How Much Nicotine Is in a Cigarette?

A lot has been said about how dangerous cigarette smoking is. We all know, or should know,that there are plenty of toxins inside tobacco cigarettes, including tar, ammonia, carbon monoxide and plenty more. But the one ingredient that usually gets the most lambasting is nicotine. Now nicotine may not be as harmful as all those other chemicals when you are considering just the physical implications. But when you get into what it does, which is cause addition, it is by far the most dangerous. Nicotine is one of the most addictive drugs around, which may surprise a lot of people. It can be as addictive as heroin, or even cocaine. For some people, it is harder to kick a nicotine addiction than an opioid addiction.


You can try to control your smoking all you want and even attempt to quit. But as long as your body and brain are craving nicotine, then you are going to have a very tough time. It is the same problem all drug users experience. They know what they are using is bad for them, but there is an addictive quality there that makes it difficult to stop doing it. It is a compulsion that is hard to break. Quitting smoking is extremely challenging due to how addictive nicotine is. When smokers quit, the nicotine withdrawals can be quite intense. How intense can depend on how much nicotine is consumed per day, how long the addiction has been ongoing and even genetics.

Now in general, the more nicotine there is in a cigarette, the more addictive that cigarette will be. That is why it is so important to understand how much nicotine you are taking into your system.

The Average Nicotine Content

With all that in mind, let’s look at how much nicotine the average cigarette contains. Now cigarettes will be different from one another in a lot of ways, and one of those ways is how much nicotine they contain. You cannot just say all cigarettes contain such and such amounts of nicotine.

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It’s not even fair to say that they all average so much nicotine. The average, by the way, is about 12 mg per cigarette. The large majority of cigarettes fall between a range of 8 mg and 20mg. But it is important to note that most of those within that range hit near the low end.


It is also important to note that at least a few of them are reaching as high as 20 mg or more. You cannot just look at an average and apply it to what you are smoking. Your cigarette of choice could be much different than the national average.

What You Are Actually Taking In

Now you aren’t usually taking in all those milligrams of nicotine. It isn’t like you are ingesting the entire cigarette or keeping all the nicotine inside. You exhale a large portion of that, and your body doesn’t assimilate and absorb all the nicotine you inhale.

Once again, we have to refer to an imperfect average that doesn’t paint the whole, true picture. On average, a smoker would actually absorb into their body about 1 mg of nicotine per cigarette.

Now this is going to vary from cigarette to cigarette as well as from person to person. Not everyone is going to absorb the same amounts or smoke in the same way. A lot of different factors determine how much nicotine you are taking in, and they range from the environment in which you smoke to your emotional state when you smoke. That last one may seem odd, but many people actually inhale cigarettes differently based on their mood. One thing is certain, that inhaling and smoking are the most efficient way to get nicotine into the system. It only takes 10 to 20 seconds for it to reach the brain as opposed to 30 minutes it takes for nicotine gum to work.

Not Everyone Is the Same

We just mentioned that not everyone is going to absorb nicotine in the same way or at the same rate. But there are other factors that determine just how much damage nicotine does. You see, even if you absorb just as much nicotine as the next person, the effect that same amount of nicotine has on you may be quite different from the effect it has on someone else.

That is because everyone’s body is different. People with a lot of mass or healthy immune systems are not going to be as affected by nicotine as people who are small or frail. That’s when analyzing nicotine content in cigarettes and their effects on people does not give you the same answers every time.

For some people,a single cigarette is enough to form an addiction that will last for a lifetime.For others, it may take most of a pack to form that same addiction.

So we can’t say that a certain amount of nicotine will cause addiction or create a negative effect for someone. But we can say that nicotine is harmful and that at some point it leads to addiction. Once that addiction is in place, it takes varying amounts of nicotine to keep a foothold on the brain and keep the addiction going strong.

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Published: October 11, 2017 Updated: May 14, 2019



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167 comments on “How Much Nicotine Is in a Cigarette?

  • Dawn Cooper

    March 13, 2020 at 11:06 am

    I was a pack a day smoker. I was on 14mg. patches AND still smoked half a pack a day when my daughter brought home a Leap System and pods. My mind set was “I’ll try it, but I won’t like it!” Well I did try it! I smoked my last cigarette on April 27, 2019! And I couldn’t have done it without my Leap. I went from ingesting 12 mg of nicotine per smoke to 4.8 mg every 3 days.
    It was totally effortless. No withdrawal symptoms. The best part is I can step down at my own pace. The cost is less than one pack and you get six days on two pods. When was the last time a pack of smokes lasted 6 days?
    My suggestion is try it! My cardiologist is impressed with this change. What do you have to lose?

  • Leann

    November 9, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    I don’t think big tobacco is evil. No one should smoke heavily but mild smoking can have cognitive benefits from the nicotine and many find it quite relaxing. Everything is a trade off

  • Alex

    July 10, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Not quite sure as to why my comments, and/or replies are not being posted….I’ll choose to believe they’re reading them before allowing them onto this site.

    I’m FULL of good and useful info on the topic!

  • Rick

    July 7, 2019 at 10:22 am

    I have been a smoker for close to 50 Years. I have tried quitting more times than I can remember. I tried vaping 5 6 months ago and have not put a cigarette in my mouth since.I was a pack a day smoker. I stated with 6 mg/ml of Nicotine ,after 3 months I am down to 3mg/ml. and find that it is more of a habit that I pick up the vape than an addiction now. On my next order of Vape juice I am going to get a 0 nicotine juice and see if i can do it with no Nicotine.I have no ill effects from the vape other than people who don’t know what they are talking about telling me how bad it is. I feel it is far less damaging than actually smoking and I can see not vaping even in my near future.

  • Fuck you Lib Goof

    May 15, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    As soon as you added “By The Way” in that condescending writers tone it became clear. You know jack shit and your facts are lies like all liberals

  • Linda Tedesco

    April 2, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    My vascular surgeon who will be doing surgery on my carotid artery told me to use a vape!

    • Alex

      July 10, 2019 at 11:04 am

      As did mine! All of my Drs hail me for the switch. In fact, I buy a $30 bottle of ejuice, and dilute it with FOOD GRADE glycerin oil – the stuff that ejuice is made of. NOT non-food grade…(tried it and choked). This is what they make frostings with (cupcakes etc).

      My $30 bottle just upped by 50% making it an approx. $20 bottle, or thereabout.

  • john

    February 27, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    See a Doc they have meds and plenty of support for this. At 18 if you keep going at this rate you are going to have cardiovascular problems, nicotine really hardens arteries. Good Luck, Go for it and be free

  • Caree

    November 7, 2018 at 3:57 am

    I got the 24 mil patches from my Dr. (MUCH better than the ones from the store and they stay ON) and the 4mg gum. I was doing surprisingly well, but once I had a freak out (day 3?) I had to get a “stash” pack of cigarettes. I smoked 2 packs over the first 2 weeks, but decided no more. I’m 52 and so incredibly addicted to cigarettes, it just keeps getting worse! Are they making them more addictive or is it me??? I bought a BLU brand e-cig cartridge thingy at the gas station. You plug it in to recharge it and buy replacement cartridges. I didn’t go and buy a mod because I want to quit. This thing is 2.4 mg and actually hits pretty damn good. I just needed something! It’s been a month now! I had to ditch the gum. I’m going to step down to 14mg patches for 2 weeks, then 7mg for 2 weeks. If I freak out too bad between now and then I can always buy a mod and go from there to extend my tapering. It’s really nice to have the option. And no, it’s not the same as smoking….but that was killing me faster than I could light em up!!! It’s never been this easy for me to quit, I can’t believe it’s been a month! Wohoo!

  • Lalit

    October 31, 2018 at 6:01 am

    How much mg per puff/inhale I taking from vape. I am using 3mg nicotine, 1ohm coil.

  • Nicole Ludwick

    October 30, 2018 at 11:09 pm

    I have recently switched from smoking a pack of Newport 100s a day to the Juul. Im getting crap from everyone saying its worse than cigarettes, the nicotine levels are as high as a carton of cigs, even that it puts water on the lungs and causes pneumonia. I just want the truth and I dont know much about nicotine levels and how to figure them. I enjoy the Juul much better and it really kills the cravings. Can someone please tell me the truth about Juul?

    • Josephene Bella

      November 1, 2018 at 2:37 pm

      Nicole Ludwick, one juul pod has 53 mg of nicotine, which is insane compared to the 24 mg max in conventional cigarettes. I would suggest using a different vape that has less nicotine per pod. Hope i could help!

