the nicotine level scale compared to the nicotine intensity you are currently on.

## Using Weights and Volumes Together

It isn’t much else you need to know about nicotine strength levels if you can safely convert between percentages and mg/mL quantities. If you’re curious about the reasons for the changeover, here’s some background information.

## Why Should Nicotine Strengths Be Converted?

The nicotine content of a cigarette is measured in milligrams (mg), which is also how you measure the mass of solid items. The volume of a fluid is measured in milliliters or ml. Because we vape liquids, their measurements should be in milliliters, and the nicotine content should be expressed as a percentage by volume.

When we think of alcoholic drinks, we think of ABV, or alcohol by volume, which is the ratio of alcohol to other substances in the beverage. If a bottle of beer is labeled with a 4 percent alcohol by volume (ABV), it signifies that 4 percent of the bottle’s content is alcohol, and each drink has 4 percent alcohol.

## Converting Nicotine Strengths

We’ll need to know how much volume each mg of nicotine takes up in liquid form if we’re going to figure it out. Nicotine has a density of 1.01 grams per cubic centimeter, which indicates that one milliliter contains 1,010 mg of pure nicotine. This may be used to convert mg of nicotine to milliliters of nicotine.

Assume we have a 10ml bottle of e-liquid and need to determine the nicotine content in mg. If the nicotine level is 8mg/mL, then 10 x 8 = 80mg of nicotine is consumed. We obtain 0.08/1.01, or 0.079 mL of pure nicotine if we convert this to grams (80/1000=0.08) and divide by the density of nicotine (1.01).

We can calculate the percentage of nicotine in the bottle (0.079/10) x 100, which is 0.79 percent, which is a very accurate small number, so a manufacturer will round up to 0.8 percent listed as the nicotine content in the bottle now that we have the two volumes, nicotine (0.079mL) and the volume of the full e-liquid bottle (10mL).

## How to Calculate Nicotine Strength Using a Simple Cheat

The preceding illustrates how to complete the arithmetic the best way possible, but only if you understand why and howâ€”finding the amount of nicotine that produces the same outcome without the exercise using a simple computation.

Because the density of nicotine is 1.01g (1,010mg or 1.01mg/ML), all you need to do to convert mg/mL to a percentage is divide by 10.

Dosage Equivalent Percentage Concentration

0.1 percent conversion 1:1000 1mg/ML

multiply by ten