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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:41 am
okay, some electronic cigarette companies list there nicotine levels by percentage, and some list there nicotine levels by milligram. So with the milligram, it will be 24 milligrams per what exactly? Is it 24 milligrams per gram, I am slightly confused. Now the percentage is percentage by volume which I think they should all be labeled as, but how many milligrams equals a 1.8 percent?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:49 am
1.8% would be 18 mg/ml. 2.4% would be 24 mg/ml, etc.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:56 pm
Are you positive about that , or is it just a good guess? Either or is good, you have always given me good advice in the past, but I am just curious if that is what it is or if that was just an idea. And is there anywhere that I can find this information?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:07 pm
Yep. Positive. Since the juice we buy is sold mostly in milliliters, then it's correct to identify the amount of nicotine as a percentage of the total volume -- or as a discrete amount. The strength of e-liquid is essentially how much nicotine the fluid contains in a set volume of e-liquid. Juice makers use a basic measure of milli-gram of nicotine per milli-litre of total fluid volume (mg/ml). So if something is listed as 18mg/ml nicotine, if you vape 1 ml you'll receive 1.8% nicotine
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Slap is the man....nuff said
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:56 pm
Just wanted to drop into this thread to assure you that the info slap_maxwell gave you concerning the correlation of nicotine % and mg/ml is indeed correct.
As you get to know slap, you find that he has many opinions but presents them as such. If he presents a fact, it's a fact. :)
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:17 pm
It's a valid question; and something I learned a long time ago...never automatically accept something as the gospel truth just because someone you don't even know says so. :lol: :lol:
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:20 pm
Good to know! yeah he always had good answers for all the questions that I have posed. I was just curious. and thank you for your input. I have tried so many different kinds of analogs, I have one mod and I intend on purchasing an ego twist soon. But what I have noticed is all of the manufactures of the analogs say something different and it made it confusing for me. Most e liquids that I see are usually labeled by milligram... I just ordered some juice with lowered nicotine but increased throat hit. 60 pg to 40 VG. It is 16 milligram and I'm hoping it will do the trick as far as throat hit goes. I find that I chase the throat hit a little more than the nicotine and I am getting a little too much nicotine, but really need a good throat hit.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:34 pm
typically to jack up the throat hit without jacking up the nicotine, you need to increase the PG. Some people add a small touch of pure grain alcohol to their juice for the same effect. Can't vouch for that one though.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:23 pm
Let me shed some light on how to remember it. It involves the beauty of the metric system.

1 mL of water has a mass of 1 gram

There are 1000 mg in a gram, so 1-mL/mg is 1 part per thousand (ppt)

Percent is parts per hundred, so 1-ppt = 0.1%

It's common practice to see solutions of a solid (like nicotine) dissolved in a liquid (like water) expressed like this.

Although unrelated to this, a mL of water will fit into a cube that measures 1-cm on each side, which is a cubic centermeter (cc)
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