The number of adult vapers worldwide increased from about 7 million in 2011 to 35 million in 2016. That number is expected to reach almost 55 million by 2021.
This smoking phenomenon seemed to pop up overnight. Now you can find vape shops on almost every corner and hundreds of shops online.
Walking down the street these days you are less likely to smell a cigarette and instead get a whiff of cotton candy.
But what exactly is in those e-cigarettes? Read on to learn the common vape juice ingredients once and for all.
Ingredients in Vape Juice
E-cigarettes have a canister where the juice is store and a small heating element.
When the e-juice or e-liquid is heated, the liquid turns into an aerosol that can be inhaled.
The vape ingredients can vary by brand. Yet, there are common ingredients that many vape juice manufacturers rely on.
Here are the common vape juice ingredients.
Water is a common vape liquid ingredient.
Vegetable glycerin is a sweetener, preservative, and thickening agent. It is considered safe for ingestion by the FDA.
It is made from vegetable oils such as palm oil, coconut oil, or soybean oil. It is often found in foods such as cream, canned goods, fondant, processed fruits, jams, and energy bars.
Propylene Glycol is sometimes used in conjunction with vegetable glycerin or it can be used instead of it.
It is a tasteless, odorless, colorless alcohol. It is an excellent carrier of flavor but does produce less vapor.
It is a preservative so that your e-juice lasts longer. Yet some people are allergic or sensitive to PG. If that's true for you, choose vape juice made with VG.
There are hundreds of available flavors for e-cigs. They range from fruity vape options such as watermelon and fruit punch to outlandish concoctions such as unicorn milk and Pony on Acid.
Most vape juice manufacturers don't list the ingredients in their flavors to avoid copycats. Always ensure that your buy flavorings that are food-grade safe.
You can find vape juice options with or without nicotine.
You may have noticed that the vape juice bottles are advertised as 0mg, 6mg, 12mg, 18mg, 24mg, and 32mg.
Nicotine in vape juice format is measured as milligrams per milliliter (mg/ml). That means that milliliter of vape juice will contain the set milligrams of nicotine.
Choose a mg amount based on your current smoking habits. Many people who turn to e-cigarettes want to quit smoking. If that is your aim start at somewhere between 12-24 mg and slowly decrease your nicotine amounts.
Be aware that nicotine in liquid format is very dangerous. Always use gloves when you refill your canister. Small amounts of liquid nicotine can lead to vomiting, seizures, and death if it comes in contact with your skin or you ingest it.
Bottom Line on Vape Juice Ingredients
Thanks for reading! We hope you found this post on vape juice ingredients helpful.
Remember to look at the ingredient lists on all vape juice you buy to ensure you know what's in it.
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