Vaping E-Liquid: Choosing the Right Juice
If you’re looking for the best vaping e-liquid, the plethora of options available to you can make your decision a difficult one. What should you look out for in an e-liquid company? How do you choose the best flavor? What is the best PG/VG ratio? How do you make sure you get enough nicotine? Here’s a guide to choosing the right e-liquid for vaping.
Vaping E-Liquid – the Basics
E-liquid is composed of four main ingredients: propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG), nicotine and flavorings. The multitude of options for vaping e-liquid primarily reflects the huge variety of flavors that can be created using different combinations of natural and artificial flavors, but there are also variations in PG and VG ratio and nicotine level that are worth considering too.
How Do I Choose the Best E-Liquid Company?
There are many companies offering e-juice for vaping, and there are a few things you can look out for to help you choose the right one. The most important is quality. Some companies use ingredients like diacetyl in their e-liquids, which is risky to inhale. This is why choosing a company that doesn’t use diacetyl is advised, especially if they prove it by offering an independent lab report. The same goes for chemical additives and artificial colorings: while these may be OK, it’s better to avoid taking unnecessary risks.
Looking at reviews of the vaping e-liquid is also advised, because this will give you an idea of whether the flavor of the juices matches their advertising, and whether they’re enjoyable overall. Finally, look at how the companies treat their customers: do they offer things like free shipping? How do they deal with unsatisfied customers?
Choosing the Right Flavors for Vaping E-Liquid
If you’ve found some reputable companies selling vaping e-liquid, the next step is to think about the sort of flavors you’re looking for. Most smokers are looking for tobacco e-liquids, but a lot of tobacco e-juice flavors don’t replicate the true taste very well at all. That’s why Black Note specializes in naturally extracted tobacco e-juice (NET e-juice), which takes its flavor from real, hand-selected tobacco leaf for an unbeatable realistic flavor.
For non-tobacco e-liquids, the competition is a lot fiercer, because artificial flavors often capture the intended flavor well. The best advice for these e-liquids is to look for companies that offer more than just one-note flavors. For example, a berries and cream e-liquid will probably (but not definitely) be more enjoyable than just a berry e-liquid.
Getting the Right Nicotine Level and PG/VG Ratio for Your E-Liquid
The last thing to consider when you’re shopping for vaping e-liquid are the nicotine level of the juice and the ratio of PG to VG in it. Choosing the right nicotine level is a topic in its own right, but for just switching smokers, 1.8 percent nicotine e-liquid is ordinarily suitable, although a 2.4 percent option may be better for heavier smokers. Most good companies also offer 1.2 and 0.6 percent nicotine e-liquids, as well as a nicotine-free option. Black Note also has 0.3 percent nicotine e-liquid for vapers wanting only minimal nicotine.
The right balance between PG and VG is hard to strike, but a 50/50 ratio is rapidly becoming the standard for vaping e-liquid. PG contributes to a smoke-like throat hit, and VG creates a denser cloud of vapor but feels smoother on the throat, so most vapers opt for a balance between them. If you want a harsher or mellower throat hit, you can choose high or low PG e-liquids, respectively, but most vapers prefer an even or near-even mix.
Conclusion – Explore the Possibilities
The best advice for choosing the right vaping e-liquid is to try out many of the different options. Smokers unable to find a realistic tobacco e-liquid to help them kick smoking would benefit from trying a NET e-liquid, and if you’re having trouble feeling satisfied from vaping, it might be worth choosing a higher-nicotine e-liquid. With this advice, as long as you choose a reputable company, you’ll learn more with every option you try, and will hit on the right e-juice for you soon enough.
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