E-cigs, also known as electronic cigars, are vaporizers powered by a battery. They give the person using them a feeling of tobacco smoking. They produce an aerosol mist instead of the ordinary cigarette smoke. A heating element in electronic cigarettes vaporizes an e-liquid or e-juice.
With the society today being health conscious, people want to know what they are consuming. Bringing more information about these products may make more people to consider e-cigarettes as a substitute for tobacco smoking. This information will give you the peace of mind you need if you are considering switching from nicotine delivery.
Now that is clear that vaping is not smoking, you might be wondering what is in this electronic cigarette liquid being atomized into e-cigs. These are liquid solutions that are mixtures of nicotine, glycol, propylene glycerin and flavorings while others have similar ingredients with an exception of nicotine.
Vegetable Glycerin (VG) is the main ingredient making 80 to 90 percent of the e-juice and is composed of a hundred percent vegetable glycerin or mixed with Propylene glycol. Vegetable glycerin is used in common foodstuffs and other personal care products.
The most common ratios are a hundred percent VG, 50/50 propylene glycol/ vegetable glycerin and 80/20 Propylene glycol/ vegetable glycerin.
propylene glycol is used as a solvent in many other thongs and often mixed with vegetable glycerin to make an e-juice base. It is used in fog machines along with being used as a solvent. Higher concentration of PG in the e-juice mixture produces thicker vapor clouds. This solvent can dry out the user’s throat or even cause mild allergic reactions to the user. Users who are allergic to PG should use e-liquids with 100% vegetable glycerin.
10-20% of the e-liquid is flavor. The most commonly used flavorings in e-juices are food grade flavorings originally intended for baking and candy making. There are more than 225 flavors satisfying the needs of the users.
Nicotine makes up 0%to 2.4% depending on the concentration. Large suppliers of e-juice are using pure nicotine with the pharmaceutical grade. Users can choose their individual concentration of nicotine making e-cigars more flexible that regular cigarettes. Distilled water can be used to dilute, in case it is required.
With this information, you can make more informed decisions knowing that e-liquids are made to the highest standards and using high-quality ingredients. E-cigs manufacturers aim at giving users a vaping satisfaction using ingredients that are safe for consumption. One in two of regular tobacco smokers die losing an average of 10 years of life. The toxic gases and tar particles produced by a traditional cigarette are harmful. It is certain that chemicals and harmful ingredients contained in e-cigs are fewer that those in traditional cigarettes. This does not mean e-cigs are risk free, but their use is safer that cigarette smoking.