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Nicotine Shot Calculator

Nic Shot Calculator for Shortfill E Liquid

If you want to know what nicotine strength is the right choice for you, try out our handy nicotine calculator. This tool will help you with one specific query: How many nic shots will I need to add to shortfill e-liquid to get the desired nicotine strength?

How to use nic shots

Finding the correct nicotine strength to suit your wants and needs is a crucial component of any vape user’s journey. For slightly more advanced vape users who are interested in trying out DTL vaping and short fill e-liquid, you’ll want to know how many nic shots you’ll need to get the right overall e liquid nicotine strength. If you’re only just beginning to make the switch from smoking, you’re probably wondering how many cigarettes are equal to a given amount of e liquid—or vice versa. In which case, have a look at our nicotine converter guide.

How to calculate nicotine strength

Fortunately, the vaping industry has set standards for e-liquid volume measurements and nicotine strength, so working out how much nicotine you need is quite a straightforward process.

Shortfill e-liquids normally sold as either 50ml or 100ml quantities, and shortfill bottles — as the name suggests — stop short of being completely full, and instead have space for users to pour in their nic shots.

Beyond this, shortfill e-liquids always nicotine-free, and nic shots are sold in preset strengths — typically, 11mg, 18mg, and 20mg — so you can calculate your nicotine strength cleanly.

Refer to the conversion table above to make sure you calculate nicotine strength as accurately as possible. As a general rule of thumb however, for a 100ml bottle of shortfill you can think of it like this.

●1 nic shot — very low nicotine (1.5mg)
●2 nic shots — low nicotine (3mg)
●4-5 nic shots — medium nicotine (6mg)

Nic Shots and Nicotine Strength Guides at myCigara

At myCigara, we exist to make the UK smoke-free. We believe that one of the best ways to achieve that goal is by providing smokers with valuable, consistent information and product education. Vaping is a viable alternative for people looking to quit smoking for good, and we simply want our readers to have the best possible information to hand in order to make an informed decision about vaping.

If you’re reading this, chances are you already have a basic familiarity with vaping; perhaps you’ve been using disposable vapes or a vape starter kit, and are looking to take the next step in your quit smoking journey. If so, you may want to read up on the distinction between MTL vaping and DTL vaping. You’ll also definitely want to make sure you’re clear on the difference between Nic Shots and Nic Salts!

Even if you’re starting to feel like a bit of a vaping expert, we all need a little help sometimes. If you’ve got any burning questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch, or visit your local myCigara vape shop to get the lowdown from our expert staff. Or, if you fancy a refresher course, bone up on your vape knowledge with our range of tips & guides.