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Child Proof Caps That Aren’t So Child-Proof

While much of the concern about e-liquid poisonings is driven by over-exaggerating the implications of the figures from the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC), there is some truth hiding under the hysteria.

Nicotine, although not as poisonous as once thought, is still a very poisonous substance, and not something you want children or pets getting their hands (or paws) on. However, in many cases, the child-proofing on e-liquids is inadequate, and even when it isn’t inadequate, it’s essential to realize that nothing is really “child-proof” and extra caution is always required.

Here’s a quick guide to the child-proofing used on e-liquid bottles and some tips on keeping your family safe.

Child-Resistant vs. Child Proof

The most important thing to realize about “child-proof” packaging is that it should really be called “child resistant.” The definition of what constitutes child-resistant comes from the Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970, which basically states that child-resistant packaging “must be designed or constructed to be significantly difficult for children under five years of age to open within a reasonable time, and not difficult for normal adults to use properly.”

The wording here tells you everything you need to know: it’s “significantly difficult” but not impossible, and it’s “within a reasonable time” and not if left unsupervised for hours. Right away, it’s obvious that children can and do get into child-resistant packages. The specific definition says that 85 percent of tested children aged under 5 years old must not be able to open the package within five minutes. Again, this drives home the point that 15 percent of them (more than one in six) can open the package in less than five minutes.

Since these standards were developed with medicines in mind, one concern was that making packages too difficult to open (as early child-resistant packages were) would prevent seniors from being able to access their medications. So, in practice, child-resistant cap design is a trade-off between difficulty for children to open and ease of opening for the elderly. E-liquids may be primarily used by younger adults, but the same basic designs carry over.

Which E-Liquid Bottles are Child Resistant?

 

Standard Glass Dripper Bottles

Ordinary glass e-liquid bottles do not have child-resistant packaging. The standard for glass dripper bottles is a screw-on cap with a glass dripper attached to the bottom, which require nothing more than a counter-clockwise turn to open. It’s fairly obvious that this doesn’t stand much chance of stopping a child intent on getting inside the bottle – so long as he or she has learned to unscrew things. Not every child would jump right to trying to unscrew it, but research indicates it’s one of the most common strategies used by kids when confronted with a closed container. best e-liquid companies don’t include drippers with their bottles, but the caps are similarly designed, requiring only unscrewing to open.

The only thing these glass bottles may be expected to provide some protection for is pets, where the glass construction makes them harder to access by simply biting. However, if chewed, the soft rubber bulbs that allow you to suck e-liquid up into the dripper can be pulled off.

Plastic Dripper-Top Bottles

The most common type of e-liquid bottle is the squeezable plastic bottle with a dripper spout covering the mouth of the bottle. The caps for these are two-piece plastic caps (an outer and an inner section), which work in the same way as many medicine caps: they’re opened by pushing down and then turning counter-clockwise. This does provide some child-resistance, since screwing the cap without also pushing down accomplishes nothing, but it must be said that it isn’t exactly the best approach either, especially since the difficulty in opening them can vary from one e-liquid company to the next.

For pets, these bottles are less desirable, since the plastic construction can be chewed and pierced.

Black Note’s Glass Bottles

We take the best of both worlds to make our e-liquid bottles child and pet-resistant: the push-down and twist benefit of the plastic bottles and the sturdiness of the glass. Our bottle-caps look a little more like those on medicines; with an outer plastic shell on the cap that turns freely (without unscrewing) when it isn’t being firmly pushed down. So kids will struggle a little more to unscrew the cap, and the main source of vulnerability to pets is from specifically chewing on the cap or the rubber bulb of the dripper.

Child Resistant Cigarette Packs?

We take child-proofing seriously, and wholeheartedly support anything that can be done to improve when you buy e-liquid bottles and bring down the number of poisonings attributed to e-cigarettes and liquids. However, the AAPCC’s reports make it abundantly clear that cigarettes poison a lot more kids than e-cigarettes (PDF, page 203). In a sense, this isn’t particularly surprising. Demands for child-proof packaging for e-liquids are common, and in many cases legislation has been enacted to serve this purpose – but for cigarettes, child-proofing is entirely absent. Given that the amount of nicotine in a single cigarette is very similar to the amount in 1 ml of e-liquid and that cigarettes poison more kids than e-cigarettes, it’s shocking that no mention is made of the benefits of instituting child-proofing for them too.

How to Avoid E-Liquid Poisonings

So it’s clear that even when child-resistant packaging is present, children can get into e-liquids. We may have discussed the different approaches to making something child-resistant, but really, the most important thing is how we adults store our e-liquids. If you store a non-child-resistant e-liquid bottle responsibly, no children will be poisoned by it, and if you’re completely irresponsible with a substantially child-resistant bottle, there’s a good chance that (at least eventually) your kid will get into it and be poisoned.

