One of the fundamental elements to enjoy an optimal experience with your electronic cigarette is the aromatic liquid to be inserted into the atomizer tank.
The choice of the right one , in the mare magnum of the offer proposed by the producers, is not a simple thing and, especially for those less experienced, it is necessary to understand what the liquid is made of and how it helps to abandon traditional cigarettes.
From liquid to steam
The liquid or e-liquid is the element, together with the resistance, that allows the electronic cigarette to produce steam. Its presence is, of course, essential for the e-cigarette to work and to give the smoker the impression of “enjoying” a classic cigarette with tobacco, obviously with less damage to health and a greater sense of pleasure. The more intense and strong the steam is, the better the final experience will be, but this depends on the quality of the device rather than on the liquid itself.
An electronic cigarette with the classic cylindrical shape (there are various models), is composed, in most cases, of two parts: a battery and a cleromizer . The cleromizer, the body of the cigarette, in turn, comprises sub-components: a mouthpiece , a filter , an atomizer with resistance and a tank that contains the aromatic liquid inside. The batteries , typically lithium, activated by a button (in manual electronic cigarettes), or by the action of the smoker inspiring (in automatic versions) release energy to the resistance, which heats vaporizesthe liquid present. The liquid can be soaked in a small piece of cotton that surrounds the resistance or can literally flood the resistance itself in direct contact.
Knowing the composition of the liquid well is essential to understand which taste is the right one for itself. The liquid to be used inside your electronic cigarette can be ” do it yourself “, since the selection of the single elements is done by the smoker, or ” ready to use “, sold in special bottles with different percentages of composition of the single elements and aromatic gradations.
The aromatic liquids are composed of:
propylene glycol (PG);
glycerol or vegetable glycerin (VG);
They are found on the market of two types:
Premixed : ready-to-use liquids, ready to be inserted in the cartridge,
do it yourself: composed of a neutral base, with or without nicotine, and the favorite aromas to be mixed.
Which liquid to choose?
Depending on your vape experience, tastes and needs, you can choose the ideal liquid. There are all tastes, literally speaking:
Desserts – for those who prefer sugary flavors reminiscent of sweets and soft drinks like coca cola;
Tabaccosi – suitable for those approaching the world of vape, these aromas recall the taste of the traditional cigarette;
Fruity – as the name suggests, the taste will be that of your favorite fruit;
Creamy – of which the aromas of ice cream or tiramisu are part;
Fresh – for those who love mint or licorice
Whether they are pre-mixed or do-it-yourself, all liquids can be mixed together to create a 100% custom mix . Be careful , however, with the tastes you combine ! The result, in terms of flavor, may not be as hoped.
The use of nicotine deserves a separate discussion , whose presence is expressed in milligrams per milliliter, or in percentage.
Electronic cigarette liquids
Nicotine yes, nicotine no
Nicotine is the element that holds the smoker close to the traditional cigarette and many do not want to give up when they decide to use electronic cigarettes. The great innovation of e-cigarettes however, lies in the fact that it is possible to proceed step by step with the use of nicotine in the aromatic liquid, trying to eliminate it completely with the passing of days and months and of vaping.
The detoxification nicotine, in fact, is not immediate and, precisely for this reason, on the market it is possible to find liquids containing different values of nicotine : 3 mg, 4 mg, 6 mg, 8 mg, 9 mg, 11 mg, 12 mg, 14 mg, 16 mg, 18 mg, 20 mg (only in white base).