E-cigarettes are becoming more and more popular and more and more smokers are switching from traditional cigarettes to electronic cigarettes. This, in turn, causes a growing interest in e-cigarette liquids, and this is what this article is about. We will present some basic information you should know about the liquids and at the same time explain what the PG/VG ratio and nicotine levels are. At the end of the article, we will present a wide assortment of flavours found in the modern liquid market.
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Check how electronic cigarettes work.
The e-cigarette is an electronic inhalation device powered by a rechargeable battery. When vaping, it gives the user a similar sensation to that gained from traditional cigarette smoking. The device changes the inhalation solution (also known as a liquid) into an aerosol (instead of the smoke we know from traditional cigarette smoking). The basic operation of an e-cigarette is to heat the liquid to a temperature at which it becomes volatile and can be exhaled. E-cigarettes are highly valued for the fact that they do not burn while smoking and therefore do not emit a strong smell of smoke (as we find with traditional cigarettes).
Vaping e-cigarettes has become very popular in many countries around the world. It is a kind of replacement for traditional cigarettes.
How to choose e-cigarette liquid?
Electronic cigarettes can have different flavours, aromas and different nicotine contents. The flavour of e-cigarettes depends on the liquid used. Each liquid contains aromas and plant ingredients. Liquids are sold in small bottles, usually 10 ml. Liquids with a capacity of 30 ml or 100 ml are slightly less common.
When choosing an electronic cigarette liquid, you need to pay attention to the level of nicotine. The concentration of nicotine in the liquid is marked with the numbers 3, 6, 9, 12, 14 or 18. More precisely, it means the number of milligrams of nicotine per millilitre of liquid, which is expressed as mg / ml. If you have not smoked before, choose a liquid with a low nicotine content.
- If you smoked light cigarettes, you can buy liquid of 3 mg/ml or 6 mg/ml.
- If you smoked medium-strength cigarettes, you can choose 9 mg/ml or 12 mg/ml.
- If you were smoking the strongest cigarettes and do not intend to decrease the dose of nicotine, then to respond to this need you will probably need the strongest liquid at 14 mg/ml and 18 mg/ml.
When choosing a liquid for e-cigarettes, you will most likely come across terms such as PG and VG. What do they mean? These are abbreviations for propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerine (VG). The combination of these two ingredients creates the so-called base used in liquids. The most common VG:PG ratio is 50:50. Moreover, it is fairly easy to find concentrations of 70:30, 30:70 and 40:60. You have to decide what concentration is the best, because it all depends on individual preferences and device which you use. Of course, what proportion we choose has quite a big impact on the sensation during smoking. Glycol is a low-density substance, while glycerine has a much denser consistency. What should you know about PG and VG ratio?
- The more VG, the thicker the liquid will be.
- Glycol (PG) causes the flavour is better, while glycerine (VG) blurs the taste a bit more.
- Excess glycol (PG) can cause an unpleasant sore throat.
- A large amount of glycerine (VG) improves cloud density. So, if you care about dense clouds, buy liquids with a PG: VG ratio of 65VG:35PG or more.
In conclusion, the key is to find the perfect compromise between the two substances. The ideal mix depends primarily on the user’s preferences. There is a really large selection of fluids on the market with different VG/PG ratios, so everyone should easily be able to find their preferred solution.
Do you know how many different liquids are available? Choose your favorite flavor!
Finally, it is worth mentioning that there is a really large selection of different liquids on the market. The number of liquid producers is huge. Popular producers, among others are, Vampire Vape, Dinner Lady, Nasty Juice, Liqua, Take it and dozens of others.
It is also interesting how many flavours there are to choose from. Smokers can choose between traditional menthol or snuff flavours. In addition, various fruit varieties are available (e.g. blueberries, strawberries, bananas, grape, pears and many more). For those looking for something a bit more customised, there will be flavours such as energy drink flavour, cola flavour, cappuccino flavour, bubble gum flavour and many other unusual ones. You can find all these flavors.