Do You Really Need Nicotine in Your e-Liquid Blends?

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The question of whether you need nicotine (and even the concentration of nicotine) in your e-liquid blends is a personal one. For many, vaping is considered a more healthy choice than chain smoking packs of tobacco cigarettes daily.

Vaping devices have been credited for assisting thousands of people in their attempts to quit smoking. This works by people systematically weaning themselves off their cravings for tobacco cigarettes by replacing it with an electronic cigarette.

For most vapers, puffing an electronic cigarette without nicotine in the e-juice blend just won’t do it. Many attribute nicotine to the throat hit sensation which is considered crucial to the process of enjoying the hits. However, it is possible to get a throat hit from the vapor of an e-juice that does not contain nicotine. Some vapers also enjoy taking hits of their favorite flavors without adding nicotine to it. Many of these vapers have never smoked tobacco cigarettes before.

If you are new to vaping, you may find yourself pondering the recurring question of whether vaping is better than smoking tobacco cigarettes, and if it’s healthier to vape with controlled amounts of nicotine or without it. The answers to these questions will be different depending on who you ask.

E-cig manufacturers and vendors advertise their products as being less harmful than tobacco cigarettes; kind of the lesser of two evils. While e-cigs produce less toxic chemicals than tobacco cigarettes, some scientists say that further, long-term studies is necessary to determine if vaping is safe and healthy.

These scientists have taken this stand despite the fact that propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin, the two main ingredients in e-liquids, are considered safe for human consumption. Health officials have also approved nicotine and other flavoring agents used in the production of e-liquids as safe.

It appears that the rapid speed which vaping is becoming popular is having an effect on the burgeoning industry which only began in the 2000s. The growth of the vaping industry has seen a plethora of flavors and blends introduced to the market. As a result, some of these flavors (particularly homemade ones) may contain non-approved chemicals that could be harmful. This is why it is advisable to only buy your e-cigs and e-liquids from reputable vendors.

As stated above, the question of whether nicotine should be in e-liquid blends is personal and differs from one person to the next. Nicotine is known to be very addictive. As a result, if you attempt to stop using it abruptly you may experience withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, depression, and headache. If you want to stop using nicotine altogether, you can vape e-liquids with progressively smaller concentrations of the substance until yo feel it is okay to go without it.

On the other hand, if you are not a smoker of cigarettes and do not have any experience using nicotine, it is best to start small. Use e-liquids with a very low concentration of nicotine, and then move up if you so desire.

One of the beautiful features of e-cigs is the sheer freedom it gives you to customize what you puff. With e-cigs you can create your blend of e-liquids to suit your mood. and satisfy your taste buds. With the many flavors on the market today, you can be sure there is something out there for you.

There are thousands of vaping brands with different e-liquids, e-cigs, and accessories at varying prices. It is, therefore important to do some basic research before buying your first vaping kit.

Studies Show E-Cigarettes can Help You Kick That Smoking Habit

Millions of people across the world continue to smoke cigarettes despite the known health dangers associated with this habit. In the United States alone, up to 36.5 million adults smoke cigarettes, according to the U.S. Centers for Diseases and Control (CDC).

The CDC has revealed that the risk of death from smoking cigarettes has spiked over the past 50 years in the U.S. Smoking is said to claim more casualties yearly than the Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and even firearm-related incidents.

While many smokers admit that they would like to quit, it is a very tough undertaking. Studies have shown that electronic cigarettes can be very beneficial in helping people to stop smoking tobacco sticks.

A study carried out in 2014 by researchers in England revealed that e-cigs could indeed help smokers to kick the habit. Up to 5,863 smokers participated in the study, and a fifth of those who used e-cigarettes are said to have dropped smoking at the time the study ended.

Professor Robert West, the lead researcher behind the study, revealed that e-cigarettes could triple your chances of quitting smoking successfully compared to if you attempted to quit without any aid or used other products like nicotine patches and gums.

E-cigarettes could substantially improve public health because of their widespread appeal and the huge health gains associated with stopping smoking,” West said.

