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American Blend E-Liquid: Nicotine, Formulations, and More

American Blend is transforming the vaping landscape, one accolade at a time. Vaping360 called it “The Best Tobacco E-Liquid” because it guarantees an undeniably authentic taste. Every drop of our e-liquid is naturally extracted and free from artificial flavors, sweeteners, synthetic nicotine, and diacetyl. 

It comes in three formulations with every nicotine strength imaginable. With so many options to choose from, it is no surprise that transitioning vapers feel overwhelmed. This guide tells you everything you need to know about our natural tobacco e-liquid, including nicotine strengths, formulations, coil compatibility, and vape style. 

What Makes American Tobacco Vape Juice Different?

When smokers switch to vaping, they are disappointed to discover that their favorite flavor has been reduced to an ashy aftertaste. Most brands use sweeteners and artificial flavors to create a pale imitation of American Blend that just doesn’t live up to the hype. 

You haven’t tasted real American tobacco e-liquid until you have tried Black Note. This e-liquid is a lot like a traditional cigarette. We use natural tobacco extract (N.E.T.) from Virginia, Burley, and Oriental tobaccos to create the most cigarette-like experience possible. 
American Blend tobacco is best known for its layered sweet and rustic notes. We have transported the taste of the three key ingredients into this e-liquid, so you can experience the rustic, sweet taste of American tobacco at any time of the day.

American Blend on first hit definitely has a classic cigarette tobacco flavor, less depth and sweetness, and I do not mean that in a bad way at all. It is now my second favorite, just below Virginia. Very nice for daily use.

— Karen Frick

American Tobacco E-Liquid At a Glance

  • Authentic tobacco taste – Naturally extracted from organic tobacco leaves for a nuanced, genuinely satisfying experience. 
  • Small-batch quality – Each batch is the product of a meticulous 9-step natural process.
  • Purity in every puff – No artificial flavors, sweeteners, or synthetic nicotine. 
  • Just taste, no smell – Natural tobacco extract has no aroma, so neither does our American Tobacco vape juice. 
  • No diacetyl – Our liquids are free from diacetyl, a chemical that is linked to respiratory problems. 
  • Designed for adults – American Blend is designed for adult smokers and vapers. 

American Blend is based on the great taste of American Spirit cigarettes. It is the best tobacco-like experience for smokers who want to transition to vaping without losing any of their favorite flavors. 

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Cigarettes to Vapes: Direct Nicotine Comparisons

There is an American Blend formulation and nicotine strength for every tastebud. We have created these guidelines for people who want to switch directly from cigarettes to an e-liquid that will satisfy their nicotine cravings. 

Use them as a starting point to find your favorite e-liquid. 

  • Super Ultra Light Cigarettes – If you smoke up to five Super Ultra Light cigarettes per day, you should start with the lowest amount of nicotine possible. A 50VG/50PG blend of 3mg nicotine is a great place to start. 
  • Ultra Light Cigarettes (Silver Label) – If you smoke Ultra Light cigarettes, the chances are that you like smooth, satisfying vape hits. Again, a low nicotine, 50VG/50PG blend of American tobacco e-liquid is a great option. We recommend 3mg or 6mg strengths.
  • Light Cigarettes (Gold Label) – If you regularly smoke Lights, you may want a vape experience that balances flavor and intensity. We encourage these kinds of smokers to explore our higher-strength options. Nicotine salts are brilliant for people who want more flavor, without any residual harshness from the throat hit. Start with 20mg strength nicotine salts and, if you feel unsatisfied, increase to 30mg of nicotine. 
  • Full-Flavored Cigarettes (Red/Black Label) – If you frequently smoke full-flavored cigarettes, you need to set your sights high. Experiment with nicotine salts anywhere from 30mg to 50mg to find your ideal strength.

OK, I had a chance to try this new American Blend and it is the best I’ve ever tasted. Like all Black Note e-liquids, it’s great. But, as a (former) cigarette smoker, this blend is like a connoisseur’s cigarette in draw and taste — with no lousy carbon aftertaste. I previously leaned toward Virginia as a regular smoke, and can definitely taste hints of it here. This is now my new fave! More robust, but still sweet. No more mixing my own from different Black Note flavors, I couldn’t do any better.

