All you need to know about E-liquids - A beginner's guide to vaping
With the latest trend shifting from smoking cigarettes to vaping e-liquids, the popularity for flavoured e-liquids has risen up effectively. So when you buy e-liquids online, you got to select the size of the bottle and also the intensity of nicotine. Now, not all the vapers would be familiar with this and the following information might be helpful:
What e-liquid exactly is?
E-liquid is basically the common name for the liquid base which is used in conjunction with e-cigarettes. The vapers inhale the vapour created by e-cigarettes with the help of e-liquids as it heats up the liquid. E-liquids are also known as e-juice, vape liquid and smoke juice.
What E-liquids are comprised of
All e-liquids consist of hydroscopic components i.e. they absorb water from the air. These components are also referred to as liquid bases, and there are two common varieties in use today - both of which are also conventional food additives - Propylene Glycol (PG) and Vegetable Glycerine (VG), and you will most often see them referred to by their initials.
Flavouring and Nicotine - these are the other two main ingredients and these are dissolved into the bases to create the finished liquid. When using an e-cigarette, it is the base fluids that produce the smoke or vapour that is visible to the naked eye.
Base: As mentioned above, Propylene Glycol (PG) and Vegetable Glycerine (VG) are the chief components of E-liquids. You might wonder what these stuffs are, so let us clear it out!
Propylene glycol - commonly referred to as PG, it is used to ease the vaporisation in vapes and also for the throat hit while you inhale.
Vegetable glycerin - This chemical component known as VG helps in the formulation of the cloud of vapours. It boosts vapour generation, providing a smoother throat hit and gives the texture of sweetness to the mix.
Nicotine - E-liquids containing Nicotine are available in many different concentrations, which are generally expressed with a number followed by ‘mg’. Usually, the higher the nicotine level, the stronger the throat hit the user experiences.There are no set classifications as to what concentration of nicotine constitutes low, medium or high levels, however as a general rule of thumb, low nicotine ranges from 3mg to 9mg, medium from 10mg to 14mg and high is anything above 15mg.
The taste of e-liquids is brought about by a combination of artificial and natural flavouring chemicals like vanillin (flavour of vanilla from vanilla bean), linalool (a herbal flavour from essential oils, flowers and plants), ethyl maltol (organic compound having sweet and candy flavour) and malic acid (sour and fruity flavour from fruits and vegetables).
Thus, when you are proceeding to purchase your first vaper kit, make sure to bear the above mentioned facts in mind so as to make an informed decision.