January 23, 2017

propylene glycol vapingToday, there are a number of substances in our food and drinks that we can't pronounce or recognize. These long, complicated names and descriptions make many people wonder whether or not they are even safe to consume. Even the contents of our DIY e liquid kits may look questionable at a glance. With so much emphasis placed on the effects of chemical additives in food and artificial ingredients, many people may wonder if propylene glycol vaping is safe.

Propylene glycol, which we use to provide that "throat hit" that tobacco smokers crave, is a clear and colorless liquid that has a subtly sweet taste. As far as human consumption goes, you've probably ingested more propylene glycol than you'd expect. The organic compound is used in coffee-based drinks, liquid sweeteners, ice cream, whipped dairy products, soda, and in combination with vegetable glycerin to produce e liquid nicotine.

While these grocery items may not be the healthiest, propylene glycol is actually used as a solvent in some medical applications as well. It can be found in topical, injectable, and oral medication like diazepam (Valium) and lorazepam (Ativan), vaporizers that deliver prescription medication, as well as artificial tears.

The oral toxicity of the compound is extremely low and is only dangerous at very high doses with plasma concentrations over 4 g/L. Unless consumed in high amounts over a very short period of time, it is virtually impossible to be poisoned by propylene glycol vaping. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has classified the substance as GRAS, which stands for "generally recognized as safe."

There's no need to worry about the toxicity of the e liquid contents, nor should you worry about any carcinogens. E-cigarettes do not contain the same harmful chemicals as tobacco cigarettes and have been shown to help smokers wean themselves off of cigarettes.

In an international study, 72% of respondents said that e-cigarettes helped them overcome withdrawal symptoms after smoking. A whopping 92% said that e-cigarettes helped them reduce the frequency of cigarette smoking (some quit altogether), while only 10% said that they still had urges to smoke tobacco.

Propylene glycol vaping is still addictive, as there is liquid nicotine in each e juice kit, but the amounts of nicotine can be manipulated and decreased over time until you're only vaping with our flavored e juice solution -- no nicotine.

Rest assured, our kits are 100% safe if used as directed. What are you waiting for? Free yourself from cigarettes today by ordering your first kit from Nicotine River.

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