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Vapor E-Cigarettes: What’s in the Vapor?

The first thing those new to electronic cigarettes usually want to know is what’s in the vapor. It’s a fair question, and the answer’s actually a lot simpler than you may think.

The liquid in vapor e-cigarettes is made up of water, nicotine, propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin and flavoring agents. The two things that probably concern you there are the propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin. Before you get worried, though, familiarize yourself with what the substances are and what they do as part of electronic cigarette vapor.

Propylene glycol makes vaping feel like smoking

Propylene glycol, often abbreviated as PG, is the substance that gives smokeless vapor its kick. In vapor mixing, PG content determines the throat hit.

What’s the throat hit? It’s the sensation you get in the back of your throat when you inhale. If an electronic cigarette couldn’t adequately provide a throat hit, it wouldn’t be a very viable smoking alternative.

Chances are you’ve inhaled PG before, especially if you’ve ever been to a concert, club or professional haunted house. It mixes with water to create the smoke-like vapor emitted from fog machines. PG is also found in asthma inhalers, and as a flavor carrier in foods and beverages.

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Where there’s smoke, there’s vegetable glycerin

Vegetable glycerin, or VG as it’s called in vapor e-cigarette circles, is a plant-based carbohydrate. It’s commonly found in a wide range of foods and medications, including herbal vitamin supplements and “chewy” granola bars. VG helps these items retain their water, which is what enables that granola bar to remain chewy on the store shelf.

In e-cigarettes, VG is responsible for the thickness of the vapor. A higher VG concentration will allow a thicker vapor – one more akin to smoke.

About our smokeless vapor e-cigarettes

At Green Smoke® our pre-filled cartomizers utilize what we believe is the perfect combination of PG and VG to maximize both throat hit and vapor. We add to that with exceptional flavoring ingredients and your choice of nicotine strength.

The result is an electronic cigarette with superior flavor and vapor, designed to give you the ultimate smokeless experience. Ready to find out for yourself?

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