Although the medical community tries to steer people away from vaping by saying it’s bad for their health, there haven’t been any diseases directly linked to it. However, tobacco cigarettes contain thousands of chemicals, including 69 known carcinogens. E juice, also known as e-liquid, does not contain toxic chemicals, but is made from the same substances found in food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products used by humans every day.
What is in E-Liquid?
Most manufacturers use vegetable glycerin, VG, or propylene glycol, or PG, as the base for e-liquids. While you can buy e-liquids containing 100% VG or PG, most of them have a ratio of both ingredients, with many containing a 50/50 split. Mixed in with these bases are food flavorings or flavor extracts and nicotine to form the variety of e-liquids found on the market.
Differences Between VG and PG
Both VG and PG are tasteless, odorless, clear liquids that produce different results when used in electronic cigarettes. VG is thicker, or more viscous, than PG, so it requires more heat to make it burn. If you want e-juices that produce more vapor and have a smoother taste, then you should select e-juices containing more VG.
E-liquids with a higher amount of PG produce a stronger throat hit, so if you are converting from tobacco cigarettes to e-cigarettes, then the stronger hit will be familiar to you. Since PG e-liquids produce less vapor, they are a better choice for vaping in public places. A wide variety of food flavorings or extracts are used in e-liquids to produce a wide variety of flavor choices for vapers.
For vapers who may miss smoking tobacco, there are e-liquids containing flavor extracts with the taste and smell of tobacco cigarettes. They also contain different levels of nicotine, so vaping can help you cut back or stop smoking altogether.