What is propylene glycol?

This is a guest post written by LadyStrick9, from Chesapeake, VA who often refers to herself as a “vapaholic”.

What is PG? According to Wikipedia, “Propylene Glycol Alginate, or PGA, is an additive used mainly as a thickening agent in certain types of food. It is made from the kelp plant or from certain kinds of algae, which is processed and transformed into a yellowish, grainy chemical powder. The powder is then added to foods that require thickening. Propylene Glycol Alginate has been used for many years as a food preservative. Many food manufacturing companies use it in the most common household food items.”

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Let’s Talk About Juice, Baby!

This is a guest post written by Clover, a college student and vapaholic from the Midwest.

Let’s Talk About Juice, Baby.

Alright, you’ve got your favorite handy-dandy V4L Diamond battery, the Slim Chargers, the Drip Tips, and all the other gadgetry. Now what? So many juice choices! Where to start? There’s USA juice, WOW juice, Premium juice, and VG juice. What does that all mean? Well different PG/VG ratios for starters, but I’m no techie. For me it’s about taste, throat hit, and vapor production. Flavor is most important to me, next being throat hit, and vapor production is least important, although I do love clouds! When I started out, I tried all the sampler packs. Pre-filled cartos are a good way to get an idea for a flavor, but the true flavor is in the juice. So when I would try a flavor I liked, I would buy the bottle. There is definitely a difference between pre-filled and filling your own with bottled juice. I highly recommend filling your own cartos with your favorite juices. Your taste buds will thank you! Continue reading

Which Juice Do I Need?

This is a guest post written by Keyzygirl from Key West, Florida. Laid back and vaping in paradise.

An E-Liquid Discussion

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Cartos contain e-liquid (also known as liquid or juice), which is what you taste when using an electronic cigarette. Cartos can come pre-filled with liquid already in them, or blank – to fill with liquid yourself. If you’re new to vaping, it can be confusing to decide which type of liquid to use. There are two main areas to consider; what you’re looking for in a liquid and if you have any sensitivity to the ingredients in it. Most liquids contain PG (propylene glycol), VG (vegetable glycerin), flavoring and nicotine. PG and VG are used in many food products.

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