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What is e-liquid for?
E-liquid is used in all electronic cigarettes (also known as e-cigarette or e-cig) which acts very similar to a regular cigarette, producing a nicotine vapour that can be inhaled, that is similar to tobacco smoke. It is not meant to be a quit smoking device, it is for recreation; it is an alternative to smoking tobacco cigarettes. But there is no smoke; there is no combustion. And over time, lower strengths of nicotine liquid (also known as e-liquid or e-juice) and cartridges can be used to reduce nicotine intake. Most importantly this product is a healthier option as it used by inhaling vapour without the harmful toxins (4000+ chemicals), tar and carcinogens that are contained in tobacco smoke; it is a true alternative to smoking tobacco. Not only does it satisfy nicotine cravings but it has the same tactile action and oral fixation, with a reminiscent flavour, as smoking a real tobacco cigarette.
What is in the liquid?
The liquid in the cartridge (known as e-liquid or e-juice) contains no harmful chemicals, unlike a typical tobacco cigarette. The liquid is a mixture of liquid-nicotine (extracted from tobacco) and tobacco extract flavourings, using a primary base of propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has classified propylene glycol as an additive that is “generally recognized as safe” which means that it is acceptable for use in flavourings, drugs, and cosmetics, and as a direct food additive. It is also used in machines that simulate smoke. In electronic cigarettes, the propylene glycol functions to provide the vapour mist that looks like smoke and to suspend the flavour. A detailed analysis of propylene glycol can be found here - propylene glycol material safety data sheet.
PG Propylene Glycol and VG Vegetable Glycerin liquids - what's the difference?
Propylene glycol - why is it used in e-liquid?
When used alone, the nicotine and flavourings in e liquid produce no visible vapour. However, when propylene glycol (PG), a slightly sweet, colourless, viscous liquid is added to the e liquid recipe, a satisfying plume of vapour is the result. When inhaled and exhaled, this vapour not only provides a similar physical sensation to that of inhaling tobacco smoke, it delivers the all-important fix of nicotine to the body via the lungs too. Propylene glycol in other products BP or USP* approved propylene glycol is used in cosmetics, toiletries, food colourings, cake mixes, salad dressings, soft drinks and more. It's also used in the smoke/fog machines found in theatres and nightclubs.
Are there any known side effects to vaping propylene glycol?
Some people experience a sore throat, muscle pains and strong-smelling urine when first using electronic cigarettes. It's possible these symptoms are a result of vaping PG-based e liquid. Because propylene glycol is a humectant (attracts moisture), it can dry your throat and leave it feeling sore. PG may also increase the body's production of lactic acid which could cause the muscle aches that some experience from time to time. Most people find that drinking more fluids helps to flush lactic acid through the body more quickly which often resolves the problem. The sore throat should disappear on its own within a day or two, although increased fluid intake will help with this too. If any of these symptoms persist or you begin to suffer from night sweats, diarrhoea or break out in a rash, you may have an allergy to propylene glycol. We recommend you seek the advice of your GP and switch to a VG-based e-liquid if you suffer from any of the symptoms above.
Allergic to PG? Try VG instead!
Luckily, if you're allergic to propylene glycol there is an excellent alternative: e-liquid made with vegetable glycerine. VG e-liquid, also a virtually odourless viscous fluid although slightly thicker and sweeter than propylene glycol, does the same job with style. In fact, some e-smokers use VG-based e-liquid for preference because they it produces more vapour, but smoother with less throat hit. USP or BP approved vegetable glycerine is used in over 1500 applications, many of them additives to food and drink. Small bottles of glycerine can be found next to the food colouring and flavouring in the home baking section of most UK supermarkets. Vegetable glycerine is also known as glycerol.
How does the electronic cigarette or personal vapouriser work?
It comprises of three elements, a battery (for power), an atomiser (that creates the vapour), and a cartridge that contains nicotine fluid (the fuel). When you take a puff, the rechargeable battery powers the atomiser which draws a small amount of nicotine liquid from the cartridge within the mouthpiece, to produce the nicotine vapour. The nicotine is then delivered straight to the blood stream via the lungs when you inhale the vapour.
How to use them
For a standard type atomiser and cartridge, screw a fully charged battery into the atomiser thread, insert a cartridge containing e-liquid into the atomiser chamber, and inhale. When the vapour starts to diminish, remove cartridge and add 2-3 drops of e-liquid into the filler/wadding in the cartridge until it is wet again, re-insert into the atomiser chamber, and repeat procedure.
Hints and tips
There are a great many hints & tips; and so the best place to find some out is to consult one of the many cigarette forums, for example on ECF - www.e-cigarette-forum.com
Now please consult our Safety page
KEEP CARTRIDGES AND E-LIQUID OUT OF SIGHT AND REACH OF CHILDREN AT ALL TIMES
Nicotine in its pure form is a poison, and can cause harm. All nicotine cartridges and fluid must be kept in a safe place and away from children, as the amount of nicotine in a cartridge, if ingested by a small child could cause serious harm and medical assistance should be sought.
RESTRICTIONS: You must be eighteen (18) years of age, and possess a valid credit card to purchase our products. iVapour Limited (UK) will not sell products to minors. iVapour Limited (UK) reserves the right to cancel any sales transaction based on its sole discretion where it reasonably believes the purchaser is purchasing products on behalf of a minor.