E-Liquid Basics

E-Liquid Basics

Don’t believe everything you hear about e-liquids, especially when the New York Times starts publishing erroneous reports on the matter that contain very little fact, and a whole lot of rumor! When they recently published an article claiming that e-liquid poses a very possible poisoning risk, especially to children, it set e-cigarette users off in a very unpleasant way, garnering reactions that ranged from obviously worried, to offended, angry, and paranoid.

Let’s Start with What E-cig Liquid Is

E-juice is the liquid that is used in vaporizers. This liquid serves as a carrier of nicotine but also carries a mixture of flavors to add a bit of enjoyment and satisfaction to the experience. While there are hundreds, if not thousands, of e-juice brands on the market today, the components used to create e-liquid remain essentially the same industry-wide. By using only a handful of quality ingredients, it helps to keep the process clean and simple, yet consistent.

What is it Made Of?

E-liquid is composed of two primary ingredients, Propylene Glycol (PG) and Vegetable Glycerin (VG). PG is a common food additive and pharmaceutical grade anti-freeze commonly found in foods at the grocery store. PG helps to provide a realistic throat feel similar to smoking while also working to carry the flavor of your juice.

Vegetable Glycerin, or VG, is a much thicker liquid and is usually derived from organic sources. Pharmaceutical grade quality is also an industry standard for VG. Helping to thicken the liquid and also provide those immense clouds you’re looking for, VG does not carry flavor very well on its own. For this reason, most juices will contain a designated ratio of each such as 50/50 VG/PG which would denote an equal amount of each liquid has been used for the mix. Cloud chasing vape juice mixes average between 80 to 100% VG and will provide very little throat-feel when used.

Which Juice is Right for Me?

It’s important to remember; there’s no substitute for experience. What may work well for another may not work at all for you. With a sincere to discover what works for you, you’ll be on your way to vaping comfortably in no time! For most smokers, a higher concentration of nicotine in your liquid is essential when new to vaping. This helps to diminish and knock down lingering cravings while helping prevent a return to old habits. As you progress, reducing the level of nicotine is essential. When choosing a ratio, remember that VG acts to thicken your vape juice. A mixture that is too thick may not wick properly in your device. It’s best to plan for a mix around 70/30 VG/PG to provide a well-balanced experience that will work well in all your devices.

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What You Need to Know About Vape Juice

So if you are a vapor cigarette smoker who uses liquid when vaping, we ask that you use our e-juice, and read articles with a certain degree of common sense. In the meantime, if you want to know some specific tips on keeping things safe with vaporizer liquids, here are a few things you can do:

#1 Store things safely

If you have children, do you keep your cigarettes within their reach? Most likely not. What about medicine, or alcohol? Yeah, probably not things you want your kids getting a hold of, and e-cigarettes, vape liquid, and your vaping gear should all be treated in the same regards, and kept entirely out of the grasp of young children. Along the same lines, e-cigarette liquids should be stored in cool, dark places away from heat and light.

#2 If your liquid spills, clean it up ASAP

More common sense stuff here, however it’s completely true. One way to minimize anyone’s exposure to e-cig juice is to clean it up immediately should you have an unfortunate spill. If any should get on clothing or skin, wash it immediately.

#3 Knowledge is key

Empower your older children with the knowledge that there are things which are kept out their reach for a reason. Certain products are meant to be handled by adults only, and they should be taught that vape juices are meant for adult use, consumption, and handling only.

#4 Responsible disposal

E-cigarette liquid needs to be disposed of properly, in the event you are disposing it, such as in the case if it has gone bad. It should not be poured down drains or in toilets, where it can make its way into groundwater. The best way to get rid of it is to pour the liquid into a sealed plastic bag filled with an absorbable material such as kitty litter, and dispose of it in the garbage.

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With the ever-growing popularity of electronic cigarettes comes the insurgence of media hype, which has to be expected to not always depict an accurate view. So, we urge you to be an informed consumer, use common sense, and to the right thing to take care of your liquids.