Deconstructing The Vape: What Is Inside The Vape Juice? 

In this article we detail the ingredients of a vape juice for people wondering what is contained in the vapes they consume with their e cigarettes.


H20 - Water

One of the base substances in e liquid is water, which serves as a carrier for many of the other substances in e liquid vapes, this is one of the basic elements of an electronic cigarette device. Usually a substance material such as cotton pulls the liquid towards the metal coil, the heat burns the liquid until the droplets are small enough to be inhaled as a vapour.

Vegetable Glycerin

A type of vegetable alcohol used as a low GI sweetener. Also used as a preservative, a texture enhancer and a thickener, this is used commonly in todays vapes of all types and flavours.

This is a very common chemical that it is likely you have consumed before, and is also a common ingredient in moisturiser.


Nicotine is one of the core components of many eliquids, it will be declared on the vape packaging as to the amount of nicotine is included within the product before sale, whether it be 3mg, 6mg, or 12mg (typical amounts of nicotine), and in some cases 18mg. 

Nicotine is the primary addictive substance included in the e liquid mix, it is the primary substance which would help smokers to wean themselves off more traditional cigarettes.

THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)

*Not included in the vapes we sell on this website.

This is one of the main ingredients in cannabis and one of the oldest hallucinogenic drugs known to man, this will not be contained in our vapes, however it is worth a mention because many ‘underground’ vape providers, will include THC in their vapes, however in the United Kingdom this is still considered an illegal substance.

CBD (Cannabidiol)

CBD is a compound which was found in the 1940s, which forms up to 40% of the chemicals which make up cannabis, it is a phytocannabinoid which has psychoactive and medical properties.

CBD has anti anxiety properties and is an effective drug for use as an anxiolytic.

CBD has been developed into different means of oral administration, it is the most universally accepted cannabinoid with uses in the health field, with many health food stores stocking CBD as a mental and physical health drug, with applications both in mental health and physical health (muscular health).

Propylene Glycol

This is a synthetic substance which absorbs water and reacts well with the other components which make up e liquid, it is generally safe provided it is not inhaled in excessive quantities and is a popular addition to a wide range of different vape liquids.

Typical Flavourings

Some typical flavourings which are included in vape juice are as follows: vanilla, strawberry, raspberry, apple, blueberry, pomegranate, pineapple, peach flavour, apricot, and a full range of others, some people even opt for a simple emulation of the traditional tobacco as a vape flavouring.

If you would like to know more about our range of Vapes and our many devices which you can used to enjoy our wide range of e liquids, check out our Vape Citi home page for more information.

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