  • Nelson Novak

    October 30, 2018 at 3:30 am

    wow 12mg of nicotine per cigarette? Really? I’m pretty sure you meant milligrams of tar but then again… who really cares if you’ve done your research… you just care about making money selling lies to children so they vape it up. Nice job not knowing what you’re talking about throughout this entire article.

  • Nelson Novak

    October 30, 2018 at 3:27 am

    ummm….12mg per cigarette? I think you are referring to the tar content…. The heaviest content of nicotine in tobacco cigarettes is roughly 1mg IN TOTAL PER CIGARETTE (Camels). There is not a cigarette brand on the market that contains more than 2mg of nicotine….. Your numbers for nicotine are great if the word tar was replaced with nicotine but considering this isn’t the case you’ve done a great job at writing a totally bias article littered with misinformation.

    (be sure to buy their vape juice though because they are obviously so well informed)

  • Lewy

    October 15, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    I started smoking when i was 10. Back then just a cigg a day with my friend when we play after school. At 14 I started to smoke 2 packs a day, later 3 packs a day. I had a few bad experiences. I cough blood when I was 19, then I quit for the first time but it was a fail. 2 weeks later I started smoking again. Then when I was 20, I cough blood too and I quit for the second time. This time only 2 months. I started smoking again.

    One night I had a dream. A dream that terrified me. In the future, my wife right after she give birth to my first born, she died because the doctor said she suffered 2nd hand smoker. I dont know whether its the right term or not sorry. I feel bad. Really bad. Because of thay I quit smoking. I have to raise my daughter on my own. Then when she was 5 or 6, she asked me why her mother died. I break into tears, I could not tell her that I am the reason why her mother died.

    When I wake up, I realized that I am never gonna let that happen in my future. So I quit smoking until now. It has been 2 years since I had my last puff. I know the number is not that great but I am proud of myself now 😊

  • Woody

    October 11, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    I use to smoke camel 2 packs.for over 28 years. I been smoke free over 10 years now .however I started chewing. But recently stop.i now vape and love it .no intention on stopping .taste good and not as bad for yu .I use a large hand held vape and get big clouds ,flavor is awesome ..stop smoking start vape..

  • Mike

    September 24, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    Okay guys , i have been smoking since im 15 years old and im now 23 , about 8-9 of smoking cigarettes 1-2 packs a day , now i quitted smoking since 2 weeks , i bought a pod system named MINIFIT from justfog compay , i use 25mg per mil salt nic , which is okay on low wattage devices only because of high the percent of nicotine in salt nics are high , i recommend everyone to start using rta devices or pod systems like myjet and juul or myle or minifit with salt nic jucie everything gonna be okay , and in the end think that you can leave even the vape and live a nicotine free life

    • Mariana

      March 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm

      Oh wow. your only 23. Kido you are not old enough to be addicted to anything. Stay away from all this crap that control you life.

  • I think I have a problem

    September 20, 2018 at 1:28 am

    I am 18 years old and vape 50mg regularly. Started vaping when I was 12. I go through 7.5ml of 50mg a day and no longer headrush or buzz. What do You thing I should do to quit? because I have a feeling that I will go broke buying patches and gum.

  • Debra brooks

    September 14, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    The drugs they prescribe are antidepressents, im vaping three days i was reading to see how much to use. Im still confused . How many puffs can you use at one settings. It is way better than smoking cigarettes. And i believe marijuana is good for you its an herb that has many medicicinal properties. I have just saying.sorry for your loss sir.

  • Kurt

    September 14, 2018 at 3:33 am

    I’m 52. Started smoking when about 12. So 40 years. The last 20 years maybe 2 packs a day. I tried to quit maybe 5 times when between the age of 35 and 45. I tried the nicotine chewing gum, patches, chantix, etc … nothing worked so I gave up trying to quit When vaping came as a new solution I skipped it because I thought it would not work for me.About 3 months ago, a friend told me that she already vaped for a year and did no longer need cigarettes. And she let me try it. Although that I didn’t think about quiting any longer, the result surprised me enormously. I immediately recognized that vaping could be a satisfying replacement for me. I bought a sub-ohm device the next day. And ejuice with 12 Mg nicotine.I started with artificial tobacco flavors. Good enough to make me quit cigarettes. The last month I discovered the NET tobacco flavors, ejuices with real tobacco extracts.I’m fairly confident that these are the best possible cigarette replacements. All the solutions that I tried in the past were hell.But vaping makes it almost easy for me to quit smoking. I know it’s not a guaranteed solution for everyone, but surely worked for me.

  • Taylor Barnes

    August 29, 2018 at 2:56 am

    Every one should try salt nic vape juice. It’s a hundred times better than regular e-juice I guarantee it.

    • H Knight

      September 15, 2018 at 12:43 pm

      I recently started using nic salt vaping and it has helped me quit smoking for 3 months now. I am using a 36mg nic salt with an aspire breeze 2. My worry now is, am I taking in more or less nic salt now the. I was before smoking 1/2 pack a day?

  • RC Rose

    August 21, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    All I can add its that I was a smoker for 50 years and have now quit cigarettes and vape 3-6 mg most days. All good!!

  • LISA

    August 15, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    I just put my first 21 mg patch on my right arm. It really does take away the urge to smoke. I don’t have a vape yet but I may pick one up. Contacted somebody to send me some additional patches because I only have enough for the next 4 weeks. I’m starting with 21 and then going down to 12 so I need the 7 mg patches sorry to hear about your loss but very proud of you at the same time

  • Jade

    August 10, 2018 at 7:37 am

    I’m going to be honest here but I have smoked cigarettes and spliffs since I was 15, I’m now 34. 2 weeks ago I decided enough is enough! It’s all in the head u got to change your mind set and lifestyle. If it wasn’t for vaping I wouldn’t even thought about trying so high five ✋ to those who are bettering their life

  • Guywhocantstandidiots

    August 7, 2018 at 7:09 am

    Dear Eat Mydick,
    You think you are so smart but, you’re an idiot and ignorant! Are you a chemist? Doctor? Would you even know what a chemical formula looked like? Im assuming you mean the MOLECULAR FORMULA. Corticosteroids = C21H28O5
    And Propylene Glycol (the oil used in vapes) = C3H8O2. Yo break this down for others since you know how it works, C is carbon and the number is the number of carbons, H is hydrogen and again the number of, O is oxygen and again the number of. So clearly they are not the same. I’m not going to explain this in any more detail due to you knowing all this. I just want other readers to get a better understanding of your knowledge. Or lack there of.
    I would suggest studying chemistry to understand how chemical composition and state work. But since you have not reached 5th grade grammar apparently, I doubt you would understand any of it. For your own sake please check spelling, grammar, and throw in some periods occasionally so the reader will be able to tell when a sentence has ended.

  • Robbie

    July 31, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    I just got a vabe with 6mg of nicotine tontry and quit what do you think of the vabes

  • eric

    July 22, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    I think you are dangerously misleaded… 20mg of nicotine per cigarette, are you crazy? it’s 20mg PER PACK

  • Progress Happy

    July 22, 2018 at 8:27 am

    Hey Ron my condolences go out to you. I’m very happy you found a healthier route to tackle the cravings because nicotine addiction is a hard habit to kick. My best wishes go out to you

  • The white guy

    July 20, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Ok whoever said there is 12 mg a cig or 16 mg really needs to do some damn research ….

    A marborl red cigarette nicknamed (cowboy killers) is one of the strongest cigarette’s you can buy and they only contain 1 to 1.2 mg of nicotine per cig … Mabye a electric cigarette but not a regular light and smoke cigarette 15 mg a cig would have you pucking

  • Anonymous

    July 19, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    Actually e juice can come in any mg dose because the makers of the vape juice at a vape shop make your juice right in front of you such as at Oasis or red star vape I’ve been vaping for 6 years I’m 21 I’ve been smoking cigarettes since I was 12 2 packs a day I’m now down to 2-6 a day I’m trying to quit it’s tough and I am currently vaping 50mg nic salts called hulk tears also believe it or not vape isn’t any better for you than a cigarette because of the fact that in vape juice the 3 main ingredients are the same 3 in a inhaled corticosteroid and imagine using a inhaler every day for 6 years and averaging about 1000 puffs a day because that’s how many puffs I have a day with my vape vaping also is a liquid heated to a gas and guess what gas turns back to liquid when touching a surface so you are inhaling a liquid and Vapes are known to over head and explode as well can’t be good for your face also after vaping the liquid you just inhaled tends to Crystalize in the lungs causing what’s known as popcorn lung also vaping isn’t anything new in reality it’s actually been around for some what of 20 years give or take but only recently became known or popular to the general public for just shy of a decade now

  • Olive Mcrae

    July 9, 2018 at 5:05 am

    All interesting comments thanks everyone.
    I’m wondering if their is any peer reviewed studies about vaping yet that someone could link me to?
    I just started vaping on 6mg. It isn’t enough but it’s brought me down from 20 cigs a day to one and I’m not vaping that much either. I think it’s way better than smoking but I’m guessing it’s too early for any real research?

