nicotine replacement therapy

Nicotine strengths: How to determine the appropriate choice for you

nicotine replacement therapy

Many people use electronic cigarettes as a nicotine replacement therapy, allowing them to choose their nicotine strength rather than it already being predetermined by the major tobacco companies. Needless to say, whether you vape for pure pleasure or as a means to control your nicotine intake, determining the appropriate nicotine strength you are using is probably one of the most important things you should know. Below are a few tips to help you differentiate between all the nicotine concentration levels available to you on the market.

What do we mean by nicotine strengths?

Just like how numerous cigarette brands possess variations of nicotine levels, e-juice capsules used for vaping also come in different nicotine strengths. Although both combustible cigarettes and e-cigarettes contain nicotine, e-cigs offer people more of a choice when it comes to selecting a desired level of nicotine concentration. This makes it easier for ex-smokers to take control of their bodies and wean themselves off of the addictive substance entirely.

How do you determine the nicotine strength you need?

In order to successfully use e-cigarettes as a nicotine replacement therapy, you will need to determine the appropriate nicotine strength that your body needs. Usually the perfect strength is determined by understanding and evaluating your prior smoking habits. Were you an occasional, light, moderate or heavy smoker? The nicotine strength that you start off with will be comparable to how many cigarettes that you were smoking daily. Ensuring that you have the right nicotine concentration in your e-juice will allow you meet the nicotine intake that you need, all while have the option to slowly decrease it over time. Many vapers successfully wean themselves down to zero nicotine e-juice over time.

Here is how we break it down:

  • 0mg/ml (zero nicotine) – good for people that are trying to cut out their nicotine dependency altogether. This is usually the strength people use over time.
  • 12 mg/ml (1.2% nicotine) – good for light to moderate ex-smokers, particularly those who used ‘light’ combustible cigarettes.
  • 24 mg/ml (2.4% nicotine) – good for moderate ex-smokers that are used to smoking about half a pack per day.
  • 36 mg/ml (3.6% nicotine) – good for heavy ex-smokers that are used to smoking a full pack a day or unfiltered cigarettes.

It’s important to understand that every vaper requires a different nicotine strength. We possess juices that contain zero nicotine all the way up to 36 mgs so that we can appeal to people who want to cut out nicotine completely and to those that need a little extra to help them stop smoking combustible cigarettes.

Do you have any other questions about nicotine strengths in e-cigs? We’re happy to answer them all if you leave a comment below.

quitting smoking health benefits

Stop smoking and start repairing your body

quitting smoking health benefits

Many smokers are full of excuses as to why they should not quit the most common being that they have already smoked for such a long time and the damage has been done. However, that simply is not the case. You could smoke for one year, 10 years or over 30 years, yet the moment you finally decide to take that leap of faith and quit smoking, your body will start to repair that so-called, seemingly unfixable damage that smoking tobacco has caused. Although, how capable is your body of this rehabilitation process?

The immediate quitting smoking health benefits

The human body is absolutely amazing, especially in its ability to heal. Almost immediately after you decide to quit smoking combustible cigarettes your body will begin its healing process.

Within 20 minutes your pulse and blood pressure with drop back to normal, while your hands and feet will warm up to their usual temperatures. Roughly eight hours later half of the amount of nicotine and carbon monoxide that was circulating throughout your blood steam will already be gone. Within 12 hours, you’ll notice that your heart isn’t pumping as hard because it is now able to receive the appropriate amount of oxygen. Furthermore, after a full 24 hours you’ve actually managed to decrease your chances of a heart attack — a huge milestone for heavy smokers who are twice as likely to develop heart conditions.

Quitting smoking health benefits after a few months

Although you’ve already made a huge stride by deciding to quit, between two weeks to three months, you’ll feel an overwhelming amount of strength return to your body.

You may now notice that the shortness of breath you once experienced after a heavy workout has now subsided, as your lungs have been working hard to repair themselves. At this point in your recovery, you’ve most likely made it through the hardest part of your nicotine withdrawal.

