PG in e-cigarettes

PG, why does PrimeVapor.com not use it?

PG in e-cigarettes

Choosing an e-juice is one of the most important elements impacting your vaping experience. It can be an overwhelming task, since there are numerous e-juice brands available on the market in all the flavors you could possibly imagine.

When determining what the best choice is you may find yourself asking, “what’s the difference?” Since your body is your temple, why not treat yourself to a leading name in the vaping industry?

What are the ingredients that make up vape juice

Vape juice is commonly comprised of four simple ingredients — water, food flavoring, PG/VG and comes with or without nicotine. The terms PG and VG can be confusing for a vaping newcomer. Let’s break it down so it’s easier to understand.

Vegetable glycerin, commonly referred to as VG, is a natural liquid that is made from vegetable oil. VG is frequently found within food production and cosmetic products.

While propylene glycol, commonly referred to as PG, is a clear, odorless compound that is used as a preservative in foods and tobacco products. It is used as an additive in things like toothpaste and cake frosting.

Although it seems that PG in e-cigarettes is rather harmless, there is a reason why PrimeVapor.com leaves this ingredient out of their juice.

PrimeVapor.com vape juice process

PrimeVapor.com only uses the best, all-natural substances when concocting vape juices for their customers. By using VG exclusively, the company has managed to exceed the flavor of PG in e-cigarettes altogether.

“When we were formulating our flavors, we took a long look at what kind of vapor base we should use. At the time, most e-cig flavor producers were using PG,” explained President of Prime Vapor, Bill Fischer.

“It was cheap, did not impart any taste to the flavor formula and produced a large amount of vapor smoke. However, it was a completely synthetic cracked hydrocarbon.”

A hydrocarbon is a compound that is found in petroleum and natural gas.

Although VG is known to have a bit of a bitter aftertaste, Fischer worked alongside chemists to craft a combination of 50 different unique and robust flavored juices that left out the synthetic gas.

“Vegetable glycerin is an all-natural substance made from palm oil,” he added.

We knew that using an all-natural vapor base was preferable to a kissing cousin of radiator fluid.”

Branded as an artisanal e-cig producer by his customers, Fischer has continued to craft smaller, personalized e-juice batches with the consumer in mind.

Will you be giving our signature e-juices a try? Tell us in the comment section below.

vaping to smoking

Smokers struggle more than you think when switching to vaping

vaping to smoking

I’m sure you’ve had a concerned loved one tell you before that, “smokers struggle more than you think when they try to switch to vaping.” Although each person attempting to quit cigarettes encounters different conflicts, most people actually find their transition from smoking to vaping rather easy.

Needless to say, most people turn to vaping as a way to enjoy a variety of flavors, to put money back into their pockets and to improve their health.

How does vaping differ from smoking?

People everywhere are using e-cigarettes as alternatives to combustible cigarettes, but you may find yourself asking how they are different?

Well, for starters e-cigs come in a variety of delightful flavors, while traditional cigarettes commonly stick to tobacco or menthol. However, it is important to know that e-cig juices also come in these classic flavors for ex-smokers that miss the taste.

Smoking is only getting more and more expensive every year. If you are a heavy smoker, then making your way through at least a pack (the average price is about $10 USD for a pack after taxes) a day is probably normal for you. Yes, when you switch from vaping to smoking the initial cost is a bit more expensive (about $50 for a starter kit that features two batteries, a charger and an e-juice), but one e-cig flavor cartridge is refillable and is equivalent for up to 800 puffs. You do the math. E-cigs will save you money in the long-run.

Many people also switch to vaping because of all the known health risks that come with smoking a combustible cigarette. Containing roughly 4,000 chemicals and toxins you’ve probably never heard of before, cigarettes are linked to various cancers, drastically damage your heart and blood vessels, decrease your ability to exercise and increase your risk of heart attacks and strokes.

On the other hand, Vaping is considered by research to be a much safer alternative to a combustible cigarette. An e-cig does not contain any tobacco and it allows its user to choose the amount of nicotine that they would like to vape. E-cigs also produced vapor, a gas-like substance that is created from heating a liquid at a long temperature rather than smoke. There is no combustion, therefore no smoke is created when you vape.

It’s important to remember that everyone’s quitting journey is quite different and once you overcome your own personal hurtles, the finish line will be in your sights.

Thinking about making the switch? Now you know how easy it is for smokers to switching to vaping.

vaping while working out

How can vaping, rather than smoking, positively affect your fitness goals?

vaping while working out

Getting motivated to work out can prove to be challenging for some people, especially if smoking cigarettes is holding them back from achieving their fitness goals. Smoking and fitness are two words that just don’t seem to fit together in the same sentence. Quitting smoking is an important step when you’re shifting your attention to a healthier way of living. Vaping while working out could be that next step for you!

Cigarettes hurt your inner athlete

Smoking combustible cigarettes will only disrupt your fitness routine. Nicotine has a negative effect on your blood, heart and lungs, all of which are important powerhouses needed for the body to function.

When nicotine is combined with carbon monoxide it makes your blood sticky and narrows the arteries that allow your blood to flow to your heart, muscles and other important body parts. If your body doesn’t receive oxygen fast enough, your heart is pumping significantly faster, making it much harder for you when you’re working out.  

Now that your heart is pumping faster, your heart rate is rapidly increasing. Physical activity naturally increases your heart rate, but when you add smoking into the equation, your heart rate has the chance of rising to dangerous levels.

