What is eLiquid?
eLiquid a product that has grown in popularity over the past five or ten years and has been invented as a refillable liquid for electronic cigarettes that contains a mixture of ingredients to dilute the active ingredient nicotine.
For those not in the know, eCigarettes were developed for smoking cessation and offer a healthier alternative to the smoking of traditional cigarettes which of course produces carbon and an extensive list of other carcinogenic chemicals.
eLiquid is created by combining nicotine with VG (Vegetable Glycerin) and PG (Propylene Glycol) or a combination of the two and then a mixture of flavourings. Pure VG options are available for those with a sensitivity or allergy to Propylene Glycol.
However, many choose higher VG % eJuice for the increased vapour and clouds that are produced by the VG ingredient. While most companies use pharmaceutical grade which is now the law in many countries, there are still many low-quality products available.
What is PG / Propylene Glycol?
PG which is typically used as a flavouring carrier in a wide range of food produce. Everything from food colouring to medicine can include Propylene Glycol. Pure PG eLiquid is not particularly smooth and can leave a harsh feeling on the throat when compared with VG or a mixture of the two.
PG in good balance is responsible for the throat hit that is reminiscent of smoking a cigarette so finding the right balance between the two is essential for the best possible vaping experience.
Using PG with a low powered device often requires a higher nicotine content to actually absorb the right amount to satisfy your cravings.
What is VG / Vegetable Glycerin?
Vegetable Glycerin is of course vegetable based and is a thick and sweet syrup-like liquid. Since VG is so thick is can be hard to smoke without being mixed own with at least some PG, particularly in colder climates or weather.
VG is non toxic and produces plumes of vape clouds. Due to VG being thick some lowee powered devices can struggle to heat the liquid sufficiently enough to convert it to vapour so a suitable device is required for extremely thick clouds from high VG juices.
eLiquid or eJuice as it is also known comes in a variety of strengths starting with 0mg nicotine and including popular options such as 6mg, 12mg, 18mg and 24mg.
This nicotine containing product goes by many names, just have a google search and you will find vape juice, eJuice e-Liquid and other terms used to describe this new product by the phrase “eLiquid” is by far the most common.
Keep in mind that one chemical in eLiquid is known to be toxic and that is the nicotine itself. The rest of the ingredients are completely harmless under normal circumstances and considerably safer than smoking cigarettes which produce carbon.
There are hundreds or even thousands of different flavours available on the market in 2017. Everything from your traditional tobacco and menthol flavours to vanillas, coffees and then the more fruity and exotic flavours. There are also flavourings that are designed to mimic popular drinks, sweets and other food products.
Safety & Storage
Always keep your liquids away from children and animals, ideally high up and locked cabinets or cupboards.
Use the provided child proof containers.
If you spill this product on your skin wash immediately with soapy water.
NEVER under any circumstances swallow or ingest.
If after using an eCig you feel ill or unwell and feel it is related to the vapour or liquid seek medical advice. Call your local medical assistance and remember not to waste A&E’s time unless you genuinely need immediate help. Call for advice first.