— Bingyman

American Blend Formulations Explained

American Blend tobacco is available in three formulations. 

When American Blend first hit the market, it was only available in 50VG/50PG. The demand for this classic tobacco vape was overwhelming, and we soon created two more formulations. Now, vapers can enjoy these three options. 

  • 50VG/50PG
  • 70VG/30PG 
  • Nicotine salt 

50VG/50PG Freebase Nicotine

  • Vaping style: MTL 
  • Coil compatibility: High resistance coils, 0.8Ω or higher
  • Power recommendation: Do not exceed 18 watts

Overall experience: The best tobacco e-liquid formulation for MTL vapers who want an intense throat hit

Freebase nicotine is the purest form of nicotine. Like cigarette manufacturers, we remove nicotine directly from the tobacco plant, resulting in an authentic natural tobacco e-liquid.  

50-50 Bottle on the left - American Blend 2

You may have noticed that freebase nicotine produces harsher throat hits than nicotine salts. This type of nicotine tends to be between seven and nine on the pH scale, making it more alkaline. 

50VG/50PG e-liquid compositions are great for people who want the same amount of flavor and vapor. Most beginners start with an equal blend of VG and PG. 

70VG/50PG Freebase Nicotine

  • Vaping style: DTL 
  • Coil compatibility: Low resistance coils, 0.9Ω or lower
  • Power recommendation: Medium to high-wattage settings 

Overall experience: The best tobacco-like experience for sub-ohm vapers who want dense clouds. 

Black Note 70-30 American Blend

Whereas PG prioritizes flavor, VG is all about the clouds. When you choose the high VG version of our American tobacco vape juice, you can expect dense cloud vapor and an impressive amount of flavor. Even though the formula is not equal, our signature classic tobacco vape flavor shines through.

Higher VG compositions are suited to sub-ohm, DTL vapers. 

Nicotine Salt

  • Vaping style: MTL
  • Coil compatibility: High resistance coils, 1Ω or higher
  • Power recommendation: Low wattage settings  

Overall experience: An unbeatably smooth, satisfying vape hit for people who want lots of nicotine without the throat hit. 

Nicotine salt – also known as salt nicotine and salt nic – is not a pure form of nicotine. We extract nicotine from tobacco plants and chemically alter them to create a product that is: 

  • Easily vaporized
  • Easily absorbed into the body
  • Lower on the pH scale

Because nicotine salts are lower on the pH scale they are more neutral. The throat hit is far less impactful, meaning we can add more nicotine to the product. As a result, beginner, intermediate, and advanced vapers can quickly absorb their desired amount of nicotine without experiencing an unbearable throat hit. 

Black Note American Blend Salt Nicotine

To get the most out of your nicotine salt American Blend tobacco, you need to purchase a low-powered vape kit and coils that have a resistance of 1Ω or higher. 

MTL Vaping Explained

Typically, vapers who are transitioning from smoking to vaping adopt a Mouth-to-Lung (MTL) approach. 

Here is how it works. 

  1. Inhale
  2. Pull the vapor into your mouth 
  3. Wait a few seconds
  4. Inhale the vapor into your lungs 

MTL vaping is very common among beginner vapers because it has a low learning curve. Besides, most new vapers naturally MTL vape, because it replicates the feeling of smoking a traditional cigarette. 

To guarantee an MTL vape, you need a low to medium-wattage starter kit or pod device. 

MTL Vaping Guide: Nicotine Strengths, Compositions, and Devices

It is normal for beginner vapers to feel overwhelmed by the choices on offer. It is even more common for transitioning vapers to aim too high or too low in terms of strength, which leaves them feeling frustrated and even sometimes sick. 
We have created this guide for infrequent, regular, and frequent smokers who want to transition to MTL vaping and find the right American tobacco vape juice.


