A question that I am guaranteed to be asked whenever people make their first e-cigarette order is “How much e-liquid will I need?” and to be fair, it’s not a bad question. You don’t want to get a small 10ml bottle if that will only last for one refill, right?
Thankfully, that’s not quite the case but when you get started, you are completely unaware of how much liquid or juice you are likely to get through. Luckily, I’ve been there, done that, and gotten the t-shirt so I know pretty much how much liquid you’ll get through…
I’m an ‘average’ smoker. That means that I regularly used to smoke twenty cigarettes per day – the regular stuff, nothing too strong. I do use my electronic cigarette a lot more than I would regularly smoke cigarettes and you will find, especially at the beginning, that you will be forever relying on yours to help you get through the day. Click here to buy the e-cig that I use along with its detailed review that will help you choose the best product according to your smoking habits.
When you refilling your cartridges with e-liquid you will use less juice than with a tank. The tanks are bigger for a start, and with the cartridges, you only need to make sure that the filler material is wet enough to create vapor.
You will find that between 10-15 drips of liquid will be enough to refill a standard-sized cartridge. If you are using a smaller one such as that offered by Vapor Couture, you’ll only need around ten drops. They have a smaller capacity, you see?
If you are refilling a tank-style electronic cigarette, you’ll use more liquid, it’s as simple as that. The tanks have a bigger capacity and will therefore need more to fill them up. I wouldn’t recommend filling them to the top though – I’d go with about three-quarters of the way to the top for an optimum smoking experience.
I’d say you need around 20 drops to half fill a standard tank. You must take into account that different brands will offer different capacities.
So How Much E-Liquid Should I Buy?
When I buy a 25ml bottle of e-liquid from V2 Cigs, it normally lasts me about two to three weeks depending on how stressed I am and how much I rely on my e-cigarette. I can make a smaller 10ml bottle last me about a week if I use it sparingly, and for the most part, many of my friends have reported the same
I would recommend going on a scale of 10ml of e-liquid per week, but always over-order rather than under-order. Most of the time, I have more than one bottle of e-liquid on the go at once. I might use vanilla-flavored stuff from one brand, but prefer the tobacco flavored liquid from another. I’m a mix and match kinda gal.
One thing is for sure – if you run out of e-liquid, you will more than likely go back to smoking ‘real’ cigarettes again. After all your hard work, it’s not worth it so make sure you make use of the great e-liquid offers that tend to do the rounds and stock up when they’re on a deal. That’s what I do!