What does PG and VG mean?

Becky Saunders
What does PG and VG mean?

You might have seen on your vape juice the letters PG and VG and be wondering what they mean, and whether you should worry about the ratios of the two.

For starters, what does PG and VG mean in relation to vaping?

These initials stand for Propylene Glycol and Vegetable Glycerine, and they are the odourless liquid which is combined with nicotine and flavour to create your favourite e-liquid. While these chemicals are alcohol, they won’t give the same effect as drinking vodka. When heated, PG and VG creates vapour, albeit with different consistencies.

As well as the different consistencies, PG and VG create different taste, mouth and throat feelings to the vapour, which is why people tend to chose different ratios to suit different devices and preferences. When you first start vaping make sure you try different ratios before you buy so that they’re right for your device and personal taste.

Now you know what PG and VG does mean, you will want to know which ratio you should choose.

Throat hitters - If you love the throat hit you get from vaping then choose a liquid with a higher PG content that also contains nicotine.

Smooth hitters- If you want a smoother throat hit then opt for a juice with a high VG ratio. If you can’t quite get the flavour then bump up the power on your device, but be warned, push too far and you might get a dry hit, not nice.

Low key vapers - If you’re vaping somewhere public and don’t want to disturb others with big clouds then choose high PG liquids as they produce less vape.

Chasing the clouds - If you’re looking to be the next cloud chasing champ, or are keen to learn some tricks then choose a high VG liquid which creates the dense clouds you need for this.

If you need any more advice on what does PG and VG mean, then pop in one of our shops to hear from our experts. They’ll be able to show you juices and how they work in different devices for the best vape experience.

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