Nicotine Strengths: How to Choose What’s Right for You

Nicotine is an alkaloid extracted from the tobacco plant Nicotiana tabacum. It can be synthesised but this an expensive process so is not commonly used. It is even found in small amounts in common foods such as tomatoes, potatoes and aubergine. Nicotine works as both a relaxant and a stimulant, with people reporting effects such as mood elevation, alertness and calmness. It is commonly viewed as physically and psychologically addictive, and so many vapers who started out as smokers use e-juice with varying levels of nicotine. Commercial e-juice can be bought without nicotine but it is usually sold with a range of strengths. Picking the right nicotine strength is an important decision for a new vaper. Too much and you might wind up coughing, too weak and you may wonder what all the fuss is about. Or even worse, you spend a chunk of cash on a huge bottle of premium juice, only to find out that its nicotine strength is not enough to satisfy your cravings. E-liquids come with strengths that start from zero nicotine, and go up to over 50 mg/mL. You may have also seen nicotine strength stated in percentages instead of concentrations. All this can be confusing at first, but it doesn’t ...

Heads up! The Huge Spring 20-30% off sports tech sale sale is on! The semi-annual 20%

Heads up! The Huge Spring 20-30% off sports tech sale sale is on! The semi-annual 20% off sale is underway with virtually all trainers and most power meters included.  Wahoo, Tacx, Elite, CycleOps, STAC, Kinetic, Garmin Vector 3, PowerTap pedals, Stages, and many more.  Not to mention bike GPS units from Sigma, Lezyne, Garmin, and Polar. Even GoPro’s on sale too! Also the Garmin Fenix 5 Plus series ($150 off!), as well as watches from Polar (including the newer Polar Vantage), Suunto 9, and COROS units. The Edge 520 Plus (with navigation) is down to $209 (from $279). And a boatload more things I can’t fit into this little text box. I don’t think there’s any sports technology GPS watch startup that’s being watched as closely by GPS watch industry giants as COROS is. Now as you’ll see, it may not be entirely for the reasons you think, but no matter the reason – they are definitely being watched. COROS first arrived on my radar a few years back with their COROS Linx helmet, which used jawbone conduction to let you listen to music while riding without blocking out ambient street/car noise. It was great, and well executed. It also became my day to day helmet.  They went onto release ...