The eliquid sweetness is most likely the same sweetness you will experience from Kool-Aid and Jolly Ranchers. Portland State University researchers in Oregon have found that the same chemicals in the popular products are also used in the best eliquid. Their study results appear on the New England Journal of Medicine.
The Portland University researchers were the first to look at these chemicals. They were the first to discover that the characterizing candy flavors of Kool-Aid and Jolly Ranchers are also used in the eliquids and ecigarettes that have been in the market for many years.
According to Professor James Pankow of Portland State and lead author of the research, if a person smells the grape flavored ejuice, this would be the same essence of Kool-Aid grapes. This study came at a time when the FDA has released its proposed regulatory measures for electronic cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other tobacco products.
Unrestricted Ecig Flavorings
These policies will treat these tobacco products as if they were tobacco cigarettes. The devices should not be sold to minors. Yet, eliquid flavorings that are heavily opposed by many health advocates are not yet banned by the FDA.
Since 2009, the FDA has already banned the candy-flavored cigarettes. It was in 2009 when the federal agency has been granted by the Tobacco Control Act with more tobacco industry oversight. FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg stated that time that almost 90& of adult smokers begin smoking while in their teenage years. The flavored cigarettes serve as gateway for children and also young adults to conventional smoking.
Pankow has quoted this statement from Hamburg for their study report. He explained that he does not understand why this same logic is not applied to electronic cigarettes. The FDA, meanwhile, is still reviewing literature on the impact of using flavored tobacco in ecig kits like the Kanger evod starter kit.
What Makes Eliquid Sweetness
The basic ingredients of eliquids are propylene glycol and/or vegetable glycerin, flavorings (artificial or natural) and the optional nicotine. The findings of Pankow’s team is to be expected because almost all reputable providers and makers of eliquids actually use ingredients that the FDA has approved safe for use in other edible and consumable products.
The allegation of some public officials and health authorities that ecigarette flavorings attract children and minors to smoke is not proven or founded by available evidences. In reality, data points that the opposite of such accusation is what ecigarettes are able to do. Ecigs do not lure children or non-smokers; but rather drive people away from smoking.
The most commonly used ingredient to make sweet smelling and tasting ejuices is Ethyl Maltol. It is even an organic or natural compound that is usually used in other products that need to have sweet taste and pleasant smell. It is used in many food products, beverages, confectionary, fragrances and tobacco products.
In eliquids, ethyl maltol is used in rounding off any harsh flavor. It adds sweetness and renders a candy floss or cotton candy type of flavor when used in greater amounts.
The sweet smell of this chemical can be described as caramelized sugar, sweet cooked fruit, candy floss or cotton candy. Ethyl Maltol liquid or 10% dissolved in Propylene Glycol is ideal for sweetening eliquid flavors. This is a ready to use pre-mixed concentrate that can be conveniently added to eliquids when sweetness or candy-like flavor is needed.
Flavorings for eliquid mixing are available in various forms. It is very important to use food grade flavorings in mixing ejuices. However, not all food grade flavors can be suitably used with ejuices. For example, if the food flavoring is combined with vegetable oil, it will be unsafe to vape the eliquid with it.Posted in Blog Portal | No Comments »