  • Chad Ratliff

    July 7, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    Why with cigarettes I need a pack to get buzzed and with Copenhagen dip I’m good with a pinch when a can of Copenhagen has 5.8 mg of nicotine in it

  • Tariq

    July 5, 2018 at 9:59 am

    Im 34 years old,i smoking 1.5-2 cigarettes packs per day
    What is the 1st liquid mg that must i take

    My cigarettes pack have 0.6 nicotine


  • Amazon

    June 25, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    Hey ya I disagree w the whole vaping is worse I really don’t see how I mean yeah it has nicotene but it doesn’t have all the bad chemicals and u do get more nicotene from an actual cig ,I have a vape and I started smoking when I was 19 and I’ve quit on and off and I learned bout this vape and decided to try it and now I’ve quit for two months now and hardly use my vape mainly just at work , I believe it’s all in a person’s head that they want a cig if u can just get past that your good I still have a craving for a cig but I tried a cig and it literally made me sick so I’m good and I just think bout my son siio that helps, and what does cigarettes cause a lot more problems then a vape soon would suggest a vape!! Me and my husband have quit now , he has alittle more trouble w it then me bc he has been smoking longer!

  • Hunter

    June 24, 2018 at 11:58 pm

    Im 13 and hooked ive been smoking since i was 6-7 but everyone smoked cause im in oklahoma and people dont care

  • Rod Idel

    June 21, 2018 at 10:23 am

    To the last post – keep going Sandy, youre not alone. Hi all – Im a 60 year old whos just started vaping after smoking for 40 years. Lots of damage has been done – especially, in my case restricted arteries, however – after vaping I get very short of breath to the point where it becomes uncomfortable to continue. Amongst the many instructional vids on YouTube etc about beginner vapers – I cant seem to find any info. Would appreciate comments from people who have had a similar experience. Im assuming I might be having a reaction to the PG or VG or flavouring. I am using juices with nic in them. ???

  • Sandy

    June 19, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    I’ve been smoking for about 35 years. I am just ending day 3 of not having a cigarette in my possession. I am vaping. I want to, unlike smoking where I had to, or so it felt. I am so afraid I am going to fail, but will take one day at a time, with my mod in hand as long as I need it to be. I enjoy the flavors I have discovered, i also enjoy no longer trying to cover up, or lessen, the smells left behind by every cigarette that touched my hands. We can do it. We all can do it!

    • Rod Idel

      June 21, 2018 at 10:37 am

      Hi all. I have just started vaping after a half pack a day habit for 40 years. Fairly low but lots of damage done nonetheless. Feel good about the vaping experience but most of the time I get very short of breath after taking a few ‘vapes’ Have seen a lot of instructional vids on Ytube etc about beginning vapers but cant find any info on this particular problem. Im guessing I might be having a reaction to the VG or PG or flavouring etc. A lot of the time I cant inhale the vapour but use the device like a cigar and just blow out. Any thoughts or similar experiences out there

  • Waseem

    June 19, 2018 at 1:03 am

    As for as my thought is consern u have to prepare ur mind to quit n then u have to find the way to decrease ur nicotine level slowly do not buy a pack of cig. But a single it will take a time but not hard to quit

  • Eyad

    June 18, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    Hi, to anyone struggling….Just make the decision and stop smoking and don’t care too much about other nicotine delivery devices like buying many mods and tone of tanks and juices.
    trust you can live without nicotine for your entire life… ultimately it’s not water
    You can vape but with intention to quit nicotine that means vape only for few months or a year max and keep going down to 0 Nic juices
    Everyday remind yourself you’re vaping to quit nicotine. if you don’t do so it’ll be more like a recreational addiction that make it much harder to quit.

    Hope you guys the best

  • Paul

    June 15, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    Hey guys I was able to stop with zyn pouches they work great by using the Wintergreen flavor I was able to wean myself off with just Wintergreen chewing gum haven’t had a cigarette in over a year

    • bob

      July 30, 2018 at 9:59 pm

      Working on a quit with ZYN, any advice!

  • Marilyn

    June 13, 2018 at 5:44 am

    I am vaping now after years of qamenthol cigarettes. My kids are in their 30’s and 40’s and went to vaping after smoking 15-20 yrs My son smoked 2 pjs a day and started high
    on 18mg and has weaned down to 3mg. I’ve been 1. to 1 1/2 packs daily and was started on 12mg. Go to a real vape shop. They are very good and smart. They will help you pick your style, flavor, and mg. I have never heard of 50mg.that’s very high. You can vape all day without worrying about nicotine OD if you stick to 18mg highest. Your e-cig has 4 settings for how much vapor you want, and watt settings for fast or slower hit
    You can play around with settings to get your most comfortable haul and vape amount. You guys and girls can do big smoke rings to impress people. Just really be careful with mgs. Regular cigarettes only provide you with .8 to 1mg per, and it’s usually on the lower end. There is no accurate info on precisely how much nic is in a regular cigarette. But it’s not 50! Parents, just make sure your kid is vaping nicotine and not pot, cuz you can’t smell it in a vaper. Good luck to us all!!

  • Carmen

    June 10, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    I’ve smoked two packs a day for the past two years I just got fed up they had a blue Vape on sale for a dollar stater kit ad the pods 899 for 2 pods. I haven’t bought a pack of cigarettes in a week and a half it’s 2 mg a box with two vapes in it I don’t know what the comparison is if anybody knows please tell me some people say it’s better some say it’s worse I feel better . Right now I pod last me a day and a half some days just the day but two pods in three days I don’t think it’s too bad but I’m not sure the box says 2 mg with two pods and it is it 2 mg each pot I don’t know I hope it’s better I’m not spending $20 a day

  • Adolf Hitler

    June 5, 2018 at 4:17 am

    I’m dead af

  • Gregory Scales

    May 27, 2018 at 12:35 am


    • charlie

      June 10, 2018 at 1:59 am

      but im a ginger im going to hell anyways 😀

      • VapeMan0384

        October 18, 2018 at 3:33 pm

        To be fair, gingers don’t have a soul, so you won’t actually be going anywhere!

  • Ashley Pizzolato

    May 22, 2018 at 6:08 am

    Popcorn lung was an ISOLATED incident LITERALLY with a a woman who worked IN A POPCORN FACTORY!

    I was JUST a HEAVY and VERY CHRONIC SMOKER (full flavor/ strongest menthols/to the cheapest full flavor just to HAVE a CONSTANT flow and access to as many cigarettes as I wanted to smoke in a row “i.e. chain-smoking”) and I have quit by INITIALLY “fasting” which turned into FULLY QUITTING the original “cigarette” (which had plaques me since age 13 being a rebel in a rebellious age group)….

    Vaping does not have even HALF of the INGREDIENTS that a CIGARETTE has (much less HARMFUL ingredients)….at FIRST I couldn’t kick it with just the vape…
    I had only 0-6 ml liquids…..
    Sooo I went by suggestion of a lady outside a rite-aid whom herself (and years older than me had QUIT CIGARETTES completely!)
    At first I was just looking for something other than my vape pen because cig breaks weren’t allowed at my job and vaping gives off a scent and much “initial” (“smoky look”) sooo I wouldn’t be able to get away with it in a bathroom break…

    Sooo I tried an e-cigarette (which this lady AND her coworker QUIT ACTUAL CIGARETTES using)….the brand is called 21st century… tasted JUST like REAL cigarettes because the nicotine was derived from ACTUAL tobacco leaves and the only other THREE ingredients where the vaping “stable” vegetable glycerin glycerin glycol and natural flavors (i.e. menthol/ regular/ cherry/ etc)……

    When I (in my heart and soul and mind) (AND by the grace of God) made the decision to “FAST from cigarettes” til we received our home…(which I knew would be happening in the following two months)…..I had to use the e-cigs (with the cigarette TASTE AND even FEEL of smoking an ACTUAL CIGARETTE) at the times of the day I MOST needed cigarettes…like the mornings or after a meal.

