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JUUL Virginia Tobacco vs. Black Note’s Natural Tobacco E-Liquid 

When you think about JUUL, what pops into your mind? Fruit-filled, dessert-inspired e-liquids are synonymous with the brand, and for good reason. JUUL has captured the attention of millions of vapers with flavors like Fruit Medley and Mango, but Virginia Tobacco is nowhere near the top of the charts. 

Like most e-liquids that contain artificial flavorings, JUUL Virginia Tobacco pods don’t quite hit the spot. Black Note’s naturally extracted tobacco e-liquid offers an entirely different, entirely authentic experience. 

JUUL Virginia Tobacco Explained

JUUL is one of the most-loved brands in the vape industry, but what about JUUL Virginia Tobacco pods? For some, this offshoot of the beloved JUUL brand does not live up to the hype. 

Key Features

  • Flavor. Sweet, nutty notes with a smoky aftertaste 
  • Nicotine. 20/30/50mg/mL of nicotine per pod
  • Price. $8.99-$13.99 for a two-pack of pods, depending on the retailer
  • E-liquid. 0.7ml of e-liquid per pod 
  • Puffs. 200 puffs per pod

Composition and Flavor

Like all e-liquids, JUUL Virginia Tobacco e-liquids contain a combination of vegetable glycerin (VG) and propylene glycol (PG). JUUL exclusively focuses on smooth and satisfying nicotine salt blends.  

JUUL claims that these pods contain a classic Virginia tobacco taste. Before you pick up a pack of pods, you need to know that JUUL uses artificial flavorings. Artificial flavorings can only hint at the finer details of traditional tobacco, and definitely can’t replicate the natural sweetness and nuttiness of Virginia tobacco. 

Lots of new vapers feel disappointed when they switch straight from cigarettes to JUUL Virginia Tobacco pods. The watered-down flavors leave them craving real cigarettes, which puts their new smoke-free lifestyle in danger.


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How Strong Is JUUL Virginia Tobacco?

JUUL pods contain nicotine salts, which come with much higher nicotine strengths than freebase nicotine. Nicotine salts contain benzoic acid, which lowers the pH balance, makes the mixture more bioavailable, and lessens the throat hit. 

JUUL exclusively produces nicotine salts, so vapers can always depend on this brand for higher nicotine concentrations. JUUL Virginia Tobacco pods come in 20mg, 30mg, and 50mg/mL strengths. 

One Marlboro Red cigarette contains 1.2mg of nicotine, which means there is 24mg of nicotine in a 20-pack of cigarettes. One pack of cigarettes is equivalent to one 20mg strength JUUL Virginia Tobacco pod. 

JUUL pods are great for ex-smokers who smoked twenty or more cigarettes each day.

JUUL Virginia Tobacco vs. Other JUUL Pods

Compared to other JUUL flavors, JUUL Virginia Tobacco is an outlier. Artificial flavorings work well in fruit and dessert flavor profiles, but the same can’t be said for traditional tobacco tastes. JUUL’s version of tobacco is an echo of all the sweet, nutty notes that smokers search for when they transition to vaping.  

JUUL Virginia Tobacco pods offer a potent vaping experience with nicotine strengths up to 50mg/mL, leveraging the smoothness of nicotine salts for a satisfying, high-nicotine vape.

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All JUUL products pose risks, but are there any specific concerns for people who use JUUL Virginia Tobacco pods?

Nicotine Content in JUUL Virginia Tobacco

The nicotine content in JUUL Virginia Tobacco pods is much higher than the freebase alternative, which exacerbates the health risks associated with the addictive substance.

Here are a few of the short-term impacts of nicotine

  • Narrows arteries
  • Increases blood pressure
  • Induces nic sickness 
  • Hardens arterial walls 
  • Causes dizziness and nausea 

In the long term, nicotine consumption leads to an “increased risk of cardiovascular, respiratory, [and] gastrointestinal disorders”, “decreased immune response” and “ill impacts on reproductive health.” 

Other Health Concerns

Despite JUUL claiming that the pods do not contain diacetyl, research has proven otherwise. In a study of 13 JUUL pod flavors, diacetyl and methylglyoxal were detected in 100% of samples.

Diacetyl has become synonymous with “popcorn lung”, a condition that came to light decades ago when workers at a popcorn factory inhaled the dangerous substance. Medically known as bronchiolitis obliterans, this condition causes scarring on the lungs. The scars block airflow and cause serious respiratory problems. 

Previous research has shown that diacetyl and methylglyoxal are byproducts of heating propylene glycol. Regardless of whether these chemical compounds are byproducts or intentional ingredients, they still pose a significant threat to human health. 

One of the biggest dangers with artificial e-liquids is the unknown. Studies have proven that manufacturers lie about the ingredients in their vape products, allowing millions of vapers to consume dangerous chemical compounds. Who knows what other chemicals go into JUUL Virginia Tobacco pods?

Alternatives to JUUL Virginia Tobacco: Natural Tobacco E-Liquid

If you are not satisfied with JUUL Virginia Tobacco pods, you can make the switch to natural tobacco e-liquid. 

Natural Tobacco E-Liquid Explained

Natural tobacco e-liquid, or N.E.T. e-liquid, is a relatively new alternative to ashy, unpleasant artificial flavors. True to the name, these types of e-liquids only contain real tobacco flavorings. There are no sweeteners, no artificial flavors, and no synthetic nicotine. 

