What's in Your E-Juice?

If you have been thinking about making the switch to a vaporizer, or have just been wondering about whether or not a vaporizer and e-juice is something that you’d like to get into for the first time, hopefully we are able to shed a little bit of extra light on the subject for you as far as what e-juice really is and what it is you are smoking with these products.

What is in e-juice, anyway?

For starters, it’s important to define exactly what e-juice is and what it is not so that you know exactly what you’re getting into when you decide to start vaporizing with these products.

The fluid used to “power” vaporizers, e-juice is available in a variety of different flavors and a number of different nicotine strengths (including 100% nicotine free). Primarily made up of propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin (with about 10% food grade flavorings, nicotine, and food coloring added into the mix), e-juice is about as clean and about as clear a vaporizer fluid as you can enjoy – and is considerably safer to enjoy than cigarettes by a wide margin.

PG vs VG Ratios

Infographic explaining the different pg/vg ratios of e juice
Photo Credit: https://vapecraftinc.com/blog/e-juice-pgvg-ratios-do-they-really-matter/

As we highlighted above, 90% of the e-juice is going to be made up of 100% safe natural oils and act as the vaporizing fluid to begin with. Liquid nicotine is added (in small quantities and sometimes not at all), and then a bit of food grade flavoring and food coloring is added on top to give the e-juice the zip and zing that helps it to separate it apart from the rest of the pack.

Is e-juice safe?

Well, this is a matter of objectivity, as anytime you are talking about inhaling nicotine you’re talking about doing at least a little bit of damage to your body. But many agree that using a vaporizer – and e-juice products that allow you to completely control the amount of nicotine that you consume – is considerably safer than smoking cigarettes where you have no control over the nicotine level or the amount of dangerous additives and fillers that always make their way into these products.

At the end of the day, it will be entirely up to you to decide whether or not a vaporizer with e-juice is the right decision for you. Hopefully we have been able to shine a little bit of light on the subject for you and you feel better informed moving forward!

Vape Batteries and Chargers

18650 batteries are probably the most popular types of vape batteries. These vape batteries measure 18 millimeters by 65 millimeters and they are lithium ion designs. These days, there are plenty of lithium batteries available. However, only some of them are right for vaping. It's about safety!

The three main categories of vaping batteries are ICRs, IMRs and Hybrids. IMRs have chemistry which is safer than ICRs. In general, ICRs are sold with circuits which provide protection. IMR batteries which don't have protection circuits allow for greater rates of amperage discharge. This means that they are good choices for mechanical devices or low resistance builds.

vape battery 18650 mah

ICRs generally have storage capacity (measured in mAh) which are high. However, they are usually unable to deliver the high rate of amperage which is needed for mechanical devices, high power and low resistance. Hybrid styles have chemistry which is consider safer, when compared to IMRs and they maintain the higher storage capacity of IMRs.

To see which battery is right for you mod, we recommend checking battery recommendations for your specific make and model of e-cig. The manufacturer definitely know's what appropriate and best suited to your vaporizer. Also, a recommendation from the manufacturer will make it easier for you to shop for a new battery. It will take the guesswork out of things.

Which Chargers Are Good Choices?

We like vaporizer battery chargers from Nitecore. A host of styles are available and some are able to charge multiple batteries simultaneously. Other popular and trusted vape battery chargers come from LUC, Tomo and XTAR. Naturally, this brands just scratch the surface. However, all get great reviews from vaping experts and everyday vaping enthusiasts.

Nitecore D4 Charger for 18650 batteries for vape devices

The key to finding the right battery and charger is reading customer reviews before you buy. With the battery, it's also important to know what's best for your particular make and model of vaporizer.

It's possible to get great deals on these vaping essentials online and vape juice, so we think that shopping for what you need via the Web will be a good way to find low prices. However, you should choose your online supplier with care. Make sure that any website that you order from has a strong and positive reputation.

When you find the right battery and charger, you'll be able to enjoy vaping sessions which are truly fulfilling. If you choose a charger with more than one port, you may charge a couple of batteries, so that something is always charged up. This will minimize the risk of not having a charged battery when you're craving a hit from your vaporizer.   

Vaping Etiquette

You have quit smoking, congrats! There is much to celebrate for having the wherewithal to put your health first, but before you whip out your e-cig and vape in celebration, let's take a looking at vaping etiquettes.

You may think you can vape anywhere you please, but guess again. When e-cigs, and e-juice were first introduced, it was a free for all, and anyone could pretty much vape anywhere. That is no longer the case, and day by day rules are slowly enforced. Here are a few places that have some regulations.

Vaping on Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Whereas one used to be able to vape on planes, that is no longer the case. In planes, it is pretty much banned, and if it isn't then someone will likely mention that they are bothered by it. The same deal on trains and well, in addition to busses. In the privacy of your car, however, you may think you can vape, but that may not be the case. New laws are coming in where smoking is starting to become more regulated, and the ban of vaping in cars is soon to follow. The reasons for this ban is most likely because the smoke from vaping and cigarette decrease proper visibility needed to drive safely. It is recommended to not vape in cars if you can, but if you must, it may help to do so with a window open.

Vaping in Restaurants

Generally speaking, restaurants become more and more strict about allowing patrons to vape. Already it is not allowed in movie theaters, in places where people make be gathering to watch a play or performance. In open spaces, including stores and bars, it is generally recommended that you inquire with management, as each may have different rules. While you are outside, vaping is fine. However, it pays to be considerate. If you are waiting in line at a bus stop, or anywhere there might be a group of people, although it may not be banned, it would nice to be considerate to those around you, as they may not appreciate the vape. Remember, just because you can doesn't mean you should.

So, given all the places that are cracking down on vaping, is there anywhere you can vape freely? Of course! And that would be in the privacy of your own home. There, feel free to vape away and congratulate yourself on kicking the smoking habit!