E-liquid Flavor Selection

Many friends are not familiar with the e-liquids for electronic cigarettes. Although there are many different brands of e-liquids on the market, they are basically the same. Here, we will briefly provide the basic knowledge for new users who do not know how to choose.

The common flavors of e-liquids on the market can be divided into five categories:

  1. Tobacco flavors: simulated tobacco (which mimics the flavor of traditional cigarettes); ordinary tobacco (using a variety of tobacco and food flavors, with unique blended tobacco flavors, such as bright tobacco, nutty tobacco, classic tobacco, etc.).
  2. Fruit flavors: currently the most diverse flavor on the market. Usually, they are common fruits such as apple, mango, lemon, watermelon, grape, blueberry, etc. Each kind of fruit can be divided into different flavors based on their different tastes at different stages of ripeness, such as green apple and red apple, ripe mango and green mango, watermelon rind and watermelon flesh.
  3. Herbal flavors: flavors that imitate herbal plants. Such as mint, vanilla, licorice, etc.
  4. Beverage flavors: flavors that imitate various beverages. For example, cola, Fanta, coffee, and red wine.
  5. Tea flavors: flavors that imitate famous tea drinks that are popular in China, such as Oolong tea, Longjing tea, etc.

Nicotine concentration:

E-liquids generally come in two varieties: with and without nicotine. The nicotine content ranges from 0 mg to 24 mg or even higher. Nicotine-free liquids have no effect on the throat. If you have never smoked before, it is recommended to start with nicotine-free liquids. For e-liquids with nicotine, you can estimate the appropriate concentration based on your smoking habits. Convert the number of cigarettes smoked per day into milliliters or grams and then multiply it by the nicotine content per milliliter or gram of the e-liquid bottle. For example, if you smoke 5 cigarettes per day and each cigarette contains 1 mg of nicotine, you must use an e-liquid with 5 mg of nicotine per day. If the e-liquid you buy contains 12 mg/ml of nicotine, then 5/12=0.42, which means you should smoke 0.42 ml of e-liquid per day.

This method is only a rough estimate. You should adjust the dosage according to your own use and health condition, starting from low to high.


The base liquid used in e-liquid:

The base liquid of e-liquids for electronic cigarettes is usually propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin. However, it should be noted that you may be allergic to propylene glycol if you experience unwanted symptoms such as dizziness and nausea after consumption. In this case, it is recommended to use e-liquids with vegetable glycerin as the base liquid.

With the above knowledge, you now have a general understanding of e-liquids. But if you are buying e-liquids for the first time, how do you choose the right flavor? This is an interactive process.

  1. Choose a brand:

Choose high-quality e-liquids: different brands of e-liquids have different qualities, and some brands may add low-quality ingredients that could have negative health effects. Therefore, it is important to choose high-quality e-liquids form famous brands. For example, AOP1000 from VAAL is disposable system with different delicious flavors. Just buy and enjoy it.

  1. Understand the formula of the e-liquid:

Some e-liquid manufacturers provide the formulas of their e-liquids in their product descriptions, and you can use this information to choose the flavor you like. The three ingredients mentioned above are the most important components you should pay attention to.

  1. Flavor selection:

You can get a rough idea of an e-liquid brand’s flavors through their flavor list, but some e-liquid names can be obscure, and it can be difficult to understand what flavor they actually are.

So it is recommended to try different flavors: If you are a beginner, try different flavors until you find the one you like best. You can choose different flavors, such as tobacco, fruit, mint, dessert or drink flavors, or you can choose different flavors according to the season or occasion.

If you used to smoke, you can choose e-cigarette flavors based on the cigarette flavors you used to smoke.

  1. Other recommendations:

a) Everyone has their own taste preference. Therefore, if possible, visit a store and try the e-cigarettes before making a purchase.

b) Exchange ideas with other e-cigarette users: You can find e-cigarette users or KOLs with similar interests on social media platforms. Exchanging ideas with other e-cigarette users can help you understand the different flavors and their advantages and disadvantages.

c) Pay attention to flavor intensity and complexity: some flavors are stronger or more complex than others, such as blended flavors that contain multiple fruits and herbs. These flavors can be detrimental to the respiratory system and sense of smell, so you should use with caution.

d) Avoid overuse: even if you like a particular flavor, do not overuse it. Using the same flavor over a long period of time can make you less aware of it and less interested in it.

e) Be aware of appropriate occasions for the flavor: Some flavors are better suited for certain occasions or environments, such as outdoor activities, gatherings, or after-dinner consumption.

f) Try DIY e-liquids: If you want to try more unique and individual flavors, you can try DIY e-liquids. By adding different spices and flavors to your e-liquid, you can create your very own flavor.


It is important to note that different people have different taste preferences, so the choice of e-cigarette flavors should be based on personal preference and taste, and also pay attention to the ingredients and quality of e-liquids to ensure safe use.


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