Black Note is one of the few vape brands that focus solely on naturally extracted tobacco flavors. Over the years, Black Note has perfected a 9-step extraction process to eke out all the flavors in your favorite tobacco leaves.  

Artificial vs. Natural Tobacco Flavors

JUUL’s Virginia Tobacco pods just can’t compete with N.E.T. e-liquids. 

Black Note’s Virginia Tobacco e-liquid tastes just like a real cigarette. Fans compare the mellow, mildly sweet taste to Marlboro, Camel, and American Spirit cigarettes. Every puff contains flavors that come straight from tobacco leaves. 

N.E.T. e-liquids allow ex-smokers to transition from cigarettes to e-cigs as easily as possible. They can smoke their last Marlboro cigarette and instantly switch to Black Note’s Virginia Tobacco e-liquid for the same (but infinitely healthier) sensation. 

And if the flavor benefits aren’t enough to sway you, there are plenty of health benefits.

Read our top 5 Benefits of Natural Tobacco E-Liquid to learn more. 

Health Benefits of N.E.T. E-Liquids

N.E.T. e-liquids only contain natural flavorings, which are not necessarily better health-wise. However, it is impossible to say what chemical compounds manufacturers like JUUL use to create synthetic flavorings. As researchers discovered, JUUL products contain diacetyl, something that the manufacturer adamantly denied. 

While naturally extracted tobacco (N.E.T.) e-liquids offer a more authentic tobacco flavor, it’s important to understand the health implications of any form of nicotine consumption and consult healthcare professionals for advice.

— Derek Rieger

Black Note is committed to stripping back e-liquids and making them as simple as possible. On top of only using authentic flavorings, Black Note eliminates sweeteners and extra chemical compounds. You get the best of the tobacco leaf, not the worst. 

Remember, both JUUL’s Virginia Tobacco pods and Black Note’s Virginia Tobacco e-liquid contain nicotine, which poses a significant threat to short-term and long-term health. That being said, it makes sense to avoid unknown, artificial chemicals where possible.

Black Note E-Liquids

All of Black Note’s e-liquids are N.E.T. e-liquids. They are available in 50VG/50PG, 70VG/30PG, and salt nicotine forms. 

Here are a couple of fan favorites.

American Blend E-Liquid

American Blend is our first recommendation for smokers who want to transition to vaping. The classic cigarette taste is comparable to some of the most popular cigarette brands, and Vaping360 even named it the “Best Tobacco E-Liquid”.

We blend Virginia, Burley, and Oriental tobacco leaves to create this deep, complex flavor combination. Virginia leaves bring the sweetness, and Burley and Oriental leaves give the mixture a much-needed dose of indulgence. 

Burley Tobacco E-Liquid


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Black Note Burley Tobacco 60ml 50-50

Burley Tobacco is a little bit different. The earthy, mellow tones are smooth and satisfying, but a slightly dry sensation follows each puff. We air-cure each leaf to evoke the true taste of Burley tobacco. 

This variety of tobacco is a staple in popular cigarette brands. If you like Chesterfield, Marlboro, and L&M cigarettes, you will love Burley Tobacco. 


What distinguishes JUUL Virginia Tobacco from Black Note’s Natural Tobacco E-Liquid?

JUUL Virginia Tobacco uses artificial flavorings to mimic the taste of Virginia tobacco, offering a sweet, nutty flavor with a smoky aftertaste. In contrast, Black Note’s Natural Tobacco E-Liquid is made from naturally extracted tobacco, providing an authentic tobacco taste without artificial flavors, sweeteners, or synthetic nicotine.

How does the nicotine content in JUUL Virginia Tobacco compare to traditional cigarettes?

JUUL Virginia Tobacco pods are available in 20mg, 30mg, and 50mg/mL nicotine strengths, utilizing nicotine salts for a smoother throat hit. One JUUL pod at 20mg strength is roughly equivalent to the nicotine content of one pack of Marlboro Red cigarettes.

Are there health risks associated with using JUUL Virginia Tobacco pods?

Yes, the high nicotine content in JUUL pods poses health risks, including increased blood pressure, narrowed arteries, and potential long-term effects on cardiovascular, respiratory, and gastrointestinal health. Additionally, studies have detected harmful compounds like diacetyl in JUUL pods, which are associated with serious respiratory conditions.

What are the benefits of switching to Natural Tobacco E-Liquid from JUUL Virginia Tobacco?

Switching to Natural Tobacco E-Liquid offers a more authentic tobacco flavor, free from artificial chemicals and sweeteners. While still containing nicotine, N.E.T. e-liquids like those from Black Note avoid unknown artificial compounds, potentially reducing exposure to harmful chemicals.

Can Black Note’s e-liquids be used in any vaping device?

Black Note’s e-liquids are versatile and can be used in most vaping devices. They are available in different formulations, including 50VG/50PG, 70VG/30PG, and salt nicotine, catering to various vaping preferences and device requirements.

Choose the Right Vape for You

JUUL has plenty of fun flavors, but this vape giant hasn’t mastered the art of creating tobacco-inspired sensations. For an authentic experience, trade JUUL Virginia Tobacco pods for N.E.T. e-liquids. 

Given the quick rise of natural e-liquids, we wouldn’t be surprised to see a decline in artificial tobacco sales soon. On top of delivering far better flavors, N.E.T. e-liquids have tapped into a growing market of health-conscious smokers and vapers. 

N.E.T. e-liquids are ideal for people who want to make the best choice possible, even in less-than-perfect circumstances. Black Note’s naturally-extracted tobacco e-liquids are the last step before quitting nicotine for good. 

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