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What’s in Your E-Cig? Lets Discuss Liquid

EverSmoke-Pro-Kit1There has been a lot of discussion occurring as of late about e-liquids. Some reports claim it is dangerous, hazardous, and is not safe for exposure, however most e-smokers will disagree with that based on experience. Here is a look at e-liquid facts, and some info on safe use of it, just so you know truth from fiction.

PG or Vg e-liquid? The main ingredients in e-liquid are generally vegetable glycerin (VG), propylene glycol (PG), water, flavoring and liquid nicotine. There can be additional ingredients, however the quantities are usually minute.

Our cartridges are available in varying amounts of e-liquid, ranging from 0mg to 24mg (Bold). Other amounts available include 18mg (Full Flavored), 12mg (Light) and 6mg (Ultra Light). The nicotine is diluted in the solution of water, PG, and/or VG, and in actuality, very little nicotine is contained within each cartridge; it takes so little to be adequate.

Our cartridges contain a combination of VG and PG, in a 30/70 mix, which we concluded was the ideal balance of these liquids to create a satisfying experience for the user, giving large, thick vapor hits. VG is a thick liquid derived from plant sources, and it has the ability to produce thick, heavy, smooth-hitting vapor with a sweet taste. PG is a rather thin liquid, and it contributes to a very powerful throat hit, which is why many people find it the right consistency for vaping.

While PG is considered a generally safe ingredient, it should be noted that some individuals have sensitivities to it, which can result in allergic reactions. It is an ingredient found quite commonly in skincare products and food products as a preservative. If you have an intolerance to propylene glycol, it is best to avoid e-liquids containing it.

Because our cartridges come pre-filled with e-liquid, you really have no way of physically coming into contact with the liquid, contrary to using actual e-liquids for filling your e-cigarettes yourself. However, if for some reason you do, it is best not to handle it with your bare hands or any exposed skin. It is meant only for inhalation, and not meant to touch skin.

Knowing the basics of e-liquids are one of the keys to understanding and feeling comfortable with electronic smoking, whether or not you are filling tanks or using pre-filled cartridges. Understanding what your liquid contains is essential, and can help you make the best decisions when choosing a brand. Hope this info shed some light on a much confused topic, and as always, if you want to know more about our particular e-liquids, fee free to contact us with any questions regarding them!

Why Do I Have a Sore Throat? Is it My E-Cig?

sore-throatThe electronic cigarette experience and the throat hit is a very common discussion with vaping, however sometimes e-smokers run into the occasional issue. One of the most common being sore throats.

Sore throats and smoking are quite common. For many users, when switching over to electronic cigarettes, a sore throat is sometimes experienced, and at first thought, one may wonder if it is the e-cigarette causing it. However, this is one of the telltale signs of withdrawal from traditional cigarettes. It often seems like a reaction to the e-cigarette, in actuality it is more likely a reaction to no longer smoking cigarettes.

However, this isn’t to say that your electronic cigarette may never cause a sore throat! Sometimes the problem can lie within the  common differences between PG and VG e-liquid. When using electronic cigarette cartridges and liquids that are PG- (propylene glycol) based, the result can be an overly dry mouth and throat, leading to a sore feeling. If you are using this type of product, and have just stopped smoking traditional cigarettes, the effect of both of these combined can be quite uncomfortable!

If using electronic cigarette has caused you to experience a sore throat under these circumstances, there are a few things you can do to remedy it.

First of all, if you suspect the culprit is the PG in your liquid, do yourself a favor and switch to a VG (vegetable glycerin) based product. As a natural, plant-derived substance, it is much more gentle on the system, and adverse reactions are not at all common, which is not the case with PG.

Check you nicotine level, it may be too high. Some smokers automatically go for the highest nicotine level available, and sometimes it’s more than your body can handle. If you are using a very strong cartridge, such as 24mg or 18mg, go down a level and see how it feels.

Drinking a generous amount of water can help sooth your throat, as can consuming beverages that have moisturizing properties to them, such as tea made with honey and lemon.

Above all, if your sore throat is truly due to no longer smoking cigarettes, keep in mind that this reaction should pass. If you are new to vaping, remember that there is a learning curve involved with really getting the hang of these products. Learn as much as you can, and find out what works for you. In a short amount of time, you (as well as your system) will be used to electronic cigarettes!

