“IN THE INTEREST OF VAPING ADVOCACY”
SUPPLIED COURTESY OF THE “VAPING INSIDER”
“IN THE INTEREST OF VAPING ADVOCACY”
SUPPLIED COURTESY OF THE “VAPING INSIDER”
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“A Billion Lives” is the kind of documentary that seeks to get you all worked up about an injustice but leaves you feeling as if there were nothing you could do about it. It’s also the kind of documentary that asks you to accept one set of experts’ version of things and reject another’s, when you suspect that disinterested parties are probably rare on either side.
A preview of the film.
By ATTENTION ERA MEDIA LLC on Publish DateOctober 27, 2016. Image courtesy of Internet Video Archive. Watch in Times Video »
The film, by Aaron Biebert, promotes vaping and e-cigarettes as tools for helping smokers who want to quit. Its title is said to refer to one projection of how many lives will be lost in this century because of smoking.
Mr. Biebert employs the standard documentary format — talking-head experts mixed with personal stories — to explain why vaping is safer than cigarettes and to sketch a vast conspiracy that keeps these products inaccessible and, in some places, illegal. The tobacco industry, of course, is his conspirator in chief, since it doesn’t want its profits cut, but the players also include governments, medical professionals with a vested interest in smoking-cessation prescription products, even anti-cancer charities.
It’s a net broadly cast and woven of implications rather than of indisputable evidence, but — especially given the tobacco industry’s credibility problems — you’ll probably be inclined to think there’s some truth to the film’s allegations. And certainly you’ll feel for the smokers who testify movingly of being eager to try anything that might help them shake their habit. The film, though, doesn’t have any suggestions as to what the average viewer might do to help break the supposed conspirators’ blockade.
” There’s definitely a Conspiracy Against Vaping”
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A box mod that will definitely attract plenty of attention from other vapers?
“The SMOANT RABOX is both functional and an amazing looking piece of vaping kit.”
The SMOANT RABOX is one of the most unique and amazing looking mods that you may ever have the pleasure of owning and looks even better in real life. Unique having a mod housed inside a hand-made stainless steel frame?
The SMOANT RABOX resembles a high-end gaming consul crossed with a mechanical mod?
The SMOANT RABOX is waterproof and has many features, including a microswitch that moves the power from soft to hard mode and is ideal when you’re using any RDA, it also has built-in LED lights and is powered by a large 3300 mAh battery and the device features modes for every conceivable style of vaping you can imagine.
The SMOANT RABOX comes standard with a custom PCB “nano-coating technology” that currently isn’t available anywhere else.
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I hope you enjoyed this article. Battery safety can be hard to understand and cumbersome to talk about, but it is by far one of the most important aspects of vaping. Please share this information with all of your closest friends and help spread awareness about battery safety. If you’re looking to pick up some new ones, I highly recommend these available on our website. Stay safe and happy vaping!
Batteries, batteries, batteries: so many to choose from. How do you know which one is right for you? Well, call me the matchmaker, because I’m here to help you decide! Before you can find your mate, you’ll need to learn a little about what makes them tick.
“Married” batteries means 2 batteries together for their whole life. They can go in different mods as long as they are never split up. They should be discharged and recharged at the same time, every time. If your mod is configured in series, then you should also rotate the position of the batteries each time. This is because the first battery in the series will take the brunt of the force so you want to alternate the duties of your batteries. If an old and a new battery are used together, it’s possible for the old one to be discharged below the normal 3.2v causing damage to the battery and maybe your device. You will also reliably get the same number of charges from both, and know when they are both at the end of their life using the married method.
