Vaping without e-liquid is like driving a car without gas. It can’t be done! E-cigarettes and e-liquids go together like peanut butter and jelly, like Romeo and Juliet, like cheese and wine.
In case you were wondering, the ‘e’ stands for ‘electronic.’ Using electronic cigarettes is known as vaping. Vaping emerged in the early 2000’s and quickly gained popularity as an alternative to smoking cigarettes.
The counterpart to vape pens is e-liquid. Other names for it include vape juice, and e-juice. They all refer to the substance placed inside a vape cartridge that will be converted into vapor when inhaled.
As opposed to the nearly 600 ingredients in cigarettes, there are only 5 ingredients in e-liquid. Those ingredients are water, vegetable glycerin, propylene glycol, flavoring, and nicotine. You can control the amount of nicotine you vape, varying from no nicotine to 50mg or more. E-liquids can even be infused with CBD or THC.
There are over 15,500 different flavors to get for e-liquid, many with wild names like Blue Voodoo, Unicorn Vomit, Black Mamba, and Mother’s Milk. There are also normal flavors like chocolate, coffee, berry, and mint.
All ingredients used in e-liquid are food grade, and the nicotine is pharmaceutical grade, extracted from tobacco plants. Blending of the ingredients to make e-liquid is typically done in a lab by experienced chemists.
E-liquid comes in four general sizes: 10mL, 30mL, 60mL, and 120mL. Prices start at $5, but can go anywhere up to $40, depending on the brand and amount.
In conclusion, e liquids has great versatility, with myriad options for size, nicotine strength, flavor, and price.