E-Cigarette Cartridge Ingredients

Liquid solutions containing nicotine are available in differing nicotine concentrations to suit user preference. Dosing measures are not standardized and vary by manufacturer, but tend towards the following rough figures:

  • · Liquids said to contain "low" doses of nicotine tend to correspond to a nicotine concentration of 6–8 mg/ml (milligrams of nicotine per millititre of liquid).
  • · "Midrange" or "medium" doses tend to correspond to a nicotine concentration of 10–14 mg/ml.
  • · "High" doses tend to correspond to a nicotine concentration of 16–18 mg/ml.
  • · "Extra-high" doses tend to correspond to a nicotine concentration of 24–36 mg/ml.

At Best4ecigs our nicotine strengths are: Extra High (24mg), High (16mg), Medium (11mg), Low (6mg) and Zero (0mg)

Flavours and nicotine are dissolved in hygroscopic components, which turn the water in the solution into a smoke-like vapor when heated. Commonly used hygroscopic components include propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin and polyethylene glycol 400 (often sold under the abbreviations PG, VG, and PEG 400, respectively).

All three liquid bases are common food additives used in a variety of pharmaceutical formulations.

 

Typical Tobacco Cartridge (Zero Nicotine)

GLYCEROL 

>85% 

PURE WATER 

<3% 

MENTHOL 

<2% 

ACETYL PYRIDINE 

<2% 

VANILLIN 

 <1%

DIMETHYLPYRAZINE 

 <1%

ACETYLPYRAZINE 

<1%

METHYL BUTYRIC ACID 

 <1%

TERPINEOL 

<1% 

BETA-DAMASCONE 

<1%
TRIMETHYLPYRAZINE 

<1% 

TETRAMETHYLPYRAZINE 

<1% 

TABANONE 

<1% 

METHYFURFURAL   

 <1% 

 

Typical Menthol Cartridge (Zero Nicotine)

PROPYLENE GLYCOL 

<65% 

GLYCERIN 

 <25%

TRIACETINE

<20% 

MENTHOL

<5%

MALTOL 

 <1%

MENTHYL CYCLOPENTENOLONE                

<1% 

MENTHYL LACTATE

<1% 

SPEARMINT OIL 

 <1%

PEPPERMINT OIL 

    <1%

BETA-DAMASCONE 

 <1%


Typical Tobacco Cartridge (Medium Nicotine)

GLYCEROL 

>85% 

TOBACCO LEAF OIL 

<5% 

NICOTINE 11MG (FROM TOBACCO LEAF) 

<4% 

PURE WATER 

 <3%

TOBACCO ESSENTIAL OIL, VIRGINIA 

<3% 

VANILLIN 

<1% 

MENTHOL 

<1% 

METHYL BUTYRIC ACID 

<1% 

TERPINEOL 

<1%

ACETYLPYRAZINE 

 <1%

TRIMETHYLPYRAZINE 

<1% 

METHYFURFURAL 

<1% 

TETRAMETHYLPYRAZINE 

 <1%

DIMETHYLPYRAZINE                <1%