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    I was wondering whether PG and/or VG based e-liquid have any alcohol or animal extracts? I heard that some e-liquid suppliers use pure grain alcohol, but how can I tell? And why would they use pure grain alcohol? I would like to read more about the contents and sources of PG and VG based e-liquid, so if there is someone that can help me on this, I would really appreciate it.

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    No animal products. USP glycerine is a plant product. PG is not an animal product. Alcohol is used to thin VG sometimes, and some of the flavorings they are using could be alcohol based as well. Most probably aren't. But it is a very small amount. I did however, get some 100mg VG to mix with(nic, VG and alcohol), and it was kind of harsh, until I let it breathe. It mixes much better now that it has evapped alittle.

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    I make my own liquid because I no longer use nicotine, and I use vodka in it. Others do the same thing. Alcohol WILL NOT HURT YOU. The alcohol part is burnt off so no one inhales it and even if they did, it would wouldn't amount to anything.
    LowThudd explained PG & VG to you.
    NO animal anything is in the liquid. There is a lot of misinformation around---some of it done on purpose, some out of fear, 99.9% of it is wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowThudd View Post
    No animal products. USP glycerine is a plant product. PG is not an animal product. Alcohol is used to thin VG sometimes, and some of the flavorings they are using could be alcohol based as well. Most probably aren't. But it is a very small amount. I did however, get some 100mg VG to mix with(nic, VG and alcohol), and it was kind of harsh, until I let it breathe. It mixes much better now that it has evapped alittle.
    Thank you for the information. So chances are higher for VG to have alcohol than PG due to its thick nature. Still - at the same time - flavorings of both VG and PG might be alcohol based, right? Anyway, it seems like I need to ask the seller or the manufacturer of the e-liquid I intend to buy from whether he uses alcohol or not.
    Quote Originally Posted by jj2 View Post
    I make my own liquid because I no longer use nicotine, and I use vodka in it. Others do the same thing. Alcohol WILL NOT HURT YOU. The alcohol part is burnt off so no one inhales it and even if they did, it would wouldn't amount to anything.
    LowThudd explained PG & VG to you.
    NO animal anything is in the liquid. There is a lot of misinformation around---some of it done on purpose, some out of fear, 99.9% of it is wrong.

    Here's a couple places for you to read and learn and find out some truths and mistruths.
    ECF Library
    The ECF Library - E-Cigarette Forum

    ECF Library Annex
    http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/for...ary-annex.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by Averroes View Post
    Thank you for the information. So chances are higher for VG to have alcohol than PG due to its thick nature. Still - at the same time - flavorings of both VG and PG might be alcohol based, right? Anyway, it seems like I need to ask the seller or the manufacturer of the e-liquid I intend to buy from whether he uses alcohol or not.

    Thank you for the information and links.
    Just out of curiocity, I noticed you are from Kuwait, are you worried about your religious convictions? I was just wondering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowThudd View Post
    Just out of curiocity, I noticed you are from Kuwait, are you worried about your religious convictions? I was just wondering.
    Yes. And I don't want to buy e-liquid that has alcohol in it, because alcohol is prohibited in Kuwait. If the Kuwaiti customs open my package and find e-liquid that has alcohol in it, they're going to confiscate all my e-liquid, destroy the package, and probably interrogate me. So why cause myself headache because of the regulations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Averroes View Post
    Yes. And I don't want to buy e-liquid that has alcohol in it, because alcohol is prohibited in Kuwait. If the Kuwaiti customs open my package and find e-liquid that has alcohol in it, they're going to confiscate all my e-liquid, destroy the package, and probably interrogate me. So why cause myself headache because of the regulations?
    Uderstood. You could buy PG nic juice of say 50mg(PG or VG with no alcohol). You can thenbuy straight VG or PG, available in many drug stores in the US, probably in Kuwait as well. You can also order flavorings, which are known to not have alcohol(Like LorAnns oils), then mix your own. It will cost much less money, and you can controll the quality yourself.

    Here is a calculator that will help if you decide to do this:
    eJuice Recipe Calculator

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowThudd View Post
    Uderstood. You could buy PG nic juice of say 50mg(PG or VG with no alcohol). You can thenbuy straight VG or PG, available in many drug stores in the US, probably in Kuwait as well. You can also order flavorings, which are known to not have alcohol(Like LorAnns oils), then mix your own. It will cost much less money, and you can controll the quality yourself.

    Here is a calculator that will help if you decide to do this:
    eJuice Recipe Calculator
    Many thanks for the information, I really appreciate the link to the calculator, this will help me alot. I'll look for drug stores that sell VG and PG in Kuwait, if I couldn't find any, I'll look for stores online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Averroes View Post
    Many thanks for the information, I really appreciate the link to the calculator, this will help me alot. I'll look for drug stores that sell VG and PG in Kuwait, if I couldn't find any, I'll look for stores online.
    No problem.

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    BTW, you can use flavored water like Rose Water, Orange Water etc as flavoring. I use rose water in some of my mixes. It is Sadaf brand, if that makes a difference.

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