BATTERIES AT A GLANCE
First of all, how does a battery work? Well, without getting too complicated, the battery is made up of stacked “cells.” Each cell has a negative terminal and a positive terminal immersed in an electrolyte solution. When you put your battery in a circuit, an interaction between chemicals occurs. This causes positively and negatively-charged ions in an electrolyte solution to want to move to a terminal on each side of the cell known as an “anode” (negative terminal) and a “cathode” (positive terminal). This movement of ions allows energy to flow to an external device, powering it. When you charge a battery, you reverse the chemical reaction used to discharge the cell, literally resetting the ions back to the way they were. Ultimately, a little is lost in the process of resetting each time you do it. Eventually, the chemical reaction will no longer occur. This is why batteries have to be replaced and cannot be recharged forever.
Now, I want to quickly talk about differences in quality. You need to understand that not all companies are equal. There are battery makers that are notorious for mislabeling their batteries or claiming they can handle higher loads than they really can. Stay away from any brand with “fire” in the name, as a general rule. I suggest using one of the top 4 brands; Efest, Samsung, LG or Sony. And make sure you’re getting them from a reputable company because just as they will misstate the ratings they will sometimes outright claim to be a Sony or whatever but are actually knock-offs or counterfeits.
So, there’s a lot of different numbers on a battery. What do they all mean? Let’s start with the number that determines the physical size of the battery. The number is 5 digits that together, spell out the dimensions. The first 2 are the battery’s diameter (in mm) and the last 3 are the battery’s height (in 10ths of a mm). So using an 18650 as an example: 18mm in diameter, 650 tenths of a mm (ie 65mm) in height. This is the first limitation to consider when selecting a battery for your device. In many ways, this will ultimately determine the capacity the battery can store. The chemistry inside is also a huge factor as two 18650 batteries can (and most likely will) have different internal designs but generally, the bigger the battery, the more cells you can fit inside. 18650 is definitely the most popular, but other sizes exist for smaller or larger devices, so make sure your battery compartment will hold the size you want it to (measure it if you’re unsure).
Next, there is a letter code that represents the chemistry interacting inside the battery. The ones we use in e-cigs are Lithium Ion Batteries which are inherently safe. The most common ones you’ll see (and want to use) are; IMR- Lithium Manganese and INR- Lithium Nickel. The nickel/manganese is what the cathode is made out of in these examples using these different materials yields different results. For example INR can typically have a higher capacity, but suffers from not being able to handle as high of a load as IMR.
To talk more about batteries, we’ll need to define a couple words. Electricity is a hard thing to describe, so most people find it helpful to compare it to something we can see. Imagine a series of pipes connected in a loop with water running through them while we define these words.
THE POTENTIAL OF ELECTRICAL ENERGY IF IT WERE ALLOWED TO FLOW FULLY. USING OUR ANALOGY, THIS WOULD BE THE WATER PRESSURE.
HE FLOW RATE OF THE ENERGY AND IS MEASURED IN AMPERES. USING THE SAME EXAMPLE, AMPS WOULD BE THE RATE THE WATER IS FLOWING.
A MATERIAL’S OPPOSITION TO ELECTRICAL ENERGY, MEASURED IN OHMS. AGAIN, USING OUR EXAMPLE, THIS WOULD BE THE THE SIZE OF THE PIPE.
Ohm’s Law- I=V/R
A SYSTEM USED TO CALCULATE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THESE 3 THINGS. OHM’S LAW STATES THAT IT TAKES 1 VOLT TO PUSH 1 AMP THROUGH 1 OHM OF RESISTANCE. TO RELATE THIS TO OUR EXAMPLE, LET’S SAY IT TAKES 30 PSI (POUNDS PER SQUARE INCH) OF PRESSURE TO PUSH 1.3 GALLONS PER MINUTE THROUGH A PIPE THAT’S .31” IN DIAMETER (THIS IS TRUE BY THE WAY). CHANGING ANY OF THESE 3 THINGS WILL AFFECT ONE OF THE OTHERS. IF YOU USE MORE PRESSURE ON THE SAME PIPE, YOU’RE GOING TO GET MORE GALLONS PER MINUTE. IF YOU WANT MORE GALLONS PER MINUTE BUT KEEP THE PRESSURE THE SAME, YOU’RE GOING TO NEED A BIGGER PIPE.