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Infrequent Smokers = Light MTL Vapers

  • Your ideal e-liquid: 0mg to 3mg of freebase nicotine in 50VG/50PG blends 
  • Your ideal vape device: low-wattage starter kit or pod systems that support MTL vaping 
  • You should avoid: high-wattage vape devices, DTL vaping

If you smoke up to five Ultra Light cigarettes a day, you might identify as a social or occasional smoker. 

When you make the transition from smoking to vaping, you should prioritize e-liquids that have equal blends of VG and PG. The 50VG/50PG version of American Blend contains a perfect combination of flavor and throat hit, so you get the best of both worlds. 

In terms of nicotine, you shouldn’t aim too high. Try 3mg to 6mg variations of freebase nicotine, or 20mg of nicotine salts. These options are a good starting point to discover and refine your personal preferences. 

50VG/50PG e-liquids are ideal for low-wattage starter kits and pod systems.

Regular Smokers = Moderate MTL Vapers

  • You should try: 6mg to 12mg of freebase nicotine in 50VG/50PG blends, or 20mg to 30mg in nicotine salts
  • Your ideal vape device: medium-wattage starter kits or pod systems that support MTL vaping 
  • You should avoid: High VG or high PG compositions, and any blends that have over 12mg of freebase nicotine 

Regular smokers can handle American tobacco vape juice that is a bit stronger. Our 50VG/50PG American Blend tobacco is still the best choice, just add more nicotine. We recommend 6mg to 12mg of freebase nicotine. This will give you a decent kick, whilst still delivering a distinct tobacco taste. 

You should pair this type of e-liquid with a medium-wattage starter kit or pod system. 

Frequent Smokers = Heavy MTL Vapers

  • You should try: 12mg to 18mg of freebase nicotine in 50VG/50PG blends, or 30mg t0 50mg in nicotine salts
  • Your ideal vape device: medium-wattage starter kits or pod systems that support MTL vaping 
  • You should avoid: Low strength freebase nicotine 

Heavy smokers who are transitioning to vaping need to choose an American Blend e-liquid that is on the higher end of the spectrum. If you opt for 50VG/50PG freebase nicotine, we recommend no lower than 12mg to 18mg.

If you want to enjoy the smoothness of nicotine salts, you should choose something between 30mg to 50mg. Lesser nicotine strengths will not give you the nicotine hit that your body is craving. 

DTL Vaping Explained

In most cases, Direct-to-Lung (DTL) vaping is reserved for experienced vapers. 

Here is how it works. 

  1. Inhale deeply
  2. Draw the vapor directly into your lungs 

As you can see, DTL vapers bypass their mouths, instead drawing the vapor straight into their lungs. It is a bit trickier to get the hang of DTL vaping, which is why it is more common among vapers who have a few years under their belts. 

For a DTL drag to be successful, you have to pull hard on your e-cigarette. Because of this, the throat hit is much more impactful. DTL vapers tend to opt for lower nicotine strength American Blend tobacco e-liquid.  

DTL vaping is most compatible with sub-ohm coils, tanks, and devices. As the name suggests, sub-ohm coils are those that have an ohm count under one. Sub-ohm hardware is higher wattage and can handle long puffs for extended periods of time. 

Restricted DTL Vaping Explained

Most sub-ohm kits have an airflow features. This is a small hole that connects the inner workings of the device to the outside world. In other words, it is a passage for air. The amount of air that passes through the vape device impacts how much vapor it will produce. 

If the device has an adjustable airflow feature, you can increase or restrict the amount of air that passes through the e-cigarette. When there are no restrictions and the airflow hole is completely unobstructed, your vape device will produce more vapor. When the airflow is restricted, there will be less vapor, but the flavors will be more intense. 

DTL Vaping Guide: Nicotine Strengths, Compositions, and Devices

DTL is less common than MTL vaping. Not only is the inhalation method more difficult to master, but DTL vaping also favors cloud production over flavor intensity. That being said, you can still enjoy a classic tobacco vape experience with our American Blend vape liquid. 

