With more than 466 brands and 7,700 flavors on the market today, the liquid nicotine "e liquid or e juice" used in vapor cigarettes is one of the most important and popular components of the vape market. These liquids are responsible for creating vapor as users puff on their e cigs (also known as vaping), and they're available in flavors ranging from watermelon and strawberry to coffee and chocolate.
New users may have several questions about buying this essential accessory for their e cigs, especially with regard to e liquid's contents and flavors. Here are some questions you may have wanted to ask about choosing from the many vaping flavors for sale today:
What exactly is in e liquid/e juice?
This is a question that many beginning users have, especially if they've heard conflicting messages about e liquids in the news. E liquid is made from a mixture of propylene glycol and/or vegetable glycerin, plus flavoring and optional nicotine levels. Propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin (or "PG" and "VG") both act as carrier liquids for the flavoring, and they each produce different types of vapor. PG, a thinner liquid, has a greater "throat hit" and a lower vapor density; VG, on the other hand, is a thicker, sweeter substance that produces a far greater vapor cloud.
Does e liquid/e juice contain nicotine? If so, how much?
The nice thing about e liquid is that if you don't want any nicotine in it, you don't have to have it. Plenty of brands will allow you to buy zero nicotine e liquids.
If you do prefer having nicotine when you vape, you can buy a variety that corresponds to how heavily you may have smoked in the past. Lighter smokers, whether they smoked light cigarettes or under one pack in a day, may prefer a low dose of nicotine in their e liquid, which contains about six to eight milligrams of nicotine per milliliter or liquid. Heavier smokers can buy e liquids with "extra strength" nicotine concentrations between 24 and 36 mg/ml. If you're looking to quit nicotine entirely, you can slowly buy lower and lower doses as you get used to vaping.
I'm just beginning to use electronic cigarettes. Which flavors should I include in the vaping kits I order?
If you've taken the first step and purchased a rechargeable electronic cigarette, pat yourself on the back. It's a big move to make when you're used to smoking tobacco cigarettes. While some vape users prefer to experiment with e liquid flavors, others may want something a bit more familiar to start out with. Tobacco and menthol are good choices for beginning and more advanced users, and they are available in disposable e cigarettes, as well.
Which e liquid flavors should I use if I don't want tobacco or menthol?
Fortunately, you have all kinds of flavors choices, and there's no limit to what you can use in your vapor cigarette. You're not alone, either. Although 22% of e cig users prefer tobacco, about 19% surveyed like bakery and dessert flavors, and 31% like fruit flavors best. Peppermint e liquid is one of the most popular flavors. Think about the flavor combos. Imagine Blueberry and Waffle together. This awakens the senses to a yummy meal, without the calories! Flavor combinations are limitless. In total, about three-quarters of vape users prefer flavors besides tobacco.
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