You’re vaping e-Cigarettes instead of smoking regular cigarettes because you might have heard that they’re a great alternative to smoking. You figure it’s one more step toward making the switch, which is a good thing. It’s less offensive to nonsmokers and does not create second-hand smoke. They even come in flavors — flavors that you love like chocolate, watermelon, and blueberry.
What Makes Up the E-Cig Flavored Cartridges?
To understand the difference in our e cig flavors, you have to understand what makes up eCigarettes’ flavorings in the first place. The e-cig’s ingredients are a combination of various chemicals, natural flavors, and nicotine.
The Base Ingredients
The base ingredients that make up the e-liquid that becomes vapor are usually vegetable glycerin, propylene glycol, and distilled water. Vegetable glycerin is a natural product that is safe, and propylene glycol is a product that is added into many foods, skin care products, and medications. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers propylene glycol safe.
PG – Propylene Glycol (Stronger Throat Hit) ingredient for e-cig flavors
PG makes the vapor and is partly responsible for the cigarette-like “hit” that e-cigarette vapor gives the user.
VG – Vegetable Glycerine (Creates More Vapor) ingredient for e-cig flavors
Vegetable Glycerine (VG) is smoother and gives less of a throat hit, but creates more vapour. It is often too thick to be used by itself, however. Many vapers prefer a mix of 80% PG to 20% VG while others prefer a 50/50 mix.It’s all a matter of taste.
E-Juice Nicotine ingredient for e-cig flavors
The next ingredient is liquid nicotine. This is what gives the e-cig flavors their rush. It’s a highly effective stimulant. By vaping the nicotine, you’re getting the nicotine you crave without the nasty odors and smoke that comes from using tobacco. The nicotine is usually derived from tobacco, but other plants have nicotine in them too. In fact, 66 other known plants have nicotine in them as well. Common foods such as potatoes, tomatoes, and peppers all have small amounts of nicotine, as well.
The flavoring is the next ingredient. The flavoring may be naturally occurring flavors or may be made from FDA approved artificial flavors. Some flavors, like vanilla and vanillin, come from natural sources such as vanilla beans, or in the case of vanillin, wood. Both have the same flavor and the same chemistry. Artificial flavors are those concocted in a lab that simulate the flavor or taste very similar to them. These artificial flavors come from additives that have been approved by the FDA for use in foods. Often interesting, complex flavors, such as chocolate cherry, require a mixture of ingredients to get the right flavor.
Can I Make My Own E-Cig Flavors?
Naturally, it’s easy to think that you can make your own flavors. However, it’s a bit more complicated than just mixing a bunch of ingredients together. The trick is to provide the right amount of liquid nicotine, which can be very toxic, if the amount isn’t just right. This is why you need to purchase your e-cig flavors from a place you can trust, because if the company you buy from isn’t producing them with just the right amount of nicotine, you could get very sick.
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