What is Smokefree? Smokefree is an electronic cigarette. Sounds interesting? Let me explain. Electronic cigarettes look exactly like real cigarettes. You could fool anyone! The difference is that e-cigarettes have batteries instead of tobacco, cartridges in place of nicotine, and water vapour instead of smoke! Most electronic cigarettes are available with cartridges with differing amounts of nicotine.
Choosing your nicotine content:
When first starting on electronic cigarettes, many users wonder what level of nicotine they should opt for with their cartridges. The answer to that question varies, depending on how much you currently smoke tobacco cigarettes. Also, it should be noted that electronic cigarettes cartridges are designed to last the equivalent of multiple cigarettes and are not meant to be smoked completely in one sitting. Traditional tobacco cigarettes have varying nicotine contents depending on the brand.
A Regular Cigarette has Nicotine levels of 0.8 to 1.8 mg per cigarette.
Nicotine Content of Electronic Cigarette Cartridges:
Smokefree cigarette cartridges are available in 4 different nicotine strengths:
1) High 2) Medium 3) Low 4) Nicotine free. Each brand varies, but most are close to the following numbers:
High: 24 mg
Low: 12 mg
Nicotine-free: 0 mg
As you can see, electronic cigarette cartridges contain much higher amounts of nicotine because they are not meant to be smoked completely in one sitting. Which nicotine level you choose depends on your personal preference and how you foresee smoking an E-cigarette.
Smokefree cartridges last approximately 160 puffs, which is the equivalent of 10 traditional cigarettes. That said, if you’re not sure what to purchase, most people find that High (or full strength) works well if they smoked full-strength tobacco cigarettes, such as Marlboro Red, medium strength is adequate for smokers used to light cigarettes such as Marlboro Lights, and low strength is adequate for smokers used to ultra light cigarettes or occasional smokers. And nicotine-free are useful for those looking to quit smoking altogether without giving up the habit of smoking right away.
It also Depends on Your Addiction..
In practice, you can smoke an electronic cigarette as long or as short as you want. So, perhaps the more pertinent question to ask is not how much nicotine each cartridge contains, but rather how you plan to smoke your electronic cigarette. Personally, the medium strength cartridges (12 – 16 mg) will allow you to smoke for the same amount of time you would with a tobacco cigarette and get the same feeling. Others who have smoked the full-strength cigarettes, such as Marlboro Reds, find that the full-strength cartridges are stronger than what they’re used to.
However, if I was looking to spend less time smoking without sacrificing nicotine, I could have purchased full-strength cartridges and only taken a couple of hits during each smoke break. Because electronic cigarette cartridges are not designed to be finished in one sitting, and you don’t have to worry about finishing a full cigarette during each break, you can get a higher nicotine content cartridge and smoke less than you did with tobacco cigarettes and get the same satisfaction.
Ultimately, the answer to the question of which cartridge strength to purchase depends on how you plan to smoke your electronic cigarette. If you plan to smoke the same amount as tobacco cigarettes, you should follow this general guideline:
What you smoke in tobacco cigarettes? Smokefree cartridge strength to buy:
Full strength (such as Marlboro Reds) High strength (24 mg)
Light (such as Marlboro Lights) Medium strength (18 mg)
Ultra light (Such as Marlboro Ultra Lights) Low strength (12 mg).