Another study published by West and his team in 2016 revealed that up to 22,000 people in the UK were able to quit smoking on a long-term basis in 2014 by using e-cigs. Both studies appeared in the journal Addiction.

Studies carried out in other parts of the world have reported similar findings. A study published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine in 2016 reported that young adults who were not ready to stop smoking cigarettes were able to do so thanks to electronic cigarettes. While some concerns have been raised about the popularity of vaping among young people, many researchers agree that the advantages far outweigh the dangers.

E-cigarettes not only have the ability to help you quit smoking, but your lungs and your heart would also benefit from it. A study published in the Internal and Emergency Medicine journal in 2016 revealed that smokers who switched to e-cigarettes had lower systolic blood pressure. Some of these smokers had high blood pressure while on tobacco.

Another study presented at a meeting of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAL) in 2015 by Dr. Cristina Russo revealed that asthmatic smokers who opted to use electronic cigarettes showed signs of improvement in their respiratory system.

Vaping is not only a more healthy alternative, but it is also a more cost-effective option. Getting a vaping kit would spare you the cost of having to buy a pack of cigarettes ever so often. There are many types of e-cigs with different price points. If you’re a thinking of turning to vaping, there are many cheap electronic cigarettes designed specifically for beginners.

It is important to note that smoking an e-cig is not like traditional smoking. Nothing gets burnt up when you use an e-cigarette; vapor is produced by heating a liquid in a unit known as an atomizer.

An additional perk of going for vapes instead of tobacco cigarettes is that it does not leave any odor on your body or in the room. Every smoker knows that smelling like cigarettes can be a turn-off. Rather than leaving you smelling, vaping allows you to enjoy the flavor of your e-juice while getting a nicotine-hit. There are many e-juice brands on the market today with a vast array of flavors to choose from. No matter what your taste is, there is sure to be something in there for you.

DaVinci Advanced Personal Vaporizer Review

The Da Vinci Vaporizer is not just a convenient vaporizer that you can use at home, it’s a great portable vaporizer that you can bring with you anytime and anywhere.

Around two weeks ago, I was browsing the online vape shop for some affordable portable vaporizers and I came across the DaVinci Advanced Personal Vaporizer. I decided to buy it. And today, I am writing this  DaVinci Advanced Personal Vaporizer Review because of Im so elated with my purchase. So, let’s get going. Continue reading “DaVinci Advanced Personal Vaporizer Review”

Juicy E-Juice Flavors Review

My experience with Juicy E-liquid was very positive. I found their huge selection of juices to be quite wonderful with great taste. Selecting the flavors is a very tough decision as the brand offers more than 65 flavors of e-juices but I played safe and ordered the basic flavor that is the ‘Strawberry’. The flavor of this e-juice is so very basic that you can identify it without even reading the description. Their fruit and tobacco flavors have amassed a huge fan base.

I am happy that I went for the strawberry flavor.  It was flashing with delicious strawberry flavor, not overwhelming but just enough hit to allow smooth vaping. The aroma was fantastic!  The middle strength of 12 mg works best for me but there are five ranges.

  • 0 mg
  • 8 mg
  • 12 mg
  • 18 mg
  • 24 mg

The throat kick of the e-liquids by Juicy eJuice is very impressive. I have tried a number of juices and  Juicy E-Liquid is the best so far. The most stunning part of this juice is its reasonable price in any reputable vape shop or online stores. This one won’t break the bank. $ 16.99 for a 30 ml and $8.49 for a 10 ml. For such high quality, perfect juice aroma, fine throat hit, and a satisfying flavor I feel that this is a steal of a deal.

Their E-juices flavors are divided into four categories

  • Rich E-juice
  • Fruit E-juice
  • Tobacco E-juice
  • Drink E-juice


Some of my personal favorites that I strongly recommend

Banana Nut Bread Juicy e-liquid   It is great with morning coffee as it delivers soothing flavors of nut bread and banana.




Cinnamon Redhots e-liquid   This e-juice can make me crazy with the memories of my notorious childhood when the best thing was eating a cinnamon candy. The Cinnamon Redhot e-juice brings all treasured fun memories back with a happy and playful flavor of cinnamon Redhots Candy.



