It can be daunting to choose the best vape liquid if you just purchased your first vape kit (or are about to do so!)
There are hundreds of new flavours to choose from and a lot of new terminology to learn. Where do you begin? To clear up some things, we’ve put together a guide to e-liquids, answering some of the most frequently asked questions.
How Does E-Liquid Work?
The three (sometimes four) main ingredients of E-Liquid
are as follows: water, alcohol, and nicotine. Propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG), flavouring, and nicotine if you choose it. Your vaping experience depends on each of these ingredients.
You can think of PG as an odourless liquid that carries the flavour of your vape juice, as well as giving you the “throat hit” feeling you’d get from conventional cigarettes. VG is also easier to vaporize due to its thinner consistency. It is used in things like ice cream and food enhancers to deliver maximum flavor. It produces vapour and is also smoother on the inhale. VG is a thick, sweet liquid. From caramel to soap to toothpaste, VG is used in many products.
Which Nicotine Strength To Choose Really Depends On How Much You Smoked.
- Those who smoke socially (once or twice a week) should choose a low nicotine option, like 3mg. This is often the final step for people who have quit smoking and do not need a lot of nicotine. It is also possible to get 0mg juice if you simply enjoy the feeling of vaping and no longer need to satisfy your hunger.
- We recommend a strength of 6mg for light smokers, those smoking fewer than ten cigarettes per day. The strength is still considered on the lower end of the scale and is suitable for those who enjoy vaping but still want a bit of a nicotine buzz.
- An average smoker who smokes up to a pack of cigarettes per day should go for a 12mg e-liquid, which is a great place to start for your everyday smoking habit, as it helps you transition from regular cigarettes to e-liquid.
- For heavy smokers (more than a pack a day), you should choose a strength of at least 18mg or even 24mg. This is for people who have a serious habit of vaping and need a high dose to feel satisfied.
You should pick the right strength so when using your vape to help you quit, you’ll get enough of a nicotine hit to satisfy your cravings without overdoing it and feeling its effects too strongly.
Which E-Liquid Flavor Should I Choose?
There are hundreds of e-liquid flavours and brands to choose from, so it’s all down to personal preference. Historically, when people were switching from cigarettes to vaping, they would begin with a tobacco or menthol flavour, because it is more familiar to their taste buds, however, more and more people are starting out with fruity or dessert flavours instead. You can sample some of our vapes at one of our stores – finding something you really like and prefer to the usual taste of cigarettes is the key to quitting. You can create your own combinations of juices once you’re more experienced and develop your own recipes.