What are the Ingredients in E-Cigarettes?
Friday, 22 April 2016 | Admin
Sugar, spice and everything nice? Or snips and snails and puppy-dogs’ tails? What exactly little boys and girls are made of remains a mystery – and for many, the same goes for electronic cigarettes.
How a relatively simple device and small vial of liquid can allow you to produce wonderfully flavoured clouds - from your mouth, no less – is pretty amazing. We don’t claim to be scientists or as brainy as the masterminds behind the e-cigarette and there will always be elements of vaping which will baffle us (flavoured clouds! From your MOUTH!!).
But we can tell you what we do know. The following ingredients are the main components that make up e-liquid – this is the stuff that is filled into your e-cigarette and is heated to produce the vapour. As is the case with food, cosmetics and anything else which makes contact with your body, it’s important to be aware of these ingredients so you can make an informed decision as to whether vaping is right for you.
Propylene Glycol (PG)
PG acts as one of the bases of e-liquid:
Vegetable Glycerin (VG)
VG can also be used as an e-liquid base and is usually combined with PG in varying amounts:
E-liquids contain varying amounts of nicotine (including none whatsoever):
The flavouring gives each e-liquid its unique taste:
Distilled water is sometimes added, particularly when thick VG is the primary base ingredient of the liquid:
And that's all, folks! Consisting of such few, relatively harmless ingredients does seem promising for e-cigs, particularly when you compare this with the thousands of chemicals found in a traditional cigarette. It's important to remember, however, that electronic cigarettes are still relatively new and the long-term health effects remain unknown.
If you feel ready to try out electronic cigarettes for yourself, take a look at what's available at Vape Mountain's online store.