Finding your perfect PG/VG ratio is crucial if have recently switched to vaping. Eliquids are generally made of just four ingredients: waternicotineflavouring, and a VG (vegetable glycerin / PG (propylene glycol) mixture. There are some with additional ingredients, but these are the basics and most important. Before we go on further into the subject, let's explain the basics:

Propylene Glycol (PG) e-liquid is a much thinner liquid.  PG e-liquid produces more of a “throat hit” than VG e-liquid does, which simulates the feel of smoking better.  PG e-liquid also has a higher rate of sensitivity for some people, meaning that some people just can’t use PG in their vape.

Vegetable Glycerin (VG) e-liquid is a thick, slightly sweet liquid.  It's commonly used in e-liquid to give a ‘thick’ sensation to vapour. VG has a slightly sweet taste and is considerably thicker than PG. The hit from a high VG fluid is a lot smoother than with PG, making it more suitable for sub-ohm vaping. 

When choosing an ejuice you will see different PG/VG ratios, such as 50PG/50PG, 70VG/30PG or even 90VG/10PG. What do different ratios mean? Which one would be the best for you? It all depends on what is it you are looking for ...

If you are looking for a sharp throat hit, you should choose high PG ratio - the ‘kick’ at the back of the throat, is something many ex-smokers crave, and PG (along with the nicotine) provides more of this than VG. PG carries flavour marginally better than VG, so the flavour will be slightly improved.

Smoothness can be achieved by vaping high VG eliquid. The flavour is slightly muted in VG fluids, but this can be countered by using more power to produce more vapour. Be careful to stay within the voltage/wattage limits of your atomiser, or you risk dry hits, or even damaging your equipment!

Now - stealth vaping and cloudchasing. The main purpose for stealth vaping is when you do not want to draw attention to yourself while using your e-cigarette. Eliquids in high PG ratio produce far less vapour,  making this ideal for the less ostentatious vaping enthusiast. However, you should remember that vaping in certain places, such as waiting rooms and on public transport, is often outlawed and is simply bad manners. When it comes to cloudchasing, you want to pick an ejuice with high VG content - the higher the better in fact.