E-Juice

E-liquid consists of propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, flavorings and nicotine. E-liquid is heated in the vaping device and then it turns into vapor. The vapor is inhaled by the user to get the nicotine buzz. 

E-liquids cannot be sold to anyone who is younger than 21 years old in the U.S.A. In some states flavored e-liquids are banned. 

Vape flavors are attractive to young users and new flavors are being constantly developed. Vape juice can be altered according to your preferences.

This article will give you an overview of vape juice otherwise known as e juice and e liquid.

What is an E-Liquid?

E-liquid is the liquid that is inside e-cigarettes (vapes) . It is also called e-juice or vape juice. When e-liquid gets heated it turns into vapor. That vapor is then breathed in by the user. The nicotine in the vapor will deliver the user a nicotine buzz. E-liquids contain nicotine, propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin and other chemicals.

Read on to find out where e-liquid is used.

Where is E-Liquid Used?

E-liquid is used in e-cigarettes (vapes). You use the e-liquid by vaporizing it. Then you breathe in the vapor and enjoy the buzz it brings. 

Read on to find out exactly how e-liquid works.

Read more about What is Vape? 

How Does E-Liquid Work?

E-liquid works by getting vaporized in the vape (e-cigarette). The coil inside the vape heats up the e-liquid and that makes the ingredients of the e-liquid turn into vapor (aerosol). After it is vaporized you breathe it in through the mouthpiece. That vapor will deliver you an enjoyable buzz.

Read on to learn whether e-liquid is a pre-mixed substance.

Is E-Liquid Pre-Mixed Substance?

Yes, e-liquid is a pre-mixed substance. But you can also mix in additional ingredients, a shot of nicotine for example. You can choose whether you are happy with the pre-mixed e-liquid or you want to add in some additional substances to customize it. In order to mix in ingredients, you need to do some homework about whether the substances combine well together.

Read on to learn about the contents of e-liquids. 

Read more about PG and VG Ratio.

What are the Contents of E-Liquids?

The contents of e-liquid are propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, flavorings and nicotine. The contents of e-liquids come in different ratios. 

1. PG

Propylene glycol (PG) is a clear, colorless, slightly syrupy liquid at room temperature that is used for different purposes (medical, pharmaceutical, cosmetical).

The volume of propylene glycol (PG) depends on your preferences. The most common ratio is 50:50 with vegetable glycerin (VG).

The percent of propylene glycol (PG) depends on your preferences. The most common percentage is 50:50 with vegetable glycerin (VG).

The right portion of propylene glycol (PG) depends on your vaping preferences. You should add it more when you want a stronger throat hit and to amplify the flavorings of the e-liquid.

Read more about Propylene Glycol E-Liquid.

2. VG

Vegetable glycerin (VG) is a clear liquid that has sweet taste and no odor, it is made from soybean, coconut or palm oils. Vegetable glycerin is popular in the cosmetic industry because of its natural origin and moisturizing effects.

The volume of vegetable glycerin (VG) depends on your preferences. The most common ratio is 50:50 with propylene glycol (PG).

The percent of vegetable glycerin (VG) depends on your preferences. The most common percentage is 50:50 with propylene glycol (PG)

The right portion of Vegetable glycerin (VG) depends on your vaping preferences. You should add it more when you want a sweeter taste, fluffier clouds and better combined flavors.

Read more about Vegetable Glycerin E-Liquid.

3. Flavoring

Flavoring is an additive in e-liquid that gives taste to the vapor.

The volume of flavoring in e-liquid is usually 1 ml in a 10 ml e-liquid.

The percent of flavoring in e-liquid is 10 to 20 % depending on the flavoring’s strength,

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The right portion of flavorings for the vape depends on the VG and PG content and the user’s preferences, how strong flavors they wish for.

4. Nicotine

Nicotine is an addictive stimulant drug that speeds up the central nervous system (CNS), messages that travel from the brain to the body and the other way. Nicotine is the main psychoactive component in tobacco products.

The volume of nicotine is 0 – 25 mg per ml.

The percent of nicotine is 0 – 2,5 % of e-liquid.

The right portion of nicotine for vape depends on your nicotine tolerance, how much nicotine you need for a nicotine buzz without overdosing on nicotine.

Read more about What is Nicotine? 

How Much is the Nicotine Content of E-Liquid?

The nicotine content of e-liquid is 0 – 25 mg per ml. The most common strengths are 3 mg, 6 mg, 9 mg and 12 mg in e-liquids. 

Read on to find out more about the popular flavors of e-liquids. 

What are the Popular Flavors of E-Liquid?

The popular flavors of e-liquid are:

  • Custard: Custard e-liquids are sweet as the name hints and often mixed with other flavors.
  • Fruit: Fruit e-liquids are juicy and attractive to younger people, they can be easily combined with sweeter or fresher flavors. 
  • Menthol/mint: Menthol/mint e-liquids are fresh and have a fierce kick and are often mixed with other flavors, most commonly with fruity flavors.
  • Candies: Candy e-liquids are usually mixed with other flavors to balance the sweetness.
  • Cola: Cola e-liquids are popular trial flavors but usually not used as long time favorite flavors.
  • Coffee: Coffee e-liquids are loved by coffee junkies all over the world. It gives you two morning routines in one coffee and a vape.

Read on to find out about the laws connected with e-liquids.

What Does the Law State About E-Liquids?

The law states about e-liquids the ban of sales to anyone who is younger than 21 years old. Flavored e-liquids are banned in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, California, Hawaii, Los Angeles and the District of Columbia. Texas and New Hampshire are considering a ban on flavored e-liquids. In Utah flavored e-liquids can be sold in special, age-restricted stores, only tobacco flavored e-liquid can be purchased in other stores as well. 

Read on to learn the dangers of e-liquids.

What are the Dangers of E-Liquids?

The dangers of e-liquids are:

  • Cancer: Chemicals that can cause cancer (carcinogens), like acetaldehyde and formaldehyde are present in e-liquids according to Cleveland Clinic.
  • Lung disease: Chemicals known to cause lung disease, such as acrolein, diacetyl and diethylene glycol are present in e-liquids according to Cleveland Clinic.
  • Lung damage: Tiny (ultrafine) particles that can get deep into your lungs are present in e-liquid.
  • EVALI (e-cigarette or vaping use-associated lung injury) : Vitamin E acetate, linked to lung injury caused by vaping that is causing EVALI. 
  • Asthma: Vaping e-liquid can make you more likely to get asthma and other lung conditions. 

Read on to find out whether it is safe to inhale e-liquid.

Is E-Liquid Safe to Inhale?

Yes, e-liquid is safe to inhale. You inhale it through vapor that is the whole process of vaping. If it would not be safe then FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) would ban its sales.

Read on to read about the expiration of e-liquid.

Does E-Liquid Expire?

Yes, e-liquid expires. The usual due date is two years from production. It expires in a sense that the quality, nicotine strength and flavors degrade. It happens due to the fact that the chemicals are combined and also because of oxidation. You can use e-liquid past its expiration date but it will not be as enjoyable as before. Expired e-liquid can be compared to a soda that was poured out and left to stand on the table for a day or two, you can still use it (drink soda) but it is not as good as fresh soda.

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