If you’re finding that your strides are a little slower, that’s okay too. Many ex-smokers use electronic cigarettes to slowly wean themselves off of their nicotine addictions — with e-juices available in different nicotine concentrations.

Quitting smoking health benefits after a few years

Not only is being smoke-free for a few years an amazing milestone, but your body thanks you tremendously.

After five years, your chances of having a stroke or cervical cancer are now the same as someone who has never smoked a day in their life. After 10 years, your half as likely to get lung cancer. Finally, after 15 years of not smoking combustible cigarettes, your chances of heart disease become the same as a non-smoker.

It’s time to start giving your body the opportunity to heal and repair itself. It is never too late to reap the benefits of quitting a bad habit that you’ve rationalized for years.

Have you experienced your body repairing itself first-hand? Tell us about your journey in the comments section below.

zero nicotine vape juice

Zero nicotine vape juice flavors customized by Prime Vapor

zero nicotine vape juice

Becoming completely nicotine-free can feel as if you have conquered the world, and in ways the reality of your journey to get there is rather comparable. Needless to say, congratulations on crushing your addiction and coming out on top. Although you have successfully used electronic cigarettes as a means to beat your physical dependency to nicotine, you might still remain enslaved to your psychological fixation to the feeling of having something in your hands. That’s okay! Prime Vapor has crafted some delightful concoctions that will entice your entire flavor palette.

Coffee lovers

Mixing a decadent blend of rich coffee, smooth chocolate and full-bodied tobacco, the Morning Blend flavor cartridge is both delicious and bursting with flavor. If the feeling of pairing your combustible cigarette with your coffee in the morning seems like only a distant memory, try this zero nicotine vape juice as a morning routine replacement.

Tobacco lovers

For nicotine-free vapers that are seeking a taste of the old life, we carry two distinct tobacco-flavored, zero nicotine vape juices. Rawhide Red and Triple Nickel flavor cartridges imitate the famous combustible cigarette blends without any of the added health concerns associated with real tobacco. Yet, if you were once a heavy smoker and find yourself missing the taste or the heavy throat hits, then these zero nicotine vape juice flavors are offered in the perfect strengths for you.

Menthol lovers

Do you enjoy the signature minty flavor that only an ex-smoker of menthols can understand? Freeport and Triple Mint flavor cartridges will tantalize the taste buds of your mint loving desires. Vape the essence of both spearmint and peppermint with these two delicious, zero nicotine vape juice flavors. It was mint to be!

Dessert lovers

Everyone has a little sweet tooth, even vapers who don’t need nicotine. Naturally, we’ve crafted a few heavenly zero nicotine vape juices that are so incredibly tempting that they will appeal to your dessert loving nature. We have an exquisite MelonBerry, a rich Caramel Macchiato and a divine Tiramisu flavor cartridge. Who says that zero nicotine vape juices have to be boring?

Now that you know which zero nicotine vape juices we offer, which one will you be tempted to test out? Tell us in the comments section below.

frequently asked questions about vaping

Two of the top FAQ by Prime Vapor Customers

frequently asked questions about vaping

E-cigarettes are still a relatively new technology that have the potential to aid as a nicotine replacement therapy, as well as a harm reduction strategy, when to compared to smoking cigarettes. Even though these devices can simulate a smoking experience, yet without the added chemicals that are inhaled when tobacco is lit, there are still a lot of questions that people often have when they are switching to vaping. As a leading manufacturing that takes pride in helping smokers make this life-changing transition, Prime Vapor is always delighted to answer our customers frequently asked questions about vaping. Here are a couple that we have decided to highlight based on your suggestions.

Question #1: Which e-cig starter kit is right for me?

You’ve done some research but since you are relatively new to the world of vaping you are still finding that the options are a bit overwhelming when it comes to which e-cig starters kit to get. As one of our most frequently asked questions about vaping, we want our customers to know that there is an abundance of possibilities that target current smokers, ex-smokers and non-smokers.

