Questions About Vaping
Isn’t Nicotine ingested by vaping, the same as getting it through Tobacco?
The nicotine alone, being injested by vaping is the same as being injested through smoking. Nicotine isn’t the problem though, Nicotine is proven to be about as harmless as Caffeine to our bodies.
Some benefits to Nicotine are, improving motor skills and memory functionality, Nicotine is used to lessen the symptoms of Tourette Syndrome and has been known to assist in preventing Alzheimers Syndrome.
Nicotine is about as addictive as Sugar, where our bodies to crave it, although the cravings are short term, and only last up to a week, to 2 weeks in some extreme cases.
The difference between injesting Nicotine through vaping, and injesting through traditional methods such as Tobacco, or Smoking Cigarettes, is the purity of the Nicotine, and the attached chemicals too it. Located here: https://www.crazygoatvapes.com.au/useful-information/what-chemicals-are-actually-in-cigarettes/ is a list of chemicals found in Cigarettes, as published in 1994 by the 5 major tobacco companies.
With vaping, you are subject to 4 key chemicals. Propylene Glycol, Vegetable Glycerine, Nicotine and Food Flavourings. All products with vaping are approved with the (United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Grade, which has been deemed safe for food, drug or medicinal use.
Propylene glycol is also used in various edible items such as coffee-based drinks, liquid sweeteners, ice cream, salad dressing, whipped dairy products and soda.
Vegetable Glycerine, or Glycerol is found In food and beverages, glycerol serves as a humectant, solvent, and sweetener, and may help preserve foods. It is also used as filler in commercially prepared low-fat foods (e.g., cookies), and as a thickening agent in liqueurs. Glycerol and water are used to preserve certain types of plant leaves. Vegetable glycerin metabolizes differently than sugar and is used in low carbohydrate foods for sweetness and moisture. Unlike sugar, glycerin does not contribute to tooth decay. Many household products, including lotions, shampoo, and toothpaste, contain vegetable glycerin.
So, to summarize, Nicotine isn’t the bad part of cigarettes, it’s the thousands of other chemicals, so when using Nicotine in e-Cigarettes, it is a HELL of a lot cleaner.
e-juice manufactured for Vaping contains 3 primary ingredients. Vegetable Glycerin, Propylene Glycol & Food Flavourings.
Vegetable Glycerin (often referred to as VG) or glycerol, is a clear, odorless liquid produced from plant oils, typically palm oil, soy, or coconut oil. Palm and coconut oils are natural triglyceride mixtures; each triglyceride is composed of three fatty acids esterified with glycerin. Vegetable glycerin has a number of valuable applications that include cosmetic products, foods, and as a replacement for alcohol in herbal and botanical tinctures.
How is Vegetable Glycerin Made?
Vegetable glycerin is produced using an extraction process called hydrolysis. During hydrolysis, oils are placed under the combined force of pressure, temperature, and water. The ester bond breaks and causes the glycerin to split from fatty acids and be absorbed by water; at which point the resultant is further isolated by distillation to increase purity. Purified vegetable glycerin has a texture similar to an oil or syrup due to its organic molecular makeup, specifically, three hydroxyl groups.
The Benefits of Vegetable Glycerin?
Vegetable glycerin used in food applications is USP grade or over 99% pure and has a sweet taste. Vegetable glycerin metabolizes differently than sugar and is used in low carbohydrate foods for sweetness and moisture. Unlike sugar, glycerin does not contribute to tooth decay.
Many household products, including lotions, shampoo, and toothpaste, contain vegetable glycerin. Glycerin is added to these products because it is a humectant; a substance that attracts moisture to the skin. In the cosmetic world, this has two practical applications. First, glycerin leaves your skin hydrated. Glycerin soap, for example, is popular for that very reason. Second, for cosmetic products that deliver an active ingredient, a humectant can increase the solubility of the active ingredient, making it more easily absorbed by the skin. It is also used as filler in commercially prepared low-fat foods (e.g., cookies), and as a thickening agent in liqueurs. Glycerol and water are used to preserve certain types of plant leaves. Vegetable glycerin metabolizes differently than sugar and is used in low carbohydrate foods for sweetness and moisture. Unlike sugar, glycerin does not contribute to tooth decay.
Vegetable glycerin may be used as a solvent and substitute for alcohol when producing botanical and herbal extracts. This is advantageous for people who wish to avoid alcohol exposure.
Other Uses for Vegetable Glycerin
The safety of vegetable glycerin coupled with its functional properties has made it invaluable for various medical applications. The hydrating effect of glycerin makes it ideal as a topical remedy for burns. Glycerin is also used in the production of suppositories. A good source to look for is a USP grade, non-GMO, allergen free, kosher certified vegetable glycerin.
