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 many 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. 45, but will 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 (of course) the more e-liquid you will use as a general rule.

Variable #2:  What device you vape with

About 2-3 years ago, before dual coils, sub ohm vaping, and other cloud intensive tanks, most of our customers would typically vape anywhere from 1-3ml 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 4ml-10ml 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 usage, as indicated by our loyal customers, which will 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:


AMOUNT SMOKED: Small E-cigarette/Single Coil Device

EX: Clearomizer Kit, single coil, etc.

Typical Dual Coil device

ET-S, Protank 3, etc.

Sub Ohm Kits

EX: Odyssey Mini, Kanger Subbox, etc.

1/2 a pack a day

1 pack a day

1 1/2 packs a day

2 packs a day















So taking these numbers into account, if you are a pack a day smoker, expect to use about 3-4ml of e-liquid for a typical dual coil device, and 4-6ml for a sub ohm device.  This would mean a 30ml bottle of e-liquid should last you between 7-10 days for a typical dual coil tank, and anywhere from 5-8 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 bottles for a month of vaping.


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