While combustible cigarettes are typically only available in regular and light options, e-cigarettes offer vapers more choice when it comes to nicotine strength. When ex-smokers first transition to vaping, they tend to opt for the stronger concentration, such as the 2.4% nicotine – 27 mg level to effectively suppress physical nicotine withdrawal symptoms resulting from quitting cigarettes. With time, they can move to a lower level, such as the 1.8% nicotine -20 mg level, which helps them reduce their dependence. Eventually, if their goal is to give up nicotine without giving up their habits, such as their “smoke breaks,” they often turn to non-nicotine e-cigarettes to maintain their social rituals. After all, quitting smoking is not only about the nicotine.
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