Vaping 101: beginners guide to vape juice
Now that you, the beginner vaper, are savvy with the different types of vaporizers available and the different experiences that they offer - from our first Vaping 101 class - it’s time to introduce you to the e-liquids or vape juice that give the real flavor to your vaping experience.
Whether your tastes are simple, or you have a desire to explore the magical world of the plethora of vape flavors out there, there are e-liquids for all types of needs and tastes. We hope to help you find the right ones to get you started on your vaping journey - and also to answer some of the questions you’re sure to have at this stage.
What are e-liquids made of?
The main ingredients in almost all of the e-liquids available on the market today are Propylene Glycol (PG), Vegetable Glycerin (VG), flavorings and of course, nicotine. Most of the e-liquids available will be PG based, while VG is a generally an alternative for people with allergies to PG.
The strength of the vape is determined by how much nicotine is present in the e-liquid solution. When switching to vaping from a desire to quit smoking, it is often recommended to try an e-liquid with a nicotine level that matches that of the cigarettes that you were smoking - and then to further experiment with reduced levels that your body can handle, on the road to zero nicotine.
Are e-liquids safe to use?
While the regulatory war over vaping products is fuelled with arguments from people on both sides of the fence when it comes to the safety of e-liquids, the majority of public evidence available indicates that there are no immediate safety concerns over the fact that vaping produces the risk of inhalable exposure to contaminants.
Drips vs Tanks
There are currently two different ways of injecting your chosen e-liquid solution into your vape experience - drippers and tanks. As with everything in the vaping world, the preference is for the individual. However, the different methods definitely offer a different experience to the vaper.
Dripping is the method of literally ‘dripping’ your e-liquid onto the coil of your chosen RDA. Dripping is generally seen as more of an art form, as the amount of e-liquid that you inject into the RDA is up to you, as is the frequency at which you ‘reload’.
Most people use tanks, or RTAs, for their ease and simplicity of use. ‘Reloading’ with tanks simply requires replacing the tank in the RTA.
Tanks use less battery and tend to take less time to replace. Drips, on the other hand, tend to offer enhanced flavor and create bigger clouds that many vapers who enjoy vaping as an art form are after.
How can I find the best vape juice for me?
While following recommended guidelines is a good place to start, especially for those quitting smoking, there is only one true way to find the types of e-liquids suited to you: try them. This coupled with your own research, whether online or by visiting vape stores and chatting with people who have vast experience with different methods of vaping and the different types of e-liquids.
Finding the right e-liquid for you is a journey. Like everything in the vaping world, it is the journey of finding what is right for you that will keep you interested and involved. Thankfully, the vaping world - and all the products in it - is evolving fast, so there’s more than enough for you to try and experiment with.
We hope you have gained a deeper knowledge of how e-liquids are essential to your vape experience. Download our beginners guide to vaping below to find out more!
Post by Eve Wang , 6 Sep 2016