If you are currently smoking combustible cigarettes, but you’re wanting to switch to e-cigs as an alternative, then the best e-cig starter kit for you would probably be one that contains an e-juice that is offered with higher nicotine content. This will ensure that your vaping experience will be very comparable to your prior smoking experience. The best option for a smoker that is transitioning into vaping is the Tobacco E-Cigarette Starter Kit. It is known for its uncomplicated technology, juices that contain higher percentages of nicotine and also offer the same robust, tobacco flavoring that your body craves. This starter kit is also offered as a Menthol E-Cig Starter Kit.

On the other hand, if you are an ex-smoker or someone that enjoys the smooth experience that vaping offers, then the ideal e-cig starter kit for you would be one that allows you to take advantage of the diversity of flavors without any added nicotine content. Our Non-Nicotine E-Cigarette Starter Kit would work best in your situation, as it comes in delicious rather than traditional e-juice flavors that will give you all the sensation that you remember loving when you used to smoke.   

Question #2: How do Prime Vapor e-cigs work?

Now this a fair question to ask for someone that has never owned or operated an electronic cigarette. The best part about a Prime Vapor E-Cig is that our products are very simple to use because they consist of two interlocking parts that twist together. This simple, easy-to-use technology takes a top-of-the-line battery and screws it to a flavor cartridge. As seen below.

Once the two pieces are put together, the microprocessor-controlled battery will automatically heat the juice and all you have to do is inhale the vapor. It’s probably one of the most straightforward e-cigarettes on the market, when compared to others that require the user to empty e-liquid into a chamber between vape sessions. Once our flavor cartridge is empty, simply twist it off and replace it will a new one.

Do you have any other frequently asked questions about vaping that you would like us to address in another blog post? Tell us all about it in the comments section below.

vaping documentaries

4 of the best documentaries about vaping

vaping documentaries

As the culture of vaping expands, people are eager to learn more about it. Many passionate filmmakers have even taken the interest in documenting real-life vapers in order to provide a more first-hand look into what the industry has to offer. Vaping documentaries provide relevant information, offer a glimpse into the available products on the market and also allow people to see, rather than hear, all the ways that vaping has positively changed lives.

1. Beyond The Cloud (2016)

This vaping documentary truly embellishes all how life-changing qualities that vaping provides when smokers are seeking a harm reduction strategy. The narrator interviews tobacco executives, business owners, politicians and health advocates in order to provide insight into some of the most popular vaping misconceptions. They also explain in detail how recent studies and health institutions are opening up to the world of vaping. This documentary is an excellent example of the positive publicity behind vaping that needs to be shared with the public.

2. A Billion Lives: The First Vaping Documentary (2016)

This short film promotes vaping in a way that may really intrigue smokers. It starts off by confronting the projection that a billion people will die from smoking in this century — shifting to what tobacco corporations say about how their products affect the population. Overall the film has received tons of awards, as it provides the viewer with lots of juicy facts.

3. E-Cigarettes: Welcome Back, Big Tobacco – the fifth estate (2016)

2016 was a popular year for vaping documentaries, as the fifth estate also took a stab at showing how England and Canada were embracing e-cigs. This film also talking about smoking projections and how the vaping industry is combating big tobacco companies. A good thing about this particular narrative is that it provides insight from multiple angles — including big tobacco companies — mainly outlining the benefits of the vaping.

4. Vape Life Documentary – EP1/EP2 (2014-2015)

This multi-episode documentary offers a more in-depth look into vaping — providing information on the technology, industry, community and culture. The first episode discusses tobacco addiction and explains the role that nicotine plays, while the second episode takes a look at e-cig technology and explains how it work. Although It’s a bit shorter than the other vaping documentaries, the information is straight to the point

Have you seen any of the following vaping documentaries? Tell us what you thought in the comments section below.

smoking side effects

Side Effects: Vaping vs. smoking

smoking side effects

Aside from the obvious difference that e-cigs were created as an anti-smoking, harm reduction strategy, smoking combustible cigarettes and puffing an e-cig have many ample differences that stem beyond their simple operation. Most experts actually agree that vaping is vastly beneficial when it comes to quitting smoking.

