Vaping device can seem quite mysterious to those who never have tried one. What are they? How do they work? What is even more confusing is the term “e-juice or e-liquid.”

How can you smoke liquid?

E-liquid is the liquid that helps create the vapor that electronic cigarettes produce. The e-liquid is where the flavor comes from. Vaping device can feature many flavors, such as Banana Ice, Sour Apple, Mango, Pineapple Lemonade, Strawberry, Blueberry Ice, Blue Razz, Peach Ice and Watermelon.

The vapor e-liquid produces imitate a hit to the throat that is comparable to the feel of a cigarette or hookah.


One question you might be asking yourself is “what the heck is in this stuff?” Well, e-liquid can contain a few different base ingredients. Vegetable glycerin and propylene glycol is the most common base ingredients found in e-liquid.

Now, I know the terms vegetable glycerin and propylene glycol may sound like these strange substances, but there are non-toxic. You can find both in many run-of-the-mill, everyday products and medicines.

The vegetable glycerin and/or propylene glycol is then mixed with flavorings to create a smooth and appetizing vapor hit. A nicotine concentration is then added to the mixture to finish off the e-liquid.

Vape juice from comes in various nicotine levels, which allows for a new e-cig user to choose the right amount for themselves. The amounts are generally separated by milligrams.

Most e-juice is a mixture of vegetable glycol (VG) or propylene glycol (PG). Because it is derived from vegetables, VG is a thick liquid, giving the user more vapor for the throat and exhaling experience. For beginning users, VG percentages in e-juice are typically around 20-30 percent, avoiding a harsh feeling during the vaping experience.

PG is often used in a higher concentration, such as 70-80 percent. It does not have a thick viscosity so it does not offer a good vapor experience, but it allows flavors to flourish in its mixture. Whether it is bubblegum or chocolate, PG provides a burst of flavor during vaping.

Nicotine Delivery System

A specific nicotine amount is added to e-juice to complete the e-cig experience. As an internal atomizer heats the e-juice, the nicotine needs a carrier to enter your lungs. The PG and VG liquid actually holds the nicotine molecules as they vaporize into your body. Without e-juice, you could not effectively inhale the nicotine for the vaping experience you desire.

Vaping Texture

Many e-cig companies offer customizable e-juice. You decide on the PG and VG percentages, along with the nicotine amount. Every person has a different opinion about vaping. If you want a strong throat hit, for example, increase the VG percentage. For a more flavorful vaping experience, increase the PG percentage. Experiment with different mixtures to find the vapor ratio you enjoy the most.

Flavors Galore

Do you have a craving for coffee or even oranges? Almost every popular flavor is found in vape juice from If you are unsure about a selection, try a small bottle first to see if you enjoy it. Different nicotine levels are available as well, keeping your consumption high or low, depending on your needs.

E-juice or e-liquid are the same thing in the vaping world. With industry terms changing daily, it can be difficult to keep up with the current wording. However, all vaping device need this liquid to carry nicotine to the user. Experiment with your favorite flavors and stock up for a relaxing evening.