Nicotine shots are rapidly taking over the vaping scene. They are gradually taking over the DIY e-liquid mainstream, but why?
The Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) has brought about major restrictions that are expected to change the vaping game dramatically.
For starters, e-liquids with nicotine will be restricted to 10ml bottles. This means that everything from 30ml to 100ml bottles, the ones you have gotten used to all this while will disappear (unless they are free of nicotine). Of course, this means a lot of problems for vapers. This also means that concentrated nicotine will soon go off the shelves.
Here is where nicotine shots come in.
What Are Nicotine Shots?
A nicotine shot is a bottle of flavourless e-liquid added to nicotine free e-liquids. They come in 10ml bottles and different PG/VG ratios.
How Much Nicotine Shot To Use?
Here’s a quick breakdown of the numbers:
For 3mg strength e-liquid, you will need to add half of the nicotine shot to a 30ml bottle. One shot to a 60 ml and two for 120 ml.
Similarly, for 6mg strength, use one nicotine shot for 30 ml; two for 60ml; and four for 120 ml.
For 9mg strength, add one shot to 9 ml; three to 60 ml; and six to 120 ml.
If you like to vape at a low 1.5 mg strength, add 1/4th shot to 30ml, half to 60ml and one to 120 ml. You can always experiment and come up with your own blends of different nicotine strength and VG/PG ratio.
If You Use High Nicotine Strength…
If you prefer a high dose of nicotine, do the same process mentioned above in reverse. Instead adding the nicotine shots to e-liquids, add e-liquids to nicotine shots. This allows you to dilute a small amount of nicotine shots to and therefore maintain a higher nicotine concentration.
Will Using Nicotine Shots Affect The Price Of E-Liquids In DIY Methods?
Because of the regulations imposed by TPD, the prices will definitely be influenced. While the prices of DIY e-liquids will rise, they will still be quite affordable compared to cigarettes. Just remember to research before mixing nicotine shots. Companies like Vapoholic can also provide valuable information make DIY nicotine shot vaping more cost effective.