Your ability to exercise is only as good as your lungs capacity will allow you. Cigarette smoke contains tar that over time coats your lungs making the air sacs less elastic. Inhaling smoke can also congest your airways with phlegm making your body work harder to breath. Cutting back on your daily cigarette intake can drastically increase

your body’s ability to use its oxygen more effectively.

Switching to vaping as a healthy alternative  

It can take a smoker multiple attempts to rid themselves completely of the habit, but despite the struggles most people feel it’s worth it.

Many cigarette smokers are not only addicted to the nicotine, but they are also accustomed to the head rush and the sensation of having something in their hands. Needless to say, choosing to use an electronic cigarette or vaporizer will allow the user to wean themselves off of the nicotine at their own pace. Since e-cigs do not contain tobacco, or any of the harsh side effects that make breathing more difficult, vaping while working out is a much healthier alternative to people hoping to hit the gym more often.

If your someone who is more addicted to routine and enjoys a smoke in the morning with your coffee, there are zero nicotine juices that are able to fulfill your craving without affecting your ability to get active.  

Although quitting smoking altogether is more ideal in the world of fitness, reducing your exposure to the harms of cigarette smoke by switching to a safer nicotine product like e-cigarettes is beneficial.

Have you used e-cigarettes to achieve your fitness goals? Be sure to tell us all about it in the comments section below.

 

vaping instead of smoking

Why are people ditching cigarettes for e-cigs?

vaping instead of smoking

Have you ever considered vaping instead of smoking? If you’ve been trying to quit and are finding it hard to resist the urge to take a puff, e-cigarettes might be a safer, healthier solution to get you started. With their rising popularity, this nicotine-based smoking alternative is encouraging people to put down their cigarettes.

What is an e-cigarette?

Vapor Juice Starter Kit

For all you beginners out there an electronic cigarette is a handheld, battery-operated device that emits a certain percentage of nicotine, or non-nicotine solutions for the user to inhale. The e-cig is composed of a battery, a clearomizer, a USB charger and AC adaptor and your vape juice of choice.  

The device does not contain or burn tobacco, which studies suggests are a much healthier alternative to the traditional cigarettes. When you suck on the mouthpiece of the gadget, a sensor lights up and activates a heating element (this is what the battery powers) that vaporizes a liquid solution to then be inhaled by the user. Since the nicotine level vary based on the percentage in each individual e-juice, users have complete control over how much is going into their body.   

The e-cig benefits are endless

  • They can help you control your nicotine intake: Prime Vapor e-juice’s come in 0%, 1.2%, 2.4% and 3.6%.
  • You have more freedom to vape where you choose: There are more restrictions on smoking publically currently than there are on vaping.
  • They are more discreet than the traditional cigarette
  • On the daily vaping is much cheaper than smoking: Cigarette taxes vary upon which state you live.
  • They are more eco-friendly: The batteries are recyclable as well as bottle of e-juice if they are cleaned out properly.  

Dropping cigarettes

Looking back, it is hard to believe there was a time when you could smoke cigarettes in restaurants, parks and other public places. Although research has shown time and time again the harm cigarettes can do to the human body, science has proved it by showing how they can cause lung cancer and increase your chances of having a stroke.

When convincing yourself if switching to e-cigs is the right choice to help you quit, it is important to remember that there are no studies that prove e-cigs cause cancer. That should be enough incentive to consider vaping instead of smoking.   

 

What do you think? Be sure to tell us why you think people are choosing e-cigarettes in the comment section below.

tobacco-free alternative

Do doctors recommend trying e-cigs as an alternative to smoking?

tobacco-free alternative

An increasing number of people are turning to e-cigarettes as a tobacco-free alternative. Whether they are trying to kick their smoking habits to the curb, or simply just cutting down on their nicotine intake, e-cigarettes have been increasing in popularity on the market.

Although vaping has amplified into a hip, societal trend, the real question is do doctors suggest that their patients try e-cigs as a nicotine substitute?

Some key points to consider

  • Studies suggest that using an e-cigarette is still substantially safer than smoking tobacco products, especially the non-nicotine products on the market.
  • Although the ingredients of e-cigarettes may vary, they typically present a much lower level of toxins than a combustible cigarette.
  • Currently e-cigarettes are consumer-regulated products making them easier to balance your nicotine intake.

Are e-cigarettes effective in helping people quit smoking?

  • E-cigs are a tobacco-free alternative and the most popular aid that people are using when they attempt to quit smoking (aside from nicotine patches and gum).
  • Although evidence in this area remains weak, some studies demonstrate a positive relationship between the use of e-cigarettes and the discontinuance of smoking.
  • The combination of behavioural supports and vaping is likely to increase the chance of successfully quitting tobacco use altogether.

What are doctors saying?

Electronic cigarettes are continuing to help smokers quit around the world and at this time there are no serious side effects that can attributed to their use, research suggests.

While the long-term side effects and health risks are still unknown, there is a growing consensus that e-cigarettes are still much safer than smoking.

Although regardless of any evidence, general practitioners (GP) should be offering more in-depth advice to patients that are looking to this smoking alternative.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), alongside doctors in England and Wales, believe that smokers should be told that smoking e-cigarettes AIDS in smoking cessation.

Needless to say vaping is an alternative worth trying with studies showing that, “one cigarette per day carries a risk of developing coronary heart disease” and therefore quitting combustible smoking altogether can significantly reduce risks of this disorder.

Tell us what you think? Do you know anyone that has used e-cigs to cut back their nicotine cravings? Drop a comment in the section below.