MILLIAMP HOURS (mAh)
This DOES NOT stand for Milliamps per hour. This is one of the most common errors I see. It stands for Milliamp Hours. For an example let’s say a battery is 2000mAh. This means that if the battery were in a circuit that only drew 1 milliamp, it could power it for 2000 hours. Unfortunately for us, our ecigs usually draw more than one milliamp. My setup is drawing 7.4 amps. Which means that it can run for 16 minutes of vape time total. Since I take about 3 second puffs, that’s 324 draws until it is dead. While we’d all love to have a 10,000mAh battery, usually a higher mAh means sacrificing some of your amp limit.
3.7V IS THE STANDARD OUTPUT FOR A FULLY CHARGED BATTERY. THIS IS IT’S “UNDER LOAD” VOLTAGE. AS YOU USE THE BATTERY UP IT LOSES VOLTS. LETTING IT FALL BELOW A CERTAIN POINT CAUSES INTERNAL DAMAGE TO THE BATTERY. THE MOST POPULAR REGULATED DEVICES DON’T LET THIS HAPPEN. THEY WILL STOP ALLOWING YOU TO FIRE AT AROUND 3.2V. KEEP IN MIND THAT IF WE’RE TALKING ABOUT MECHANICAL MODS, THIS IS GOING TO DIRECTLY AFFECT THE PERFORMANCE OF THE VAPE. USING OUR EXAMPLE, YOU’RE STILL USING THE SAME PIPE SIZE (RESISTANCE) BUT YOU’VE DECREASED THE PRESSURE (VOLTS) SO YOU’RE GOING TO GET LESS GALLONS PER MINUTE (AMPS). WITH REGULATED MODS, YOUR PERFORMANCE WILL NOT BE AFFECTED UNTIL THE BATTERY DIES, BUT THERE ARE DIFFERENT THINGS GOING ON INSIDE. WHEN YOU TELL THE DEVICE YOU WANT A CERTAIN END RESULT (WATTS) IT TAKES WHAT IT IS GIVEN AND AMPLIFIES IT TO REACH THAT RESULT. SO, AS YOUR BATTERY DIES, IT DRAWS MORE AMPS FROM YOUR BATTERY TO MAKE UP FOR THE LOSS IN VOLTAGE ACCORDING TO OHM’S LAW.
There are two ratings, and you need to know the difference between. Pulse rating and continuous rating. Pulse rating is the amps you can safely draw if you were only doing it for just a moment, like fractions of a second. Continuous rating is the amps you can safely draw indefinitely until the battery runs out. Both of the ratings are essentially based on how hot the battery will become and whether or not the internals would fail at that temperature, causing them to vent. Generally, you don’t want your batteries to be hot or even warm. In vaping, we use the continuous rating for 2 reasons. One is that three seconds (an average draw) is certainly longer than what “pulse” covers. The second is that if your mod or the switch on it should somehow fail and continuously fire, you want to be within your continuous limit. Since my Efest IMR 18650 2500 mAh battery has a continuous rating of 20a, we will use it for examples from here on.
So, how do you calculate your amps and determine if you are being safe? Well, if you’re using a mechanical mod it’s easy-peasy, just use ohm’s law above. When you’re using a regulated mod, things get a bit tricky, but here’s the equation you will want to use: I=P/V where P is the maximum watts you want to get. Let’s say 40 watts. I=40w/V. Here’s the part where you need to pay attention: V is not a constant number. Your volts go down as the battery is depleted, so when you’re calculating this, you want to use the volts for an almost dead battery, (since that’s what it will eventually be) 3.2v for practical application, 2.5v if you want to be extra safe. So if I=40w/3.2 or I=12.5, my setup is well within the safe zone. What happens when your mod takes multiple batteries?
