People vape for all kinds of reasons and reason for switching over to vaping could be many. You may have decided to start vaping to get rid of your habit of smoking cigarettes. Or, you may have received a positive response from your fellow mates such as the pleasant odour while trying different flavours of vape juice. Whatever the reason could be if you are someone trying to step into the vaping world, continue reading to find the essential information about the e-juice you may need to know before starting the vape –
Vape e-liquid is known in other names – e-juice, e-liquid. E-juice is the viscous liquid used in an e-cigarette or vape device. When the e-liquid is heated, the vapour is produced to be inhaled by the user. Note that the e-liquid in the vape devices is not burned or combusted, instead, it is just heated at a particular temperature to generate the cloud. Hence, it is considered as the better version of smoking, vowing to lower health effects. The vape devices come with pre-filled e-juice, such as that in Beco Bar or refillable ones to be purchased based on customer needs.
The juice has four main ingredients –
- Vegetable Glycerin
- Propylene Glycol
Vegetable glycerin or VG or Glycerol is the clear and thick liquid used in e-juice. It is ideally derived from soybeans or palm trees, though it can also be made from less common animal fat. Vegetable glycerine in to similar to vegetable oil, as VG is soluble in water whereas the oil is insoluble. VG is considered a safe chemical for human ingestion. But note that the health effects of inhaling Glycerol or VG are still not verified. VG helps the vaper to produce the vapour due to its viscosity. The higher the VG ratio helps in producing the thicker the clouds. VG is also said to help with soft and smoother throat hit.
Propylene Glycol or PG in the vape juice is a colourless and odourless liquid. It is derived from petroleum with a sweet taste. PG is commonly used as a food additive. It helps to retain moisture and makes the food products thicker. Hence it is also considered to be safer for human ingestion.
Flavourings used in e-juices is a combination of natural and artificial chemicals that helps to mimic the taste of fruits, eatables and certain drinks. Flavouring content in the e-juice would be less than 10% of the total liquid content.
Nicotine is the ingredient that is used in vape juices and other nicotine replacement therapies such as gum, nicotine inhalers, nicotine patches, and more. It helps smokers quit cigarettes. Nicotine helps the vapers to get the smoking sensation with lesser health issues as it is not combusted like the cigarette. Nicotine is a highly addictive substance. The nicotine content in the vapes are sold in different levels such as 0 mg, 3 mg, 6 mg, and 12 mg. Note that all vape juices do not contain nicotine. Higher nicotine content helps in receiving the harsher throat hit. 0 mg Nicotine content e-juice is specially designed for those who like to quit nicotine but still keep the smoking sensation active.