More than 700,000 New Zealanders have now given up traditional cigarettes, which is a significant achievement for such a small nation. While there are still a large number of people who are yet to stamp out the habit, it’s clear to see that alternative options such as vaping are showing people there are potentially safer options out there.
If you have made the switch to an E-cigarette or vape, then you may be now struggling with the prospect of finding E juice in NZ that you enjoy rather than merely tolerate. The broad variety of flavours on the market makes it a tough process, but it can be a matter of working out what you prefer, then selecting an E juice from the remaining options.
Here are a few things to consider so that you can choose the best E juice available in New Zealand.
The Nicotine Level
If you have transitioned from cigarettes to an E-cigarette, then you will most likely need an E juice with nicotine in it. When you’re fresh from the fags, you may even need quite a high dosage to stop you from going back to them. After a while, you can then reduce the milligram percentage until you are no longer addicted to the nicotine.
Six common options appeal to a range of people. Nicotine-free E juice in NZ tends to be for those who enjoy smoking but do not rely on nicotine. It’s also an option for hobby vapers who vape for fun as opposed to quitting smoking.
Three and six mg/mL vape juices have low volumes of nicotine in them, but can be enough to take the edge off if you are craving that nicotine hit. At 12mg/mL, you get a medium nicotine volume, but from 18 through to 24 mg/mL, you have a high quantity of nicotine in your E juice. Ex-smokers with a high reliance on nicotine tend to prefer these options.
Price & Size
If you smoke a packet of cigarettes a day, you could be inhaling around $200 every week. Therefore, any E juice liquid in NZ is going to be affordable in comparison. However, if you want to ensure you get the best bang for your buck, then it often comes down to the size of the bottle, then the price tag that accompanies it.
If you are unsure of how you are going to like an E juice flavour, then it’s in your best interests to buy a 10mL or 15mL bottle – whichever is available from your E Juice NZ (do follow) supplier. Buying in small containers with the cost of shipping or driving to the store means that it’s not the most cost-effective option, but can save you from having a whole heap of large bottles containing flavours you won’t use.
If you have a flavour you know and like, then you can buy it in larger bottles such as 30mL or 60mL. These tend to be the more cost-effective option, costing anywhere from $20 to $40.
Blend or Single Flavour?
The flavours you see on the shelf at your local E juice store are not necessarily all there is available. Instead, you can become a bit of a connoisseur, mixing and matching different flavours to create the right mixture that works for you.
Single flavours tend to be quite complex on their own, which is reasonably noticeable with suave names like “Black Note Legato.” However, what are you supposed to do when you like the taste of coconut, but would prefer it with strawberry? You mix the two to create a unique E juice that you enjoy.
That’s the beauty of buying E juice in New Zealand, as opposed to smoking cigarettes. You get a flavour you enjoy, and you’re in control.
PG and VG Ratio
When you start hearing about PG and VG ratios, you may think that E juice is beginning to get a bit technical, but it’s quite straightforward to understand. PG is propylene glycol, and VG is vegetable glycerine. Both exist in E juice liquid but at different ratios for a different experience.
PG is thin, doesn’t leave behind a sticky residue in your vape, and offers more of a throat hit which some people require to feel like they’ve had a cigarette. However, more PG than VG means your vape clouds are small, you can burn the liquid, and some people have a sensitivity to it.
Vegetable glycerine complements propylene nicely. It has a high resistance to heat, helps you form those big, fluffy vape clouds, and tends to be better for people with allergies – according to some users. However, it can cause gunk to form in your vape, and it’s quite sweet. If you prefer more bitter and tobacco-like flavours, then your PG to VG ratio should lend more toward PG.
Choosing the best E juice in NZ is about being willing to try all different options, dabble in mixing flavours, then finding the best taste to suit your needs. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to the process, but you may see these points above may help to make the process a little more straightforward.
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