What is in Vapour Cigarettes?

Monday, 18 April 2016  |  Admin

Beer, cake, bread, pie, burgers...Sorry, we’re just listing some of the things that have more ingredients than your vaporiser liquids and e-cigarettes... Crisps, sweets, that sandwich you bought from the supermarket this morning. We could go on for days, really, because your e-cigarette cartridges and e-juices have precisely 5 ingredients in them, yes, five, and sometimes even less than that!

So if you’re worried that a glance at an e-liquid’s production line will be of vat upon vat of dangerous chemicals and mysterious substances, you can think again, Vape Mountain stocks only the highest quality of vaping fluids and e-cigarettes, all made from the small but perfectly formed list of ingredients we’re about to share.

1. Vegetable Glycerine (VG)

One of two possible bases for your e-liquids, vegetable glycerine is, as the name suggests, derived from vegetables, making it 100% natural. Commonly found in food, pharmaceuticals and toothpaste, VG is completely safe for human consumption and has a naturally sweet taste that makes it a great choice for sweet-toothed fans of waffle or caramel flavoured e-liquids.

VG is also the way forward for avid cloud chasers, as this base generates a large amount of lovely fluffy vapour for you to play with. Smooth on the inhale, VG has a thicker viscosity than PG allowing for the vapour to have a ‘fuller’ feel, however this same thickness may cause some vaping devices to clog if used with liquids with particularly high VG levels, so keeping on top of vape-pen maintenance is key.

2. Propylene Glycol (PG)

The second possible base for your e-juices is propylene glycol, a compound which can also be found in food, medication, shampoo and asthma inhalers. Unlike VG, PG has no individual flavour, making it the base of choice for those who enjoy stronger, savoury tastes which are less effectively carried by the naturally sweet VG. PG also gives an excellent ‘throat hit’ which smokers of regular cigarettes are sure to appreciate. Some allergic reactions have been reported where PG has caused irritation to the throat or nostrils, though this is easily remedied by switching to VG.

Cloud chasers may be left disappointed with PG as it is much thinner than VG, and this extends to its vapour, for those public vapers who do not wish to give off enough smoke to announce a pope, though, this might be a definite plus.

All About That Base

If VG and PG has left you confused, no worries, many brands will use a blend of the two for perfectly balanced flavour and vapour. Blended bases are also the best choice for flavour effectiveness as they can enjoy the benefits of PG flavour carry with the ‘fullness’ granted by VG vapour. See? Our top notch brands know how to do stuff properly!

3. Nicotine

If you’re choosing an e-liquid that includes nicotine then that’s the next ingredient. Nicotine is usually added in the following measurements:

  • 3mg: A very light option, ideal for cloud chasers and social vaping.
  • 6mg: Comparable to nicotine gum or light smoking.
  • 12mg: Very strong, usually used by heavy smokers looking to make the transition before stepping down in their nicotine intake.

Not forgetting that many liquids are available with 0% nicotine, perfect for those looking to get off nicotine altogether.

4. Water

Well, we hope you know what that is.

5Flavours

The most exciting part! The flavours used in your e-cigarettes are food grade, meaning if they weren’t in your vaporiser they’d be in your dinner tonight, with some brands adding little extra touches like barrel-aging to give that extra kick.  Flavours, as you will soon discover, can be of just about anything: if you can taste it, you can vape it. Most common are fruit flavours, sweet dessert type flavours and deeper, savoury flavours such as coffee or bourbon.

Have we whet your appetite for some vaping action? Visit our online shop and find your perfect flavour blend just waiting for you to try!

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DOT Strawberry Refill Pods

DOT Strawberry Refill Pods

£5.99
Available
  • Delicate, sweet strawberry flavour
  • Strength: 20mg
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the United Kingdom
Vype ePod Starter Kit

Vype ePod Starter Kit

£19.99
Available
  • Vype ePod E-Cigarette Starter Kit
  • Includes a Vype ePod device and charging cable
  • Also includes a Tropical Mango Cartridge
  • Cartridge Strength: 18mg
Logic PRO E-Cigarette Refill Capsules Menthol 6mg

Logic PRO E-Cigarette Refill Capsules Menthol 6mg

£4.49
Available
  • A classic and refreshing minty menthol flavour
  • Includes three UK-made 1.5ml e-liquid capsules
  • Nicotine strength of 6mg per ml
  • Bulk offers available at a reduced price per pack
EDGE GO Blackcurrant Refill Pods (5 Packs)

EDGE GO Blackcurrant Refill Pods (5 Packs)

£23.99
Available
  • Five packs of blackcurrant-flavoured pods
  • Designed for use with the EDGE GO device
  • Easy to use with a simple click-and-go design
  • Available in a range of nicotine strengths
Vype ePod vPro Garden Strawberry Cartridges (18mg)

Vype ePod vPro Garden Strawberry Cartridges (18mg)

£5.99
Available
  • Pack of Vype ePod Garden Strawberry cartridges
  • Provided in a strawberry flavour with green notes
  • Two cartridges provided in a pack
  • Cartridge Strength: 18mg
Vype ePod vPro Chilled Mint Cartridges (18mg)

Vype ePod vPro Chilled Mint Cartridges (18mg)

£5.99
Available
  • Pack of Vype ePod Chilled Mint cartridges
  • Provided in a refreshing mint flavour
  • Two cartridges provided in a pack
  • Cartridge Strength: 18mg
EDGE Virginia Tobacco E-Liquid (Pack of 5)

EDGE Virginia Tobacco E-Liquid (Pack of 5)

£11.99
Available
  • Tobacco flavoured e-liquid
  • Nicotine strengths: 6mg, 12mg and 18mg
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the UK
EDGE Strawberry E-Liquid (Pack of 5)

EDGE Strawberry E-Liquid (Pack of 5)

£11.99
Available
  • Five bottles of strawberry-flavoured e-liquid
  • Ideal if you prefer fruity vapes
  • Featuring a balanced 50/50 VG/PG ratio
  • Available in a range of nicotine strengths
Nicocig Refill Cartridges Low Strength Menthol Cartomisers

Nicocig Refill Cartridges Low Strength Menthol Cartomisers

£4.75
Available
  • Refill cartomisers for Nicocig and Nicolites Rechargeable Electronic Cigarettes
  • Menthol flavoured cartridges with low nicotine strength
  • Available in packs of 5, 10, 20, 30 and 40 boxes
  • Also compatible with Nicolites electronic cigarettes
EDGE GO Mango Ice Refill Pods (5 Packs)

EDGE GO Mango Ice Refill Pods (5 Packs)

£23.99
Available
  • Five packs of mango and menthol-flavoured pods
  • Designed for use with the EDGE GO device
  • Easy to use with a simple click-and-go design
  • Available in a range of nicotine strengths
EDGE Cherry Menthol E-Liquid (Pack of 5)

EDGE Cherry Menthol E-Liquid (Pack of 5)

£11.99
Available
  • Cherry and menthol flavoured e-liquid
  • Nicotine strengths: 6mg, 12mg and 18mg
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the UK
Logic PRO E-Cigarette Tobacco 18mg Combination Pack

Logic PRO E-Cigarette Tobacco 18mg Combination Pack

£32.99
Available
  • Polished stainless steel vape pen with e-liquid capsules
  • Pre-filled capsules allow for easy flavour changes
  • Powerful battery lets you vape all day long
  • Includes 18 x Tobacco Refill Capsules (18mg strength)