    The vaping experience is much different because of the TASTE and WAY arhat it smokes….soooo, I would use my vape pen (which tastes like strawberry and kiwi) when I would be “chain smoking” On the average day….. and it WORKS wonderfully!!

    First of all with BOTH products you can WEEN OFF the nicotine (the MOST addictive product in an ACTUAL CIGARETTE)….YET with the vaping….it draws me FURTHER from the urge from actual CIGARETTES….because of the taste, AND the HUGE DIFFERENCE between smoking an e-cig and Vaping…the flavor and all.

    My NEXT step in my “journey” to COMPLETELY take even just NICOTINE out of my life is to stop the e-cigs (YET having a fresh one handy in the case I were to REALLY REALLY CRAVE a REAL CIGARETTE)……it’s a MUCH SAFER alternative because wether the companies “say so” or not….the OTHER DANGEROUS ingredients in the cigarettes ARE ADDICTIVE to a serious level!!!

    These “studies” to prove “vaping MORE dangerous than a PROVEN to be TOXIC CIGARETTE” are ALL done AND FALSIFYIED BY either people working FOR the BIG CIG COMPANIES or even scientists “sceemy” enough to be PAID-OFF for false info!

    Before even PURCHASING my first vaporizer… I had ALL of these questions PLUS more and with being told verbally AND RESEARCHING “these studies” DEEPER….it became VERY clear to me that VAPING IS MUCH SAFER THAN a toxic old school CIGARETTE (whom many of us have WITNESSED die from use of them in EXTREMELY SAD and heartbreaking ways!)

    EVEN the e-cigarettes….for someone who is REALLY REALLY WANTING to rid themselves of the old school cigarettes…(the smell, lose of smell and taste, long term heart problems, and just the general “pariah” of smoking cigarettes these days)….I EARNESTLY (as an up to 3 pack a day smoker during MOST of my life) recommend THIS method!

    Get BOTH….an e-cig(that still has the cigarettes taste AND feel) AND a vaporizer….once (for me) I “fast” from the e-cig…it becomes easier and easier to LOWER the nicotine to ZERO nicotine intake!

    It’s VERY POSSIBLE to quit smoking cigarettes with these MUCH LESS HARMFUL “apparatuses” these days!

    My intentions of course is to not even be vaping one day! And NOW (after having to PERSONALLY “debunk” these “CERTIFIED STUDIES” to scare cigarette smokers FROM stopping (HENCE a VERY LARGE CORPORATION LOSING ALMOST ALLLL THIER MONEY…”despite the harm to humanity and their selfish intentions”) I FEEL SOOO MUCH BETTER!

    BUT YOU (or your person of concern MUST THEMSELVES REALLY WANT to quit)…..for me, I was able to do it through my spiritual beliefs and fasting for multiple reasons in my personal (and spiritual) life….

    Mabey there is SOMETHING that they “want” and is “actually reachable” to them…. I guarantee that if they try to “fast a day” to AQUIRE this thing, place, or whatever….that AFTER GOING a WHOLE DAY withOUT a cigarette…the CONFIDENCE will build and they will ALREADY the night BEFORE..start to plan on “HOW to NOT smoke a CIGARETTE the following day” and “what apparatus they will use to get them THROUGH that NEXT day or period of time”….


    Sooo (as a daily smoker since age 13 and EVERYONE around me or that HAS EVER KNOWN ME…including MYSELF) MEVER THOUGHT THE DAY WOULD COME!
    But with WILLINGNESS and some help with these vaping techniques (as I recommend trying TWO if you’re a daily smoker) have FINALLY been ABLE to quit smoking TOXIC cigarettes and will (hopefully sooner than later) be OFF of NICOTINE FULLY one day and not even vaping 0% nicotine!

    God Bless

    (PLEASE DO EXTENSIVE RESEARCH ABOUT THESE “paid off” and FALSIFYIED “studies” that make VAPING appear MORE DANGEROUS than a cigarette! Ask around, find the “source”, you can NOT believe EVERYTHING you see on the internet or EVERYTHING you GOOGLE)

    The internet is NOT a “LAND OF TRUTH” or even “FACTS”….. and it’s ALWAYS been a “land of paraphrasing, shortcuts, and even deceit to the human being”…in grade school…we were NOT EVEN ALLOWED to do “reports” with the internet as our “PROOF”…..ANYBODY can write a “Wikipedia definition of ANYTHING” sooo WHY put your health and DECISIONS TO WUIT TOXIC THINGS in the hands of the internet?!

    Just food for thought.

    And again, God Bless

  • Amy

    May 21, 2018 at 8:08 am

    Fred, your a crack up 😂

  • Dawn

    May 19, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    Vaping does work I started out with 18 mg I went down to 3 in the past 6 months and now I’m vaping 0.
    Just want to let everyone know if you really want to stop you have to have it in your heart mind and soul that that’s what you’re going to do. By the grace of God I’ve done this for at least a week so far.

  • Rhonda g McCray

    May 15, 2018 at 8:53 am

    I just started vaping 3mg nicotine but i smoked 1 plus full flavor cigs a day im finding it not the same as smoking i still crave the cigs

    • ae

      May 18, 2018 at 5:07 am

      Full flavor has 24 mg approximately. Vaping 3 mg is not sufficient. However, I suggest you also look for nicotine gum or patch to increase nicotine level instead of increasing vaping dose. nicotine gum 2 and 4 mg will help you to not craving too much. Vaping 3 mg will help in term of behaviour addiction. Do two of them together.

      • Nicole L Brown

        September 22, 2018 at 1:23 am

        Thats exactly what I’m doing now. I am using the patch (14mg) and vaping 3mg. So far so good!

    • Tony Johns

      June 4, 2018 at 10:37 pm

      Up your nicotine level or use a salt vape

  • Kristen

    May 12, 2018 at 10:48 am

    Where are the cited resources proving any of this information is true? Are these numbers made up or is this article plagiarized?

  • Karen Anderson

    May 10, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Vaping, I feel, is much less harmful. I don’t want to see any teen start smoking or vaping. Both addictive. But the chemicals in tobacco are scary. My kids started smoking at 14, behind my back. They now REGRET it. They are 37 and 39 and can’t quit. Tried every method. I think they could quit if they just toughed it out. But the younger you start….the harder it is to quit.

    • Jay

      May 29, 2018 at 2:34 pm

      For those trying to quit the best combo available is as fallowing:
      Read Alan Carr’s book: “easy way to quit smoking and at the same time listen during the day(but especially during sleep using sleephones) to Kim Carmen Walsh hypnosis on YouTube( download it so you can put it on repeat and remove in a editing program the introduction and ending which is supposed to wake you up) named: “hypnosis to quit smoking mindfully”
      Also look for diet changes ( supplements recommended only for the first 1-2 weeks) to keep a healthy dopamine and serotonin level until the brain restarts the natural process
      Definitely exercise daily but not heavily and try to make it a habit first thing in the morning
      Good luck

      • Robin Underwood

        June 11, 2018 at 8:42 am

        Awesome book! Helped me 1st time and read it again this time.

    • Brenda

      June 19, 2018 at 11:16 am

      Karen so true, I started smoking when I was 13 a pack a day
      I started vaping 2 years ago. Started at 16mg,then lower to13 I’m now down to 3mg
      I’m going to try 0 in the next month just to try a quit completly. Sire hope it works.

  • Jake

    May 7, 2018 at 7:45 am

    Allison, your kids are going to get hooked on nicotine. That said, some people seem to find it easy to quit, others not. I am one who can not quit. But I have found a way of using mouth-freshener spray with nicotine added and one squirt is equivalent to a cigarette. So my situation is at least amicable.

  • Joe shmow

    May 6, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    4th. day of trying to quit , on step 1 ( 21mg.) Nicotine patches, and (4mg.) gum. I was a pack a day (+) on some days smoker. Thanks for the information. I smoked for 17 years, now on average that is $4,000.00 a year. Please do the math on what else you can buy healthier than cigarettes with that amount of money. Maybe even think about investing that amount of money for the added years on your life, with family and friends. Just a thought though.