Chocolate Dee e-liquid   This is a sure decadent delight, with the fusion of rich dark chocolate and massive flavor of rich milk chocolate. I simply follow this rule to cut down my guilt “All you need is love, but a little chocolate then and now doesn’t hurt.”





Sweet Fruit Punch e-liquid  This e juice is surely to die for. In summer its magic is beyond words. This e juice by Juicy E Juice has hints of sweetness and is blended from refreshing and lovely tropical fruit flavors. Tropical fruits have innumerable great qualities in that they are very healthy and at the same time very delicious. The Sweet Fruit Punch gives everything you expect from a Sweet Fruit Punch mocktails.


Champagne Celebration e-liquid   Cranberries are a very popular and loved part of many holiday celebrations. They’re used cranberry drinks, cranberry sauce, stuffing, desserts, and casseroles. The Champagne Celebration e-liquid is blended with cranberries and celebrates the most loved taste of champagne. What more to ask for when you get everything in a mere e-liquid? Cheers to this Champagne Celebration e-liquid!


Some Others

Strawberry Cheese Cake  If you love strawberry then you will go nuts for this e-juice. Every time you inhale will delight your naughty taste buds with the rich creamy flavor of Strawberry Cheesecake.

Smooth Honey Tobacco  This is a classic and universally loved e-liquid flavor. This juice impeccably delivers the full flavor, essence, soul, and gentle feel of Honey Wood Tobacco. It is a kind of a perfume flavor that has slight hints of wood, honey, and tobacco. It is a bit of a lighter flavor compared to regular tobacco.

Smooth Blueberry Tobacco  We all know of the goodness of Blueberries. This tiny fruit boosts our brain, prevents diseases and even softens harsh skin. When this wonder fruit combines with smooth tobacco, the deadly combo can turn anyone on. This e-juice by Juicy E Juice delivers the rich and full flavor of traditional tobacco with slight hints of blueberry.

Juicy E Juice offers a huge array of best e juice flavors, and while some are nicotine free, some are available with nicotine.  Depending on your individual consumption of nicotine you work on daily, you can comfortably choose the nicotine strength. The different strengths of nicotine offered in Juicy E Juice are:

  • None  0
  • Extra Light  8
  • Light  12
  • Regular  18
  • High  24

For your best vape juice experience consider this juice. It’s derived from very high quality and natural ingredients that are customized in USA and Canada. The e-liquids of Juicy E Juice have PG 67% and VG 33%.

Review: Minotaur Peanut Butter Cookie E-Liquid by Cyclops Vapor

Product Name: Minotaur (Peanut Butter Cookie E-Liquid) Manufactured by Cyclops Vapor, USA.


    • Weight: 0.30 LBS
    • Strength: 0mg, 3mg, 6mg, 12mg, 18mg
    • Size: 1oz, 2oz, 4oz
    • PG/VG Blend Ratio: 35%PG /65%V
    • Flavor Note: Peanut Butter Cookie, Caramel

Long has the Minotaur guarded the Labyrinth, protecting a mystical treasure. Now, reach the center of this delicious maze of flavor, featuring a smooth and creamy peanut butter cookie e-juice with notes of caramel drizzle to please even the most monstrous palette.


Review of Cyclops Vapor Minotaur

Peanut Butter Cookie is one of those flavors that I had been asked to review previously, by several people. As a result, Cyclops Vapor had been on my list of vendors for the next round of juice purchases, but I was having a hard time keeping up with vendor submissions, so getting to a point when I could make that rather large purchase, while still ensuring I’d be able to stay on top of what I had waiting for review, was not easy.

I’ve only once seen local shops carrying the high discharge batteries I need; it’s rare for me to find the re-building gear I need or even the simple, quality 510 drippers I use on my ProVari rig. Nevertheless, I usually feel obligated to check these stores out, and if they are real people, in it for the right reasons, selling merchandise at a reasonable markup, I usually buy something, if only to patronize the business and help them to grow into a successful shop.