Short-term smoking side effects:

Granted that smoking side effects can vary from person-to-person, there is no safe level of tobacco inhalation. Immediate effects of smoking tobacco include:

  • Increased blood pressure and heart rate
  • Decreased flow of blood to fingers and toes
  • Decrease in skin temperature
  • Decrease in appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea, abdominal cramps and vomiting
  • Headaches
  • Coughing

Long-term smoking side effects:

Nicotine, the addictive chemical compound that is found in tobacco, also has its own list of negative side effects when it is ingested in higher doses (heavy smokers):

  • Feeling faint or dizzy
  • Confusion
  • Rapid increase in blood pressure and high breathing
  • Seizures
  • Respiratory arrest (breathing stops)

* over 60 mg of nicotine is so fatal it can even cause death in an otherwise healthy adult.

Smoking combustible cigarettes has been known to coat your lungs leading to lung and throat cancer later in life. It can also responsible for the yellowish staining of teeth and fingers.

Research shows that smoking can reduce the amount of oxygen that is available for your muscles, brain and blood. High amounts of carbon monoxide are present in most smoking products causing your body to work harder. The more you smoke over time, the more narrowed your airways become, a primary cause leading to heart attacks or strokes. Other long-term smoking side effects include:

  • Yellowing of your eyes
  • Loss of smell and taste
  • Linked to various cancers
  • Shortness of breath
  • Heart disease
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Lower fertility rates

Vaping in comparison:

The exciting part is that studies show that vaping has almost none of the side effects that smoking does, so vapers can jump for joy as they put the following list of discomforts behind them:

  • Awful smell (vapers don’t have to deal with the lingering smell that smokers often overlook)
  • The unnecessary mess (since e-juice is a refillable substance, vapers only need to refill their e-cigarettes and not worry about finding a place to dispose of their cigarette butts. Also many e-juice bottles and e-cig batteries can be recycled. Shout yippee for less waste!)
  • Second-hand smoke (second-hand vapor disappears rapidly and almost immediately disperses, so no one needs to smell your second hand smoke anymore)

Although research is still being done in order to fully understand the long-term vaping side effects, current studies do show that since e-cigs don’t burn chemicals like combustible cigarettes and they dramatically decrease the release of harmful toxins into the body. Also, we know that e-juice ingredients are simple, only consisting of the five following compounds — PG (propylene glycol, not an addictive found in Prime Vapor e-juice), VG (vegetable glycerin), nicotine, flavorings and water — unlike cigarettes that contain up to 50 known carcinogens. Since vaping is used as a harm reduction strategy, many smokers turn to it as a way to overcome their addiction to tobacco and with time even nicotine. You be the judge!

How have you used vaping to combat the negative side effects associated with smoking? Tell us in the comments section below.


homemade vape juice

How do you make your own homemade vape juice?

homemade vape juice

If you’re on the experienced side of vaping, perhaps it’s time to attempt making your own homemade vape juice? In a world where do-it-yourself tutorials are available at your fingertips, it’s easy to take advantage of the possibilities that could come from creating your own vape juice flavors. In reality, this fun, fascinating task could become a new favorite hobby.

What ingredients do you need to make vape juice?

Before we dive into the creation process, it is really important to know the basic ingredients that make up vape juice already. Most e-liquid substances on the market are made up of:

  • PG (Propylene glycol): a colorless compound that is found in food manufacturing processes and pharmaceuticals. Although, does not use this substance.
  • VG (Vegetable glycerin): a natural plant oil that is commonly used as an ingredient in food production.
  • Water
  • Nicotine: you are able to choose which strength of the substance you need based on your prior smoking habits. For example, if you are a heavy of strong, unfiltered cigarettes, you would want to make an e-cig juice with at least 24mg/ml to 36 mg/ml. If you are a light smoker that is weaning yourself off of the addictiveness of the substance, you would want to create a juice with 0mg/ml (zero nicotine e-juice) to 8mg/ml.

Are you ready to do it yourself?

Making your own homemade vape juice allows you to be creative by crafting unique flavors, choosing your PG, VG and nicotine levels easily and understanding the process that exists behind a technology you have grown to love.

