What is in e-liquid?

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An e-liquid is the substance that when heated via your electronic cigarette device, vaporises to create the vapour that you inhale. A typical e-liquid is made up of 4 types of ingredients, these are VG(Vegetable Glycerine), PG(Propylene Glycol), liquid nicotine(Not Required) & flavour concentrates. The amount of VG/PG is variable however modern e-liquid manufacturers tend to go with a 70%VG/30%PG ratio in order to achieve an even balance of flavour & cloud production, you will find most of the juices we sell here at Fogfathers contain this ratio blend. 

The e-liquid industry has blown up over the years as the number of vapers across the world continues to rise exponentially, this has given the opportunity for new e-liquid companies to blossom and ultimately give us a huge range of vape juice to choose from. Vapour should not be mistaken as a form of smoke as they are two separate entities, smoke is the result of burning where as vapour is the result of heating. Lets take a little look at the specific ingredients that are in e-liquids: 

  • Vegetable Glycerin – VG is generally used in food items, usually to preserve a product or to sweeten a product due to its naturally sweet taste. A heavier ratio of VG will result in more cloud production and hence this is popular amongst ‘cloud chasing’ vapers.
  • Propylene Gylcol – PG is a thinner organic compound when compared to VG, PG generally carries the flavour within e-liquids and doesn’t produce a large amount of vapourit is also odourlessPG is used in many household products such as toothpaste and various foods, it is proven to be safe with no adverse effects.
  • Nicotine – Nicotine is not a necessity in e-liquids, you can easily obtain nicotine free e-liquids. With e-liquids that contain nicotine, the strength varies depending on the dose you desire. Nicotine for e-liquids can be derived from a variety of sources, although it is usually naturally extracted from tobacco plants. This type of nicotine, with respect to its use in e-liquids is accepted to be much safer than tobacco in cigarettes as it isn’t burned and therefore most of the carcinogens produced when burning tobacco isn’t present here. 
  • Flavourings – The flavour of your chosen e-liquid is derived from the flavour concentrates used. Generally e-liquid flavour concentrates coming in PG form, this allows them to carry a more potent flavour and thus increase the quality of the end product.  
The quality of your e-liquid depends greatly on the manufacturers standards and mixing methods, we always recommend vaping premium e-liquids to ensure the liquid is perfectly safe & tested, you will find only the finest and highest quality e-liquids here at Fogfathers. 

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