Some of you may be wondering how an Eliquid is made and what it consists of.
Eliquids, also known as Ejuice or Vape Juice are actually pretty simple in their make up containing 5 main ingredients which are propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, water, nicotine (if desired) and flavourings.
The water, flavourings and nicotine ingredients are self explanatory with the latter obviously being the ingredient which traditional cigarette smokers become addicted to.
Propylene glycol is a common ingredient added to various types of foods and is used to carry the flavours in the Eliquid.
Vegetable Glycerin is again often used in foods and it is this ingredient which replicates the smoke produced by cigarettes and creates the visible vapour we see when someone vapes.
All of these 5 ingredients are mixed in various different ratios to create an Eliquid. A far cry from over 4,000 chemicals found in traditional cigarettes, including 43 known cancer causing (carcinogenic) compounds and 400 toxins. So its no wonder why so many people are switching from traditional cigarettes to vaping. It's worth noting that nicotine, while a highly addictive substance has not been established as dangerous to adults except in extremely high doses (doses far greater than anyone would ingest by vaping or from traditional cigarettes).
Check out this video made by the guys over UK Liquid Lab for an insight in to how Eliquids are made:
As you can see in the video, the days of people making and then selling Eliquids out of their garage have long gone, especially with the introduction of the TPD (Tobacco Products Directive).
Eliquids are now produced under strict regulations in suitable environments which are then tested before going to market. It is for this reason, all users of Eliquids should ensure they only purchase products from reputable sources where they can be confident they are receiving a genuine product.
After all, yes you may be able to save a couple of quid by buying your Eliquid from the local dodgy dealer, but would you really want to risk it not being the genuine product when its something you inhale?