You will need:

  • Rubber gloves: it’s always a good idea to keep your hands safe when you are experimenting with your own e-juice concoctions.
  • Safety goggles: Always protect your eyes when mixing together vape juices
  • Apron: it keeps your clothes clean.
  • Eyedroppers: they make it easier to measure precise amounts.
  • Unflavored e-juice or your own bottles of PG/VG blends: you can choose the percentage of PG/VG that you want in your juice.
  • Nicotine: choose your strength based on your smoking habits.
  • E-Juice flavoring: allows you to choose and mix the flavors you like.
  • A measuring jug: mixing e-juice involves math calculations.
  • Empty bottles: once you are happy with your homemade product, you will need a bottle or two to store it in.

When you finally have everything you need to create an awesome homemade vape juice, it’s time to put your knowledge to the test. Use an eyedropper to transfer and measure the appropriate amounts of PG, VG and nicotine into whatever bottle or container you have chosen to mix the ingredients in. After you have measured the above substances, it’s time to add some of your favorite flavors to the mix. For the best results, add a couple drops at a time and test it out frequently or else the flavor could quickly become too overwhelming. Lastly, write down the ingredient proportions that you used once you find a good e-juice blend. This way if you liked the mix you are able to recreate the delicious homemade vape juice at a later date and time.

Does this sound like way too much work for you? No problem. Sometimes purchasing vape juices online is the best way to get exactly what you want whether that’s smooth, gourmet flavors or something a little more traditional.

Have you ever made your own homemade vape juice? Tell us about your experience in the comments section below.

creating vape juice flavors

A look into Prime Vapor’s vape juice production

creating vape juice flavors

Whether you are a vaper that enjoys the more traditional flavors — tobacco and menthol — or you love the delectable options that has to offer, it is easy to see why their premium juices are so desirable. Yet, even though you know these USA-crafted products are made with high quality ingredients, I’m sure at some point you’ve wondered how they come together when creating vape juice flavors with such a signature taste?

“I like to think of us as an artisanal crafter of high quality e-cigs,” said President of Prime Vapor, Bill Fischer, as he described the individuality and rich flavor of the site’s top-notch products.

Needless to say, the unmistakable flavor varieties didn’t just come from Fischer and his partner analyzing the e-cig market, they also felt it was important to listen to customer suggestions when creating innovative juices that balanced with explicit taste.

“We are [very] responsive to our customers,” he explained.

In the past, “we used to send out polls about new flavors and base some of our decisions on that.”

Most e-juices available on the market are made using four simple ingredients — VG (vegetable glycerin), PG (propylene glycol), delicious flavorings and various of levels of nicotine — however, Prime Vapor chooses to leave PG out of their products.

“Vegetable glycerin is an all-natural substance made from palm oil, [while PG is] cheap and does not impart any taste to the flavor formula,” explained Fischer.

With the consumer being the utmost priority to the company, none of their flavor extracts used in production contain diacetyl, a substance that is known to cause hysteria and “popcorn lung.

Yet, when it comes to creating vape juice flavors, Prime Vapor takes pride in their small batch production methods.

“We have a lab that is up to the [food production] standard. Each batch is usually 50 flavor packs or 50 bottles, explained Fischer.

“We measure everything by hand using precision glassware, including all the flavor extracts, vegetable glycerine and nicotine juice.”

Some of the e-juices offered on may use up to 30 different flavor extracts in order to create their distinct taste.

Once the juice is complete, the carts and bottles are then labeled, filled and packaged by hand.

Fischer loves to compare Prime Vapor products to artisanal cheese, because they both are more complex in their taste and variety.

“We believe we do offer the best on the market, and many of our customers think so too,” he noted beaming with pride.

What is your favorite Prime Vapor flavor? Tell us in the comments section below. 

smoking to e-cigarette transitions

What is Prime Vapor’s Philosophy?

smoking to e-cigarette transitions is small but fierce e-commerce business. As a leading name in the e-cigarette market, the owners have taken pride in helping smokers quit, aiding with smoking to e-cigarette transitions and keeping ex-smokers busy, since June of 2010.

“[My partner and I] were cigarette smokers. We smoked up to three packs a day between the two of us for a combined total of over sixty years,” explained President of Prime Vapor, Bill Fischer.