Use this guide as a starting point to switch from cigarettes to e-liquid. 

Infrequent Smokers = Light DTL Vapers

  • You should try: 3mg of freebase nicotine in a 70VG/30PG blend
  • Your ideal vape device: low-wattage sub-ohm devices and tanks that are suitable for DTL and restricted DTL vaping 
  • You should avoid: 50VG/50PG compositions, nicotine salts 

DTL vapers prefer high VG e-liquid compositions. VG creates immense clouds, so it goes hand in hand with this kind of vaping. 70VG/30PG formulations are the standard for people who want a higher VG hit. 

In the world of DTL vaping, a little goes a long way. You can still enjoy the best tobacco-like experience with our American Blend e-liquid, just with less nicotine. We recommend 3mg strength e-liquid, which will feel as impactful as some of the higher freebase nicotine options. 

In general, DTL vapers avoid nicotine salts. Nicotine salts contain higher nicotine content than freebase e-liquid, but the smooth throat hit makes it seem less harsh. DTL vapers who use nicotine salts tend to consume far more nicotine than they need, leading to nicotine sickness. 

Regular Smokers = Moderate DTL Vapers

  • You should try: 6mg of freebase nicotine in a 70VG/30PG blend
  • Your ideal vape device: medium-wattage sub-ohm devices and tanks that are suitable for DTL and restricted DTL vaping
  • You should avoid: 50VG/50PG compositions, nicotine salts 

Regular smokers who want to dive straight into DTL vaping should invest in sub-ohm tanks, high-VG e-liquid, and a small to moderate amount of nicotine. 

Our natural tobacco e-liquid is available in a 70VG/30PG formulation, making it perfect for this type of vaping. DTL vapers can get the dense, immense clouds that they desire, while still enjoying the intricate taste of authentic tobacco. 

If you are not sure whether you can handle 6mg of nicotine, start smaller. DTL vaping is much more intense than MTL vaping. Many vapers find their sweet spot by incrementally increasing their nicotine consumption over a few weeks or months. 

Frequent Smokers = Heavy DTL Vapers

  • You should try: 12mg to 18mg of freebase nicotine in a 70VG/30PG blend
  • Your ideal vape device: high-wattage sub-ohm devices and advanced sub-ohm tanks that are suitable for DTL and restricted DTL vaping
  • You should avoid: 50VG/50PG compositions, nicotine salts 

Do you smoke twenty or more cigarettes per day? If so, you might need 12mg to 18mg of nicotine to feel satisfied. 

Even for heavy vapers, 12mg of nicotine delivers a very intense DTL vape. You may want to begin on the lower side of the scale and gradually work your way up to 12mg of nicotine. 

Given your preference for a high-powered, high-nicotine experience, you may want to invest in advanced sub-ohm coils. Mesh coils have a much higher surface area than regular coils, making them perfect for DTL vaping. These types of coils also guarantee a more effective wire-to-wick contact. Overall, you can expect quicker draws and larger clouds. 

Tips for the Best Tobacco-Like Experience

Our American tobacco e-liquid is already the cream of the crop, but there are a few things you can do to make the most of this natural tobacco e-liquid. 

  • Incrementally increase your nicotine consumption: We encourage transitioning vapers to follow the ladder system. Start at the bottom, and slowly work your way up. This way, you can stop yourself from unknowingly becoming accustomed to a much larger amount of nicotine than necessary. You can also avoid one of the worst parts of transitioning to vaping; the potential for nicotine sickness. 
  • Listen to your body: Are you experiencing headaches? How about a tickly or dry throat? These symptoms are part and parcel of nicotine sickness. People who want to transition from smoking to vaping need to listen to their bodies and act accordingly, otherwise, these symptoms will persist.
  • Contact us: If you have a question about our American tobacco vape juice or any other classic tobacco vape we stock, just contact us. Our team will provide you with personalized recommendations based on your vaping habits, and there is no pressure to purchase anything. 

This article is for informational purposes and does not endorse smoking or vaping. Smoking and vaping involve health risks.

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