Propylene glycol (often referred to as PG) is the third “product” in a chemical process beginning with propene, a byproduct of fossil fuel (oil refining and natural gas processing) and also found in nature as a byproduct of fermentation. Propene is converted to propylene oxide, a volatile compound used frequently in the creation process of polyurethane plastics (and to create propylene glycol). Propylene oxide is considered a “probable carcinogen.” Finally, through a hydrolyzation process (separating molecules by the addition of water), you get propylene glycol.
Propylene glycol is found in thousands of cosmetic products as well as a large number of processed foods products. Another place you will find it is in many medications, serving as a way to help your body absorb chemicals more efficiently. It’s also a common ingredient in electronic cigarettes, contributing to taste and “smoothness” of the smoke.
This liquid substance is fraught with inconsistencies in research, as well as many differing opinions on whether propylene glycol is a dangerous toxin or a mostly harmless compound. There is no hard and fast answer to that question, however — according to a fair amount of research, the effects of propylene glycol are rarely negative and generally associated with extremely large, intravenous dosage levels.
Propylene glycol is also used in various edible items such as coffee-based drinks, liquid sweeteners, ice cream, salad dressing, whipped dairy products and soda (and you never hear of people saying that Salad Dressing should be illegal).
Where and how, do I get nicotine?
Currently the sale and supply of Nicotine in Australia is illegal and carries a fine of up to $140,000 for breaches of the law. We do not sell, gift or supply Nicotine – please do not ask us to as refusal often offends.
The use of nicotine in an electronic device in some states in Australia is illegal, it is up to the end user to investigate what the laws are in their state or territory regarding the importation and use of this product.
Vape Fam Australia accepts no liability as a result of harm or misuse of liquid nicotine, the measuring of nicotine or the use of nicotine liquid are the responsibility of the end user.
What is Nicotine?
Nicotine is a poison and can harm and even kill people if not used in the correct way.
How do I use Nicotine safely?
When measuring out Nicotine always use rubber gloves, disposable syringes with a blunt needle tip and in an area where if it spills or drips it can be cleaned up easily.
Where should I store my nicotine?
Always keep it stored in a cool, dark place in a zip lock bag (the freezer is ideal) with a childproof cap on it and remember to keep it out of reach of children. It’s great to keep a label on it saying something like NICOTINE – POISONOUS IF SWALLOWED, INGESTED OR SPILLED.
If you keep your nicotine in the freezer it will not freeze.
How much do I need to use?
Depending on the strength of Nicotine you purchase, and your target MG (like 3mg, 6mg etc) you will use a different amount to the next person. Never eyeball or guess this, as you could poison yourself.
The formula is:
“( TS/SS)*BS” or Target Strength(TS) / Starting Strength(SS) x Bottle Size(BS)
Let’s use the following assumption to build a dilution:
Target Strength (TS) = 3mg/ml
Starting Strength (SS) = 100mg/ml
Bottle Size (BS) = 30ml
The resulting formula is: (3mg/100mg)*30ml
Working the formula looks like this:
(3/100)*30 = (0.03)*30ml = 0.90ml (of 100mg/ml in a 30ml bottle)
This is true of any strength to lower strength you start with.
100mg 100% PG based quick diagram
A good starting point, if using coils between 0.15 Ohm and 3 Ohm is 4mg. 0.3 Ohm and 0.6 Ohm, you’ll want to sit around 6mg and 0.6 Ohm + you’ll want to go 8 – 12mg Nicotine content.
Start low, if you feel that you’re not getting enough, you can always add more Nicotine later. It is far easier to add Nicotine than it is to lower the Nicotine content in your juice.
What Nicotine should I purchase?
We recommend purchasing 100mg 100%pg, as it is the easiest to mix, and you use very little every time you mix.
Ok, ok.. I’ve read all this info, where do I order from!
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Here is a list of known chemicals that are in cigarettes, published in 1994 by 5 major tobacco companies.
