If you would like to quit smoking cigarettes or you’d like to try something different, vaping is one of the most common options.
So you decide to go for it but find out it is a whole lot easier to decide what vape kit to get than what e-liquid to get.
There are lots of new terminologies involved, an array of flavors, and you haven’t even given thought to the strength of nicotine you want present yet.
Hang in there. This article was specially written to guide your purchasing decision. Let’s talk about what an e-liquid is, what goes into them, and the right strength of nicotine you might want to go with.
What is an E-liquid?
Well, no long story here, an e-liquid is simply the fluid that you add to your vape kit to produce the flavored vapor that you inhale. E-liquids are sometimes referred to as e-juice or vape liquid or vape juice. Go with whichever.
What goes into an E-liquid?
Essentially, an e-liquid contains three key ingredients. Then there’s also the option of nicotine. That’s a personal choice. The three key ingredients are;
Vegetable Glycerin (VG)
Propylene Glycol (PG)
Flavor and then,
Nicotine (if you wish)
Vegetable Glycerin is a thickish liquid that has a part to play in vapor production. It might sound alien but, it’s a pretty common ingredient used in stuff like your low-fat frozen yogurt, makeup, soaps, etc…
Propylene Glycol however is a colorless, odorless, and thinner liquid that burns at the throat giving you the same feeling you get when smoking regular cigarettes.
There are a lot of flavors available to make vaping an exciting experience. Some of them are; berry, tobacco, vanilla, strawberry, cinnamon, Heisenberg, spearmint, coffee, and slushie.
If you have ever taken a smoke then you may be familiar with this one. It is ‘nicotine’. Nicotine is the substance contained in cigarettes that makes you come back for more. It is quite addictive. If you are going into vaping to conquer addiction then it is probably a good idea to stay clear of vaping juices that contain that one ingredient.
Choosing the Right Strength of Nicotine for Your Vaping Liquid
Deciding what strength of nicotine to allow in your e-liquid comes down to your smoking habits. The strength of nicotine for a chain or heavy smoker will be different from the strength of nicotine for a light smoker.
If you’re not really into smoking and barely take three cigarette smokes a week then 3mg of nicotine or none at all is fine.
If you fall into the light smoker category (i.e not up to ten cigarette smokes in a day) then 6mg of nicotine is a fair strength.
If you are a heavy smoker (a pack of cigarettes or more in a day), 18mg of nicotine is a suitable choice.
Now that you possess all the important information, it’s time to purchase an e-liquid of your choice. Will you be going for any of the flavors mentioned previously or a different choice?