Multiple battery mods are configured in 1 of 2 ways. These are called series and parallel. A series connection will treat 2 batteries as 1. The voltage is doubled but the capacity and amp limit remain the same. A parallel connection will double the capacity and amp limit but still only deliver 3.7 volts on a full charge. They ultimately work to achieve the same end result, but they do it in different ways. Let’s look:
Series: I=80w/6.4v (3.2v times 2) I=12.5 Amps. You are within your amp limit.
Parallel: I=80w/3.2v (V does not double in parallel) I=25 amps. Uh-oh! Are we over our limit? Nope, remember that in parallel the capacity and amp limit are doubled.
Dry hits are one of the most awful things to befall any vaper. I wouldn’t wish a dry hit on my worst enemy. Never experienced a dry hit before? Luck you. It’s as if Death himself delivered a burnt cloud of toasted gym sock straight into your lungs. Always make sure you saturate your wick and prime your coil before vaping. Have some fresh cotton in a new build? Make sure you’ve dripped a sufficient amount of juice on your wick before you take that first puff. Replacing the coil in your tank? Drip a little bit of juice on the coil before you reassemble your tank. Be sure to let your device sit for several minutes before vaping to ensure your coil has been saturated with juice. When I replace my Atlantis coils, I usually wait a good ten minutes before vaping to make sure my coil is fully saturated.
We’ve all run into this problem at least once in our life. No matter what electronic device you may be using running out of battery can be a real nightmare. Everyone deserves to have the best vape possible with each puff. Keep your batteries charged to make sure your device is operating to its best ability. Setting off for a long trip? Make sure you have enough batteries with you to last while you’re away from home. Keeping a backup charged battery with you can be a real vape-saver when you’re on the go. Depending on your device, a micro or a mini USB charger is great to keep with you or in the car as they will work with most any USB port. When I have access to electricity, my preferred charging method of choice has always been the NiteCore Digicharger D4. Compatible with almost any rechargeable battery, the D4 takes all the guesswork out of charging your batteries; simply insert, detect and charge.
Flavor ghosting isn’t the end of the world for most vapers, in fact I quite enjoy the combination of certain flavors. However, when switching between two drastically different flavors, it’s best if you give your tank a good cleaning. I simply take mine apart and give everything a thorough rinse with some hot water. If you’re using an RDA you might be able to get away with just firing your mod until the juice has all been vaporized from the cotton, but I will always suggest changing your cotton if you can. This will help to make sure you have a fresh, untainted vape. Proper care and cleaning will also ensure your equipment works properly for many puffs to come.
This issue echoes my statement from the previous point about flavor ghosting: proper care and cleaning will go a long way with producing a tasty vape. It has been known that certain shades of e-juice will ruin and gunk up coils faster than others. Now, I’m by no means a chain-vaper, but with my light to moderate use, I find myself changing my coils about once every 1.5 – 2 weeks. Your mileage may vary. I highly value a clean and fresh tasting vape, so sometimes I may change my coils more often than that. If you find that your vape isn’t tasting as good as you’d like, it may be time to change your coil. If your coils look anything like this, it’s definitely time to change your coils or get working on a new build.
I believe that this point could be easily summed up as: don’t be a jerk. Not all vapers are lucky enough to have the newest, most powerful device. Not everyone is an experienced flavor chaser or cloud maker. Instead of shaming “tootle poofers”, (An affectionate term for vapers generally using lower watt devices with atomizer resistance of 1.0ohm or above and who utilize the Mouth to Lung (MTL) style of vaping. The opposite of a cloud chaser.)”
let’s all try to be accepting of different vaping styles. Remember, we were all newbies once.
When you’re behind the wheel, your focus needs to be on the road. Too many distractions on the road can lead to serious disaster. Are you a dripper going on a long road trip? Invest in a tank. There’s a lot of great options out there. A tank will enable you to just fill and go. You can vape all you want out on that lonesome stretch of road without having to juggle the wheel, your juice and RDA to re-drip. At least have a designated dripper: someone riding in the passenger seat who can safely saturate those coils for you so you can keep your eyes on the road. Trust me, not even a perfectly-steeped bottle of any juice is worth your life.
