How much e-liquid will I need?

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This is a very common beginner question for those new to vaping. How much e-liquid will I need?  How many bottles of e-liquid do I need to purchase?  How much e-liquid will I go through in a day? A week? A month?

The answer to the question of how much e-liquid will you use is this:  It depends.  There are several variables when determining this answer, so let me break this down for you:

Variable #1:  How much you vape

Most people, at least when starting, tend to vape more than they smoke.  Let’s take an example:  If you are a pack a day smoker, you will usually smoke a cigarette every 45 mins during your waking hours.  In each cigarette, you may take 12-16 drags.  When vaping you may vape every 15 minutes (vs. every 45 minutes) but you will only take 3-4 drags each time vaping.  Vaping allows you to keep your nicotine levels more consistent vs. smoking, where you typically wait for a ‘nicotine crash’ and then take in a lot of nicotine at once.   The convenience of being able to vape in more places (less restrictive than smoking typically) often leads itself to people generally vaping more than smoking.

The more you vape the more e-liquid you will use as a general rule.

Variable #2:  What device you vape with

About 4-5 years ago, before the innovation of  pod kits, sub-ohm vaping kits, and other cloud intensive tanks, most of our customers would typically vape anywhere from 1-3 ml of e-liquid per day.  With some of the newer devices that create bigger clouds, greater taste, and an overall more intense vaping experience, those same customers will use between 4 ml-10 ml of e-liquid per day.  Sub -ohm vaping has greatly increased the amount of e-liquid used overall by an individual.

If you are concerned about reducing the amount of e-liquid you use, you should avoid using a sub-ohm kit, and look at something more traditional from our recommended beginners vape kits.

Conclusion:  How much e-liquid will you use?

While these are just estimates, we have compiled a set of average usages, as indicated by our loyal customers which should help you understand how much e-liquid you might need.  We have used a comparison of potential smoking habits and type of device you are using.

E-Liquid used per day Chart:

PACKS SMOKED  PER DAY: Small E-cigarette

EX: E-Smart  Kit, Smok Novo, etc.

Pod Systems

Uwell Caliburn, Smok Infinix, etc.

Sub-Ohm Kits

EX: Smok X-Priv, Vaporesso Gen, etc.

1/2 a pack

1 pack

1 1/2 packs

2 packs

1-2 ml

3-4 ml

3-4 ml

6 ml+

3-5 ml

4-6 ml

5-7 ml

8 ml+

5-7 ml

6-8 ml

7-9 ml

10 ml+

So taking the above numbers into account, if you are a pack a day smoker, expect to use about 4-6 ml of e-liquid for a typical pod system, and 5-7 ml for a sub-ohm device.  This would mean a 60 ml bottle of e-liquid should last you between 10-15 days for a typical dual coil tank, and anywhere from 7-10 days for a sub-ohm device.  So, for a month’s worth of e-liquid, as a pack a day smoker, you would want to have 3-4 60 ml bottles for a month of vaping.  If you are purchasing your bottles in our new 120 ml bottle sizes, you can get away with 2 bottles per month.


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