The most basic advice is to keep your e-liquid out of reach of children and pets. All you need is a high cupboard or shelf, or a lockable box, and you can rest easy that your kids or pets won’t be able to get at your e-liquids. The child-resistant cap then serves the role it should: a last resort protection against tragedy. If your storage location is dependable, the fact that child-resistant caps aren’t perfect isn’t much of an issue. However, you should still make sure the caps are screwed on firmly and securely, just in case your first-line of defense fails and you come to rely on them.

For the ecig juice you’re using, keeping it locked away is obviously impractical, but you shouldn’t leave it unattended with children or pets in the room – unless you have a suitably inaccessible spot to put it. If you’re vigilant and keep it with you at all times, there is pretty much no risk of kids or pets getting access to it.

The tldr version is: e-liquid is poisonous and child-resistant caps aren’t 100 percent secure, so always be cautious. 

Michael Grey
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Michael Grey

With a passion to educate through my writings and a passion to help others, I found my place here at Black Note. Being that I am a former smoker who quit smoking because of vaping, I knew I could help others do the same. Working for Black Note is a true blessing. Not only do I help educate vapers on a daily basis through my writings, but I am also enjoying the benefits of working with an amazing team and sharing an authentic tobacco solution with the vaping community.
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What is E-Juice?

E-juice, also known as e-liquid or vaping liquid, is the liquid that’s placed in the vaping device and subsequently atomized into vapor. When you go to buy e-juice, you’ll notice it contains a mix of several ingredients. These typically include vegetable glycerin (VG), propylene glycol (PG), some type of flavoring, and nicotine.

VG and PG form the base of the e-liquid. VG is a component used in food and personal care products; its role in e-liquid is to create a thick, dense vapor. PG is another popular solvent used in a variety of everyday items. It carries the e-liquid flavor, provides the “throat hit,” and enhances the vaping liquid’s ability to soak into wicks or cartomizer materials.

Nicotine is an optional ingredient, often available in different levels. E-juice also contains some type of flavoring.

Black Note leads the pack of tobacco vaping liquid by using only natural flavoring – extract from real tobacco leaves to produce real tobacco taste. When you go to buy e-juice from other companies, you may find any number of chemicals used to create synthetic flavors that include fake strawberry, manufactured vanilla, and even man-made tobacco flavors.

If your aim when you buy e-liquid is to experience the subtle nuances, genuine flair and authentic taste of real tobacco, then you’ll be on the mark if you buy e-juice from the Black Note lineup.

Best E-Juice

When you’re going to buy e-liquid, it’s only natural you’ll want the best e-liquid. But what, exactly, does it “best e-juice” mean? We’ll tell you.

For starters, you’ll want an e-juice that doesn’t contain all kinds of strange chemicals and concoctions that you can’t even pronounce. True, even the best e-liquid will contain vegetable glycerin (VG) and proplene glycol (PG), which serve as the base of e-juice, but you don’t necessarily need a host of other chemical compounds.

The best e-juice will stick to natural ingredients, like real tobacco extract, rather than rely on synthetic flavorings, colorings and other additives. Diacetyl is one of those synthetic ingredients that has gotten a pretty bad rap, although its use is not all that uncommon for producing sweet e juice flavors.

Definitely read the ingredient list before you buy e-juice to ensure you recognize what’s on it. Better yet, see if the e-juice company offers a lab report to confirm what’s actually inside the e-liquid.

In addition to having as few chemical ingredients as possible, the best e-juice will have an amazing taste. For those who enjoy authenticity over imitation, the most amazing taste is the most natural taste, especially when it comes to tobacco. Since Black Note uses real extract from tobacco leaves, we not only avoid all those weird chemical flavorings, but we also produce the most authentic experience: tobacco vaping liquid that actually tastes like tobacco.

Best E-Liquid on the Market

Anyone looking for the best e-liquid on the market need look no further than Black Note. Black Note tobacco vaping liquid ranks as the best e-juice across the board in every category, starting with the taste.

Black Note’s main claim to fame is producing a tobacco vaping liquid that actually tastes like real tobacco. That because we use real tobacco extract, not chemicals, to create the best e-juice tobacco flavor. Using extract from real tobacco leaves retains tobacco’s nuances and flavor notes, giving you the most authentic and multi-faceted tobacco experience.

In addition to being the best e-juice for tobacco taste, Black Note also has the best e-liquid manufacturing process. We spent years researching and testing various production methods, and finally landed on one that we believe is absolutely perfect.