I’ll never forget the first time I experienced nicotine sickness. It is worse than any hangover or sickness I’ve ever endured. Granted, these last 26 years I’ve been pretty lucky health-wise *knocks on wood*. Are you venturing into the world of sub-ohm vaping for the first time? Chances are, if you’re using an older style tank you probably have a higher level of nicotine. When I first made the transition from my Kanger Evod to vaping sub-ohm with the Aspire Platinum (my first experience with sub-ohm vaping) I drastically lowered my nicotine level. From 18mg to 6mg to be exact. Different setups will provide different vaping experiences. Know your limits and know your nicotine level.
Are you interested in building your own coils? Maybe you’re a seasoned veteran who likes to experiment with new setups? Either way, it’s imperative that you educate yourself on things like Ohm’s Law and Battery Safety. Don’t throw more power at your build than it can handle. Know your resistance, voltage, and the load of your device. A great tool for every vaper is the SmokTech Omnitester. This handy device makes it easy to check the resistance of any 510 threaded e-cig or Ego-threaded atomizer. The Omnitester also allows you to check the output voltage of your 510 threaded device, including Pulse-Width Modulated devices. You can also attach an atomizer and a device at the same time to test its voltage under load. The Omnitester has an internal 900mAh battery if you want to use it on-the-go, and comes with a USB to Micro-USB cable to charge it.
Another problem which plagues vapers worldwide is the dreaded “vape tongue.” There are many variables that can effect your palate. One of them being vaping on the same e-juice for too long. After the first couple months of vaping on my favourite all day every day flavour I just couldn’t taste the sweet cake flavour anymore. Others suggested some ordinary mouthwash or just plain old water. I was even told to smell different things, but I won’t get into that. However, sometimes it really does help to have your second favorite flavor on standby. I vaped on different fruity flavors for a couple of days and before long I was back to enjoying my favorite full, in your face, sweet cake flavour. (Please refer to an earlier Reaversadmin blog that discusses vapours tongue and related remedies in a little more detail.)
Remember point number two? It’s okay if you don’t you can go back and check. I’ll wait…
Got it? Great! After you charge your batteries where do you put them? Well the best place is in a battery case, of course! We have a couple different styles of battery cases, and mine just happens to be the 18650 Battery Case. Whatever size battery you use, find the proper fitting case for it. Loose batteries present a bigger danger than most people realize. Trust me, you do not want your battery to vent in your pocket.
This one should be pretty easy, but know your gear! More companies are coming out with convenient top-fill tanks, like the Triton V2, but a lot of tanks still require you to fill from the bottom. I’ve been using tanks like the Atlantis and the Subtank Mini for so long that a few months ago, when I was presented with a simple iClear 16, I completely ruined it because I couldn’t remember how to fill it properly. Instead of removing the drip tip and properly filling the tank from the top I unscrewed the bottom and attempted to fill that way. I had a real mess on my hands! Do some research, and if you still can’t figure out how to use your equipment, ask a fellow vaper!
Make no mistake about it, vaping will dehydrate you. I really notice this when I’ve vaped a little harder than normal or when I switch from a max VG blend to 50/50. I see this as a blessing in disguise as I now have a reason to drink more water. Bottom line: water is good for you, drink it.
Vaping is all about choices, and in this vast wonderful world of choices it can be hard to find the right choice for you. You may have found yourself asking, “Should I vape max VG or 50/50? Or perhaps 65/35 is right for me?” The truth is that some blends will perform better in different setups than others. With sub-ohm vaping a lot of people prefer a blend of 20% PG / 80% VG or they even go max VG. Now that’s not to say you can’t fill a sub-ohm tank with 50/50, but you should know that blends with higher levels of PG will produce more of a throat hit. Are you looking for smooth hits with big clouds? Choose a blend that has more VG in it. If you’re looking for a little more flavor (PG carries flavor better) and a little more throat burn? Choose a blend with higher PG levels. Taste is subjective. Play around with different blends until you find what you like best!