E-Liquid: VG, PG and What you Need to Know!

imagesElectronic cigarettes are different across the board. All brands do things a little differently from one another, putting their personal stamp on the products. One area of major discussion among users is e-liquid. Specifically what is in their e-liquid, regardless of nicotine strength.

The majority of brands use one of two substances as a base for their e-juice, and there is enormous debate from e-smokers as to which comes out on top.

Vegetable Glycerin, (VG) and Propylene Glycol, (VG) are the main bases, and people are quite vocal about what they prefer.

Vegetable Glycerin is an all-natural product derived from plant oils. It has been used as a sweetener, as well as in other foods as an additive. One aspect users enjoy about its use in e-cigarettes is the fantastically large quantities of vapor it produces.

There has been much controversy surrounding the use of Propylene Glycol. It has been used in trace amounts in certain foods and cosmetic products, however it is known to be an irritant, as it is a solvent. Many people have allergies and sensitivities to it, so even though it creates a great throat hit, it’s something that is better avoided.

EverSmoke exclusively uses Vegetable Glycerin as a base for our USA-made nicotine liquid.

Our cartridges are available in 10 flavors, and our customers have always raved about our flavors. We know a huge contributing factor is having great liquid, and vegetable glycerin is our signature.

Here is a list of the positive effects of VG in e-liquid, and why it’s the better choice for vaping.

-Creates thick, voluminous vapor.

-Has a very smooth hit.

-It is vegetable-based, making it nontoxic, not chemical-derived.

-Less likely to cause negative effects in users.

-Carries flavors excellently.

-Safe for consumption, as it is commonly found in cosmetics and is used as a sweetener.

While the choice remains yours – in regards to going with VG or PG –based nicotine juice, for our products we’re sticking with VG!

 

 

Electronic Cigarette Terms and Slang and What They Mean!

Any trend that’s been around for a while is going to have its set of slang and terminology. E-cigs have been around long enough now that they’ve got a great following that builds all the time, and enough communication between users that there is a specific, almost hipster-like code for the art of using electronic cigarettes. Here is a fun little guide to help you figure out what e-smokers are talking about, should you not be aware of what certain things mean!

Analog Cigarette: A term for a traditional cig; it’s analog because it contains no digital parts.

Alternative Cigarette: An e-cigarette.

Atomizer: The device usually set into the cartridge that is responsible for vaporizing the liquid nicotine.

E-Cigs: Short for electronic cigarettes.

E-Cigarette: Term for electronic cigarette.

E-Smoke: To actually use an electronic cigarette, or another term for e-cigarette.

Cartridge: The unit on a 2-piece e-cig that contains the nicotine solution as well as the atomizer. They are disposable and flavored.

Cart: Short for cartridge.

Cartomizer: Another term for cartridge; precisely the right word to use when talking about your cartridge that contains an atomizer.

Digital Cigarette: Another term for e-cigarette; they definitely aren’t analogs!

Draw: the act of puffing and inhaling on an e-cig.

E-Liquid: The nicotine solution in your cartridge. Some types of e-cigs are made to be refilled with it.

E-Juice: Another term for nicotine solution.

Flavor Cartridge: The e-cig cartridge. It contains the nicotine and is most often flavored.

Hit: the vapor that comes out as a result of the smoker puffing on the e-cig.

Leaking: A negative occurrence that happens when the cartridge leaks nicotine liquid.

Lithium Ion Batteries: The preferred, highest performing batteries for electronic cigarettes.

Nicotine Level: The designated amount of nicotine in a cartridge.

PCC: Personal Charging Case; an amazing accessory that charges your batteries without an outlet, wherever you are. It also holds your batteries and cartridges.

PG: Also known as Propylene Glycol. An undesirable substance with a questionable history, that is known to cause negative reactions in some e-smokers. (Opt for VG instead)

Puff: The inhale, or drag on the e-cig.

Throat Hit: The feeling of the vapor when the e-cigarette is smoked. It is best felt in the throat, and most users like it to feel like an actual cigarette.

Vape: The act of smoking an e-cigarette.

Vapor: The smoke-like water vapor that comes out of e-cigarettes during use.

Vaping: The term used when smoking an e-cig.

VG: Vegetable glycerin: An all-natural, nontoxic substance derived from plant oils used as a base for nicotine solution.