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E-Juice Guide

Dura_Smoke_black-cherrySolution for producing vapor in electronic cigarettes, known as e-juice or e-liquid, is a mixture of propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG), concentrated flavors, and optionally, a variable percentage of a liquid nicotine.  E-liquid comes in a variety of flavors: menthol, vanilla, coffee, cola, various fruits, tobacco, and many more.  Nicotine concentrations vary by manufacturer. Nicotine-free solutions are also common.


PG versus VG

There are basically two different fluids you can use to dilute full strength nicotine juice. These are PG (propylene glycol) as well as VG (vegetable glycerin).

Both VG and PG are used in a variety of foods that you consume on a daily basis, and are deemed quite safe. However, in some small cases, people have experienced allergic reactions to propylene glycol, the most common is skin rash. However this is not a big deal and there is nothing a little bit of skin moisturizer cannot solve.

So which is better, VG or PG?  The answer is : neither. You will need both in most cases, to get the best of them both.  Some people prefer vaping VG-only and some 100% PG-only liquids, but actually the combination works best.  Here is the reason why.

Advantages of PG

PG liquid tends to give you a better throat hit and a lot more flavor. VG on the other hand, allows your atomizer to produce a lot more vapor.  Now, VG is a thicker and more sticky fluid, and although most people do not show signs of allergy with VG, there are minority groups who complain about having phlegm buildup in their throats. The more VG juice you use, the less of a throat hit you're going to get.

Most people really get into vaping and mixing their own E-juices tend to use a mix of both PG and VG in particular ratios, such as 70% PG to 30% VG. This is the optimum ratio as it provides a nice throw hit, good flavor as well as tons of vapor production. But don't forget, you can also offset this with a low resistance atomizer to increase the amount of flavor.

Buying pre-made E-Juices

Lots of places sell juices these days and more and more juice retailers are sprouting up every couple of months or so. This is good for ex-smokers because that means there are more varieties of e-juice to choose from.

Expect to pay about $15 for a bottle of 30 ml pre-made e-juice, and add a little on top of that for shipping costs. A lot of these sellers will ship internationally depending on which country you reside in. Some have given up on international shipping due to the customs issues in various countries where the sale of electronic cigarettes are banned.

Mixing Your Own

Once you get used to e-cigs, you'll probably want to start experimenting and having fun with mixing your own flavors as well as nicotine levels. What flavors and nicotine combinations you use will depend on your personal tastes, so there isn't really a recipe for this.

To get started with this, what you will want to do is to buy some unflavored nicotine juice along with some flavor doublers and mix them to create your personal favorite e-liquid.

Changing smoking habits

Talking to people in the vaping community,  electronic cigarettes do help you quit smoking traditional cigarettes very easily in fact. Some people just enjoy smoking, so they don't want to actually stop smoking, but just want to keep up the habit without the having any side-effects to the health.

If you're thinking of using e-cigs as a nicotine replacement therapy, then start with a nicotine juice strength to suit your needs, then lower the milligrams gradually.