  • paul

    May 3, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    Hi Allison… My name is Paul and i work at a vape shop… their are some risk with vaping that most people don’t know or choose not to know… like Nicotine. Nicotine can squeeze down the arteries for every hit you take and can cause heart attack or stroke if vaping on a high dose of Nicotine. although it depends on the persons health and body. the smoke that you see when someone is vaping does not affect the body or the lungs because its just vape. when you walk into a walk in freezer and you take a breath you see smoke coming out of your mouth. its the same thing as vaping… but the cold smoke can kill you from condensation build up in the lungs if you stay in that freeze,. warm smoke does not build condensation.
    50mg of nicotine is high for any non smoker to start off at even if they have never smoked before. 50 mg of nicotine if for a person that smoke more then 2 1/2 packs a day. and if not careful you can over dose on the nicotine itself.
    liquid nicotine enters the body faster then a normal cigarette which can give that person a faster fix of relief, here is a example of what one person would take in their body vaping. if you smoke a pack of cigarettes a day that’s 20 mg of nicotine that you absorbed that day. Now if you are vaping 25 mg of vape juice know as salt juice, for every hit you take in you are absorbing 25 mg of nicotine. that’s were the danger comes into play of over dosing…
    i hope this helps out…

    • Jessica

      October 28, 2018 at 1:11 am

      I could really use some help and advice as far as switching to vape. I really want to do it but tried 2 times already but fell back to cigs. I really don’t want to smoke anymore but I’m so hooked. Please help. Thanku

  • Vapor Rocket

    May 2, 2018 at 11:32 am

    Hello. Vapes with seemingly high nic levels are called nic salts. These salts are used primarily on devices that are considered low output or weak devices. The puff produced is relatively small compared to larger Vapes. Powerful Vapes in general are effective with very low levels of nic around 3 to 6 mg per milliliter.


    April 25, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    The immune system has no impact on the mechanism of addiction, and body weight has no effect either. It appears to be the activity of brain receptors that is critical, but the author is correct in stating that the amount of nicotine needed to cause addiction can vary, and that amount cannot be precisely predicted.

  • Karen

    March 30, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    Good question Allison zam…I have the same concern. My son’s friend is using 50mg nicotine vape oil and I know it is NOT SAFE or healthy.

  • Celia Brooks

    March 20, 2018 at 12:58 am

    Pray for me. I’ve been smoking on and off since I was 16. I started back 4 years ago the day my only son died. I’m on dialysis and have heart disease.amongst other major ailments. I’m going to quit smoking tomorrow morning and and God knows this will be my last one. I’m alone in my home now and stress frustration and depression led me back down this road.

    • elizabeth

      July 20, 2018 at 11:03 pm

      Stress depression and frustration are our “reasons” which are our excuses. I know. Have cardio issues along with many other health issues that can be attributed to genes, but more to cigarettes. Vaping and have learned a LOT from all of you. Thank you! You younger people? Quit NOW! It will be one of your greatests victories! Take care and good luck to all you all!!

  • Facts right

    March 17, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    There’s no such thing as 50mg. Get your facts right. By far the most popular is 3mg. Followed by 6mg. The highest availability without special order is 24mg per 1ML

    • Lewis

      February 12, 2019 at 3:28 am

      Lol facts right…? There is to 50mg it’s called nicSalts and it comes in 50mg ….. and FYI it hits smoother then 3mg standerd freebase juice (what your referencing)

  • Ame

    March 17, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    Also people who have never smoked a cigarette..will never understand how sting the hold is on you. It becomes your life. Yeah some people strong willed and w/o y ever try it or give into peer pressure. Bit, the differs person to person. No one type of personality is better than the other…EVERY PERSON on this planet has a vice.

  • Ame

    March 17, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    Sweet! I just started vaping 20mg “newport” flavor nicotine salt from a tiny “jewel” type u it. Haven’t had a cigarrette with all that poison Yet! People who are uneducated about the effects of gaping compared to actual cigarette are very naive when it comes to how much less dangerous and harmful vaping is. It is Definatley the lesser of 2 evils. I feel so much better already. Educate your self people! I started smoking cigarettes when I was 14 and regret it. If there would have been l
    Much less harmful vaping option back then..I am positive I wouldn’t have smoked so long and would ha e been much more healthy today! Probably would have quit vaping easily years ago, too!

  • Allison zam

    March 4, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    My husband and I are so very concerned about the sudden obsession with vaping among our teens. We realized that the Interest stems from the nicotene content. 50mg is popular! We are wondering if there is a source that can tell us how to know how much compares to a cigarette and exactly what are the risks and adverse effects on an adolescent brain and body. Do you know of a source where this iformation can be found?

    • trolllolol

      March 7, 2018 at 9:09 pm

      its better than heroin

    • Samantha Larson

      March 16, 2018 at 6:07 am

      I’m 37 ive been smoking 27 i only smoke 12 a day. I need to know about the vaper i have copd already my mom was gone at 43

      • Rick

        July 28, 2018 at 2:19 pm

        I smoked cigarettes for 40 years ,ended up in the hospital one day experiencing lung failure caused dy emphysema COPD.
        After a 4 day stay I got out stopped smoking, chewed allot of nicotine gum .
        2 months later started vaping . 2 years later my lungs are mostly clear . But i still get winded . Posiibly side affect of vaping .
        If you are a smoker keep in mind vape is not a smoke . Youll still crave a cig. But it does fill the busy hands part .

    • Nate Turner

      March 17, 2018 at 10:53 am

      Holy crap 50mg. That’s like smoking two cigs in a single puff every puff. The average is 3-6 mg.
      While not the best thing a teen can do, its a whole lot better than if they were smoking cigs instead, which was the cool thing to do when i was in school.
      Aside from its role in addiction, nicotine Alone hasn’t been linked to much harm. The only thing i know is that they know it effects the immune system in the gut but they haven’t determined if in a detrimental way or not.

    • Kleec1214

      March 17, 2018 at 11:58 pm

      There’s no such thing as 50mg of nicotine when vaping. The highest available is 18mg which is as to compare to smoking something strong like Marlboro Reds.

      • Chris

        November 11, 2018 at 5:33 pm

        Sorry this is not correct. My mother just purchased juice with 24mg of nicotine. You can also special order much higher levels.

      • Lewis

        February 12, 2019 at 3:15 am

        There is 50mg all over , at dam near every cape store , it’s in the form of nicSalts as opposed to standers freebase juice

    • Cory

      March 19, 2018 at 4:31 pm

      I know this is a bit late but 50mg/ml should be reserved for mixing into the flavor additives and “vapor” carriers PG/VG, I am a paper and use 12mg/ml and roughly 30ml a month, from a pack a day smoker to almost the equivalent of 1 1/2 cigs a day.

    • Robin

      March 23, 2018 at 11:01 am

      Allison – I’m on this feed trying to find out the exact same thing. Would love to hear if you’ve found any information! I haven’t yet.

    • Josh

      March 24, 2018 at 11:39 am

      .7 ml with 50 mg is equivalent to one whole pack of cigarettes. Pg and vg won’t harm you but the nicotine has the same effects it does if you were to smoke a cigarette. Ex. Head rush, dizziness, ect.

    • Alexis

      March 28, 2018 at 2:16 am

      Uh, I don’t know anyone above a 6, but whatever floats your boat and helps you sleep at night.

    • Sway

      March 30, 2018 at 11:18 pm

      Vaping usually comes in 1.2%, 2.4 % and 4.2% meaning per 1 ml there is 12mg, 24mg, 42mg respectively. I have never heard of 50mg anything. Only way to measure is based on how much ml was put in that cartridge before beginning and what % nicotine product was used.

    • Annie

      April 3, 2018 at 7:36 pm

      The most common is 3mg and 6mg. There is no 50mg that I know of.

      • Mags2488

        September 2, 2018 at 1:27 am

        There are ejuices you can buy with 50mg. I haven’t seen a whole lot of them though. When quitting cigarettes, the 36mg nicotine is what was suggested to me as a previous 2 pack a day smoker.

    • Sommerbug235

      April 4, 2018 at 4:41 pm

      They make a 0 mg vape juice 0 mg means it has no nicotine in it.

    • Joe

      April 11, 2018 at 11:04 pm

      6mg juice juice = ~0.6mg cigarette
      12mg nicotine juice = ~0.8mg cigarette
      18mg nicotine juice = ~1mg cigarette
      24mg nicotine juice = ~1.2mg cigarette
      36mg nicotine juice = ~1.8mg cigarette
      So, if you smoke an average of 20 mild or medium cigarettes a day, you should get by fine with approximately ~1.0ml of 18mg juice per day.