I’ll never forget my first day working at Mt Baker Vapor. I was given a Kanger Evod Starter Kit and took it home eager to fill it with Ecto Cooler e-juice. I did, and it was delicious! But it was late and I was tired from a long hard day of making juice orders for our fine customers. So, I set the device down on my desk and went to sleep as visions of clouds filled my head. When I awoke I had found that my tank was cracked and that sweet, sweet Ecto Cooler had leaked all over my desk. No one had explained to me this issue of tank crackers. Some flavors have been reported to have cracked plastic tanks. Your mileage may vary, but it is something to be aware of. If you never want to worry about accidentally filling your tank with a tank cracker e-juice, we have a variety of glass tanks available on our website.
There are many valid reasons to make the switch to vaping. For me, it was saving money. When I think of all the money I spent on cigarettes, rolling tobacco, and the occasional ounce or two of pipe tobacco… well, I just get angry. That money was simply smoked up, and I have nothing to show for it, other than what I can only assume will be a life-long smoker’s cough. After the initial start up cost of a mod and some coils (or whatever starter kit you choose) vaping is relatively inexpensive when compared to most tobacco products. We know there are a lot of great companies out there to purchase e-juice from, but don’t be fooled by juice with a high price tag boasting it was aged in some sort of oak bourbon barrel. There’s simply only a few ingredients that should ever go into a quality e-juice and those are: nicotine, flavoring, and a blend of PG and VG. That’s it, folks! Some companies may claim to have nothing but 100% organic, vegan, kosher e-juice laced with the tears of a unicorn but we know that’s just not true. We encourage everyone to get out there and try different e-juice flavors, but know that the good folks here at Reaver’s VapE-Liquids take pride in being able to provide not only quality, but affordable e-juice for all responsible adults.
Vaper’s Tongue is the eventual weakening and/or loss of the taste of E-Liquid flavours, due in part to our taste buds becoming over-saturated resulting in them taking a time out!
Note: Vapers Tongue is definitely not a medical condition and will pass in time.
helps to keep the mouth fresh (PG & VG tend to dry out the mouth) …
no need to stress, relax …… (its just a passing nuisance) …
You may have a favourite all day vape, you may get too used to it, swap out E-Liquids from time to time…
Try using freshly squeezed lemon juice or other citruses combined with ginger, eating pickles, drink coffee and even try sniffing ground coffee beans …
Menthol, Mint, Lime (Citrus) and/or a cinnamon flavoured E-Liquid may do the job…
Vaping an E-Liquid base with no flavourings for 1 to 3 days will assist in wearing off your taste fatigue.
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About 13% of American adults have tried an e cigarette at some point in their lives. This is according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A typical e cigarette contains ingredients such as nicotine, e liquid flavoring agents, propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerin (VG) also commonly known as PG VG . Additionally, some ecigs also contain distilled water, which is largely used to dilute the eliquid. Below is some more information about PG and VG eliquid ingredients..
At room temperature, propylene glycol is a hygroscopic, odorless, colorless, and syrupy substance. It is widely used in the manufacture of food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic products. It is also used to generate artificial smoke. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), PG is “generally recognized as safe,” meaning it is safe for human consumption or use. After ingestion, it breaks down in the body within 48 hours. Nevertheless, continuous exposure to PG can cause skin, eye, oral, and nasal irritation, states the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR).
Vegetable glycerin is a naturally occurring polyol compound found in many lipids. Similar to PG, VG is colorless, odorless, non-toxic and a viscous substance at room temperature. Furthermore, it has a sweet taste and it is widely used in the food and pharmaceutical manufacturing industries as a sweetener and humectant. VG is obtained from plants in the form of triglycerides that are further processed to produce glycerin. Food grade vegetable glycerin is usually 99.7% pure.
