E-liquid is the term often used in the electronic liquid industry to describe the nicotine solution in the replaceable cartridge or the rechargeable tank system.
Instead of burning tobacco like normal liquids do, e-liquid are built with an atomizer that turns the e-liquid into water vapor. This process is what makes e-liquids odorless, smokeless, and relatively safe to inhale compared to cigar smoke.
The e-liquid is a very important component as it holds the taste and nicotine.
High-quality e-liquids offer a realistic smoking experience, while cheap e-liquids usually taste artificial and leave an unpleasant aftertaste in the mouth.
E-liquids, also called smoke juice or e-juice, are sold in child-proof bottles with a special dropper tip for easy refilling. They come in all sorts of varieties, and they come with or without nicotine.
E-liquid manufacturers use three main ingredients – nicotine, flavor, and diluent.
The advantages of the e-liquid
Before ordering an electronic liquid for the first time, almost everyone asks themselves the following question:
Does the e-liquid have advantages and does vaping offer advantages over smoking?
In addition to the enormous cost savings, the advantages of electronic liquid are also in other areas:
- hardly any to no unpleasant smells
- no smelly clothes or fingers
- no smelling rooms or cars
- no fire hazards from liquid embers
- Nicotine content and taste can be selected individually
- With the same taste, liquids are also available without nicotine
- no carbon monoxide, no tar
According to Public Health England 95% less harmful than tobacco liquid and 99.5% lower risk of developing cancer.
No unpleasant smells
Electric liquid uses electrical energy from a rechargeable battery to vaporize a liquid that is inhaled by the user via a vaporizer (heating coil). In the case of an electronic liquid, evaporation takes place instead of combustion.
Therefore, one does not speak of smoking here but vaping. It is therefore a smokeless liquid, which has the advantage that no smelly smells can arise from the evaporation. Only the smell of the aroma used in the steamer liquid can be smelled for a brief moment.
In addition, there are no solids, as in liquid smoke, which can bite into clothing, the car or rooms for days and give off an unpleasant smell.
Significantly less harmful
According to an assessment by Public Health England (executive agency of the British Ministry of Health), electronic liquid is up to 95% less harmful than tobacco smoke. The researchers also confirm that the risk of developing cancer from e-liquid is 99.5% lower compared to tobacco consumption.
The biggest advantage of the liquids, of course, that no dangerous substances such as carbon monoxide or tar can be produced when vaping.
Another advantage is the running costs for e-liquid, which are relatively manageable. 10ml of the liquid costs approx. 4-5 euros and corresponds to approx. 40-60 tobacco liquid, provided the correct amount of nicotine is contained and an MTL coil is used (baking steamer).
For a pack of 20 liquid this would be around 1.50 – 2 euros. Added to this are the costs for the wearing parts of an e-liquid, such as the vaporizer, which must be replaced approx. Every 2-4 weeks (approx. 4-5 euros per month).
Nicotine and taste selectable
With an electronic liquid, you can choose from a wide variety of flavors with the e-liquid used, from strawberry flavor to tobacco flavor – there are hardly any limits to the variety.
In addition, every e-liquid is available in different nicotine strengths or nicotine-free. You decide for yourself whether and how much nicotine to consume with the e-liquid.