What is Vaping Juice?

Friday, 15 April 2016  |  Admin

E-liquid, e-juice, vape juice, vaping juice. All names for the same thing, the substance which is heated to create the vapour during vaping. Vaping juice comes in many wacky and wonderful flavours, catering to whatever your taste preferences are. With the relative recentness of vaping as a pastime, many people don't fully know what e-liquid really is, but in fact it's not that complicated!

What is Vaping Juice Made of?

E-liquids contain four main ingredients; propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, nicotine (sometimes) and additional flavourings. The propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin forms the base of the vaping juice. These ingredients are non-toxic organic compounds, considered safe for consumption. They are actually used as food additives, and can be found in a variety of products on the shelves of your local supermarket. 

PG vs VG

Propylene glycol (PG) is used as a flavouring carrier in food products and an ingredient in food colourings while vegetable glycerin (VG) is a sweet, thick vegetable-based liquid. PG is noted for providing a 'throat hit', which some people claim is similar to the feeling of smoking tobacco. It also carries flavour more effectively than VG. Some people, though, can find PG irritating to the throat, and allergies have been reported. 

VG is considerably thicker than PG, and the hit from a VG fluid is a lot smoother. Studies point towards it being essentially harmless, though it can cause a dry mouth or sore throat. Many e-liquids are a combination of the two substances, so it may take some experimenting to find out which ratio works best for you.

Nicotine Levels

E-juice comes in a range of nicotine levels, and since most vapers are ex (or current) smokers the level of nicotine often corresponds to how heavy your smoking habit is/was. E-liquids range from nicotine-free to 36mg and even higher, with a 'light strength' e-liquid considered 6mg, a 'medium' around 12mg and a 'strong' anything from 18mg upwards. Heavy smokers will probably be best starting with stronger concentrations, and gradually weaning themselves off while lowering the dose. 

The Act of Vaping

Vaping differs from smoking in that the juice is heated to create a vapour, which is then inhaled. Nothing is burned through the process of combustion, so no smoke, ash or tar is ever created. The comparatively safe method of heating the liquid is why vaping in public places is acceptable in a way smoking isn't, and poses no risk to those around you.

Flavours 

One of the reasons vaping is so unique and more varied than regular smoking is thanks to the sheer number of flavours available. If you've spent your life wishing to partake of such classic flavours as 'Unicorn Blood', 'Medusa Juice' or 'Gorilla Juice' then worry not, the future is here, and it's golden. If Gorilla juice isn't your thing, flavours such as apple, almond, menthol or tobacco are also available, along with ice cream, cola - even butter, if your love of dairy extends that far.

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Vype ePod Starter Kit

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£14.99
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  • Cartridge Strength: 18mg
Nicocig Refill Cartridges Low Strength Menthol Cartomisers

Nicocig Refill Cartridges Low Strength Menthol Cartomisers

£4.75
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  • Available in packs of 5, 10, 20, 30 and 40 boxes
  • Also compatible with Nicolites electronic cigarettes
DOT Strawberry Refill Pods

DOT Strawberry Refill Pods

£5.99
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  • Delicate, sweet strawberry flavour
  • Strength: 20mg
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Blu Pro E-Cigarette Clearomiser

Blu Pro E-Cigarette Clearomiser

£5.99
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Nicocig Refill Cartridges Medium Strength Tobacco Cartomisers

Nicocig Refill Cartridges Medium Strength Tobacco Cartomisers

£4.75
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  • Refill cartomisers for Nicocig and Nicolites Rechargeable Electronic Cigarettes
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  • Available in packs of 5, 10, 20, 30 and 40 boxes
  • Also compatible with Nicolites electronic cigarettes
DOT Menthol Refill Pods

DOT Menthol Refill Pods

£5.99
Available
  • Bold, distinctive menthol flavour
  • Strength: 20mg
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the United Kingdom
Nicolites Refill Cartridges High Strength Tobacco Cartomisers

Nicolites Refill Cartridges High Strength Tobacco Cartomisers

£4.75
Available
  • Refill cartomisers for Nicolites Rechargeable Electronic Cigarettes
  • Tobacco flavoured cartridges with high nicotine strength
  • Option of buying multiple boxes in combo packs
  • Free battery or cartridge offer included for particular pack sizes
Nicocig Refill Cartridges Low Strength Tobacco Cartomisers

Nicocig Refill Cartridges Low Strength Tobacco Cartomisers

£4.75
Available
  • Refill cartomisers for Nicocig and Nicolites Rechargeable Electronic Cigarettes
  • Tobacco flavoured cartridges with low nicotine strength
  • Available in packs of 5, 10, 20, 30 and 40 boxes
  • Also compatible with Nicolites electronic cigarettes
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
Logic PRO E-Cigarette Tobacco 18mg Combination Pack

Logic PRO E-Cigarette Tobacco 18mg Combination Pack

£32.99
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  • 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)
Logic PRO E-Cigarette Refill Capsules Menthol 6mg

Logic PRO E-Cigarette Refill Capsules Menthol 6mg

£4.49
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  • 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
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