Propylene glycol is used in e-liquids for various reasons. Firstly, it is used to produce the distinctive “throat hit” that many smokers desire. Moreover, since it is less viscous than VG, it is easier to handle in terms of refilling e cigarettes. On the other hand, vegetable glycerin is mostly used to flavor e-liquids because of its sweet taste. However, VG is more viscous than PG, meaning it could generate gunk and clog e cigarette parts. For instance, wicks in e cigarette devices absorb PG much faster than VG (due to its low density). This translates to easier cleaning and maintenance of e cig parts such as atomizers. It also extends the lifetime of e cigarette devices. Finally, it is worth noting that e liquid may be based on VG, PG, or both ingredients.
Many e-liquid mixtures available on the market today contain varying amounts of propylene glycol and vegetable glycerol. However, e-liquids with both ingredients generally have better flavor intensity, throat hit, and vapor density depending on the formulation ratio. Common formulation ratios include 50/50, 70/30, and 60/40. Additionally, some manufacturers allow consumers to customize their e-liquids. For instance, to attain a sweeter flavor, manufacturers use a ratio that contains more vegetable glycerol than propylene glycerol. If you crave a product that can deliver a stronger “throat hit,” go for one that has more PG than VG. However, varying PG and VG formulations affect e-liquid pH levels substantially. This is because both propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin are alkaline. For this reason, products that contain both ingredients are likely to be alkaline. All in all, it advisable to keep pH levels within the 6 to 8 range in order to maintain product flavor and improve its lifetime as well.
Cigarette smoke contains more than 7,000 chemical compounds, including more than 70 carcinogenic compounds, the American Cancer Society (ACS) reports. Known carcinogens found in regular cigarettes include arsenic, cadmium, benzene, ethylene oxide, formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, furan, lead, beryllium, hydrazine, isoprene, and vinyl chloride.
Propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin are major ingredients in e-liquid. The latter is mostly used for flavoring e cigarettes while the former is used to generate throat hit. The FDA has designated both ingredients safe for human consumption. These aspects make e-liquid safer than traditional cigarettes which contain tens of carcinogenic compounds including arsenic, vinyl chloride and lead.
If you’ve been doing your research, reading about vaping and watching videos of guys blowing cumulus clouds of vapor in the air, but much of that info is either unrelatable or you can’t take it seriously from a guy holding mega-cannons out of his mouth…this post is for you.
Where does the Vaper who wants a quality piece without all the hype turn to for advice?
Many newbie vapers out there have questions about the best way to vape and get accustomed to the lifestyle change.
In simple words, this is all you need to know about making the big switch from cigarettes or cigars to vaporizers and e-cigars.
Follow our “Do this, Don’t do That” breakdown that makes things super easy to vape.
for reasonably priced Vaping Kit and or supplies, please check out, compare and visit one of the listed Vape Vendor’s included at the bottom of the Reaver’s VapE-Liquids home page……
Many beginners and even some of more experienced vapers still confuse and are unsure about the differences between Propylene Glycol (PG) vs. Vegetable Glycerin (VG) e-juice. To help you understand better and learn some background information, pros and cons, and differences we created this tutorial. First things first, lets start with some background and terminology. The term PG is an abbreviation for Propylene Glycol, and the term VG comes from Vegetable Glycerin. Typical e-juice or e-liquid contains four ingredients. These ingredients are Propylene Glycol (PG) or Vegetable Glycerin (VG), water, flavoring, and nicotine. In many cases manufacturers of e-juice mix PG and VG to get benefits of both ingredients. To better understand the differences between the properties of PG and VG juices, we will compare 100% Propylene Glycol e-juice to 100% Vegetable Glycerin. At the end of the tutorial we will touch on mixtures of both types of ingredients, but for now lets focus on pure Propylene Glycol (PG) vs. Vegetable Glycerin (VG) E-juice.
