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If you are new to the vaping experience after being a traditional cigarette smoker for years, you may still be unsure about some of the general knowledge surrounding e-liquids. It can be a satisfying experience, but it’s crucial to understand the importance of adhering to the expiration date.
Vape juice does have an expiration date, as is customary on foods in the store, but e-liquid enjoys good longevity and has a great, stable shelf life, so it does take some time between the purchase being made and the liquid becoming unusable to the point that you should no longer vape it. Following the manufacturing process, the liquid will enjoy a shelf life of around two years. This may not apply, however, if the bottle of liquid has been opened or was not stored correctly.
Most people will have one or two vaping sessions each hour that could last around two to three minutes. Using the liquid at this rate will see the bottle lasting for two to three days. However, if you are a heavy user, you could get through at least half a bottle a day. Most vapers should budget for around half a bottle over 24 hours. It makes sense to buy several bottles at once so you are well stocked.
There will be a liquid to suit all tastes, from fruity to sweet and sensual. From cantaloupe, caramel and orange to coconut and pineapple, users will be pleasantly surprised by the number of different flavors stocked. You can re-live an occasion by choosing a flavor that’s sentimental to you, or you can choose a childhood favorite to help you recall happy memories.
A light smoker who usually goes through less than ten traditional cigarettes each day should start with 6mg liquids. A medium smoker who smokes around ten to 20 traditional cigarettes a day should opt for an 11mg liquid. A heavy smoker who smokes 20 or more cigarettes per day should choose the 18mg liquids. When the juice bottle is opened, the user will discover that the main difference over time will be the e-liquid growing a darker shade as the nicotine becomes oxidized because of the exposure to oxygen.
An e-liquid that has passed its expiration date might taste a little more unusual. The juice’s taste may have changed slightly, or you may not even notice a difference. You also may not be able to detect the scent of the liquid in the bottle. There shouldn’t be any significant changes in the scent, although if you do notice major changes in the smell, it’s safe to say that the e-liquid is probably past its sell-by date. Pay close attention to the color of the liquid, too. Because it is comprised of several components, some denser than others, if they have been left for too long after the purchase date, the ingredients will begin to separate. Thicker liquids will remain at the bottom of the bottle, while lighter and less dense components move to the top. If you can see this clearly, it’s likely that the e-liquid has passed its expiration date. Usually a quick shake would sort this issue with other liquids that you purchase at the store, such as sodas and fruit juices. However, with vape juice, this is not the case; once the liquid has separated, it’s no longer usable.
Similar to store expiration dates, those listed on e-liquids are a general guide for your information. If you pass the expiration date and decide to try vaping the next day, you can be safe in the knowledge that it won’t have a negative effect on your wellbeing. Instead, the liquid will slowly deteriorate over time and you may not be consuming as much nicotine as you think you are. The general rule is to buy several liquids at one time and use them soon after purchase or you could risk spending money and not being able to enjoy the vaping experience with a good-quality liquid. It’s not advisable to vape juice that has past its expiration date, but there is little evidence to show that it’s actually dangerous.
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