It starts with growing carefully selected tobacco seeds, followed by an equally precise of steps that include an extensive natural extraction process. Even our bottling and packaging is done with the utmost care, using recycled and recyclable packaging materials to ensure our products are as earth-friendly as they are vapor-friendly.

One more category where Black Note ranks as the best e-liquid is with the value. Every order comes with free domestic shipping, one-to-three day domestic shipping guarantee, and a 90-day, money-back satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not happy for any reason, or don’t agree we’re the best e-juice on the market, send it back on us and we’ll refund your money.

Vape Juice Ingredients

Vape juice ingredients can be pretty straightforward – or not. At the very least, most vape juice contains propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG), and some type of flavoring. Nicotine has largely become an optional ingredient that can be included at varying levels or left out altogether.

Vegetable glycerin (VG) and propylene glycol (PG) are usually the two main ingredients that make up the base of most vape juice.

VG is a plant-based substance with the ability to produce a dense, thick vapor. PG is an additive found in many food items and certain medicines. It carries the flavoring, provides the “throat hit” and enhances the vape juice’s ability to soak into the wicking materials.

Nicotine levels can vary, as can ingredients that make up the flavorings. The components that make up vape juice flavoring are where ingredients can get rather complicated.

Vape juice that relies on artificial flavorings can contain any number of extraneous chemicals and other additives, whatever it takes to recreate the flavor the ecig juice is going for.

Black Note uses only natural flavorings: extract from real tobacco leaves. That keeps our ingredient list incredibly simple, backed by a lab report to prove it. You won’t find any strange chemical concoctions used to produce our tobacco flavor, just real tobacco extract that delivers a real tobacco experience.

What is the Best Flavor for Ecig Juice?

From strawberry shortcake to banana rum, ecig juice comes in tons of flavors. While folks can debate and discuss all the fruity, sweet or food-like flavors all day long, the best flavor for e-cig liquid is straight-up tobacco.

Why? Vaping was originally created as an alternative for traditional cigarettes, mainly for those who enjoy the taste of tobacco. And when you can find an e-cig liquid that is able to recreate tobacco’s full-bodied yet delicate flavor notes and nuances, but without the harmful chemicals found in cigarettes, then you’ve found the best ecig juice.

Recreating tobacco’s complex flavor isn’t easy, especially when it’s attempted with artificial ingredients. That’s why Black Note sticks to the real thing, extracting the essence of real tobacco leaves to flavor our vaping liquid. Not only does this avoid the harmful chemicals in cigarettes, but it also eliminates the flavoring chemicals found in many ecig juices. The end result is real tobacco taste, an authentic tobacco experience and the best flavor for ecig juice you can find.

Notice also we said the best e-cig flavor was straight-up tobacco, not plain old tobacco. Black Note’s real tobacco vaping liquid happens to come in a variety of different blends, from the light and airy to the peppery and robust. Not all tobacco is created equal, and different blends capture the specialized subtleties that make each tobacco unique.

Best Sweet Tobacco E-Juice

When it comes to sweet tobacco e-juice, your options can be broken down into two categories.

The first category contains tobacco e-juice that overlays the tobacco flavor with artificial chocolate, caramel, vanilla, fruity or other dessert-like flavorings. We wouldn’t classify any such flavors as the best tobacco e liquid, simply because they typically use chemicals and other artificial ingredients to create the tobacco taste, the sweet taste, or both.

The second category of sweet tobacco e-juice is where you’ll find the best tobacco e-liquid, sweet or otherwise. This category contains vaping liquid created using only natural flavorings, which is exactly where Black Note fits in. Instead of concocting flavors using synthetic ingredients, Black Note uses an extensive extraction process that slowly and deliberately extracts the tobacco essence from real tobacco leaves.

The result is the best tobacco e-juice: tobacco vaping liquid that actually tastes like real tobacco. And if you’re going for the best sweet tobacco e liquid, we have a few tobacco blends that offer varying levels of sweetness.

Prelude is our sweetest tobacco e-liquid, containing golden Virginia tobacco. Made from fire-cured dark Virginia tobacco, Sonata is our Cavendish blend with a mildly sweet and nutty flavor. Solo is our menthol blend, giving you a semi-sweet minty taste created from natural menthol crystals extract from dried mint leaves.

For the best tobacco e-liquid that’s naturally sweet and remarkably delicious, Black Note is at your service.

WARNING: Black Note products are not smoking cessation products and have not been tested as such. Black Note products are intended for use by adults of legal smoking age (21 or older in California), and not by children or women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Black Note products contain nicotine, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. Ingestion of the non-vaporized concentrated ingredients can be poisonous. Keep out of reach of children and pets. For immediate advice, contact poison control center: (800) 222-1222