The e-liquid and vape industry is exploding. Thanks to the boom in popularity, there are now a plethora of options to choose from. This has completely changed the way vaping is viewed and understood. Today, not just anyone can get into vaping; it takes a special type of person who wants to embrace and love the new form of smoking.
So in this guide, you’ll learn everything you need to know about e-liquids. I’ll give you the facts you need to make sure you’ve got all of the information. Let’s begin…
WHAT IS E-LIQUID?
The e-liquid used in electronic cigarettes contains nicotine, which is necessary for the user to feel a cigarette’s effects. A smooth hit of this liquid delivers exactly the same experience as smoking, and it’s completely safe for you!
You’ll hear it called different names and see it spelled differently, but in the end, it’s all just e-liquid. Once you know what e liquid is, you’ll understand that vape juice, vape liquid, e-juice or mod juice are all the same thing.
The e-cig industry is one of the most rapidly growing sectors in business. This continues to grow, and with it comes new technology and products. As a result, vaping styles continue to evolve, and so do the names for these e-cig devices.
HOW DOES E-LIQUID WORK?
We know that nicotine is contained in an e-liquid and that it’s used in a vaporizer. But how do you get from a liquid to the smoke produced by a vape? The answer is pretty simple really: most vapes have three parts. A battery, a tank which sits on top, and a coil within the tank.
When e-liquid is added to an atomizer, it starts to soak the coil. Then, when you fire up the battery, the e-liquid turns into steam that enters your lung and mouth. Vaping is no different from boiling a kettle. You inhale the vapour directly into your lungs and mouth.
IS E-LIQUID HARMFUL?
Until more research is done, we can’t say for certain if vaping is harmful to your body. However, we strongly discourage anyone from trying it for the first time during their teenage years. There are still many unknowns about the long-term effects of vaping on the body. Until more research is done, we strongly recommend against starting vaping during your teen years.
But what we can say with certainty is that vaping will not make you as sick as smoking. Why? Because research suggests it’s a lesser hazard than tobacco cigarettes. For instance, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has said that vaping could be “95% safer” than smoking.
Unlike the traditional cigarettes, electronic cigarettes do not contain any carcinogens such as tar and benzene.
Though we can’t say with absolute certainty that e-liquids are not harmful, there are certainly ingredients that can be examined and analyzed.
WHAT IS IN E-LIQUID?
Most approved and licensed bottles of vape liquid in the UK will have a maximum of four ingredients:
- Propylene Glycol – PG
- Vegetable Glycerin – VG
- Food Flavourings
PROPYLENE GLYCOL – PG
You’ve probably thought that all e-liquids are composed of the same chemicals, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, if you were to open your kitchen cupboard right now, you would find everything apart from nicotine already. Let’s take a closer look at what we’re vaping and the ingredients that go into it.
VEGETABLE GLYCERIN – VG
This thick, viscous substance is used as an alternative sweetener and thickener. It can be used to produce the vapour when used in an electronic cigarette.
This one is pretty obvious too. When you’re searching for your daily chocolate fix, you’ll often see the ‘UK’s favourite’ line on most checkout pages.
Nicotine is a highly addictive and poisonous substance. It’s a strong stimulant. If you are considering taking up vaping, we suggest that you not do so until you have given up smoking for good.
E-liquids are incredibly simple to make. This means that everyone from hobbyists to semi-pros can make their own e-liquids and have their own liquid line. There are so many different flavours and types of eliquid that you can experiment with as a hobby or even turn it into a side business and start selling your product online.