What are E-Liquids
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E-liquids are the flavours found in E-cigarettes. The flavours are found in liquid form and come in a wide variety. The liquid is placed in the tank of your e-cigarette, which you do by yourself so that you can keep trying different flavours to find your favourite. They also come in a range of strengths so you can choose which is best for you.
When someone is vaping, they inhale and exhale smoke, and the e-liquid is actually what they are inhaling and exhaling. This is because, as many of you will know, liquid changes its form when it is heated, which is how it evaporates.
Some people choose to add nicotine shots to their e-liquid if their reason for vaping is to give up their smoking habit.
There are 3 main ingredients to vape juice, or e-liquid, which are nicotine, if you wish to have nicotine in it, propylene glycol (PG) or vegetable glycerine (VG) and the flavouring.
If you do choose to have nicotine in your vape juice, you can choose how intense it is; which is how some people ease themselves off their nicotine addictions. If you have any questions, it is important that you ask a professional working in the shop; especially if you are a beginner.
Why is Vaping Popular?
Vaping is popular for many different reasons. Some people enjoy the flavours and learning new tricks with the smoke, and others turn to vaping to try and stop themselves from smoking cigarettes. It is a much better smell on people and can also help you ease off your nicotine addiction by lowering the amount of nicotine in the e-liquid.
Not only does vaping smell and taste better, but it is also so much cheaper than buying cigarettes. All you need to do is buy the e-cigarette and then buy the e-liquids as and when you need them. E-cigarettes come in a wide variety of shapes, colours designs, and also the smoke can be different, known as smaller or larger clouds.
Vaping has also become very popular as there are many tricks that you can learn as you blow the smoke out. There are so many flavour liquids to choose from, including flavours of well-known sweets, fizzy drinks, fruits, and even more beyond your imagination, so many people want to try them.
Vaping has also been perceived as being less harmful than smoking a cigarette. However, this hasn't yet been scientifically proven, and the long-term effects haven't yet been proven either.
Vape Juice Ingredients
Vape juice, or e-liquid, has four main ingredients, including vegetable glycerin and propylene glycol, sometimes separately and sometimes both, nicotine, which you don't have to have if you don't want to, and lastly, the flavouring itself. Many people think e-liquid is just water vapour, but this is not the case.
Some people have nicotine, and some people prefer not to; however, you can choose the amount of nicotine that is in the vape juice or e-liquid. Although vaping is perceived to be less harmful than smoking, the long-term effects and chemicals that are produced are yet to be scientifically proven. There has been previous research, finding chemicals such as diacetyl, acetylpropionyl, or acetoin and some other toxic substances too.
The flavourings of the vape juice come in a very wide variety, and when vape juice is made, they are mixed with the nicotine and added to the vegetable glycerin or the propylene glycol. It is important you don't try and make your own vape juice at home, as it can be very dangerous and you could put too high a dosage of a specific ingredient.
Different Types of E-Liquid Ratios
The ratios of e-liquids are made up of how much PG and VG are in the liquid itself. The ratios differ to make the vape juice taste different, so you need to find the ratio that suits you the best. The ratios are set out like this; a 60/40 ratio means there is 60% PG in the e-liquid and 40% VG.
You might be wondering why this makes a difference; however, it really does! For example, if the vape juice is PG based, then there are higher volumes of nicotine, and it hits the back of your throat stronger, which is why smokers that are trying to quit are most likely to use this type of e-liquid.
If you're looking for something less intense with lower nicotine strengths, then you should go for the VG based e-liquids. This type of vape juice gives off the large cloud effects when the smoke is exhaled. There are so many flavours to choose from and to try!
Then, there are 50/50 e-liquids, which means you get the benefits of both of the above ratios. This type of vape juice comes with different amounts of nicotine, so you can choose which is best for you and your vaping purposes.
Is Vaping Liquid Safe?
Although the long-term effects of vaping have yet to be scientifically proven, it has been perceived to be better for you than smoking cigarettes. The liquid itself contains many chemicals; however, it is not certain that there aren't more. These toxic chemicals include diacetyl, acetylpropionyl, or acetoin.
If on the off chance, you swallow some of the vape juice, it is poisonous if it is absorbed through the skin. There is also nicotine in vape juice which is extremely addictive and toxic. Although, you can get e-liquid without any nicotine in it, but even that can still be harmful.
Most of the research suggests that vaping still affects the health of your heart and your circulatory system, and still gives you the same risks as smoking a cigarette, just at a much lower level. However, they are a really good way to get rid of your smoking habit.
Vape juice also has an effect on your lungs, teeth and gums, but as stated, it is yet to be proven what and how badly vaping affects you, and if it really is better than smoking. Vaping is definitely cheaper than smoking, and also gives off a better scent due to all the flavours there is to try.
What is the Difference Between E-Liquid and E-Juice?
E-liquid and e-juice are exactly the same things, but e-liquid is the more formal version. E-liquid is called many different things, both formal and informal and shortened versions that people have come up with. The most common ones include:
- Vape Juice
- Vape Liquid
- Vapour Juice
So, basically, e-juice is just a more casual and informal way of referring to e-liquid; there is no difference between the two. Don't worry; vape juice is vape juice, you don't have to remember all the different names; all you have to do is pick the flavours you want to try and the ratios you want. If you are unsure of this, you can always ask at the shop, and they can advise you, dependant, on your reasonings for vaping.
If you are having trouble, or are unsure what you need, please don't hesitate to go into a store and ask a professional to help you.
It is important to ask as many questions as you need to, especially if you are a beginner. It is essential to get the right vape juice, ratios, nicotine strength and e-cigarette for you and your vaping purposes; whether its to get rid of your smoking habit or for any other reason.
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