Find Out About the Vapor Industry Practices, Good and Bad.
If you haven’t received the memo as of late there is a new industry that has emerged and is on the rise in the recent decade that is revolutionary and controversial to say the least, vaping. But as many know with anything new, consumers must be cautious and weary. There have been rising concerns and tensions over the most important aspect of vaping, E-Liquids. Stories of young sales associates mixing potent nicotine inside of Brick and Mortar retail stores nationwide have emerged, open air mixing in unsanitary conditions along with several other alarming methods of production have been found. The Industry has been plagued with stories of Dicetyl, lead, formaldehyde etc that have been found in E- liquids. So are these stories true? Is this revolutionary industry serving up poison to the public? Well let’s not go that far, but there is a topic that many do not want to discuss and needs attention, and that is, “What are you really vaping”?. This is a heavily debated and talked about topic behind closed doors, but are we touching on the right areas of what we ought to be discussing? Should an entire industry be convicted based on business owners choosing to lower standards for a quick buck, Research suggests, NO.
While the battle over ongoing “science based” studies of the potential dangers of the broad categorization of “E-Liquids” Continues, nobody has spoken much about the variances of quality in ingredients, the vast ways E-liquids are manufactured and who is manufacturing what and where. Common sense would suggest that we should start with the basics. What is in E-Liquid? How are quality products made and based off of best business practices? And more importantly what consumers should steer clear from. Although this industry is new, the answers to these important questions exist, and if understood by the public, vaping would be much more successful in converting smokers to Vaping products. But unfortunately the sad truth is everyone is afraid to say anything due to looming regulations and a landscape that is turbulent to say the least. So let’s start with the basics and talk about what we do know to be true and how consumers could determine whether or not they are vaping quality E-liquid from reputable brands or not.
It is important to share what is in E-liquids for those that do not know. There are 4 main ingredients; PG, VG, Nicotine and flavoring. PG and VG (Propylene Glycol and Vegetable Glycerin) are substances that are used in a variety of everyday products, you have probably used it today and don’t even realize. How E-Liquids are made and where is another topic altogether that we want to touch on so people are educated on some of the basics. Not all E-Liquids are created equal! Just like not all food is made the same, nor all clothing material made with the same quality fabrics, the same goes for E- Liquids, its never a one size fits all with anything. There is a vast diversity of quality in all 4 ingredients that make up E-Liquids. For instance, Nicotine, flavorings, PG and VG come from many manufactures around the world and vary widely in price and quality. Obviously the more reputable manufacturers vaping companies source from will provide better ingredients, which in turn results in a better vaping experience. So why are all E-Liquids not created equal? You would think that companies would want to serve up the best to their customers, you would assume that vape companies would want their customers to have the best vaping experience possible, right? Wrong, not all do. As mentioned above, there are many companies that source low quality ingredients for the highest profits and even worse mix them in the most unprofessional setting, such as right there in store like you would see a bartender mix a drink. These business practices are frowned upon by the companies in the vaping industry that are paying the extra to serve their customers with the highest quality ingredients, in a laboratory with best business practices and are FDA compliant.
Be sure to do your research to ensure that the company is at minimum meeting the current standards. This is not hard to do. Here are a few things to look out for when purchasing E-Liquids. First look to see certifications of reputable safety organizations like AEMSA, the American E-Liquid Manufacturing Standards Association whose purpose is to create responsible and sustainable practices for the safe manufacturing of E-Liquids. AEMSA insures that the products customers are inhaling are manufactured with professionalism, accuracy and safety. It is important to ensure that the brands you purchase are produced in a certified laboratory and that the ingredients used in their E- Liquids are preferably USA sourced ingredients! Do not purchase E-Liquids that do not come sealed in childproof safety caps, this is a Huge red flag and even against the law.
Premier Vapor® customers have a wide selection of top name brands on the market that are all “Premium” and have the certification to back them up. If you are not close to a Premier Vapor® brick and mortar location they have an E-commerce site that even details the levels of VG, PG and Nicotine. And even pricing that is not far off from the low level, subpar products of the unknown. No longer the need to trust a salesman’s recommendation, take these pointers, ensure the brand you purchase from doesn’t have the red flags described above and purchase from companies that advocate manufacturing excellence and use best business practices for product excellence.