Vape juice, or e-liquid as its other commonly known, is the fluid used to put into e-cigarettes to create flavoured vapour and deliver a nicotine hit to the user.
In this blog, we will try to answer all of the commonly asked questions surrounding vape juice.
Explanation of Vape Juice
There are three primary vape juice ingredients, they are;
- Vegetable Glycerin
- Propylene Glycol
Some vape juices also contain Nicotine, which is an addictive ingredient. There are nicotine free solutions like Shortfill vape juices which you can add Nic shots to.
Vape juice is the liquid that you put into the tank of a vaping device and it’s what creates vapour when heated up by the coil within the vape tank. This is what you inhale and exhale when using your vape.
There are an absolute endless multitude of flavours of vape juice, and whatever flavour you opt for is what the vapour will taste like. They also come in various nicotine strengths depending on what the consumer wants.
Why choose Freebase nicotine as your vape juice of choice?
There are two types of nicotine used within vape juice. They are Freebase Nicotine, or Nicotine Salts. Freebase nicotine may be the better option for someone starting out on their vaping journey, as they have more variation of strengths and options.
A few of the benefits of using freebase nicotine vape juices are;
More variation in MG strength
More suitable for light use
Varying VG/PG ratios
Freebase nicotine vape juice has more benefits than the above mentioned including being a key tool in helping people out of nicotine addiction. Nicotine levels start as low as 3mg, all the way up to 18mg, so if you were a light smoker, smoking around 10 cigarettes a day, 6mg would be the best suited strength for you. With Nic Salts only being available in 10/20mg, these could be too strong if you are only a light smoker. The more varied nicotine content levels and options will aid the transition from smoking to vaping. this greatly. You can browse and buy our extensive flavour range of freebase liquids on our website www.vape69.com
What device is best suited for which vape juice?
As mentioned above, vape juices come in three different varieties. They are; Freebase 50/50, Nic Salts and High VG 70/30. We will break down which device is best suited for each of them below;
Freebase 5050 Vape Juice – A simplistic device like a pen style vape, or pod system would be best suited to use for Freebase vape juice. These devices can be used for Mouth to Lung Vaping and replicate the sensation of smoking quite well.
Nic Salts – Similar to Freebase, using a pen style or pod system vape device is what most vapers tend to go for. This is because these are low powered device and do not need to be ran at a high wattage to give a satisfying hit due to Nic Salts giving a stronger nicotine kick.
High VG Vape Juice – This juice is a high mix of VG to PG, making it a lot more thicker than normal 50/50 vape juices so they will need to be used with a sub ohm vape kit with high power output to be able to heat the liquid and create large clouds of vapour.
Is vaping healthier than smoking?
Negative press and media reporting has had a massive impact on the vaping industry. Due to this, the public misconception is 66% of the UK believed that Vaping is just as dangerous as smoking!
Taking on our own relative safety study, where we compared 10ml bottles of our own vape liquid to cigarettes, and the results showed that vaping e-liquid over smoking a cigarette is in fact 99.73% safer than smoking.
Vaping in general is healthier for you than smoking but opting for Freebase as your vape juice of choice can also save you money compared to the cost of smoking.
The average cost of 20 cigarettes within the UK is around £11 per packet. Whereas a 10ml bottle of vape liquid from ourselves is only 69p. In comparison, a 10ml bottle of Vape liquid is equivalent to approximately 100 cigarettes, which works out to approximately £55!
As reported on the NHS UK Website (www.nhs.uk) a major clinical trial took place in 2019, and studies showed that people who quit smoking using an e-cigarette were twice as likely to succeed quitting compared to people using other methods such as Nicotine patches, sticks or gum.
Are there any side effects from vaping freebase vape juice?
The side effects of absorbing nicotine is the same regardless of what vape juice you use.
The common side effects found from vaping e liquid are Dry Mouth, Dizziness, Headaches, Shortness of breath and Mild nausea
It’s also been reported that some users could also have an allergy to the type of acid used to blend with the nicotine, which could induce sneezing and puffy eyes as well as the above listed symptoms.
However, the side effects from smoking greatly outweigh the side effects from vaping. Studies have shown there to be at least 3 times the amount of side effects from smoking compared to vaping.
Why do I cough when I vape my liquid?
There are a number of factors that could lead to vape liquid making the user cough.
Vaping is quite a different sensation to smoking, therefore the inexperienced user may find the variation in throat hit quite different and unexpectedly causing them to cough. The selected number of Watts on your device will play an important part also, if you find it’s making you cough or the throat hit is too much, trying to lower the wattage on your device.
As with all vape liquid, the MG strength will depend on how harsh the liquid is on your throat. If 20mg is too harsh, try the lower 10mg strength. And also, the Propylene Glycol (PG) and Vegetable Glycerine (VG) mix can cause a dry mouth/throat, especially when vaped constantly.
What Nicotine strength does freebase vape juice come in?
Freebase vape juice comes in 0mg, 3mg, 6mg, 12mg and 18mg. 18mg is the highest strength available to buy in the UK to coincide with TPD Law.
TPD Law Explained
TPD law came into effect on the 29th February 2016, implemented by the government, stating that there would be a restriction on e liquid containing no more than 20mg nicotine content. There are other restrictions across vaping under this law, and the full legislation is available to read on the gov.uk website.
Can I get higher strength vape juice in the UK?
Higher strengths such as 50mg is manufactured and sold in other countries as restrictions are different around the world, but it is illegal to distribute these strengths within the UK. If you see any sellers offering this strength, they are breaking the law.
Is vape juice as addictive as smoking a cigarette?
Whichever vape juice you chose, one is not more addictive than the other, and even less so than tobacco products. However, due to vaping being a lot more convenient and sometimes more socially acceptable, there is the slight risk of nicotine dependency increasing.
As previously stated above, vaping is considerably healthier than smoking even when being a constant user.
Is vape juice expensive to buy?
Not if you shop with us at Vape69! We offer cheap UK made eliquid at only 69p a bottle for Freebase Nicotine and Nicotine Salts. Don’t be put off by our cheap price, as we only use the highest quality ingredients to make our vape juice.
What is a nicotine shot? Can I vape it?
Yes you can. We not only offer 10ml pre mixed bottles of flavoured Freebase vape juice, you can also buy 10ml Nic Salt shots, which can be simply added to any shortfill bottle if you prefer to vape High VG liquid on Sub-Ohm devices, available to purchase on Vape69 also, to make your desired nicotine strength. These are available in a High VG concentrate, as well as a 50/50 VG/PG mix.