Sunday, June 14, 2009

Flavoured e-Cigars

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Chairman Bill said "Instead of smoking, I vape in my e-cigar propylene-glycol with nicotine that has flavourings added - banana, vanilla, etc.

Of late I have been 'cutting' the e-liquid with BP glycerine to make it go further, which does tend to dry out the mucous membranes a tad. However, my question is about added flavourings.

Given the e-liquid is vaporised prior to inhalation, what chemicals that commonly appear in food flavourings should I keep well clear of. I believe caramel bungs up the works of the e-cigar due to the sugars, but I'm led to believe that food flavourings can also have some added chemicals that can undergo a transition when vapourised and could be dangerous.

Blowed if I know, Bill.

It's not that a particular flavouring is dangerous. I am assuming that they are not burnt in the normal cigar/cigarette sense. If that is the case, they are all dangerous.

If the vaporisation is not at a particularly high temperature, they should all be OK.
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2 comments:

  1. Lee - the temperature is not partucularly high, but I heard that some manufactured (i.e Frankenstein) flavourings have chemicals which become unstable at even relatively low temperatures (low in relative terms). Can't remember what the hell they are though. What I do remember is that they ain't 'natural' - i.e. can't be found in the original object that the flavour is based on.

    Will do some digging.

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  2. I believe caramel bungs up the works of the e cigars with different flavour due to the sugars, but I'm led to believe that food flavourings can also have some added chemicals that can undergo a transition when vapourised and could be dangerous.I would like to use e cigar with different flavours.

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