A Beginner’s Guide to E-Liquid
Everything you need to know about e-liquid, to get started with your e-cig.
E-liquids are the essential component of an electronic cigarette, but with so many flavours, strengths and brands on the market, they can be a little confusing for newbie vapers.
Your choice of e-liquid can transform your whole vaping experience, and although most starter e-cigarette kits have one or two bottles included, it’s important to shop smart when stocking up on these products. This short but useful guide will help you get your head around e-liquid, to find one that’s perfect for you.
What is E-Liquid?
E-liquid is a flavoured fluid, usually containing nicotine, which produces the vapour in an electronic cigarette. A propylene glycerol or vegetable glycerine solution is mixed with flavours and nicotine, to deliver the user with an experience similar to smoking, but without many of the chemicals included in tobacco smoke. Instead, a ‘cloud’ is released when the user inhales.
How Much Nicotine Does E-Liquid Contain?
It’s totally up to you. E-liquid is available in a variety of nicotine strengths, depending on your preferences. When starting out, it’s wise to choose the strength that matches your current intake of cigarettes – if you have 21+ per day, opt for a high strength around 2.5%, and then gradually work down to below 2%. Eventually you should aim to be using a weak concentrate of 1%.
For vapers who want to continue using e-cigs after they have combated their addiction, nicotine free e-liquids are available in a delicious range of flavours.
What Flavour Should I Choose?
With so many e-liquid flavours available, choose one that suits your individual preferences. If you enjoy smoking and want to make switching onto e-cigarettes a smoother transition, there are plenty of tobacco, menthol and cigar flavours available. However if you want to explore more exotic flavours, you’ll be spoilt for choice with everything from chocolate to cocktails on the market.
What Make of E-Liquid Should I Choose?
Electronic cigarettes currently have very little regulation in the UK, and as online shopping opens up a global market to consumers, you can get your hands on vaping products from all over the world.
Cheap products containing harmful chemicals and flavourings are all too readily available for vapers, so be careful when buying from abroad.
To be sure you are getting a quality fluid that has been thoroughly tested, purchase premium e-liquid from a reputable brand. They might be marginally more expensive, but as vaping saves smokers hundreds – even thousands – of pounds every year, it’s a price you should be willing to pay.
Start your vaping journey today by sampling different strengths and flavours of e-liquid from quality e-cigarette retailers, both on the high street and online. Customise your vape by finding the perfect e-liquid for you, and gradually reduce your reliance on nicotine as you work your way towards a smoke-free lifestyle.
This information should give a great start on knowledge about e-liquid and what you should choose to start your vaping journey. Happy vaping.
This article is written by Kelly Gilmour Grassam, a freelance copywriter from Yorkshire. You can follow her on Twitter at @KellygGrassam. This article has been written with helpful information from Prestige Vaping.