      1 mL = 200 puffs (equal to approximately 20 cigarettes or 1 pack of cigarettes)
      30ml = 6000 puffs (equal to 600 cigarettes or 30 packs of cigarettes)

    • Artemis Sears

      May 5, 2018 at 5:47 pm

      Hi there!
      The following statements are my own personal thoughts and have no citation to any scientific background and or study, it is not meant to be taken as absolute truth or indication of my intellect:

      50 mg sounds like nicotine salts, which should only be vaped in pod style systems, I imagine you’d be familiar with the Juul, things like that.
      From what I understand, it’s to absorb a higher percentage of nicotine, as you’ve stated.

      There really are too many variables to assume a hard set answer to how many cigarettes they are absorbing.

      Just like all other “addictive” substances, to include alcohol,
      Everything should be in moderation. One could attain nicotine poisoning just the same as alcohol poisoning.
      But having a glass of wine once in a while, or even once a day is not a problem, for those who’s livers have fully developed. I would believe this to be the same for vaping nicotine, extended to eating too much sugar, salt and even drinking too much water. Moderation is key!
      Peoples tolerances are different.
      Cigarettes used to be the “cool” factor in teenage years, and for a short while, at least in my town, hookah (flavoured tobacco smoked through a water tank.. you could say analog vaping haha!) was big.
      Now it’s vaping.
      The coolest thing about vaping In my opinion, is that there are a multitude of nicotine options. I wish those who are underage understood that for many of us, vaping helps to quit smoking cigarettes, with the option to use 0mgs — nothing, just flavoring.
      Most vapers I’ve met use 0-6mg, I don’t know anyone that has or would choose to vape 50mg in a subohm device (Juul styles are NOT subohm).
      I myself vape 3mg 2-8 ml a day (depends on my setup). If it helps, I’m 24 years old.

      Another thing, vaping those pod systems are stupidly expensive! Especially if they are non refillable.
      IF, you allowed your kids to vape, you should allow for 0mg, I’d advise on anything refillable, as it will just be cheaper.

      My best recommendation, is to go into a vape shop and ask the owners on their knowledge of vaping. You’ll get to know other’s reasons for why they choose to vape, as well as scout out reputable stores that adhere to your state’s age restrictions for selling to minors.

      I think you’ll find that dedicated vape stores are really good with the age policies, and that it’s really gas station/minimart stores that may be the culprit.
      Online web stores are a hit or miss, some require state id to purchase, others simply don’t care.
      I hope my insights help, I know I dumped a lot of text into a comment box.
      Again, my opinions. I’m happy to open the discussion and learn more myself.

      • Danielle Pierce

        October 10, 2018 at 8:50 am

        Well said. Thank you

    • Brian

      May 13, 2018 at 1:05 pm

      That’s likely a Juul. Each “pod” is basically the nicotine equivalent of a pack of smokes and has approximately 50mg of nicotine per ml. There aren’t any adverse effects other than becoming addicted, though. It’s a much better alternative to smoking. The tobacco industry wants you to think this is some terrible new epidemic, but it’s really just a transition from what used to be a smoking epidemic. When I was in high school just 10 years ago there were just as many of us smoking, now they’re vaping. I’d say they’re likely getting more nicotine since it’s more common for a teenager to vape a pod a day than smoke a pack a day, but I’d also argue that it’s a positive trade off since it’s not causing the health issues associated with smoking. It’s really nothing to be alarmed about, teens will be teens and they’re going to rebel and do things that are marketed to adults only, because they’re becoming adults and it’s “cool” to do adult things.

      Vaping is often treated as a double edged sword, good for adults who want to quit smoking but bad because teens who don’t smoke start doing it. Well, those teens who “don’t smoke” would have started smoking instead of vaping in a time not very long ago. Most smokers also started off as teens who didn’t smoke. If they decide the addiction is controlling their lives it’s also a lot easier to wean off the nicotine through vaping with all the control you have in nicotine amounts and power. It’s a positive transition on all levels, don’t let the propaganda scare you.

      • charlie

        June 10, 2018 at 1:58 am

        they are mainly talking about cigs my dude nowhere does it say pods

      • tagwolf

        June 29, 2018 at 1:01 am

        There are major health effects to nicotine intake. Especially on the cardiovascular system as nicotine is a vasoconstrictor.

        The best this to do is buy 0mg ejuice or better yet, not vape or smoke at all.

        Nicotine has a huge impact on healing, blood delivery, and can permanently change, shrink, and damage blood vessels.

        That said, vaping is MUCH less harmful than cigarettes. However it’s very easy to intake a lot more nicotine from vaping than smoking with some mods and tanks out there. Be careful and take care of yourselves out there!

    • Michael

      May 16, 2018 at 2:17 pm

      Google popcorn lung.

      • Sharon

        June 5, 2018 at 8:50 pm

        I had rather have my teen vaping than cigarettes any day. I am down to 1 mg of nicotine in my bottle. Next one I purchase will be zero mg. and I will fulfill my oral gratification. At least the vapor mix is much better than all the chemicals in cigarettes.

      • Marsh

        June 14, 2018 at 7:35 pm

        Michael, that is from an added ingredient to give a vape juice a buttery flavour. It’s called Diacetyl and from what I have seen most e-liquids don’t use it anymore. Google Diacetyl.
        Vaporium here in New Zealand states that their e-liquid does not contain Diacetyl.

      • Sheri

        June 17, 2018 at 5:07 pm

        Possible but, rare

      • Mary

        August 24, 2018 at 8:55 pm

        It’s called Diacetyl and from what I have seen most e-liquids don’t use it anymore. That’s the ingredient than can cause popcorn lung and I havent found a juice or pod that uses it anymore. I’ve been vaping for about 2 years and am down to a 2 nic.

      • Gerry

        February 13, 2019 at 4:01 pm

        Popcorn lung is a false term used by tobacco companies to scare people away from vaping.

    • Nick Moretti

      May 21, 2018 at 2:51 pm

      Why are u letting your teens smoke this is the reason the vape industry is under attack right now by the govt with the backing of the big tobacco co.

    • Deana L Brown

      August 7, 2018 at 7:19 pm

      The CDC

  • amy jacobs

    March 4, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    Thank u

  • Fred

    December 7, 2017 at 7:57 am

    I’ve been smoking an average of 1 pack a day for the last 50 years. I am now 64 y.o. I started smoking when i was 14 years old. I estimated my consuming of 20 sticks a day for 365 days multiplied that by 50 which is fifty years and the result was 365,000 sticks in 50 years. Now let’s say my body is absorbing just 1 mg of nicotine per stick, that totals 365,000 mg inside my body. The doctor who said i have to stop smoking is already dead.

    • Eric

      March 17, 2018 at 4:27 am

      Fred, your one experience does not refute the facts that tobacco is harmful to people’s health. As the article above even says, everyone is different. You are just incredibly lucky. I lost both of my father’s parents to health issues directly linked to their smoking habit.

      Additionally, your body metabolizes and eliminates the nicotine you take in. You DO NOT have approximately 365,000 mg inside of you. You would be very well dead were that the case. You’ve been getting rid of the nicotine over those same 50 years.

    • Stormy Dan

      March 28, 2018 at 10:41 pm

      Omg… that really makes me feel better and can justify anything. Wow.

    • Sway

      March 30, 2018 at 11:15 pm

      Tripled chance to die 10 years earlier now that you are over 50. Stop before 40 and the risk goes to almost nothing, making you the same as non-smokers. Just sayin’

    • James

      May 10, 2018 at 12:02 am

      you are an idiot!

    • Alex

      May 10, 2018 at 12:27 am

      Honey, nicotine leaves the body, the only reason you kept smoking was because the nicotine from the previous cigarette needed to be replaced. You don’t HAVE 365.000 mg of nicotine in your body, the lethal amount is aprox. 60mg, which means, you would have died more than 6000 times already if it didn’t leave the body.

    • Bob

      June 1, 2018 at 9:48 pm

      1 cigarette also delivers 12mg of tar. By your calculation you would have nearly 10lbs of tar inside your body.

      • Rebecca

        November 19, 2018 at 3:42 pm

        As an ex-smoker, now vaper, when you put it in that context it sounds disgusting!
        I saw an autopsy show YEARS ago that said when you open a smoker’s body and expose the lungs, you can smell the tar (which apparently smells like a stale ashtray.

    • Gregory White

      July 9, 2018 at 2:21 pm

      Statistically 25% of smokers do not get cancer. Good luck.

      • Brett

        October 10, 2018 at 4:11 pm

        That’s a good stat..really hits home, thanks

  • Cindy Ruston

    November 21, 2017 at 9:23 am

    Thankyou for the helpful information. This is a tough one . I’m down to 1/2 or one whole cigarette per day. Today I’m aiming to for 24 hrs smoke free.