So it happened that I walked into this combination tobacco/vaping store, only to stumble upon a rather large selection of Cyclops Vapor juice, including this one, the juice that’s been on my list for quite some time, Minotaur. I took full advantage of the small tasting bar they had set-up, even if it meant utilizing a cartomizer for the first time in at least 18 months, and it was then and there that I had my first taste of Minotaur.

From that very first taste, vaped on an eGo topped with a clearomizer, I knew this was going to be a rather long review, but one I needed to get to work on.

I purchased a large bottle, brought it home, gave it a good long shake followed by a little air, and placed it in the steeping drawer, eager for the mandatory steeping time to elapse so that I could get to work on my first bottle.

When the day arrived, three long weeks later, I was a bit surprised to find it needed some additional time with the cap off. Every bottle reviewed (excepting those that the vendor expressly request be considered without steeping) undergoes the same steeping process that includes a night in the steeping drawer, topless.

This bottle of Minotaur still seemed to possess a bit of that boozy overtone that some flavor concentrates bring along, but after an additional night being uncapped in the drawer, it was a bit better and ready for review. I had several freshly built attys to choose from (after having spent the previous evening rebuilding), so I opted for my Helios, built with dual 28ga kanthal coils (.63Ω) on XC-116, and placed it atop my Duke. Some juices taste very different in an RBA vs. a cartomizer, but this e-juice maintains precisely the same profile. Only in this rig, the flavors are significantly more pronounced, as one would expect from the significantly increased wattage.

The most dominant flavor in the profile, a very smooth, very realistic and creamy peanut butter cookie, presents immediately on the inhale, providing a sweet, rich foundation for the other flavors to play off of. With a hint of more sweet in the profile, particularly at very high wattage, I suspect there is also a bit of caramel in the mix, lending the peanut butter some additional depth and character. That sweetness I taste could be coming from a sweet style caramel flavor concentrate, but I’m betting, fairly heavily, that it’s an additional caramel note.

Following the robust caramel flavor is a combination of coconut and caramel, both presenting right at the top of the exhale. The coconut is where I suspected the boozy overtone was coming from. It is a higher toned version rather than the creamy style, and the caramel is of the candied variety, almost coming off as a butterscotch type tone.

These two flavors compliment the peanut butter beautifully, adding the level of sweetness, and while I’m not sure that a juice this sweet would serve particularly well as an ADV, it doesn’t seem cloyingly sweet either, more like the kind of decadent peanut butter desserts offered at high-end, high-priced restaurants.

The final prominent component in the profile is one of my favorites, a flavor that works with so many different flavoring components that I’ve seen an awful lot of lately, graham cracker. In this instance, it works particularly well, adding a bready, honeyed quality to the already sweet flavors, further reinforcing that as delicious as this juice is, it may be more suited to an after dinner vape (or perhaps a companion to your morning coffee) rather than an all day vape.

I feel like there is some more going on in the profile, but I’m having a hard time picking out notes beyond the dominating components. At times, I think there may be a creamy element, other times, I believe that there is a nutty tone to the profile, but I can’t be certain about either, and neither is high enough to turn off those vapers who tend to dislike those types of flavors. If they’re in the mix, they are distant background notes, used to enhance the primary components rather than act as individual flavors.

In the ProVari/510 dripping atomizer rig, I preferred to keep this juice on the cooler side, settling in at 9.2w or 4.8v on a 2.5Ω atty. This produced an excellent balance of flavor, good throat hit, and a breathtaking cloud from what appears to be at least 60% PG. In the Duke/Helios rig, I found the greatest balance of flavor at ~32 watts, with the AFC half open. This produces an intense amount of flavor, a slightly stronger throat hit, and the requisite cloud that accompanies almost any at that wattage.

The overall vape has a thick, creamy quality to it, making me think there could be some whipped cream or even a touch of coconut in the mix, but neither are prevalent in the flavor department, installing only a full, lush mouthfeel to the vapor. The peanut butter cookie profile is not one of big, robust flavors, but lighter, more delicate flavors that come together to form a sweet, elegant, ethereal vape juice.

Available in 1oz,2oz,4oz bottles with new flavors rolling out regularly.
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