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In 2003, when vaping was first introduced into commercial production, there were a lot of complaints. While it was presented as a safe alternative to smoking cigarettes, it has taken some tweaking over the last 15 years to get the product to where it is today.
Now, the options for vape juice are limitless. There are different flavors of e juice, different e-cigarette manufacturers, different levels of smoke capability, and different levels of nicotine.
So how do you which is the best e-liquid for you? If you understand what makes products differ from one another, the choice is easy. So let’s break it down.
1. Know What It Is
Vape juice, e juice, and e-liquid are all one and the same. While all three can vary in terms of nicotine levels, flavors, and substance content, they are all essentially the same thing.
At the base, there are 4 ingredients in vape juice. There’s pharmaceutical-grade nicotine that’s derived from tobacco plants. There are additives to create flavor profiles. And then there is propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerin (VG).
The PG is what holds flavors well and will give you that strong throat hit. The VG is what gives you those cloudy puffs of smoke.
2. Decide How Much You Care About the Smoke
Years ago, vape juice contained around 90% PG. Because it’s a natural water absorber, many people were left feeling dehydrated after vaping. Furthermore, PG doesn’t produce the best smoke.
If you live for smoke and those big puffy clouds, go for an e-liquid that contains more VG. Start with a 50/50 ratio and move up from there. Some manufacturers make vape juice that is all about the smoke, with 99% VG content.
3. Decide How Much You Care About the Throat Hit
While the VG is what mimics cigarette smoke, the PG is what gives you that throat hit. If you want to feel a throat hit that mimics that of smoking a cigarette, look for a vape juice that has a higher PG content.
That being said, don’t go too high or you might get a throat hit that is even much harsher than a cigarette.
4. Think About How Much Nicotine You Want
Because there are vape juices with all different nicotine levels, vaping can be an excellent way to wean yourself off of nicotine completely.
That being said, if you do want that nicotine, make sure you’re buying liquid that has the right amount of nicotine for you.
If it’s nicotine you’re after, you might want to consider nicotine salt ejuice as it can give you a high dose of nicotine, without that painful throat hit.
5. Know Where to Buy It and Watch out for Additives
Knowing where and how to buy vape juice is easy. You can buy it online or at most tobacco stores everywhere. That being said, look for reputable brands and try different makes until you find one that you like.
All ingredients should be listed, and you might want to look out for manufacturers that use harmful additives for flavoring.
The Best E-Liquid Is Different for Everyone
Because there are so many options and so many reasons behind why people vape, the best e-liquid is different for everyone.
Take some time to determine why you want to vape and what is important to you in a product so that you know what to look for when you start blowing vapor.
Either way, take your time in trying new brands. You might be surprised at how many juices work for you!