What Are the Ingredients in Vape Liquid?

Thinking about switching from cigarettes to vaping? Already a committed vaper? In both cases, you may be wondering what’s in your vape liquid. It’s a pretty simple four-ingredient blend. Here’s what you need to know. Vegetable Glycerin The main ingredient in vape liquid is vegetable glycerin. This is the base ingredient that holds everything else together. It’s similar to how a lot of mixed fruit juices use apple juice as the main ingredient. It’s a relatively flavorless juice that’s easy to get and lets the other flavors shine through. Similarly, vegetable glycerin doesn’t add any flavor to the mix, so it doesn’t overpower the other flavors. Typically, vape liquid manufacturers use regular or organic glycerin. Both help to produce a lot of flavor, and ultimately, it’s a personal choice whether you want organic or not. Propylene Glycol This is a viscous, clear, odorless liquid that has a slightly sweet taste. It’s often used in food processing, and you can find it everything from drinks to cookies, as it helps to carry colors and flavors. Propylene glycol is also commonly found in asthma inhalers. Unfortunately, some people confuse propylene glycol with diethylene glycol, an ingredient in antifreeze. Note that these ingredients are not the same. They are completely different. Flavorings There are also flavors added to vape liquid. Popular vape juice flavors include strawberry, kiwi, apple, berry splash, banana, blueberry, and countless others. Of course, sweet fruity flavors aren’t the only option. Some vape liquid features tart flavors or sophisticated combinations of savory flavors. Some also feature menthol or classic tobacco flavors. Just as is the case with food, these...

The Rising Popularity of Salt Based Nicotine Vape Starter Kits

Nicotine salt-based e-liquids are becoming more popular every day. You can put these liquids in your open or closed systems, and many people use these nicotine salt e-liquids with their vape starter kit. What’s all the hype about? Here’s what you need to know about this new trend.   Salt Based Nicotine Sometimes referred to as “nic salt”, nicotine salt is a type of nicotine used in vape juices. This e-liquid takes the nicotine that occurs naturally on a tobacco leaf and turns it into a vapable liquid. This is different from so-called “freebase” nicotine. The absorption rate that is registered in your body is much higher than the regular freebase nicotine. The salt based nicotine is a lot smoother when inhaling the vapor. The flavor on these liquids are much more flavorful, giving the end user a more pleasant experience. The salt based e-liquids can mimic the same effect as smoking a hookah or smoking a cigarette. There are two types of salt based liquids: one for vaping in a sub ohm box mod and a sub ohm tank that uses 3 mg or 6 mg of salt based nicotine, the other for vaping in a open unit system such as Suorin Air, Suorin Drop, Aspire Breeze, Eleaf iCare and more. The real hype of salt based nicotine all started from the infamous Juul. Juul Vapor was started in 2015 from smokers who believed the public deserved something better than traditional analog cigarettes. That’s when they created something new and innovative in the industry and changed the way people vaped. With the popularity and high demand for Juul...

Choosing Your Vape Starter Kit: Enclosed or Open?

Choosing Your Vape Starter Kit: Enclosed or Open? If you’re new to the world of vaping, you may want to invest in a vape starter kit. One of the decisions you need to make when ordering your kit is whether you want an open or enclosed e-cigarette. Here’s what you need to consider while making your choice. What is the Difference Between Open and Closed E-Cigarette Starter Kits? Pod systems are usually referred to as open or closed. Open means that you can use your own juice such as the Joytech Penguin, which is known for its unique style and powerful cloud. And then there is closed, like Juuls and the new Kangertech. Juuls, which is preferred by a lot of teens because you can charge it in a USB port and it has a very sleek design. Closed e cigarettes means that you have to use the manufacturer’s pod juice. As for starter kits there are also regular devices and AIOs (all-in-ones). With AIOs, you can’t remove the tank from the device. Regular ones usually have 510 connectors and the tanks will screw off, allowing you to carry multiple tanks with you, each with different flavors and/or coil setups. You might have a dual clapton build RDA for one flavor.. a single round coil RTA for another and a stock coil subohm tank for a third. AIO devices may be easier for new vapers, but it limits your ability to upgrade. You can also find a vape starter kit that features closed e-cigarettes. With this option, you have to buy small “tanks” for your e-cigarette. Those come filled...
The Top 5 Most Popular Vape Juice Flavors

The Top 5 Most Popular Vape Juice Flavors

Have you ever tried ordering vape juice online from a random website because it dazzled you with some amazing marketing tactic? Did you get sucked into their exclusive promotions or deal of the day? After all the anticipation of ordering your vape juice, you sit by the window and wait for your delivery. A few days later, your package has finally arrived and you get your vape juice in the mailbox in its fancy packaging. You’re so excited to vape it. It turns out that after one to two weeks of vaping on that flavor, the vape oil you thought was amazing at the beginning is now unpleasant and unbearable. Now what? Frustrated, but eager to find your all day vape, you continue your search again. Typed into the search bar is, “Top 5 Popular Vape Juice Flavors,” and after viewing multiple links, you come across a paid subscription site where you can input your flavors and nicotine level. After filling out the form, you can pay a monthly fee for your vape oil. With this information, this website will send you flavors according to your flavor profile. Sounds great, right? Wrong. After receiving numerous e-juices, due to the distinct variety of flavors, you realize that maybe this wasn’t the best decision, wasting away bottles and bottles of flavors that are not meeting your needs. Even after this disappointment, you try one last time to find delicious flavors to vape on before you switch back to cigarettes. You decide to search for a vape shop near you. And that’s when you find us: Vapor Smoke Shop, your new go...

