What is vegetable glycerin?
Vegetable glycerin, or glycerol, is a clear, odorless liquid produced from plant oils, typically palm oil, soy or coconut oil. Vegetable glycerin has a number of valuable applications which include cosmetic products and foods. Its texture is more dense than propylene glycol and it provides a thick cloud of vapor.
What is propylene glycol?
Propylene glycol is a water-based, clear, odorless liquid. It is tasteless and found in everyday products from food to shampoos. It is thinner than vegetable glycerin, and provides the "throat-hit" that smokers look for, similar to tobacco.
What is e-liquid nicotine?
E-liquid Nicotine is a toxic, colorless or faint yellowish oily liquid and is highly addictive. People who regularly consume nicotine and then suddenly stop, experience withdrawal symptoms which may include cravings, a sense of emptiness, anxiety, depression, moodiness, irritability and inattentiveness.
Where did e-liquid nicotine get its name?
Nicotine acquired its name from the tobacco plant, Nicotiana Tabacum, which in turn is named after the French ambassador in Portugal, Jean Nicot de Villemain. He was known for sending tobacco and seeds to Paris in 1560 and for promoting its medicinal use. E-liquid Nicotine was not isolated from the tobacco plant until 1828 and was then considered to be a poison.
How does e-liquid nicotine affect the body?
During inhalation, e-liquid nicotine causes the body to release epinephrine, which is the "fight or flight" hormone. Epinephrine, what we know as adrenaline, makes the heart rate increase and raises blood pressure causing the body to become alert. Just 10 seconds after the initial inhale, nicotine is absorbed through the skin and mucosal linings in the nose, mouth and lungs and travels through the bloodstream to the brain. Nicotine only stays in the human body for a few hours. E-liquid nicotine creates a calm, relaxed and stress-reduced state, but it also impacts the body's glucose metabolism, which can lead to hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia, conditions associated with insulin resistance. Insulin resistance increases the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes and heart disease.
What happens if I spill the product?
Try to avoid contact with eyes, mouth and skin. E-liquid nicotine is considered a poison and is quickly absorbed through the skin. If any of these areas comes in direct contact with the e-liquid nicotine, rinse immediately and thoroughly.
Why is child and pet safety important?
Children and pets are far more susceptible to the risk of e-liquid nicotine poisoning. If possible, lock e-liquid nicotine away where little hands and paws cannot access the bottles. Even the smallest dose could be enough to make a small child feel ill. Be sure to keep all products out of reach and away from children and pets.
How should I store the product?
It is best to store in a cool, dark and dry place. Try to avoid direct sunlight and always tighten the cap. Sunlight and air exposure can reduce e-liquid nicotine levels at a faster rate.
How do I safely dispose of the product?
Never pour e-liquid nicotine down a sink or drain. It is harmful to aquatic life and there is a risk of ground water contamination. There are two acceptable and easy ways of ensuring a safe disposal: Cat owners, place moisture absorbing kitty litter into a sealable plastic bag, pour in the liquid, seal it up and toss into the trash. A second option would be to use filtered ground coffee in place of kitty litter.
What happens if my package is stopped at customs?
If a package gets stopped at customs for any reason, we are not responsible for any requested documents. For MSDS and COAs of e-liquid nicotine, Propylene Glycol and Vegetable Glycerin click here. For flavor documents, please contact the flavor manufacturer directly.
Can you change the declaration/value on a package to avoid higher fees?
We cannot, and will not, stretch the truth or under-declare values on any packages. Note: You, as the customer, are responsible for all customs and duty fees when importing products into your country.