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E-Liquids - Facts and FAQs Updated

So what is e-liquid?

E-liquid, E Juice or vape juice is the liquid which is used in all electronic cigarettes or vapes and is made up of four main components which are Propylene Glycol (pg), Vegetable Glycerine (vg), Nicotine in some cases and flavourings. The PG and VG part are the carriers of the flavour and the nicotine, they both have different properties and in majority of vape juice they are combined and shows as a percentage for example 50%/50%,The liquid in the vape tank or pod is heated which causes the liquid to vapourize, this is what you inhale when you vape. Below we have answered some of the main questions relating to vape juice.

Do I need to use different coils for different flavours in my tank?

No. The original flavour will stay until it has all been vaporised. Once this happens the new flavour will come through, but you don't necessarily need to change the coil very time you change flavours. However some flavours are stronger than others and may stay in the tank for longer such as menthol and tobacco.

How do I fill my tank with e-liquid?

Some tanks are filled at the top and some are filled at the bottom. We would suggest having a look at the website and Video pages for the product review for detailed information regarding the product you have purchased or are looking to purchase, one thing to remember is not to pour the juice down the drip tip hole.

Can you recommend me a flavour to start with?

This is a matter of personal preference. Some starter vapers like to use Tobacco Flavours in the first few weeks before moving onto something Fruity or Dessert based.Our best selling flavours for starter vapers are Virginia Lite and Tropical Slush .

What's the difference between VG and PG E-Liquids, what does it mean?

It stands for Propylene Glycol (an artificial mixing agent) and VG stands for Vegetable Glycerin (a natural mixing agent.) These are mixed in different ratios to produce the base of every e-liquid, then flavouring and nicotine (if needed) are added. To put things basically, PG contributes to the throat hit you get and VG is used for dense vapour. 

What is a throat hit?

The throat hit is the sensation of the nicotine hitting the back of your throat, similar to the feeling of smoking cigarettes. The stronger the nicotine, the harsher the hit. Please ensure that you do not get nicotine that is too strong for you to use comfortably.

Are all e-liquids suitable for vegetarians?

There are a lot of liquids which are suitable for vegetarians and some ranges such as Enjoy Juice which are Kosher and Halal friendly. If you are unsure if the liquid is suitable for vegetarians please contact our vape shop customer service team or check the description on the e-liquid page on our website.

What is the flavour ghosting?

Flavour ghosting is when you can still taste the flavour from a previous e-liquid in the tank. This tends to happen with menthol flavours as these are hard to remove and you may need to completely clean out your tank and change the coil to remove the flavour.

What is the difference between normal juice and premium juice?

"Normal juice" tends to have a higher PG ratio such as 70%PG / 30%VG, whereas the more "premium juices" tend to be high in VG and are a lot thicker due to the gloopy consistency of VG, whilst PG is more watery. MTL devices work better with higher PG juices and sub-ohm atomisers would need to be used with a higher VG e-liquids.

What is PG intolerance and what are the possible side effects?

PG intolerance effects some people and can lead to side effects from vaping liquids containing high PG levels. The effects can be a dry, irritated throat, mouth ulcers and dehydration. It is advised to drink plenty of water and cease the use of the e-liquid. If you do find that you are PG intolerant, we recommend using a Max VG or 100% VG e-liquid going forward.

What is Vaper's tongue?

Vaper's tongue occurs when the user does not change the e-liquid they use regularly and therefore start to lose the taste. It is advised to change the liquid for a week, then upon returning back to the original flavour you will be able to taste it again.

    Is it bad to drink vape juice

    It is not advisable to drink vape juice and this is something we would not recommend, however it is safe if small amounts of vape juice go in your mouth, however if larger amounts of vape juice containing high nicotine level are drank then we would advise to seek medical attention. This is because if ingested, a considerable amount of E-Liquid could be harmful since you will be getting a substantially higher concentration of the ingredients then when you are vaping. There is also a risk of nicotine overdose in doing so if the vape juice you are attempting to drink, has any nicotine content, therefore we will always recommend you not to ever do this.

    Should I clean the tank when adding a new flavour?