  • Christopher L Giannoble

    November 16, 2017 at 1:30 am

    I smoke Newport menthol cigs 2and a half packs a day. I want to order the menthol vapor liquid but should I get 16mg of nicotine or 26. Please reply need help thank you

  • Petru

    November 15, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    An amount of nicotine burns while smoking. How much is the rest, we inhale?


    November 3, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    cigarettes should be banned they contain so much amount of nicotine i.e. 15 to 25% from which body absorbs 1 mg of nicotine

    so when shisha only have 0.05% of nicotine no one should against it
    calculation says body cannot absorb nicotine from shisha or if can the only 0.00001% of nicotine

  • Nonya buiseness

    October 23, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    I’m 15 and can’t quit smoking

    • Ronald Cochran

      May 27, 2018 at 8:44 am

      One option is vaping, although far from perfect vaping does eliminate all the other deadly chemicals associated with smoking tobacco.
      I smoked red box Marlboros 2 packs a day for the best part of 27 years, then my darling Wife who passed away from cancer one year ago today.
      At first she developed COPD that’s why we tried vaping and we both quit smoking regular cigarettes 51/2 years ago and right now I’m down to 3 mg of nicotine on the vape.
      If I can be of ANY help to you let me know I’m Ron Cochran

      • Lori

        May 31, 2018 at 5:12 pm

        Good job! Sorry to hear about your wife.

      • charlie

        June 10, 2018 at 1:55 am

        ron i just want to say im sorry for your lose and im supporting you 100% i wish the best for you man keep it up one day youll wake up and not even think of nicotine youll be strong enough to make that. i wiah i was able to do that ive been smoking for four years now ive been trying to quit im vaping now of 6 mil grams of nicotine but i just cant get over cigs i dont know if its the feeling of smoking a cig like watching the cig go from something to nothing idk i just want to quit. i know we have to put email so if you have some motivational things to say please help

        • Anthony Miller

          November 12, 2018 at 9:15 pm

          I found that when transitioning from cigarettes to vape, for my own success I HAD TO start with high level nic content in my ejuice and the other thing that was absolutely necessary was a device with sufficient power and wattage output! I am always available to talk to our to ask any questions! Will always provide all the help and/or advice that I possibly am ableto!

          • Heather

            March 3, 2019 at 2:58 am

            I smoke 12 non filter ciggs a day probably 15 on a bad day. I was just reading non filter ciggs have more nicotine than filtered what milligram would you suggest I sttart on for e juice

      • Cris Adriano

        June 10, 2018 at 9:05 am

        I’m sorry to hear about your wife’s passing, Ron. It’s good that you’re now down to 3mg of nic in your e-juice. I myself am going on 2 weeks smoke-free. Vaping 6mg liquid. I’m 28 and havd been smoking for the better part of a decade.


        June 19, 2018 at 12:00 pm

        me! help me! one so sorry about your wife, Two i got a vape to ween off. i ended up on this page somehow trying to figure out if my vape is stronger than a cig? im not getting enough info from these sites…

        • Anonymous

          July 19, 2018 at 10:28 pm

          Yes vape juice is stronger than a cigarette in nicotine levels if you are vaping anything over 8mg nic helpful enough?

          • Shannon

            September 17, 2018 at 1:19 am

            Do you know the ratio for vaping? The article said that even though there is anywhere between 8 to 20 mg of nicotine in a cigarette and on average we only absorb 1 mg. Is that the same for vaping? If I’m using 3mg juice in my vape, how much nicotine am I actually absorbing?

        • Violetta

          July 25, 2018 at 3:13 am

          ALEXANDRIA, see if you could visit a proper vape store and ask for someone to assist you with the right setup. If you want a strong vape, ask for a dual coil tank and get a tobacco flavour. I would suggest the new TBCO Arabic Oasis or Double Dutch (Tobacco + coffee). Try those juices in a 3mg and a 6mg. As long as someone can help you with setting up your device and how to maintain it, you’ll kick the habit in no time.

          • Darren lyman

            August 20, 2018 at 8:06 pm

            I agree with violetta. I started smoking when i was 10 yrs old i am now 52 and never thought i would be able to stop smoking. I tried he e-cigs that they sell the ones that look like a smoke but thet just didint cut it for me untill my brother took me to a vape store i ended up purchasing the Stick Prince vape the thing is amazing it hits like a smoke im now 30 days smoke free and im allready weaning myself off the nicotine from 6% to 3% and i couldint be happier being able to look forward to the rest of my life.

          • Gina Rouse

            September 7, 2018 at 2:24 pm

            When you say (+ coffee) what do you mean? Real coffee or coffee flavored nicotine?

        • JettM91

          August 26, 2018 at 8:26 pm

          I think we are all here for the same reason! I’m a new to the vape life and I started on 6 mil of nicotine. I haven’t wanted a cig at all since I started vaping over a month ago. I have been smoking since I was 13. I have quit for 2 pregnancies. On my second pregnancy I actually remained quit for 3 years. I was very frustrated with myself for smoking a cig after that long without one. I hope to cut back on my vape to where I no longer need the nicotine. I think for me it’s just something to occupy my time when I’m stressed out. I would like to know more about nicotine per kind of cigarette. And yes I’m definitely sorry about your wife’s passing Ron! I pray you found peace!

      • Erik

        June 23, 2018 at 3:13 pm

        I just bought a juul to try to quit smoking. I’ve smoked since I was 13 and I’m 37 now. I’m hoping there won’t be the nasty side affects especially the coughing and hope to be able to breath better soon since I’ve change career paths and I’m going on the fire Dept. How did you quoting go? I’m sry for your loss to. I just lost my father to liver cancer.

        • Jack Wright

          July 3, 2018 at 11:23 pm

          Have you experienced ED as a result of smoking for so long?

        • Jason

          July 19, 2018 at 10:24 pm

          Yeah them efects be really yo if you stop smoking and start vape but look up it’s only last about 2weeks then breathing and running and what not been as if you haven’t smoked in the first place but vape isn’t any better

        • Nina whitaker

          August 28, 2018 at 5:47 am

          I’m sorry for your lose I have a juul and the vape store I go to sells empty pods so you can fill it with any juice and low nicotine you want cause the pods that are made for the juul are very high in nicotine good lock with your juul

        • Shannon

          September 17, 2018 at 1:25 am

          I just think that because it’s a new substance, I coughed a little bit when I first started vaping. Once my body got used to The Vape instead of cigarettes, the coughing went away. I just noticed that whenever a smoker wants to try my vape, they cough. But when a Vaper wants to try my vape, there’s no cough. So I think you just have to adjust to it, so don’t get worried and quit vaping because of a little coughing in the beginning. Good luck with kicking the habit!

          • Mike

            October 19, 2018 at 7:28 pm

            I was told by my vape show that the coughing is normal as lungs are clearing out from smoking.

        • Mallory

          September 27, 2018 at 10:17 am

          Yes eric vaping does help cut doen on the coughing and mucous shit that cigs do to us thank God. Good luck getting into being a fireman!

      • Rani

        July 25, 2018 at 9:11 pm

        Ron Cochran, Can I ask what kind of vape do you use? I’m trying to quit myself

      • Maggie

        September 2, 2018 at 1:20 am

        My sincere condolences to you on the passing of your wife. I’m sure you miss her terribly. I’m so very happy to hear that you quit cigarettes. It’s not easy…way to go! I was a 2 pack a day smoker for 35 years. I don’t know why, but I just unexpectedly had the desire to quit. And I did quit about a year before vaping was even anything people knew about. But the problem I’d had in the past with quitting smoking was the drop in energy level. So when vaping came along, I jumped on the bandwagon hoping to get just enough nicotine/energy to prevent me from going back to cigarettes. I now primarily use vaping as a means of a little stimulant & the ejuice flavor. I wish you all the best in maintaining a cigarette free life. It is a very freeing experience!

      • Dannielle

        September 2, 2018 at 10:34 am

        Me & my fiance just bought a vape I smoke almost 1 pack of Newport 100’s by myself. We bought the liquid with 12mg of nicotine today is my first day so far I’ve only had 3 cigarettes. My hardest issue is getting used to not having an acutal cigarette with my coffee when I wake up in the morning , how did you train yourself & train yourself mentally to use the vape in the morning instead of a cigarette

        • Abigail

          September 20, 2018 at 9:24 pm


          I used to do the same. I’m 2 weeks free of cigarettes. I started smoking when I was 13 and I am 27. I have wanted to quit for a while and decided to try vaping. I got the Smok Prince Stick and I actually really like it. I am mentally telling myself No! everyday and that I am not going to the store for cigarettes because I dont need them anymore. It’s been a little trying but I tried a cigarette the other day and I dont want it anymore. Hope this helps.

