Vaping and E-liquids
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electronic cigarettes collection isolated on whiteAmong today’s hottest trends is vaping. The many types of e-cigarettes and flavors of e-liquids available is growing daily. The heart of the e-cigarette, where the flavor comes from, is the e-liquid, also known as e-juiceThe e-liquid has only a few ingredients. This include the base, the flavor and nicotine, if there is any. The main part is the base. The base is generally made up of a combination of propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerin (VG). Propylene glycol is a liquid used as a flavoring carrier in foods. It is also an ingredient in food coloring, and an additive in some medications. Vegetable glycerin is a thick, vegetable-based liquid. Because of its thickness the vegetable glycerin is generally mixed with the propylene glycol to form a smooth base for vaping.


The e-liquid can have various levels of nicotine, or none. The levels can range from 0mg up to 24mg. The many different types of flavors of an e-liquid are added with food grade, natural or artificial flavorings. The taste of e-liquid flavors can vary among suppliers. Buying small batches of a new flavor will help insure you don’t end up with large quantities you don’t like. The flavors of e-liquids are like ice cream flavors, a wide variety. The flavors can vary from fruity such as strawberry or blueberry, to savory such as double fudge brownies. For the traditional tobacco lover e-liquids can also come in flavors such as tobacco or menthol. Coffee lovers can delight in the fact that there is also a caffeinated e-cigarette. According to Vape Magazine the three extra ingredients in the caffeinated e-cigarette are ginseng, taurine, and guarana. The levels of caffeine can vary depending on the supplier. There is generally about two milligrams of caffeine per e-cigarette.


E-liquids are light sensitive. To keep them fresh they should be kept in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight. Often brands are sold in colored bottles to reduce light exposure. There is also an expiration date and a manufacture date on the container to ensure freshness. The e-liquid cartridges in an e-cigarettes should be refilled when the vapor that is being produced by your e-cigarette is reduced. Also know that this can be caused when the battery is low. When changing flavors it’s recommended you change the e-liquid cartridges to reduce any possible carry-over tastes.


There are many available flavors and types of ready to use e-liquids. Making your own is also an option. It’s best to buy quality products and have an expert show you how before trying to make your own e-liquid. The base mixture of the e-liquid, propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin, are not considered toxic. Nicotine, on the other hand, can be and should be added with caution.


The variety of flavors of e-liquids in the vaping market continue to expand. For help in finding your favorite new e-liquid flavor come into our Houston Vape Shop. Our knowledgeable employees can help you pick out flavors that fit your personal taste.



  1. Vape Magazine. “Is Vaping Caffeine The Next Big Trend?”

3 May 2016