How to Choose the Best Smoke Shop

Choosing a smoke shop isn’t always an easy feat. What should you look for when selecting a smoke shop? How do you tell if it’s quality? Ideally, you should look for the following essential traits. 1. Variety of Products Obviously, when choosing a smoke shop, it’s critical to choose a shop that offers what you use. For instance, if you love e-cigs or vape pens, you need a shop that carries those items and accessories, but you shouldn’t just look for a shop with the inventory you currently use. Eventually, you may want to foray into shisha or explore the world of glass pipes. So that your options are open, you should choose a smoke shop that stocks a variety of products. 2. High Quality In addition to looking at what a shop carries, check out the quality of their items. Do they have items that are designed to last for the long haul or do their items look like they’ll break down quickly? If a smoke shop combines amazing inventory and top notch quality, it deserves to be your go-to shop. 3. Price Match If quality is important to you, you don’t necessarily want to look for a smoke shop with the cheapest items on display, but you do want to ensure the prices are competitive. To ensure you are always getting the best deal, look for a smoke shop that offers price matching. That means if you see an ad or a display in another shop where an item has a low price, your favorite smoke shop will match that price. That saves you money and helps...

Vape Pen vs E Cig: What’s the Difference?

E-cigarettes burst onto the scene about a decade ago, and they gave people a healthier alternative to smoking. Vape pens followed quickly after that, but rather than appealing to people who wanted to quit smoking, they largely attracted people who wanted to start vaping. Although a vape pen and an e-cig have a lot in common, there are key differences between them. The Smoke When you breathe out after inhaling either a vape pen or an e-cig, you don’t exhale smoke. Instead, you exhale water vapor. That creates the appearance of smoke, but it isn’t harmful to bystanders. Unlike smoke, it also doesn’t create any smelly odors. Cartomizers and Atomizers Generally, e-cigs have cartomizers and vape pens have atomizers. However, these parts play the same role. They heat up the e-liquid so that it can be inhaled as vapor. E-liquid With an e-cig, the e-liquid or ejuice is in a refillable cartridge. Depending on the design of the e-cig, you may be able to put in new cartridges or you may just have to throw out the whole thing once the e-liquid is gone. In contrast, with a vape pen, the e-liquid gets held in a small area that’s like a cartridge. However, you don’t replace the whole thing. Rather, when you’re out of e-liquid, you just pour in new liquid. Batteries To heat up the e-liquid, both vape pens and e-cigs have a small heating element coil, and that’s powered by a battery. The battery on an e-cig is smaller and generally needs to be recharged more often. In contrast, the battery on a vape pen is larger...

How to Enjoy a Cigar in Charlotte: Part 2

Cut and Light Up Matters A Lot How you cut your cigar affects its flavor. Make sure that you cut correctly into the head of the stick so it does not dry out as you smoke. Ideally, a stainless steel, single blade cutter appropriately called the guillotine is used. However, a very sharp pocket knife or blade also does the trick. Never use scissors, butter knives, or your teeth to cut the cap. You risk tearing the cigar, causing it to dry out very fast when you light up. Cut the cigar with one chop, so you do not damage its shape. Using one hand, hold the cigar and place its head into the guillotine’s hole. Cut about one-eighth of an inch off the cap in a downward motion. Do it quickly so you do not tear the cigar. Many cigar smokers advise against using a lighter. While wooden matches are ideal to preserve flavor, our cigar shop has found that there is nothing wrong with using butane lighters. It is suggested that you avoid using paper matches, candles, and gas lighters. These will ruin the flavor of the cigar if you remember from part 1. Smoking Cigars the Right Way There is a right way to smoke and enjoy a cigar, Remember, cigars are not cigarettes – you should not inhale the smoke. Draw in the smoke from the stick, hold it in your mouth for five seconds to taste it, then breathe it out and try exhaling through your nose every now and then. Savor the flavors from the smoke. Do not inhale it. You also need...

How To Enjoy a Cigar in Charlotte: Part 1

Smoking cigars is a great way to mark a special occasion or relax at the end of a long day. However, there is more to smoking a cigar than lighting up, sitting back, and savoring its warmth and flavor. In order to enjoy a cigar to its fullest, you need to choose the right kind of cigar; know how to cut and light it properly; and learn where to find the best cigars on the market. At our Charlotte smoke shop we have lots of the top brands for your selection. Understanding the Different Types of Cigars If you are buying cigars for the first time, it can be overwhelming choosing the perfect brand. Instead of spending money on the first box of cigars you come across, it pays to do a little research in advance. Here are a few types of cigars that you will come across. Panatela—Seven inches in length, with a 38-ring gauge, with a long, thin shape. Corona—Six inches in length, with a 42-ring gauge diameter. The cigar has a closed, rounded head and an open foot. Torpedo—Has a closed foot, pointed head, and a bulge in the middle. Perfecto—Similar to the Torpedo, except it has a rounder shape with two closed ends. Pyramid—Has a closed head that is gently pointed at the tip. Culebra—Made of three Panatelas that are braided together, giving it a thick, rope-like appearance. Start Mild and Slow Unless you have been smoking cigars for a while, it is advisable to start your cigar journey with a mild blend, and do it slowly. Sample a stick of different mild cigars to...