WHY SHOULD YOU CARE?
The UK Vaping industry is one of the most regulated in the world. It protects us in terms of the quality of the product and how it’s distributed. It’s why the UK has not experienced the same issues other countries have, such as the USA.
Manufacturing here in the UK has served us well. It allows us to create extremely high-quality products using the finest ingredients, but it has also helped us maintain our supply throughout the COVID-19 crisis.
What is an E-Liquid?
An E-Liquid solution generally has four key components; Nicotine, Propylene Glycol (PG), Vegetable Glycerin (VG) and food grade flavourings (which contain different compounds depending on the flavour).
The solution vapourizes when heated and translates flavour, as well as throat and Nicotine hit when inhaled, to simulate smoking.
Propylene Glycol (PG):
PG helps to produce what is referred to as the ‘throat hit’ in combination with Nicotine and flavours. It is this ingredient that helps to create the sensation of smoking.
Vegetable Glycerin (VG):
VG is included to help produce more dense clouds of vapour and adds a complimentary sweetness and smoothness to the e-liquid.
What difference does the mix make to your vaping experience?
- A higher PG content will produce a sensation close to that of smoking.
- Higher VG will allow you to exhale large clouds of vapour, with a reduced ‘throat hit.’
All Ibiza Club E-Liquids are a 50:50 mix of PG and VG. This means you can use our E-Liquids in any device. We were one of the first UK manufacturers to make this mix our standard. It is often referred to as a ‘Universal E-Liquid.’
What is the difference between UK manufactured E-Liquids and those from overseas?
Firstly, when it’s manufactured in the UK, you know exactly what you’re getting. Other countries use ingredients that have banned here for many years. Some of which have been linked to serious respiratory illnesses.
Banned Ingredients in the UK:
- Diacetyl has been linked to issues in the USA (Popcorn Lung). It is an organic compound with the chemical formula (CH₃CO)₂ and any e-liquid produced or sold in the UK should not contain Diacetyl.
- Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the psychogenic element found in marijuana.
- Vitamin E Acetate is used as a molecular binding agent (to increase potency/make the THC oil go further). Vitamin E Acetate leaves behind a honey type liquid in the lungs causing serious, often life threatening, lung damage.
The UK also regulates allowable volume in devices and the imposes a maximum Nicotine strength for E-Liquids. An e-liquid that contains Nicotine must be in a container no larger than 10ml in capacity. Clearomizers, atomizers and pods must not have a capacity larger than 2ml and current legal Nicotine strength allowed in e-liquid in the UK is limited to 20mg/ml.
We’re in unchartered waters with the COVID-19 global pandemic and suddenly we’re all focused on our health and what we’re being exposed to.
We’re here to help, we can deliver everything you need to vape, right to your door. All with the reassurance that Ibiza Club E-Liquids are manufactured here in the UK so you can be certain of their quality and our ability to serve you through these strange days.
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