What is Vape Juice?

Vape Juice

Vape Juice is the liquid that goes into the tank of a vape kit and turns it into an effective safer alternative to smoking. It consists of Propylene glycol (or PG for short), Vegetable Glycerin (VG), and flavour concentrates or nicotine if you choose to add it.

Most e-liquids contain either natural or artificial flavours – and if they are organic, they’ll be labeled as such. Natural flavours are derived from real fruits, vegetables or plants, while artificial ones are simply created in the laboratory and have been designed to mimic the taste of the named food.

The e-liquids themselves come in a wide variety of ratios and can also be mixed to create custom blends. The most popular ratios are PG/VG 70/30 and 60/40, with some manufacturers producing e-liquids in different ratios depending on customer demand and the vaping hardware that is to be used.

Choosing the Right Vape Juice for Your Palate

When choosing an e-liquid it really comes down to preference with hundreds of flavours to choose from including fruity, dessert and tobacco options. Traditionally it was best for people making the switch from cigarettes to start with a tobacco or menthol flavour however many people who have never smoked and are just looking for a healthier alternative to traditional smoking are now starting out with a fruity or dessert flavour.

The ingredients in a quality e-liquid are food grade and regulated here in the UK to ensure they don’t include diacetyl – a chemical that has been linked to the respiratory condition known as popcorn lung. The liquid can also be purchased with varying levels of nicotine, but those who are switching from smoking to vaping are recommended to select a 0mg option that allows them to gradually reduce their intake over time.