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Propylene Glycol is an organic compound produced from Propylene Oxide. It is colorless, nearly odorless, and retains low viscosity. Food grade Propylene Glycol is recognized safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The main applications for Propylene Glycol are solvents, humectants, preservatives in food, tobacco products, pharmaceutical products, and of course e-juice.
Vegetable Glycerin is an all natural liquid generally extracted from plant oils, in particular, soy, coconut oil, and palm oil. It is typically clear with little hint of color, odorless, in some cases sweet, and relatively viscous. Like Propylene Glycol it is considered safe by he U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The main applications of Vegetable Glycerin are cosmetics products, food production, and e-juice.
Propylene Glycol (PG) is the more popular e-liquid base, for many reasons. To start, it is less viscous than Vegetable Glycerin and easier to handle when (re)filling your atomizer, cartomizer, or clearomizer. If you are unfamiliar with different types of e-liquid delivery devices be sure to check out our the up coming Tutorial on: Atomizer vs Cartomizer vs Clearomizer. Another benefit of low viscosity is coil build up or gunk which accumulates over time. Propylene Glycol (PG) has low density which means you will get less gunk when compared to Vegetable Glycerin (VG). Furthermore, it is absorbed much faster by wick material and polyfill fabric, which means that you can start vaping faster. Since Propylene Glycol is tasteless and odorless there is little or no flavor distortion. In fact PG-based e-juices produce highest flavor intensity and throat hit of the two substances. Also vapor feels warmer since it takes less time and power for Propylene Glycol to reach the level of vaporization. The negative aspects of PG-based are rare cases of allergic reaction, but we will go in more details about safety and health issues further down in the tutorial. Also, Propylene Glycol (PG) e-juices produce less denser vapor, which is considered by many a con.
Vegetable Glycerin (VG) is less popular when compared to Propylene Glycol (PG) base. It has much higher viscosity, which makes it a perfect base for vapers who love a thicker and higher density vapor cloud. It is easier on your throat which means it delivers less throat hit. Unlike PG base, Vegetable Glycerin contains preexisting flavor and sweetness. This means that in many cases the added flavoring will be diluted and final product (e-liquid) will be sweeter. When comparing Propylene Glycol (PG) vs. Vegetable Glycerin (VG) E-juices in terms of flavor intensity, Vegetable Glycerin (VG) tends to deliver duller flavors. Another negative aspect of VG base is gunk residue, because of high density and consistency of VG you will notice faster build up around your coil and inside walls of your e-juice delivery device. Furthermore, higher viscosity of Vegetable Glycerin (VG) typically requires more power and longer time to achieve optimal vaping temperature. When using in devices that employ polyfill and wick materials, allow for additional time after refilling for e-juice to be absorbed before starting to vape.
Most of the manufactures of e-juices today mix both PG and VG together to retain positive properties of both substances. Different manufacturers have different proportions but typically you would see 50/50, 60/40 or 70/30 ratios of Propylene Glycol (PG) to Vegetable Glycerin (VG). By combining the two substances you achieve a balance in terms of flavor intensity, throat hit, and vapor density. If you still unsure about Propylene Glycol (PG) vs. Vegetable Glycerin (VG) E-juice, different ratios of mixed PG and VG is the best way to understand which is more preferable and enjoyable for you.
Both Propylene Glycol (PG) and Vegetable Glycerin (VG) are considered safe and acceptable substance to be ingested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In fact both substances are part of many types of food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products. That said, there are rare cases of minor allergic reaction to Propylene Glycol (PG). Typical allergic reaction consists of skin irritation or rash, and/or minor throat inflammation. In most cases people who are allergic to Propylene Glycol (PG) already know that since it is used in many foods and day-to-day products.
However, if you are experiencing any of the symptoms when vaping PG-based e-juice, stop immediately, allow for sufficient time for your body to recover, and switch to VG-based e-juice.