Vapor cigarette cartridge is a filled with liquid, also called vapor juice, that contains water, propylene glycol, nicotine, and natural flavor essences. Vapor cigarette liquid contains either food-grade propylene glycol (PG) or vegetable glycerin (VG). Both types are widely used in food as a preservative and lots of in pharmaceutical and personal care products. It is generally considered as safe by FDA (Wikipedia/Propylene Glycol). Propylene glycol is a tasteless odorless substance so it doesn’t alter the flavor of the e-liquid. PG produces a stronger throat hit than VG that is similar to that of tobacco cigarettes. On the down side, propylene glycol is known to cause allergic reactions in some e-cig users. Vegetable glycol has a slightly sweet taste and produces significantly more vapor than PG e-liquids but less of a throat hit. VG could be a prefered option by some smokers as it doesn’t cause allergic reactions or irritations as often as propylene glycol.
LEVEL OF NICOTINE IN VAPOR CIGARETTES
A vapor cigarette cartridge can contain different levels of nicotine–as much as a regular cigarette and even more. Some cartridge refills are closer to that of a light or ultra light cigarette. There are also cartridges that contain liquid without nicotine, for users who want the sensory experience of smoking without its effect. The nicotine content in pre-filled cartridges is labeled as zero, low, medium and high. The nicotine content of bottled e liquid ranges from nicotine-free (0mg) up to 36mg per ml. Nicotine is the only harmful ingredient in a quality vapor cigarette. It is toxic and addictive therefore should be handled with care. Smokers who choose vapor cigarettes in order to stop smoking start with the higher levels of nicotine and reduce it gradually until the habit ceases.
VAPOR CIGARETTE FLAVORING
Smokers can choose from a wide variety of vapor cigarette flavors–regular, menthol, flavored. Vapor cigarette ever-expanding range of flavors include chocolate, strawberries, vanilla, coffee, banana, cherry, cola, savory and many more. Flavors for vapor cigarettes also can be purchased as concentrates and can be used to add a distinct addition to a pre-mixed fluid or even making e-liquid from scratch. Unflavored or base e-liquid, which contains no nicotine or flavorings, can be purchased for that purpose.
HOW LONG DOES VAPOR CIGARETTE LIQUID LAST?
Vapor cigarette liquid gets gradually used up and the cartridge needs to be replaced, topped off or refilled. E liquid is sold in both pre-filled cartridges and in bottles for that purpose. Vapor cigarette cartridges may last longer or shorter depending on a brand. Some manufacturers claim their refills to be equivalent to 36 tobacco cigarettes. Experts believe it is far stretched. In reality 1 ml of e liquid provides approximately the equivalent number of ‘puffs’ as a pack of 20 cigarettes, when using an average size vapor cigarette. Luckily bottled ‘e-liquid’ is very easy to find and cheap to buy.