eLiquid (also referred to as eJuice) is the liquid solution that is used in electronic cigarettes, otherwise known as “vapes” or “vaporizers”. eLiquid is comprised of four main parts: Vegetable Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Natural/Artificial flavoring, and Nicotine (optional).
Does eLiquid contain Nicotine?
Yes, most if not all eLiquid flavors are sold in varying concentrations of nicotine. This range is usually between 12mg/mL and nicotine-free (0mg/mL). The idea is that someone who is trying to quit smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes can initially start with something like a 6mg or 12mg and slowly wean off of nicotine entirely, ending with nicotine-free eLiquid. eLiquid companies have just recently begun creating flavors that use Nicotine Salts which can range from having 30-50mg/mL. This new kind of eLiquid is usually sold inside of disposable pods and reportedly gives much less of a throat hit, which is usually an issue with high-nicotine solutions.
What is the Vegetable Glycerin in eLiquid for?
Vegetable Glycerin (VG) is the main ingredient in eLiquid. In fact, most e-liquids will contain anywhere from 50-80% kosher grade Vegetable Glycerin. VG is what creates the thick clouds you see when you exhale. The more Vegetable Glycerin in your juice, the bigger clouds you’ll blow. On the flip side, more VG means less PG, and thus less flavoring.
What is Propylene Glycol?
Propylene Glycol, commonly referred to as simply “PG”, is the active ingredient in eLiquid used to help bind the Natural/Artificial Flavors to the Vegetable Glycerin. Without it, you really wouldn’t be able to taste the flavoring. eLiquid companies purchase pre-mixed flavoring/PG solutions from reputable flavor manufactures like Capella.