What does your e-Liquids contain?? Is it safe for me to inhale the vapours?

 

Our e-Liquids are strictly produced using premium quality ingredients to ensure that the vapours  you inhale are generated by safe, certified and approved substances. We believe that safety comes first, that's why we only source e-Liquids which are 100% Made in Europe so to make sure that everything is double checked before reaches our shelves and fills up your atomiser.

 

Our Juices are made up essentially of 5 main ingredients: 

  1. Propylene Glycol (PG)

  2. Vegetable Glycerine (VG)

  3. Water

  4. Nicotine (optional)

  5. Natural Flavouring

Now, we all know about water and flavouring being ok for us as we deal with them on a daily basis. But what are actually the other things?

PROPYLENE GLYCOL (PG) is probably the main ingredient used in e-liquids. It is an organic liquid compound, colorless, nearly odorless, viscous and with a slight sweet taste. PG is considered 'generally recognized as safe(GRAS) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and it is used as an humectant, solvent, and preservative in food and for tobacco products. It is also used as a direct food additive, including frozen foods such as ice cream and frozen desserts. Propylene glycol (PG) does not cause sensitization and it shows no evidence of being a carcinogen or of being genotoxic.

 

VEGETABLE GLYCERINE (VG) is broadly used in medical, pharmaceutical and personal care preparation, mainly to increase smoothness by providing lubrication. It is also found in allergen immunotherapies, cough syrups elixirs and expectorants. It is 100% safe.

 

NICOTINE is the bad guy. It is a highly addictive substance and it is very dangerous in its natural form. It is found in classic tobacco cigarettes and it is used in e-Liquids in different percentages. However, it is not recognised as being carcinogenic.

What cause harm in tobacco cigarettes are actually the 4000+ chemicals found in them, of which 69 are known to cause cancer (but that, again, does not include nicotine). If you are trying to switch from tobacco cigarettes to e-cigarettes you are probably going to need nicotine, at least during the first few weeks or months. But remember that you can always choose to vape zero nicotine e-Liquids or gradually cut down its intake.

 

 

 

 

So, is it safe to vape? We cannot tell 100%, more research is needed to help doctors and experts in reaching scientifically proven conclusions on the subject. Hovewer, there is no doubt that vaping is far less harmful than smoking. Many studies have been published in regard, please feel free to read further or simply look online to find out more about it.

 

 

Safety evaluation and risk assessment of electronic cigarettes as tobacco cigarette substitutes: a systematic review

 

Konstantinos E. Farsalinos Onassis  - Cardiac Surgery Center, Sygrou 356, Kallithea 17674, Greece

Riccardo Polosa - Centro per la Prevenzione e Cura del Tabagismo (CPCT) and Institute of Internal Medicine, Università di Catania, Catania, Italy. 2014.

 

 

  • Electronic cigarettes are a recent development in tobacco harm reduction. They are marketed as less harmful alternatives to smoking.

 

  • Awareness and use of these devices has grown exponentially in recent years, with millions of people currently using them. This systematic review appraises existing laboratory and clinical research on the potential risks from electronic cigarette use, compared with the well-established devastating effects of smoking tobacco cigarettes.

 

  • Currently available evidence indicates that electronic cigarettes are by far a less harmful alternative to smoking and significant health benefits are expected in smokers who switch from tobacco to electronic cigarettes. Research will help make electronic cigarettes more effective as smoking substitutes and will better define and further reduce residual risks from use to as low as possible, by establishing appropriate quality control and standards.

 

Tests for the chronic toxicity of Propylexe Glycol and Treithylene Glycol by vapor inhalation and oral administration 

 

From the Department of Medicine, the Douglas Smith Foundation for Medical Research and the Bartlett Memorial Fund of the University of Chicago and the Commission on Air-Borne Infections, U. S. Army Epidemiological Board. 1947.

 

 

  • With a view to determining the safety of employing the vapors of propylene glycol and triethylene glycol in atmospheres inhabited by human beings, monkeys and rats were exposed continuously to high concentrations of these vapors for periods of 12 to 18 months. Equal numbers of control animals were maintained under physically similar conditions. Long term tests of the effects on ingesting triethylene glycol were also carried out. The doses administered represented 50 to 700 times the amount of glycol the animal could absorb by breathing air saturated with the glycol.

 

 

  • Comparative observations on the growth rates, blood counts, urine examinations, kidney function tests, fertility and general condition of the test and control groups, exhibited no essential differences between them with the exception that the rats in the glycol atmospheres exhibited consistently higher weight gains. Some drying of the skin of the monkeys' faces occurred after several months continuous exposure to a heavy fog of triethylene glycol. However, when the vapor concentration was maintained just below saturation by means of the glycostat this effect did not occur.

 

 

  • Examination at autopsy likewise failed to reveal any differences between the animals kept in glycolized air and those living in the ordinary room atmosphere. Extensive histological study of the lungs was made to ascertain whether the glycol had produced any generalized or local irritation. None was found. The kidneys, liver, spleen and bone marrow also were normal.

 

 

  • The results of these experiments in conjunction with the absence of any observed ill effects in patients exposed to both triethylene glycol and propylene glycol vapors for months at a time, provide assurance that air containing these vapors in amounts up to the saturation point is completely harmless.