Benefits of PG in E-Liquids

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If you’re a smoker searching to make the switch to electronic cigarettes, you’re probably very eager to know about what you’ll be adding into your lungs instead of that already long familiar tobacco smoke.

Unfortunately, vaping terminology can be a bit confusing at first. That is why we need to see the difference between two most widely used e-liquid bases: propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerin (VG).

If we compare vegetable glycerin with propylene glycol, we can notice that it is thinner and has less flavor of its own. An e-liquid containing all or mostly PG may function better in e-cigarettes such as the eGo-Tank, which makes it possible for the liquid to travel through a very small opening to reach the heating coil. When used on its own, PG generates a vapor with a somewhat thin mouth feel. Generally, an e-liquid made up entirely of PG may have slightly better expressed flavors than an all-VG e-liquid.

It’s necessary to say the vaping community is evenly divided when it comes to e-liquid preference. Some do enjoy the smoking-like throat hit of vaping propylene glycol juices, while others stick to the thick vapor and the sweet taste of vegetable glycerin. It’s hard to determine which one of two is the best, because it finally depends on personal preference.

But as an alternative, you start with a PG e-liquid, especially if you’re looking for an experience close to smoking, and try out a VG juice just to see what you’re missing. To get the best of both aspects, many vapers prefer PG/VG combinations, in different amounts.  This way, they get a decent throat hit as well as light clouds of thick vapor.