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Vaping 101
What is Vaping?
Vaping is a healthier, less toxic alternative to smoking cigarettes. Vapers use a e-liquid which replaces tobacco and is often mixed with food-grade flavoring for a unique experience. The liquid is vaporized through an atomizer to create a smoking-like experience. As your inhaling and exhaling vapor, much like you would from the smoke from tobacco, the experience is called vaping.
What Are E-Cigarettes?
E-Cigarette or Electronic Cigarettes are battery-powered vaporizer used by vapers to simulate the experience of smoking. In general, an e-cigarette will be made up an atomizer - which is the heating element that vaporizes the e-liquid to create the smoking experience. They come in different sizes and are able to vaporize liquids of different and vast flavors.
Do E-Cigarettes Have Nicotine?
Even though e-cigarettes and vaping is a much safer alternative to smoking most e-liquids to contain nicotine. E-liquids (or E-Juice) comes in many sizes ranging from high (24mg, 18mg) to low (6mg, 3mg and 0mg) but even zero nicotine juices contains tiny but negligible amounts of nicotine.
The recommended dosages of nicotine may vary depending on how much a person smokes and the cartridge/mod they are using for example a 2 pack a day smoker may require a 24 or 18mg on a vape pen or "cigalike" to get the same nicotine content they were getting from smoking while a light smoker would require a 6 or 3mg on that same vape pen to get their nicotine fix. Also to be noted is high wattage box mods or mechanical mods require an average much lesser dosage of nicotine for most people as they tend to produce much more vapor than vaping pens. It is recommended for those mods to go no more than 6mg as going higher on those mods due to the excess vapor can make a vaper gag or sick since even a 3mg on a high wattage mod can become like a 18mg.
Nicotine in general is a very addictive substance but is proven to be non-cancerous as it is the 4000 other chemicals including 43 known confirmed carcinogens that are in cigarettes that are the cause of many negative health effects.
What Is In E-Liquid?
E-Liquid or E-Juice is made up of 5 key ingredients,
  • Propylene glycol (or PG in the vaping community)
  • Vegetable glycerin (or VG in the vaping community)
  • Nicotine
  • Food-grade flavorings
  • Distilled Water (for dilution)

Also to be noted is with E-Liquid is the PG/VG ratio of certain juices. When it comes to E-Liquid PG tends to govern the flavor while VG governs the vapor or "clouds" of the juice. Certain juices will say "Max VG" which are juices primarily aimed at "trick vapers" who like to perform vaping tricks like rings or "jellyfishes" at the expense of less flavor while higher PG ratio juices tend to emphasize flavor while at the expense of vapor or "clouds". Most typical juices have a 50/50 ratio of PG and VG.

Is Vaping Safe?

That is debatable. Even though it has been proven from science and from personal stories by vapers who quit a lifetime habit of smoking that Vaping is indeed a healthier alternative to smoking tobacco, everyone to this day does not have the long term studies and data that smoking comes with that could be applied to vaping as the practice of vaping is still new. It is to be noted that there is far less chemicals in vaping than there is in smoking and the short term studies and data has been positive!

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