How Many Hits is Equal to Smoking a Cigarette – EDGE Vaping



How Many Hits is Equal to Smoking a Cigarette

For many, vaping is the perfect solution to giving up cigarette smoking. It means that you can enjoy the hit of nicotine without the added problems that come with smoking. You don’t have to forego your nicotine fill with vaping because you can find the perfect nicotine level for you in your vape juice. 

It is difficult to give an exact and accurate figure on how many puffs there are in a cigarette compared to vaping due to many variables. However, there are some brands within the vaping industry that define how many puffs of vape equate to a cigarette – putting a definitive number as a generalisation is not practical and would not offer accurate results.

Although some brands will compare vaping and cigarettes as one and the same, this isn’t actually true.

There are multiple variables that impact how many hits are equal to smoking and therefore, make it hard to offer a set in stone answer. How much liquid is in your tank, the battery power output, the type of device and the resistance of the coil can all have an impact.

Not only this, but different brands of cigarettes will have different nicotine strengths. Nonetheless, knowing roughly how many puffs of vape is equal to a cigarette can be a useful piece of knowledge when it comes to deciding what is best for you. 

Generally speaking, there are roughly 20 puffs in the average cigarette

Box Mods 

With box mods, it is difficult to estimate the similarity between them and cigarette smoking due to the speed this device gets through vape juice. 

Most sub-ohm box mod devices work best with 3mg or 6mg nicotine strength at most, to avoid the harshness on the throat as the vapour goes directly to your lungs. As these devices produce a lot of vapour, you may find that you go through e-liquid bottles more quickly

Pod Mods

Pod Mods are types of e-cigarettes in which there are no tank or atomizer coils but simply a pod containing e-liquid is inserted into the device’s body. These devices tend to be more discrete, producing less vapour than a device with a coil and tank.

Nicotine Strengths Explained

If you’ve taken the plunge to transition from cigarettes to vapes, then you’ll want to know how you’re going to get your nicotine fix to satisfy you so that it won’t make you want to go back to cigarettes. There are a multitude of different vape juice strengths so that you can find what’s perfect for you. 

What does mg/ml in vaping mean?

Presented on the front of many vape juice bottles as mg/ml, but what does this actually mean? This is to denote that for every millilitre of liquid, there is a set amount of nicotine. For example, if you were to see ‘12mg/ml’ this would mean that for every ml of liquid, there are 12mg of nicotine.  

Nicotine Fulfilment 

Different mg/ml can have a huge impact on how fulfilled you feel with your nicotine hit. 

More authentic smoking experience

18mg/ml is a great first place to start if you’re used to smoking cigarettes. This will give you the strongest hit and therefore is the closest to simulating the experience of a cigarette. For someone who smokes a packet of cigarettes per day, this is likely a good place for you to start.

12mg/ml is ideal for those who are wanting to replicate the impact of smoking around half a packet of cigarettes a day. If you feel as though this isn’t satisfying your nicotine cravings, you can always make the decision to progress to a higher mg/ml.

6mg/ml is recommended for those who weren’t huge smokers, perhaps smoking a packet of cigarettes per week. Again, it’s better to work your way up to find your what nicotine works the best for you. Here at Edge, we want you to enjoy your vape juice as well as feeling satisfied with your nicotine strength. Vaping is a great way to transition from cigarette smoking. Be sure to check out our range of E-liquids to find the perfect strength and flavour for you.