What Is PG and VG – What’s In My Vape Liquid
So, you’ve got your first vape kit in the mail and you go to set it up, have a puff and low and behold, it tastes like burnt cotton.
You do a bit of googling and discover that you are missing a crucial piece of the puzzle: Vape Liquid.
So what is Vape Liquid? What is it made of? How does it work? Is it safe? And where do I get it?
Read on to get the low down on all things to do with Vape Liquid so you can make the right choices and enjoy your vaping experience.
What is Vape Liquid?
To answer this, we first need to look at vaping as a whole. Firstly we need to understand a vape device to get perspective of how vape liquid works.
A vape device is generally made up of three components. A rechargeable battery, a reservoir for liquid and a crucial piece that goes by many names: atomizer/coil/burner/filter.
The correct terminology is atomizer but it’s safe to say, most people call it a coil.
The definition of an atomizer is “a device for emitting water, perfume or other liquids as a fine spray”
In a vape device, it is the piece responsible for vaporizing the vape liquid into vapour.
The atomizer is made up of an outer housing, cotton wadding and a coil that touches the cotton.
The idea is, the vape liquid soaks into the cotton, the battery heats up the coil and turns it into a vapour.
Without the vape liquid, you are simply going to burn cotton. That’s the burnt taste we spoke about earlier.
So vape liquid is crucial part to vaping. It’s what gets vaporized and inhaled.
Vape liquid is made up of at least 2 main components. Propylene Glycol and Vegetable Glycerin. Different vape liquids will have different ratios and quality of these components, and most, but not all, will have natural and/or artificial flavours added. Some will have nicotine added to them as well as this is the main chemical in smoking that causes addiction, hence why vaping works as a nicotine replacement therapy in the same way that patches, gum and spray work.
For this article, we will be looking only at the main two components: PG & VG.
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