Types of E-liquids

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If you are a regular smoker and are trying to enter into the e-cigarette space, which provides you with a healthier lifestyle, then you are probably wondering about what goes into your body instead of the toxic smoke.  The e-liquids consists of four ingredients: A VG (Vegetable Glycerin) or PG (Propylene Glycol) base, water, nicotine and flavorings. Each has its own flavors and provides a different sense of taste. Vaping has become all the new rage even the NY Times did an article on the growing trend.

First and foremost, thanks to, and Vape-Resource for helping with a lot of this information.

The Different Bases

The bases PG or VG holds up the nicotine, water and the flavoring ingredients so that the e-cigarette can provide you with the smoke like vapor, which you have always enjoyed. The PG and the VG are both non-toxic organic compounds found in various food additives in most commonly sold commercial products.


The propylene Glycol is the most popularly used base in e-cigarettes, because of its thin constituency. It is runnier than the VG base.  Propylene Glycol is a tasteless, odorless liquid which doesn’t alter the flavoring of the liquid that is added to it. It also produces a similar hit to the throat like how a tobacco cigarette does. However, several individuals may not be comfortable with the PG base as it may cause irritation of the throat. For those individuals and for the non-likers of the hit-throat feeling, Vegetable Glycerin can be can be a great choice.


VG is thicker when compared to PG and significantly provides more vapers with a less hit-throat feeling. It is also slightly sweet in taste, which along with the flavoring reagents makes the vapor a sweeter one.  VG, because of its high consistency does not provide allergic reactions. Need more information? Check out this article on e-juice.

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Which one should you go for?

So, which one is the most used by the vapers? The answer is pretty much divided as there are equal users of both the bases. While some adore the hit-throat feel, some feel that sweet taste gets them more linked with the e-cigarettes. Some even mix up 50-50% of VG and PG bases to get the sweet taste coupling with the hit-throat feel. So, choose your preferences from both the bases and you can end up with a choice that can satisfy your need.

So now that you have decide which version of liquid nicotine/e-juice you want to use you need to get a vaporizer. If you are into heavy-duty box modes check out the innokin vtr review.


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Cost of E-Liquids

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When it comes to cigarettes, health deterioration isn’t the only thing, in fact, price is also a constraint when you choose to buy one. Cigarettes started with a pack being around $1 in the early days, but now the same is sold at up to $10. So, why put the burden on your wallet when you can buy better for less?

Which one is cheaper?

Refilling your cartridge with e-liquids are the best way to choose, if you want to save money. They provide you with the similar effect, which a conventional cigarette would and have the added advantages. E cigs are healthy and provides you with different flavors and different nicotine strengths.

When you spend $300 a month for a pack of cigarettes, half the cost is spent for the e-cigs. Data collected from various sources show that a pack of cigarettes is equal to 2 ml of e-liquid.  Take that into account, and calculate it for 30 packs. That comes around 60 ml of e-cigs.

Cost Comparison

A pack of cigarette may cost you from $6-$10 which comes around to $165 a month if you smoke one pack of cigarettes a day. Whereas a 10ml may cost you $7 which comes down to $1.40 per vapor. For a month, e-liquid will cost you around $15 to $50 depending upon what flavors you choose. So, would you get a $10 pack which has over 400+ harmful chemicals or an e-cigs which  can cost you less and at the same time provide you with exciting flavors of your wish. By taking up e-cigs, you can save up to 25%-50% along with the health benefits. The cost varies with the amount of deep puff you take in while vaping.

The cost also depends upon the flavor of the e-liquid you choose and the nicotine strength level which is present inside the liquid.