Allspice Extract, Oleoresin, and Oil
Almond Bitter Oil
Angelica Root Extract, Oil and Seed Oil
Anise Star, Extract and Oils
Apple Juice Concentrate, Extract, and Skins
Apricot Extract and Juice Concentrate
Asafetida Fluid Extract And Oil
Balsam of Peru and Oil
Bay leaf, Oil and Sweet Oil
Beet Juice Concentrate
Benzaldehyde Glyceryl Acetal
Benzoic acid, Benzoin
Black Currant Buds Absolute
Buchu Leaf Oil
Butter, Butter Esters, and Butter Oil
Butyl butyryl lactate
Cardamom Oleoresin, Extract, Seed Oil, and Powder
Carob Bean and Extract
Cascarilla Oil and Bark Extract
Cassia Bark Oil
Cassie Absolute and Oil
Castoreum Extract, Tincture and Absolute
Cedar Leaf Oil
Cedarwood Oil Terpenes and Virginiana
Celery Seed Extract, Solid, Oil, And Oleoresin
Chamomile Flower Oil And Extract
Cinnamon Leaf Oil, Bark Oil, and Extract
Clover Tops, Red Solid Extract
Cocoa Shells, Extract, Distillate And Powder
Cognac White and Green Oil
Coriander Extract and Oil
Costus Root Oil
Dandelion Root Solid Extract
Dill Seed Oil and Extract
alpha,alpha Dimethylphenethyl Butyrate
2-Ethyl (or Methyl)-(3,5 and 6)-Methoxypyrazine
2-Ethyl-3,(5 or 6)-Dimethylpyrazine
Fennel Sweet Oil
Fenugreek, Extract, Resin, and Absolute
fig Juice Concentrate
Food Starch Modified
Gentian Root Extract
Geranium Rose Oil
Ginger Oil and Oleoresin
Grape Juice Concentrate
Guaiac Wood Oil
Hydrolyzed Milk Solids
Hydrolyzed Plant Proteins
5-Hydroxy-2,4-Decadienoic Acid delta- Lactone
4-Hydroxy -3-Pentenoic Acid Lactone
4-Hydroxybutanoic Acid Lactone
Immortelle Absolute and Extract
Isoamyl Formate, Isoamyl Hexanoate
Jasmine Absolute, Concrete and Oil
Kola Nut Extract
Labdanum Absolute and Oleoresin
Lemon Oil and Extract
Liquorice root, fluid, extract and powder
Lovage Oil And Extract
Mace Powder, Extract and Oil
Malt and Malt Extract
Maple Syrup and Concentrate
Mate Leaf, Absolute and Oil
Methyl 2-Pyrrolyl Ketone
Methyl Ester of Rosin, Partially Hydrogenated
Methyl Linoleate (48%)
Methyl Linolenate (52%) Mixture
Methyl Naphthyl Ketone
(Methylthio)Methylpyrazine (Mixture Of Isomers)
Mimosa Absolute and Extract
Molasses Extract and Tincture
Mountain Maple Solid Extract
beta-Napthyl Ethyl Ether
Neroli Bigarde Oil
Nutmeg Powder and Oil
Oak chips extract and oil
9,12-Octadecadienoic acid (48%) and 9,12,15-Octadecatrienoic acid (52%)
Opoponax oil and gum
Orange blossom water, absolute, and leaf absolute
Orange oil and extract
Orris concrete oil and root extract
Parsley Seed Oil
Pepper Oil, Black And White
Peruvian (Bois De Rose) Oil
Petitgrain Absolute, Mandarin Oil and Terpeneless Oil
Pimenta Leaf Oil
Pine Needle Oil, Pine Oil, Scotch
Pineapple Juice Concentrate
Pipsissewa Leaf Extract
Prune Juice and Concentrate
Pyroligneous Acid And Extract
Raisin Juice Concentrate
Rose Absolute and Oil
Sage, Sage oil, and Sage oleoresin
Sandalwood oil, yellow
Styrax extract, gum and oil
Tea Leaf and Absolute
2,3,4,5, and 3,4,5,6-Tetramethylethyl-Cyclohexanone
Thyme Oil, White and Red
Tolu balsam Gum and Extract
Valerian Root Extract, Oil and Powder
Vanilla Extract And Oleoresin
Violet Leaf Absolute
Walnut Hull Extract
Wheat Extract And Flour
Wild Cherry Bark Extract
Wine and Wine Sherry
I found it fascinating, especially some of the odd ingredients like.. chocolate… turns out chocolate is a bronchial dilator. Along with licorice.
Wiki: This is the list of 599 additives in cigarettes submitted to the United States Department of Health and Human Services in April 1994. It applies, as documented, only to American manufactured cigarettes intended for distribution within the United States by the listed companies. The five major tobacco companies that reported the information were:
American Tobacco Company
Brown and Williamson
Liggett Group, Inc.
Philip Morris Inc.
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
One significant issue is that while all these chemical compounds have been approved as additives to food, they were not tested by burning. Burning changes the properties of chemicals. According to the U.S. National Cancer Institute: “Of the more than 7,000 chemicals in tobacco smoke, at least 250 are known to be harmful, including hydrogen cyanide, carbon monoxide, and ammonia. Among the 250 known harmful chemicals in tobacco smoke, at least 69 can cause cancer.”