        • JAMIEJO

          October 14, 2018 at 7:47 pm

          I looked up beavers disease and found quadriplegic girl who hates smoking. I was a 3 pack a day or more. Vape has changed my life. been smoking over 50 years prayed each day to quit..
          I have the ipv cyanide it’s great I think I’m vaping 9mg looking forward to getting to 0 nic. Vape has saved my life I’m off cigs almost a month. Sorry for everyone’s losses. God bless and keep up the good work.

      • Lana ahmad

        September 15, 2018 at 5:43 pm

        Hi thank you for your comment it really motivated me first of all I’m so sorry for your loss. I have been smoking for 22 years I never thought of quitting but now I really want to. I’m just confused I’ve smoked a half a pack all these years and lately I’ve gone up to about 13 cigs. A day. How much nicotine to I need in a vape if I want to start vaping. How do I know what # of mg. Thank you so much

        • Jennifer

          October 1, 2018 at 8:53 pm

          I just started vaping also. I would smoke pack a day of light cigarettes. I bought Smok Stick X8 kit with a bottle tobacco juice 3 mg of nicotine and so far its great no issues.

      • Karter

        October 1, 2018 at 8:15 am


        Sorry for your loss.
        Can you explain the % vs mg?
        The two vapes I bought say:
        0.6% Nicotine by Volume
        3.5% Nicotine

        How do I convert to mg?

        And how do I compare to a regular Marlborough Light?


      • Mayank soni

        October 2, 2018 at 1:05 am

        Help me i am starting time of addition i dont wwnt to addicted like you was.

      • Deborah Shelton

        November 26, 2018 at 9:55 am

        Hey Ron. Sorry for your lost. I started smoking at the age of 13. The reason…someone dared me to take the PE teacher’s cigarettes off her desk. And I did, I tried to give them to the preacher’s son. Jedid everything else,so I figured he smoked. That backfired…he told my sister and she told my mom that I was smoking because I tried to give Jimmy my cigarettes on the bus… I told them I didn’t smoke but I couldn’t tel my mom that l took them on a dare because I would have been in worse trouble for stealing…every day for about a month when I would get home from school my mom and my sister would say something like “here comes the smoker of the family” They just would not let it rest. Then they accused me of being just like my dad.( Who chain smoked for 15 yes and cold turkey after almost losing my mom and baby sister during childbirth. Dr blamed it on his smoking) after all the false accusations about smoking , it didn’t help to throw my dad in my face, because I was a lot like him at the time. He had a temper, I had a temper, I also was the only child out of six, that looked like him. I finnally had,had enough…I told them if they keep accusing me , I would start smoking, and would for15 yrs because I was so much like my dad. ..well they didn’t and I did. Only 15 yes later I couldn’t cold turkey. And I was so bullheaded that until I left home at 17&1/2 l refused to quit. My dad tried everything from beatings to giving me my own room. To make matters worse, I was walking home from school in the tenth grade, someone yelled out of the Palo pinto school bus that I was caught because my dad was driving that bus…I didn’t look, I just kept walking… (The bus had broken down and my dad was their macanic) on the way home from work, my dad stopped at the store and told my younger brother go in and get a pack of cigarettes. My brother, who also smoked, thought he had been caught, so he bought a pack of Winston reds, OMG, at the time I smoked Winston ultra lights 100’s. My came in my room and threw them nasty Winston reds at me and said he would be gone for about two hours and when he got back home,I best have every single cig smoked. Not being smart enough to break them in half and then smoking them, tho I did light two or three at a time and and let them burn in a Ash tray. Needless to say,I did get very sick that night. Lol. Whenever he got back, my message was the Same as the previous 3 yes. I was going to smoke for 15 years then cold turkey, just like him. Wrong answer…. After leaving home whenever it became legalized in the state of Texas, to leave home without being reported as a run away at the age of 17, the very day it became law, I left. My dad disowned me, because he said girls couldn’t leave home until they were married. WHAT EVER . SO THE STORY GOES…. I am now 64 and have tried many times to quit . Many, many times.. l have bought vapor cig gotten sugarless gum and sugarless hard candy. I have asked God to please HELP ME. AND BELIEVE IT OR NOT A ex neighbor recently came by to bum a cigarette because him and his old lady were fighting because they didn’t have any.. been there, done that… I gave him 4 and told him I really want to quit, next day he showed up with step 1,2 & 3 nicotine patches. And asked me for a dollar so he could get cigarettes. All I had was 2. I handed it to him and he handed me a brown paper bag and said good luck. . It was Good intervintion. This ex neighbor could not stand me when he lived next door . I had not seen him since he moved two years ago. So any suggestions? I really don’t want to get to the pearly Gates and have St Peter ask me… Smoking or non smoking…Lol . Thank you for your time and trouble. By the way , I never told anyone what really happened of how I got the pack of cigarettes that I tried to give the preacher’s kid. Lol maybe I should tell my mom now…my dad has already passed. Mom is 84. Sorry this is so long…but I could use some input. By the way, we are living last days, so I pray you have a relationship with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ… God bless you and yours. Have a great day and a wonderful holiday.

    • Lori

      May 31, 2018 at 5:11 pm

      Use chantex (I think that’s how you spell)lol.. anyway it DOES take the craving away. I am a smoker and only quit bcz my husband quit 15yrs ago and hates the smell.. so I now use E-cig.. But Chantex did take all the craving away and worked very good..I just for some reason love to smoke. Good Luck to you. I started when I was 14 bcz of a friend

      • Marty T

        August 24, 2018 at 2:16 am

        Lol you don’t love to smoke. That’s the nicotine addiction telling you you love it and you knowing you failed but telling your self you love it.

      • Balint

        August 25, 2018 at 6:37 pm

        That drug works as far as cravings go but it takes away everything else too(my personal experience).to my understanding,it works by shielding the brain’s pleasure centre. You simply don’t feel anything positive. The drug was designed to treat serious mental illnesses,the quitting smoking factor was discovered by accident. So they removed some of the ingredients and kept the ones associated with addictions. It comes with a giant warning leaflet that literally says:we don’t know exactly how it works(check it if you kept a box) they also added a section with a list on serious side effects since a bunch of people committed suicide on the drug. They changed the name afterwards and selling it with updated info and warning. Vaping is the best way to go if cold turkey is not an option .

      • Sandy Strunk

        October 2, 2018 at 5:05 pm

        You can get Chantix free from Pfizer if you meet their criteria. Check their website. I tried it a few months back and it made me nauseous. It takes away the urge, it’s strange. You light a cigaret but you don’t feel the urge to smoke it. I also used it about 15 years ago.

    • Joe

      June 14, 2018 at 9:22 am

      Smoking……ohh..old man you are too old to smoke …..,😂😂😂😂

    • Naah bra

      July 19, 2018 at 10:25 pm

      Do it because you can and should and will just believe

    • Jerome shiling

      August 5, 2018 at 9:33 am

      Just saw the comment. Did you quit?

    • Mat k

      August 15, 2018 at 4:15 am


    • Pat

      September 3, 2018 at 9:18 pm

      I’ve been there. Do yourself a favor and quit now. I’m 29 now and started when I was 13. I wish I quit back in high school because the older you get the harder it gets.

    • Hey

      September 15, 2018 at 3:07 pm

      Yes you can I believe in you

    • Tony

      September 26, 2018 at 5:23 am

      Yes you can! Anyone can if I can after 20+ years. My dad quit aged 50+. Not saying it’s easy because it’s definitely not, but you can do it if you’re determined. Don’t let those silly white sticks of tar beat you at such a young age! That would set a very low standard for all the other trials and tribulations you’ll inevitably have to tackle in life! Nuckle down, bite the bullet and kick that demons butt!! literally 😊

    • Ethan

      October 11, 2018 at 12:16 pm


    • Jimmy

      November 4, 2018 at 6:35 am

      Get vape and rehab

    • Jimmy

      November 4, 2018 at 6:36 am

      Get vape and rehabilitation

    • Yamama

      November 12, 2018 at 9:33 pm

      Thats bad

    • Rebecca

      November 19, 2018 at 3:35 pm

      To 15 and can’t quit smoking – how is your cigarette usage a year later? Have you tried replacing it with vaping?