E-liquids are the most important component of electronic cigarettes. Although you may be able to find a lot of information about the liquids online most users tend to have many questions that remain unanswered and this can make it difficult for them to choose wisely.
Common questions about e-liquids
What are main ingredients?
The main ingredients of the liquid include vegetable glycerin (VG) or propylene glycol (PG) or a combination of both and nicotine, flavour and water. VG is made from vegetable oils and is sweet and not harsh. It is thick in consistency and produces more vapors. PG is lighter and provides a better throat hit compared to VG.
PG and VG base are approved for use by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are used extensively in the food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries.
What is liquid strength of nicotine?
E-liquids are available in varying nicotine strength concentrations from low, medium and high. You can choose to order from 0 mg/ml – 36 mg/ml depending on your individual smoking habits. If you are a light smoker, you can choose to order low or medium strength liquid and if you are heavy smoker then a higher concentration may be the preferred choice.
What are the best flavours?
Best flavour is a personal choice of users and this may vary significantly. Hundreds of different flavours are available in the market and you can choose as per your personal preference.
The popular flavours include tobacco, menthol, fruity, sweet and sour. Some manufactures mix two or more flavours to create a new exotic taste. Read reviews about the different flavours so that you are able to choose wisely.
What is steeping?
It is a process where you store the liquids for a week or two after buying so that you are able to get a better flavour. This is similar to storing wine to improve its taste. Most liquids take at least a couple of weeks to settle and this can greatly enhance their taste. Heat and sunlight can affect the flavours and it is best to keep it in a dark and cool place for steeping.
How do you need to store the e-liquid?
It is advisable to store the liquid in a cool and dark place away from direct sunlight as it can affect the flavour. Keep in air tight containers away from the reach of children and pets as it can cause a lot of harm to them.
When e-cig users gain access to correct information they may be able to make an informed choice and this can greatly enhance their vaping experience.