“In the 21st century this made us second class citizens. We couldn’t smoke in bars, restaurants, public places and even in our own homes! What we needed was a 21st century solution that would let us enjoy our pastime without offending anyone.”

That’s when they discovered electronic cigarettes.

The transition to e-cigs happened in one day. That’s when I knew that this product had tremendous potential,” he noted.

Fischer had a marketing background, while his partner possessed administrative and production management experience. Together, they wanted to take to the market and share their understanding of smoking to e-cigarette transitions.

“We always said that if we could find the perfect product, we would start out on our own,” he said.

“Well, e-cigs were that product. [They were] a product that we used, could completely relate too and [were] woefully underserved at the time.”

Although Fischer felt he needed to switch to vaping so that his experience in public would become more comfortable, he acknowledges that many people, despite the health risks and family pressures, don’t actually want to quit smoking.

“[Our customers] are forced into finding an alternative,” he explained.

“[Although] they are quite happy to continue to use our products as a risk management strategy.”

On the other hand, there are a portion of consumers that actually take quitting seriously.

“We offer them the step-down program of steadily decreasing nicotine levels in their favorite flavor,” Fischer explained.

“Once they get to zero nicotine, they are at a crossroads. Their body no longer craves nicotine, but smoking is much more complex than that. There [are]… psychological elements of smoking. However, these elements are fair easier to overcome once that nicotine monkey is off your back.”

Needless to say, Fischer is proud of just how far his online company has come. With a dedicated basement production lab and an in-house fulfillment center, his partnered business is flourishing in every way imaginable.

“I smoked for over forty years [and] although the first few days [vaping] were a bit weird, as my mind wrapped itself around the fact that I wasn’t actually smoking, my body was perfectly happy from the first puff,” he said.

“[There] was absolutely no discomfort or withdrawal symptoms at all!”

How about that for first-hand experience? Tell us what you think in the comments section below.



PG in e-cigarettes

PG, why does not use it?

PG in e-cigarettes

Choosing an e-juice is one of the most important elements impacting your vaping experience. It can be an overwhelming task, since there are numerous e-juice brands available on the market in all the flavors you could possibly imagine.

When determining what the best choice is you may find yourself asking, “what’s the difference?” Since your body is your temple, why not treat yourself to a leading name in the vaping industry?

What are the ingredients that make up vape juice

Vape juice is commonly comprised of four simple ingredients — water, food flavoring, PG/VG and comes with or without nicotine. The terms PG and VG can be confusing for a vaping newcomer. Let’s break it down so it’s easier to understand.

Vegetable glycerin, commonly referred to as VG, is a natural liquid that is made from vegetable oil. VG is frequently found within food production and cosmetic products.

While propylene glycol, commonly referred to as PG, is a clear, odorless compound that is used as a preservative in foods and tobacco products. It is used as an additive in things like toothpaste and cake frosting.

Although it seems that PG in e-cigarettes is rather harmless, there is a reason why leaves this ingredient out of their juice. vape juice process only uses the best, all-natural substances when concocting vape juices for their customers. By using VG exclusively, the company has managed to exceed the flavor of PG in e-cigarettes altogether.

“When we were formulating our flavors, we took a long look at what kind of vapor base we should use. At the time, most e-cig flavor producers were using PG,” explained President of Prime Vapor, Bill Fischer.

“It was cheap, did not impart any taste to the flavor formula and produced a large amount of vapor smoke. However, it was a completely synthetic cracked hydrocarbon.”

A hydrocarbon is a compound that is found in petroleum and natural gas.

Although VG is known to have a bit of a bitter aftertaste, Fischer worked alongside chemists to craft a combination of 50 different unique and robust flavored juices that left out the synthetic gas.

“Vegetable glycerin is an all-natural substance made from palm oil,” he added.

We knew that using an all-natural vapor base was preferable to a kissing cousin of radiator fluid.”

Branded as an artisanal e-cig producer by his customers, Fischer has continued to craft smaller, personalized e-juice batches with the consumer in mind.

Will you be giving our signature e-juices a try? Tell us in the comment section below.