E-LIQUID: THE BEGINNER’S GUIDE
First of all, you have to understand that quitting smoking is hard to do. Smoking is an “addiction” in the sense that nicotine is addictive. Many smokers try and fail several times before succeeding and there are several reasons for this. The first is the need to replace that movement of the hand towards the mouth which is rooted in the daily behaviour of the smoker.
The urge to do something with your hands is just as bad as intense nicotine cravings that test a smoker’s willpower, although there is now evidence that many people have successfully transitioned from smoking to vaping.
When switching from cigarettes to vaping, you can choose an e-liquid with zero nicotine content or you can take it slower and progress over several months by switching to a low-nicotine e-liquid.
That said, quitting the habit isn’t the only reason vaping is becoming popular. Besides being much cheaper and less harmful than smoking tobacco, people are also turning to vaping for the many flavour experiences it can provide, especially knowing the huge selection of flavours on offer among e -liquids.
What is e-liquid?
Flavouring also known as e-liquid composition is a substance that is placed in the tank of an electronic cigarette to create vapour. This is what you inhale and exhale as part of the vaping process.
When the liquid is heated, depending on its composition, its nature changes. We know, for example, that when water is heated to a high temperature, it evaporates, changing from liquid to vapour. E-liquid acts similarly.
Depending on the vape kit you have and your temperature preference, the e-liquid is heated to between 90°C and 200°C, which changes it from liquid to vapour.
The e-liquid is usually a mixture of nicotine, propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin or a mixture of the two in addition to the food flavouring which helps achieve the taste you want to inhale.
What are the most popular flavours?
If you’re new to vaping, knowing which flavours are the most popular is a great way to start, although always keep in mind that everyone’s palate is different.
One of the all-time classics is menthol e-liquid. This fresh flavour is often a must for beginners.
Fruity aromas are also in high demand. For example, the blueberry flavour is ideal if you enjoy sweet flavours but want a hint of sourness, then the cherry flavour e-liquid will be perfect for you.
Relatively inexpensive, you can experiment with as many aromas as you want until you can identify your favourite flavours.