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What’s in Your Flavor Cartridge? Part Two

Date posted: September 12, 2013

vc bombshellSmoke free cigarettes produce a robust vapor, and if they contain nicotine, a strong throat hit as well. This vapor is not smoke; it’s produced by a liquid contained in the flavor cartridge called “e-liquid.” E-liquid is typically comprised of four main ingredients: water, propylene glycol (PG) or vegetable glycerin (VG), nicotine, and flavoring.

When you vape, the battery heats up the liquid contained in the flavor cartridge. The heated liquid is what produces the dense, smoke-like vapor. E-liquid is also referred to as e-juice, nicotine fluid, juice and smoke juice. Vapor Couture offers six flavors to choose from, including non-nicotine versions. The e-liquid is contained in all VC flavor cartridges. To get the best properties of each ingredient, most vapers prefer a mixture of PG and VG in order to enjoy a strong throat hit as well as a significant vapor. Conveniently, most of the VC flavor cartridges contain both PG and VG!

PG dropletWhat is Propylene Glycol?

PG is one of the base ingredients that forms e-liquid, and is what provides you with a strong throat hit. It is a non-toxic substance often found in food and beauty products.

PG has little to no taste and therefore won’t affect flavored e-juices. It’s a relatively thin liquid which can prolong the life of your cartridge. However, it’s best when combined with other ingredients like VG to give a better-rounded vaping experience. In the rare case that someone is allergic to propylene glycol, e-liquids containing VG are the perfect substitute.

VG naturalWhat Is Vegetable Glycerin?

VG is another commonly used substance in the e-liquid found in smoke free cigarettes. VG is a natural ingredient derived from plants and, like PG, is often contained in many household products like lotions, shampoos, toothpastes, pet foods, medications, bakery items, and more.

VG boasts a much thicker viscosity than PG. It can have a mildly sweet taste, so it is often blended with PG in e-juice to allow the full flavor of the e-juice to come through.

Because of its dense properties, VG is known for the thick vapor it produces; PG is a thinner substance and produces a more smooth kind of vapor. While many vapor cigarette fans would prefer to have an e-liquid made exclusively from VG, the fluid is so thick that it can shorten the life span of your cartridge if not diluted with its partner, propylene glycol. That’s why we use both ingredients in our VC flavor cartridges!

pg vs vgHow do Propylene Glycol and Vegetable Glycerin Compare with Each Other?

Both PG and VG are used regularly to produce the e-liquid contained in vapor cigarettes. These two ingredients are usually combined with various amounts of water and/or nicotine, as well as food grade flavoring to produce the perfect blend of e-liquid. With PG’s smooth throat hit and VG’s thick vapor, the two substances interact with each other to give you exactly what you’re looking for in a vapor cigarette.

To find the perfect flavor for your taste buds, visit vaporcouture.com and check out all of the choices!

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