What you should be aware of when Buying and Using E-LIQUID

What you should be aware of when Buying and Using E-LIQUID

22/04/2016

Vaping News, Site News

Sadly not all eliquids are the same

We’re not just talking about the myriad of flavours, nicotine strengths, PG to VG ratio, names or bottle shapes.

No, were talking about the actual quality of the eliquid – the quality and quantity of ingredients, the conditions in which and how it is manufactured and compliance with regulations.

► TPD UPDATE - ALL OUR E LIQUID IS NOW TPD COMPLIANT (November 2016)

► Important updates to our UK E-Liquid - More Flavours and more PG/VG Blends

When many suppliers tell you it’s "Made in the UK" eliquid – do they mean to say is that it’s cobbled together in a garage or out-building from cheap ingredients or worse still imported, unknown chemicals from China or India. They could argue it’s “made” in the UK but the ingredients were not !!

The eliquid industry is only just becoming mature in the UK and whilst none of us are lovers of the new TPD regulations it might be that these very regulations stop many of the "rogue" traders from producing their rubbish.

In the UK, however, we already have many regulations and laws to ensure that eliquid, as with any other manufactured product, is made to a high quality and is labelled correctly and bottled safely and correctly. Unfortunately there will always be some who sell products with no regard for their consumer’s wellbeing, safety, health or wallet.

Have you ever seen e-liquid for sale at a £1 a bottle?

it's impossible to produce high quality e-liquid at this price, let alone give the manufacturer and retailer a profit. You have to ask yourself how can it be so cheap? The answer  - because it is cheap - cheap ingredients, little or no compliance with regulations and just plain nasty tasting. The sort of liquid that could put you off vaping and lead you back to smoking tobacco!!!

Our UK E LIQUID has always complied with UK standards and complies with the new TPD standards

We only use pharmaceutical grade ingredients to guarantee purity and first class standards. We don't use food additives that are considered unsafe for vaping such as diacetyl, acetoin or acetyl propionyl which are rife in imported eliquid.

So how can you ensure that you are buying good quality eliquid?

Well, you can start by making sure that the people you buy from are actually in the vaping business and are UK Companies with websites that match. Look at the bottles they sell – they may or may not look professional but here’s a check list to make sure you are getting what you need and deserve:

All e-liquid should have (ours do):

  • UK safety warning symbols and safety information (known as CHIP Compliant)
  • Childproof and tamper evident Caps – again part of CHIP Compliance
  • A full list of ingredients and the percentage of each ingredient
  • Country of manufacture and where the actual ingredients are made
  • Ability to provide full Material Data Safety Sheets (MSDS)
  • Ingredients made in the UK
  • Pharmaceutical grade nicotine
  • Manufactured in a “Clean Room”
  • Ingredients machine dispensed to ensure total accuracy
  • Certified Manufacturing process - ISO 9001 ISO 14001 and OHSA 18001
  • A clear indication of the quantity, nicotine strength and PG/VG mix
  • A batch number and expiry date

Note: Some of the above information may not be available on the bottle (there’s not that much space on the label) but it should be readily available on the supplier’s website or on request.

If the eliquid you’re using doesn’t have the above standards then you may be taking risks with your health, you’ll be paying out your hard earned money for low quality and potentially dangerous liquid and most importantly not enjoying the full benefits of using great quality UK E Liquid.

A few more things to look out for

If the ingredients include a long list of “chemicals” that you’ve never heard of or can barely pronounce then leave it alone – we’re sure it can’t be good for you. After all, as most vapers are ex-smokers trying to get away from the “evil weed” with all its nasty chemicals (some say over 4,000) why would you swap over to something else that has a long list of unknown chemicals from a place you don’t even know about.

Here’s the list of ingredients for our UK E liquid:

These are the ingredients for our 0mg nicotine strength | 50PG/50VG:

  • Propylene Glycol: 35%
  • Vegetable Glycerin: 50%
  • Flavouring: 15%

These are the ingredients for our 3mg nicotine strength | 50PG/50VG:

  • Propylene Glycol: 34.7%
  • Vegetable Glycerin: 50%
  • Flavouring: 15%
  • Nicotine: 0.3%

These are the ingredients for our 6mg nicotine strength | 50PG/50VG:

  • Propylene Glycol: 34.4%
  • Vegetable Glycerin: 50%
  • Flavouring: 15%
  • Nicotine: 0.6%

These are the ingredients for our 12mg nicotine strength | 50PG/50VG:

  • Propylene Glycol: 33.8%
  • Vegetable Glycerin: 50%
  • Flavouring: 15%
  • Nicotine: 1.2%

These are the ingredients for our 18mg nicotine strength | 50PG/50VG:

  • Propylene Glycol: 33.2%
  • Vegetable Glycerin: 50%
  • Flavouring: 15%
  • Nicotine: 1.8%

Note the high Flavouring content – This is the expensive bit and the bit that makes our UK E LIQUID so very, very tasty.

If you're buying eliquid that doesn’t give you these figures how would you know what you are getting. How would you know how much flavouring is in it and therefore how tasty it’s going to be?

All of our E Liquid is made fresh to order in the UK

Yes, it's made fresh to order with UK made pharmaceutical grade ingredients in a Clean Room and is machine dispensed for accuracy and quality and is ISO Quality Management / Environmental Management Certification / Occupational Health & Safety Certified. This ensures that what you are buying is the best eliquid your money can buy.

Don’t buy eliquid that’s been pre-made and has been stuck on a shelf gathering dust being exposed to sunlight and heat causing flavour and Nicotine strength deterioration.

Don’t compromise on E Liquid quality – buy the best for less from Now Vaping

For further information on our UK E Liquid see this guide: E Liquid User Information and Guidance

Ready to get the best UK E LIQUID? Click here to view over 100 great flavours

 

► UPDATE TO THIS ARTICLE REGARDING THE NEW TOBACCO PRODUCTS DIRECTIVE - IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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