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When you are vaping, you should be aware of the fact that you are inhaling vapor into your body. So, it is high time that you look beyond the fancy labeling and packaging on Instagram, and invest some time in understanding where your money is going – is the e-juice good for you?

Here are some tips that can help you decide if a vape juice is for you.

Do You Know the Manufacturer?

A few things to ask are:

  • Does the company which makes this e-juice has a website that you can read up about them?
  • Does the company use high-quality ingredients for its e-liquids and are they manufactured in a lab?
  • Does the e-liquid meet any safety standards?
  • What do other people have to say about the e-juice in reviews?

 

Identifying your PG/VG ratio

Selecting the right vegetable glycerin (VG) and propylene glycol (PG) ratio is important to get a great vaping experience. Some vapers are allergic to PG. Check with your doctor if you experience any health issues after vaping. Usually, vapers who are allergic to PG go for 100% VG e-liquids. A MAX VG e-liquid will give you big clouds, while MAX PG e-liquids have a more spot-on flavor and will give you a nice throat hit.

Finding the right VG/PG ratio for you might require a bit of experimentation. In the end, you’ll agree that it is worth it.

Decide Your Nicotine Levels

Just like selecting a VG/PG ratio, finding the best nicotine level for your e-liquid may require a bit of experimentation. Generally, it is advisable to start at a low nicotine level and increase the nicotine concentration next time if you aren’t satisfied. Nothing can be worse than trying to get an e-juice with a flavor that you love, but you can’t stand the throat hit and nic buzz because the nicotine level is way too high for you.

If you want to wean off nicotine, you can gradually reduce your nicotine strength level. Give yourself 3-6 months to gradually level down. Sometimes the effect of smoking is so significant, that you may have to take more than a year.

Pick Glass Over Plastic Bottles

In the previous two years, there has been a relentless change from plastic to glass bottles for e-liquids. There are many reasons for this

  • Plastic bottles may contain toxic materials, for example, BPA.
  • Glass bottles can be easily sanitized before being filled with e-juice.
  • Glass bottles have a longer time span of usability.
  • Glass bottles can be reused effectively, and are comparatively friendly to the environment.

One easy well to tell if a vape juice mix is premium is that it comes in a glass bottle. Of course, there are some exceptions to this rule.

Childproof Caps

Following the regrettable death of a 1-year-old youngster from New York after ingesting a bottle of vape juice, the importance of having e-liquid bottles with childproof caps is evident to all.

A childproof cap will not only prevent a toddler from consuming an e-liquid, but it will also help to prevent accidental spillage.

Labelling?

Contrary to popular opinion, I think you can judge a book by its cover. Afterall, it’s what they’re intended for. When looking at the labels of e-liquids, look for information about the ingredients used, nicotine level, VG/PG ratio, and even expiry date. A good label will have all this information.

Randell Thompson

The author Randell Thompson

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