Is your E-Liquid U.S.A. Made and what are the ingredients?
Yes, our E-Liquids are USA made! Our nicotine is sourced from tobacco farms in the US and extracted in a US lab in a USP PG base. Our company also ensures safety by testing all nicotine batches to ensure accuracy of strength. We do not use any chinese sourced nicotine, ever. We use USP grade Propylene Glycol, USP Kosher Vegetable Glycerine and flavorings. None of our flavorings contain Diacetyl and/or related diketones. Our flavors DO NOT contain sugars, protein, genetic modified ingredients, animal ingredients of any kind, preservatives, sweeteners and colors. They are all gluten and peanut free. We use a combination of natural, organic and artificial flavorings.
Are personal vaporizers (electronic cigarettes) safe and are there any side effects?
Electronic cigarettes were intended to be a less-toxic (or “safer”) option to smoking tobacco cigarettes, but not a treatment to quit smoking. Chinese pharmacist Hon Lik invented the e-cigarette in 2003 with a patented ultrasonic technology. Hon Lik was inspired to invent this smoking alternative, because his father was dying from lung cancer. Since then, most e-cigarette manufacturers use a heating element that vaporizes the nicotine liquid instead.
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It’s well documented that currently available treatments for smokers, nicotine replacement therapies such as patches and gums, are largely ineffective, with just a 7% success rate after 12 months. This is largely due to the fact that smokers aren’t just addicted to the nicotine; they are addicted to the actual habit and ritual of smoking a cigarette. It is a comfort system for them. That is even stronger than nicotine addiction.
However, the greatest danger in cigarette smoking is not the nicotine. Nicotine, while highly addictive, is a stimulant similar to caffeine and not toxic in low, intermittent doses, which is why it can be used in nicotine replacement therapies. Nicotine, by itself, does NOT cause cancer, but is known to have some side effects. Cigarette smoke, on the other hand, contains more than just nicotine. It contains hundreds of toxic chemicals and dozens of known carcinogens.
Hon Lik seems to have believed that there could be an option for smokers, to still have the act of smoking, while limiting exposure to the chemicals, toxins and carcinogens found in tobacco smoke. He had to have known that the smoker would still need relief from the nicotine addiction, so to get them to switch to the less toxic electronic cigarettes; he had to include doses of nicotine. The typical electronic cigarette liquid contains water, propylene glycol, glycerin, nicotine & food-grade flavoring.
Read more: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/nicotine-side-effects.html
Propylene glycol is commonly confused in the media with diethylene glycol as the toxic ingredient found in antifreeze. (Anti-freeze is actually most commonly made with ethylene glycol.) While propylene glycol can be found in some antifreeze, it is actually added to it to make it LESS toxic.
“Antifreeze typically contains ethylene glycol as its active ingredient, but some manufacturers market propylene glycol-based antifreeze, which is less toxic to humans and pets. The acute, or short-term, toxicity of propylene glycol, especially in humans, is substantially lower than that of ethylene glycol. Regardless of which active ingredient the spent antifreeze contains, heavy metals contaminate the antifreeze during service. When contaminated, particularly with lead, used antifreeze can be considered hazardous and should be reused, recycled, or disposed of properly.”
Read more: http://www.epa.gov/waste/conserve/materials/antifree.htm
Propylene glycol is actually approved for human consumption by the FDA and approved for human inhalation by the EPA. It is a common ingredient in many foods and medicines, such as McCormick (and other brand) imitation food flavoring, toothpaste, cough syrup, hand sanitizer, lotions, cosmetics and more.
I just got my electronic cigarette and the taste is horrible. Is there something wrong?
There are several precautions you should take when using your electronic cigarette. Upon first arrival we reccomend blowing out the primer fluid on your new atomizer. Make a tight seal with your mouth around the atomizer where your tank goes in. Hold a paper towel on the opposite end and blow several times until paper towel has no more fluid. Make sure to properly wet the atomizer before use by adding a couple drops of liquid directly onto the atomizer before inserting tank. Also make sure to not press the button too long so you don't overheat the juice on the atomizer. Don't use your personal vaporizer too fast between draw to allow the atomizer to wick up juice properly and avoid overheating. If all else fails you can always contact us for assistance!