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FAQ - Basics About E-Liquid

Common and Frequently Asked Questions about the E-Liquid used in Electronic-Cigarettes.

E-liquid and Nicotine

The nicotine content in pre-soaked cartridges is labeled as zero, low, medium and high. The nicotine content of bottled e liquid ranges from nicotine-free (0mg) to 36mg per ml.

Where Do I Buy E Liquid?

You have two choices. You can buy pre-filled cartridges from your electronic cigarette manufacturer, or you can buy your e liquid directly from the manufacturer. Remember that quality does matter so be sure to go with a reputable E-juice Manufacture. Made in the USA is recommended for quality reasons.

How Does the E Liquid Produce Vapor Smoke?

The vapor produced by e liquid is the visual smoke that you see when someone smokes an electronic cigarette. Most smokers prefer an e liquid that produces a thick vapor that is more similar to traditional tobacco smoke with a rich consistency. Propylene glycol is the substance added to the e liquid to produce the visual smoke. Some e liquid varieties will use vegetable glycerin as a healthier alternative to propylene glycol (some smokers are allergic to propylene glycol). VG produces a thicker vapor, but does not carry the flavor as well as propylene glycol does.

What are people referring to when they talk about E Liquid Throat Feeling?

The e liquid hit or throat feeling is another important component to a quality experience from using premium e liquid. This refers to how your throat feels when the nicotine vapor is ingested and hits the back of your throat. Although this was initially addressed through increasing nicotine levels, most premium e liquid manufacturers have adjusted their formulas to provide a quality vaping experience at the desired nicotine strength of the user.

What Gives the Electronic Cigarette Liquid Its Flavor?

When smokers make the change to vapor, the first quality they seek out is a similar taste or flavor of their vapor smoke to traditional tobacco cigarettes. It is the first sense that is stimulated when smoking an electronic cigarette. Although most go with the traditional tobacco and menthol flavors when shifting to vapor, many electronic cigarette companies provide a variety of flavors for you to choose from when purchasing pre-filled e-cig cartridges. When you purchase e liquid separately, you also have a wide array of choices to try out.

What is E Liquid or E Juice Flavoring?

E liquid is available in wide and ever-expanding range of flavors. Flavorings are desirable because nicotine and the other main ingredients in e liquid, Propylene Glycol (PG) and Vegetable Glycerine (VG or just 'Glycerine'), possess virtually no taste or smell.
The ever-increasing and inventive list of e liquid flavors include many different types of regular tobacco-style flavorings alongside mint, coffee, vanilla, cola, almond, chocolate, clove and a host of fruity flavors such as strawberry, cherry, banana, peach and more! A question we're often asked is 'which flavor is the best'? There's no easy answer to that because the same e liquid flavors can be interpreted differently by different people. Finding your own favorites usually involves a certain amount of trial and error. For this reason, along with larger bottles of each flavor, many suppliers now offer e liquid sample packs containing a variety of flavors in small quantities.

What is Humectant?

A humectant is a hygroscopic substance. It is often a molecule with several hydrophilic groups, most often hydroxyl groups, but amines and carboxyl groups, sometimes esterified, can be encountered as well; the affinity to form hydrogen bonds with molecules of water is crucial here.Since hygroscopic substances absorb water from the air, they are frequently used in desiccation. When used as a food additive, the humectant has the effect of keeping the foodstuff moist. Humectants are sometimes used as a component of antistatic coatings for plastics. Humectants are also found in many cosmetic products where moisturization is desired, including treatments such as moisturizing hair conditioners and also commonly used in body lotions. Humectants are also used in the manufacture of some cigarettes and other tobacco products.Examples of humectants include glycerine, propylene glycol (E 1520) and glyceryl triacetate (E1518). Others can be polyols like sorbitol (E420), xylitol and maltitol (E965), polymeric polyols like polydextrose (E1200), or natural extracts like quillaia (E999), lactic acid or urea.

What is E Liquid or E Juice?


E liquid is the 'fuel' for electronic cigarettes. It contains liquid nicotine, which, when converted into vapor by an electronic cigarette and then inhaled, delivers nicotine in the same way as inhaling the smoke of a tobacco cigarette. The tar, carbon monoxide and many of the other 4,000+ ingredients in tobacco smoke can and does cause cancer. The great news is that unlike tobacco cigarette smoke, e liquid vapor does not contain carcinogenic ingredients. Nicotine in any form, be it in patches, gum or e liquid, is not carcinogenic.

Besides liquid nicotine, e liquid usually contains a flavoring similar to the type used to flavor food. It also contains either food-grade PG or VG (Propylene Glycol & Vegetable Glycerine) – both of which are humectants used in a wide variety of everyday food and toiletry products.  The bulk of e liquid passed on for sale by e cigarette suppliers is produced by a handful of manufacturers worldwide. This means that as a general rule, the majority of e liquid should contain virtually the same or at least very similar ingredients. We recommend you only buy e liquid or electronic cigarette cartridges pre-filled with e liquid, from a reputable supplier. Many are USA manufactured.