It may seem there is a great deal to know about electronic cigarettes and products related to them. In a way there is, but that shouldn’t make you feel overwhelmed. It is good to have so many choices. If you are new to e-cigs, it can be a lot to take in, but just get a feel for the basics. Find out what you need to know to help make some choices about getting started. You may not be new to electronic cigarettes, but want to expand your knowledge and usage a bit.
One common question new and experienced e-cig users alike wonder about is e-juice. In order to make this less confusing for you, it is a good idea to get some general knowledge about it. By doing this you can find out if this is something you may want to try. Although it may require some more extensive research, this may be a good starting point for you.
E-Juice – the Basics
You will probably see e-juice referred to several different ways so just realize that when you read other reviews or information about products. You may also see this called e-liquid or smoke juice. For certain styles of electronic cigarettes, this is what is used to create the vapor. Generally smoke juice contains a mix that may contain nicotine, propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, water and a flavor.
There are also different options when it comes to e-juice. For example, some may use propylene glycol, while others use vegetable glycerin. The type of flavor you get is also a big choice to make as flavors can range from standard tobacco to cherry or cola. In addition, you can find smoke juice for electronic cigarettes that vary in the amount of nicotine contained and also some that are nicotine free. Yet another choice is whether you want to use pre-mixed e-liquid or the kind you mix yourself.
Pre-made or DIY
Pre-made smoke juice is becoming popular. Now, there are some companies that focus almost solely on just offering a variety of e-liquid flavors and no other e-cig products. The good news is that this offers electronic cigarette users a great deal of variety. In fact even users who prefer a tobacco tasting smoke juice can benefit because you can choose from a variety of tobacco blend flavors such as Turkish or Red. The average cost works out to about $2 a milliliter, and the most common size to order in is 30 ml.
The reason some e-cigarette users prefer to mix their own is that you can adjust the levels of flavor. You usually start out with the unflavored nicotine juice and then add your own flavors. Doing this means you can create your own mixes, such as cherry and cola instead of either or. It also means if you like just a hint of flavor or a richer taste, you can determine what you want. In some cases with certain retailers this can add up to be slightly cheaper than using the pre-made e-juice flavors.
Understanding the Content Options
Though there are not many ingredients in smoke juice, one thing you may notice is different e-liquid choices contain either propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin and some use both. You may be wondering what the difference is then. Although these can sound off-putting, the good news is that either one of these is found in foods you take in each and every day. As far as which one could be considered “safer”, the answer is neither really, except there is a slight chance of an allergic reaction with the propylene glycol.
These are used to dilute the amount of nicotine in the liquid. The propylene version tends to get better reviews for robust flavor, while those who like less of a throat hit often prefer vegetable. If given the chance, it is a good idea to try different e-liquid options that contain one or the other and then try a smoke juice that contains both. Find out if you seem to prefer one over the other so you can decide for yourself. This is almost too personal a preference to simply rely on reviews to see which kind you may prefer. If you mix your own smoke juice, you may want to use both and adjust the levels of each to reach the flavor, texture and vapor traits you prefer.
Other Things to Know about Smoke Juice
As previously mentioned, some e-juice options do not include nicotine. For some electronic cigarette users who are trying to use this as a method to steer clear of standard tobacco products, this can be a good thing. Again, for many users it is simply a matter of the taste and texture you are seeking. Of course it can also depend on the supplier you chose and where that supplier is located. Different countries have different regulations when it comes to e-cigs and related products. If you were to order from Australia, for example, this is a country that only allows smoke juice that contains no nicotine.
The bottom line is that if you choose an electronic cigarette starter kit that uses smoke juice, you will have some options to consider. When you first start reading reviews or browsing catalogs it can seem confusing, but in no time it will all make much more sense. Have fun with it.