E-Juice for Different Vape Systems
Choosing an e-liquid flavour or type may be partially dictated by your choice of vape.
Pod mod vapes use pods or cartridges that have been pre-filled with e-juice. Vape pods cover a wide range of flavours, giving plenty of options for people to choose from.
Cigalikes are similar in the sense that flavours are limited to the cartridges that are available. With cigalikes, these are usually tobacco e-liquid or menthol e-liquid flavours to replicate a cigarette.
Box mod vapes and vape pens have a tank that requires manual filling. This means you can select just about any e-liquid variety to add to your device. However, the tank and coil of these types of vapes can also become flooded or clogged up’ and your choice of juice may play a role in both issues.
Choosing a Vape Juice
Vape juice doesn’t use real tobacco, but a wide range of tobacco e-liquid options are available. One choice for those who are looking for a smoking alternative is different variations of tobacco flavours. Tobacco vape juice is not usually sweetened so there’s less chance of sugars congealing on your vape coil.
The UK banned characterising flavours in cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco in 2016, with a four year phase-out period ending in May 2020, but this ban does not extend to e-liquids. As such, users of menthol cigarettes who are looking for a smoking alternative may find products like menthol e-liquid or mint e-liquid to be suitable. Mint and menthol vape juices can produce a cooling sensation.
For users looking to experience something new, vape juices come in ‘alternative’ flavours like fruit such as banana, raspberry and apple to name a few. These flavours also feature a range of nicotine levels. It may take some trial and error to find a version you enjoy, as even the same flavour can taste very different between brands, while different VG/PG ratios can also affect taste.
It’s perfectly possible to get flavourless e-liquid. This probably isn’t the most popular option, but for those who aren’t willing to adapt to a new taste, it might be a good choice.
Alternatives to E-Liquids/Vape Juices
Vaping juices allow you to make your vaping experience highly customised. You can choose from different flavours and levels of nicotine, while also dictating how much vapour you want to enjoy with different PG/VG ratios. However, if you are looking for a smoking alternative that doesn’t require vape juice or manually reloading e-liquids, there are heated tobacco products.
IQOS heats real tobacco sticks called HEETS which can be easily inserted into your device and disposed of after. HEETS use real tobacco for a satisfying taste experience and come in nine taste variants including classic and menthol tobacco. Find out more about IQOS, right here.
Important information: IQOS is not risk-free. It delivers nicotine, which is addictive.