How to gradually lower the nicotine level of your e-cigarette? We do not go from 16 to 0 in one go! There is no hard and fast rule when it comes to weaning. However, we have compiled some tips for you to help you reach the 0mg mark.

What is the nicotine dosage in an electronic cigarette?

It is generally advisable to choose the dosage of nicotine in your electronic cigarette according to your smoking habits. Thus, we would obtain the following quantities:

– If you smoked more than 15 cigarettes per day: 16mg

– Between 10 and 15 cigarettes per day: 11mg

– Less than 10 cigarettes per day: 6 or 3mg

The nicotine dosage is a clever mix of several factors. The degree of dependence is indeed the most important. But the form that nicotine takes also influences the dosage: the rates are not the same if it is nicotine salts or a free form. Also to be taken into consideration: are the way of vaping (number of puffs, duration, deep, spaced); the choice of flavours (a sweet e-liquid encourages vaping more for some); and finally the power of the e-cigarette and the resistance.

To help you make your choice, we invite you to consult our nicotine level selection help page. Choosing the right rate is essential in smoking cessation with electronic cigarettes. But how to gradually lower the nicotine level of your e-cigarette? Once found, when should you start reducing the dose?

Objective: nicotine level in his e-cigarette of 0mg

The testimonies on the reduction of the nicotine level of his e-cigarette are unanimous. Rushing quickly to 0mg results most of the time in relapses into smoking. To lower your nicotine dosage, the rule is to go gradually. The thing to worry about when it comes to rates is not so much overdosing as underdosing. The first will encourage you to vape less, and to readjust the shot. While the second is a gateway to relapse.

The truth is that when it comes to weaning there is no one rule. It’s a personal matter that depends on so many parameters that we can’t give a miracle solution.

The progressive method

There are, however, tricks to try to identify when it is the right time. For example, you can take advantage of a time when you can’t vape (meeting, shopping, train, plane, etc.) to observe your body’s reaction. When does the unpleasant feeling of lack appear? After an hour ? 30 minutes ? 5 hours? If you’re vaping 6mg and feeling nervous after 2 hours, don’t try (yet) to switch to 0.

Another tip: experiment. Try to reduce your level over several days, always monitoring your reactions. Why not go for DIY e-liquids? They will allow you to dose your nicotine booster, and remove small values ​​very gradually. By creating fine variations, you will have more chances of not suffering too much from the lack. Making your e-liquid is not that complicated, we even explain it to you here. You will find on this page a simulator where you choose the nicotine level you want.

Lower your nicotine level with a radical method

Some advise a radical method that we have not tested. This involves suddenly lowering your nicotine level for two days. For example, you go from 16mg to 9mg. The lack will inevitably be felt, and on the third day, you will go to 10mg to satisfy your body. You reproduce the method until the switch to Omg.

How to gradually lower the nicotine level of your e-cigarette?

There is no perfect answer. It should be remembered that two methods are recommended. The first is that of progressive levels, the second is radical and necessarily brings more inconvenience. The last tip we can give you is about hit loss.

Many vapers complain about the loss of this feeling with the drop in nicotine dosage. They recommend turning to cool mint e-liquids, which simulate the effect in the throat. Or at least come close.