How Much Vape Juice Do I Need Per Day?

As a vaper, it can be difficult to know exactly how much vape liquid you should use each day. The amount of vape juice you need will depend on various factors such as your nicotine intake, the type of device you use, and your vaping style. In this blog, we'll delve into these factors and guide you in calculating your daily vape liquid consumption. Whether you're a seasoned vaper or just starting out, understanding your daily vape liquid needs will help you to enjoy a smooth and satisfying vaping experience.

Understanding your vaping habits

One of the most important factors in determining how much vape juice you need per day is understanding your vaping habits. This includes considering how often you vape, as this can have a significant impact on your daily vape juice consumption.

If you are someone who vapes frequently throughout the day, you may go through a larger amount of vape juice compared to someone who only vapes a few times. It's important to track your vaping habits so that you can have a better understanding of your daily vape liquid consumption and make adjustments as needed.

Nicotine Strength

If the reason you've begun vaping was to help you stop smoking cigarettes, then nicotine strength is a crucial factor in vape juice consumption. What many vapers do not realise is that there is often a direct link between the amount of nicotine there is in your vape juice and how much you will consume in a day.

Vapers who use vape juice with higher nicotine strengths will typically use less compared to juice with a lower strength. This is because a higher nicotine content means that each puff delivers more nicotine, so you may not feel the need to vape as often.

What can quite often happen, especially to new vapers, is that they will begin vaping with a strength that is too low for their needs. This results in them using a lot more vape juice. It's important to choose a nicotine strength that matches your personal preferences and needs, as this will help you to better control your daily vape juice consumption.

Type of device

The type of vape kit you use plays a key role in your daily vape juice consumption. Advanced kits that are designed for sub-ohm vaping, for example, use more vape juice compared to mouth-to-lung vape kits.

Sub-ohm vape kits are designed for direct-to-lung vaping and operate at high wattages, leading to a higher amount of juice being used. On the other hand, MTL vape kits are designed for a more cigarette-like vaping experience and tend to use less vape juice per day.

Check out our blog on mouth-to-lung vs direct-to-lung vaping to learn the key differences and ensure you have the right device to suit your needs and style. 

Airflow settings

The airflow settings on your device can also impact your vape juice consumption. If you have the airflow set to a tight draw, you may use less vape juice per day compared to if you have it set to a looser draw. This is because a tighter airflow setting restricts the flow of air, reducing the amount of vapour produced with each puff. 

Vape Juice flavours

If you enjoy strong, bold flavours, you may find that you vape less frequently compared to if you prefer lighter, milder flavours. This is because strong flavours can provide a more satisfying vaping experience, reducing the need to vape as often.

Lighter flavours may require you to vape more frequently to get the same level of satisfaction. Experimenting with different flavour profiles can help you to find the right balance between flavour and consumption

Calculating Your Daily Vape Juice Consumption

Once you understand the factors that can impact your vape juice consumption, it's time to calculate your daily consumption. This is especially important for ex-smokers who are making the switch to vaping, as it can help you to determine how much nicotine you need to satisfy your cravings.

To calculate your daily consumption, you'll need to consider factors such as your nicotine intake, the type of device you use, and your vaping style.

We're going to split the way we would calculate how much juice into the two main vaping styles. This is because the answer to how much vape juice you will need per day will greatly depend on the way you vape. 

Sub-ohm kits

Sub-ohm vaping is not so much concerned with nicotine consumption as it is with cloud production. As we've mentioned, these kits operate at much higher powers so they'll vaporise vape juice at a faster rate than other lower-powered, MTL kits. Vapers can commonly get through 8-15 ml of shortfill vape juice per day, however this can change depending on whether the juice has a nic shot mixed into it or not.

Nicotine isn't something we have to worry about too much when it comes to sub-ohm vaping. However, vapers do have the choice to mix a nic shot into their shortfill if they desire. 

MTL kits

First, consider your nicotine intake. If you are a smoker, you can use your cigarette consumption to determine your nicotine needs. Most vape juice come with a nicotine strength listed in milligrams (mg) per millilitre (ml) of liquid. If you're more of a MTL vaper, you will get through significantly less vape juice per day. Here, we are more concerned with getting the amount of nicotine right so that we're not using an unnecessary amount of juice. Nic salt and 50/50 e-liquids are often used, and these come in a variety of different strengths from 6mg up to 20mg. 

If you were a heavy smoker but used a vape juice with a low nicotine strength, you're going to end up using a lot more than necessary. Trying an 18mg or 20mg juice is a good place to start, and reduce from there. MTL vapers will commonly get through around 2-5 ml of vape juice a day depending on their needs. 

You can use this information to determine how much nicotine you need in your vape juice to satisfy your cravings. If you're not sure how much nicotine you need, you can start with a low strength and adjust as needed.


In conclusion, the amount of vape liquid you need each day is determined by a range of factors such as your nicotine intake, the type of vape device you use, and your vaping style. By taking these factors into account, you can ensure you always have enough vape liquid on hand to satisfy your cravings. Whether you're a smoker transitioning to vaping or a seasoned vaper, understanding your needs is crucial to a satisfying and enjoyable vaping experience.

If you have any more questions regarding vaping and finding the right e-cigarette and nicotine levels for you, don't hesitate to contact us. Our team of experts is always available to help and guide you through the world of vaping.

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