What's in a name? More on Ingredients: Nicotine, PG and VG
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E-Cigarette or Personal Vaporizer?
One of the hardest challenges we face in this new and emerging industry is the name we have been 'stuck' with:
E-Cigarette. It is a misnomer and unfortunately, there is a great deal of misinformation disseminated by the media, politicians, and even tobacco companies in the early years. It's ... aka name is a Personal Vaporizor (which is not a cigarette), It is not a cigarette, contains no tobacco, and emits vapor only.Our products contain 4 standard ingredients, not 4000 toxic burning chemicals as cigarettes (or up to 8,000 in some brands).
- Our standard ingredients are
- flavoring (artificial and/or natural flavoring)
- propylene glycol
- [source: wikipedia.com] Propylene glycol is considered generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and it is used as an humectant(E1520), solvent, and preservative in food and for tobacco products, as well as being one of the major ingredients of the "e-liquid" used in electronic cigarettes along with vegetable glycerin. Vaporizers used for delivery of pharmaceuticals or personal care products often include propylene glycol among the ingredients they are filled with.
- vegetable glycerine, 99.7% pure. Our testing lab tests our VG at 99.9% pure
- Refined USP grade glycerin is used in many personal care, excipient, food, home care and industrial applications. In E-Liquids USP Glycerin offers sweetening and vapor functionalities. The more VG content in a blend, the more vapor is produced. Glycerin in E-Liquids is used to increase density, viscosity, thicken and sweeten formulations. (No one likes a runny vape!)
- and, if ordered, nicotine. Nicotine -- produces the good feelings that keep users coming back for more. NIcotine has a 'bad side'..it is highly addictive!
It is found in several species of plants, including tobacco and, perhaps surprisingly, in tomatoes, potatoes, and eggplant (though in extremely low quantities that are pharmacologically insignificant for humans). [Source: PBS]
About 5 percent (by weight) of the tobacco plant is nicotine (C10H14N2), a naturally occurring liquid alkaloid. An alkaloid is a compound made out of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and sometimes oxygen, and it can have potent effects on the human body. The morning cup of coffee you enjoy, for instance, contains another type of alkaloid: caffeine. Cigarettes typically contain about 10 milligrams of nicotine (sometimes up to 20 milligrams, depending on the brand); when you smoke a cigarette, about 1 to 2 milligrams get absorbed by your body [source: PBS More information on Nicotine: The Dope on Nicotine]
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