    It depends on which flavour was initially present. If by instance you were to refill your electronic cigarette with a blueberry menthol flavour where before you have been using a pure menthol flavour, there would be no issues, as the menthols would combine and ultimately your new flavour won’t be affected. Although, if you were to use a watermelon flavour where you first had a cinnamon or a custard based flavour, then we would recommend changing the coil before doing so, as the incompatibility of the flavours would highly affect the flavour of watermelon, which will be overtaken by cinnamon, or custard flavours. Simply bear in mind this, try to use similar flavours if you don’t need to replace your coil yet, and make sure to clean your vape tanks when changing flavour profiles.

    What should I look for when buying a vape

    When browsing the market for e cigs it is important to know what you need to look for and how to select your vape. This is key for both people who are looking to quit smoking and also those who are already experienced, as making a wrong purchase, could have an unexpected impact on your vaping experience. The factors to pay attention to are:

    • New to Vaping?:If you are new to vaping and looking to stop smoking through the use of vaping devices, then ideally you should be looking into MTL e cigarettes with the least amount of maintenance required, such as pod mods. The amount of cigarettes you have been smoking prior quitting could determine the amount of nicotine you need when vaping, as a higher amount of cigarettes could require a higher amount of nicotine. If you require help deciding on the matter, you can always visit our guides or alternatively contact us, so one of our experts can help you decide which nicotine strength is best suited for you. If you happen to be an experienced vaper instead, and are looking for a device that helps you reduce the amount of nicotine intake, then perhaps it could be helpful to look into e cigarettes compatible with DTL vaping.
    • MTL or DTL:Now it's time to make a choice. MTL devices are the best suited for people who recently stopped smoking or looking to stop, due to their ease of use and great ability to resemble the use of traditional cigarettes. Vape Pens and Vape Pods are both great choices, with the latter requiring even less maintenance during use, as some just require a swap of pods in order to continue vaping when the older pod requires replacement. DTL devices instead replicate mostly the use of a shisha, intensifying flavourings and nicotine absorption. DTL is usually suggested to more experienced users, as they require a larger amount of maintenance, and due to their enhancing capabilities, are used with low nicotine like 3mg up to 6mg.
    • Desired Type of E-Liquid:If you need a higher E-Liquid concentration then we suggest you look into MTL devices. Pod Systems are great with Nicotine Salts E-Liquids, and if you happen to be an ex heavy smoker they are really helpful in order to keep nic cravings in check. Otherwise, if you are looking to get a Sub Ohm device for DTL vaping, a high VG E-Liquid will be the best option for you.
    • Desired amount of maintenance:As a new vaper the less maintenance you are required to do, the better it is, as you probably will be already struggling with the smoking cessation process. Pre-filled pod kits, despite being locked with the brand flavour and not refillable, are a great option for those who are just getting started, since the only maintenance required is  charging the device, and replacing the pod once the old one is finished. For Sub-Ohm users, if you are looking for simplicity, you can always opt for a pod mod instead of Box Mod Kit; you may sacrifice a bit in battery capacity and output power, but you will still be able to go for DTL vaping in a smaller and simpler device to use.
    • Desired Power and Size:Now, there are MTL e cigarettes that are capable of variable wattage, but due to the high resistance, should be used at a low wattage. If you are looking for ease of use, then a normal pod system should do, but you also have the option to go for a pod mod, which is capable of both MTL and DTL vaping, giving you the option to try them both with a good battery capacity.

    Whats a good tank that comes with pre-built coils

    Looking for vape tanks sometimes can be a daunting task, but we can make that simple for you. Innokin has a great range of vape tanks, suitable for all vapers, like the Innokin Go S Disposable,Innokin T18E.

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    If you require any further information on any of the e-liquids we offer or want to view our full range of Tobacco Flavours or simply want to learn more about What are Short Fill E-Liquids or simply have a few questions, why not check out our E-liquid Facts and FAQ page to learn more. We’re always available to assist you in finding the best e-liquid for your device so please do not hesitate to contact our customer services team or visit a vape shop near me to where our colleagues will be more than happy to assist you.

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