Is it really water vapor?

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  1. damthisisfun

    damthisisfun Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Hello - I am pretty new to the vaping world and really like it. Been off analogs for over 3 months and just loving it. I am a little confused. Most all research I have done, everyone seems to claim all we exhale is water vapor - I am no scientist - but it seems to me that may not be correct. Most liquid has PG and or VG, flavor and nicotine. Isnt that what we inhale and should be exhaling? Where is the water vapor from: our body as in the saliva from the mouth? And are not exhaling any of the PG/VG/Nico? I am asking this to compare e-cigs to analogs in any way. I totally agree these are safer than analogs. But I am still confused - does anyone have any information on this......thanks :confused::confused:
     
  2. Mac

    Mac Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    No matter what type of e-liquid you are using the vapor consists mostly of glycol or glycerin. Water would actually be dangerous because it would vape way too hot and can easily promote microbial growth.
     
  3. damthisisfun

    damthisisfun Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    I agree Mac - so all these adds and other folks that are high up in the E cig industry that claim all we exhale is water vapor in incorrect - that is what is confusing me...........no matter where I check that is what it says -
     
  4. Mac

    Mac Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    It contains some water. But to call it "water vapor" isn't quite right. "Vapor consisting mostly of glycol with some flavoring and nicotine and a hint of water" would probably be closer to accurate. :)
     
  5. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All ECF Veteran

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    That's kinda what I subscribe to.

    Hey, Pop Quiz...

    Can You or Others smell the Flavor of the e-Liquid you use? If so, you must be Exhaling Flavorings.

    So we can At Least put Flavorings on the Exhale List.
     
  6. damthisisfun

    damthisisfun Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    When I smoked Blu cigs - my kids did say they smelled coffee??? - with the JC Original and Tennessee - they havent said anything.
     
  7. moondaddy

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    PG and or vg is a humectent, so it pulls the moisture out of anything it comes in contact with. So in a sense yes you do exhale water vapor, with trace amounts of PG vg the flavoring and even less nic.
     
  8. Spazmelda

    Spazmelda Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    It does contain a large amount of water vapor for the reason stated above ( this is also why it's good to drink a lot of water as PG and VG will dehydrate you). To say it is "just water vapor" is definitely not correct though.
     
  9. cozzicon

    cozzicon Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Actually everyone who has replied is wrong.

    It's actually Fairy Dust (tm).
     
  10. hnyb0210

    hnyb0210 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    A humectant, that's interesting! My father just asked me yesterday "what's in that stuff, anyway?" (asking about my eliquid). I told him & he asked "I wonder what the PG or VG is in there for?"

    Wait, doesn't a humectant retain moisture?
     
  11. damthisisfun

    damthisisfun Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    LOL - fairy dust - lamo - but yes now it makes sense...........thanks -
     
  12. cozzicon

    cozzicon Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Actually: It's Golden Fairy Dust. The best there is!!
     
  13. jkmtwo

    jkmtwo Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Ecf doesnt allow drug talk.......fairy dust is the worst kind of drug talk
     
  14. Spazmelda

    Spazmelda Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Yes, humectants absorb or adsorb water. So when you inhale the pg/VG it will absorb some water from your mouth. Then it takes that water with it when you exhale.
     
  15. damthisisfun

    damthisisfun Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Fairy dust - lmao.........but yah now it does make sense - the PG/VG does pull moisture from the body - and yes I sure have to drink more water than before - but hey - that can be a good thing............
     
  16. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All ECF Veteran

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    Ever wonder where Fairy Dust comes from?

    [​IMG]

    Now you Know!
     
  17. damthisisfun

    damthisisfun Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    hmmmm - drug talk - I was not a part of that...........
     
  18. damthisisfun

    damthisisfun Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    lol - pretty kool Dman.........
     
  19. lmorris

    lmorris Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Yep , little "white lies" from the it's only water vapor crowd. Remember that nifty "steam" we breath out on those cold winter days , that is water vapor and we breath it out with every breath even when it is nice and toasty out.

    So now add in a little left over nicotine , glycol and flavorings to that "Water Vapor" and that is what we Vape out.

    Those small untruths do nothing to help the e-cig cause.
     
  20. hnyb0210

    hnyb0210 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Aha - sorry, I'm a little slow tonight :laugh::facepalm: I may have failed science.....
     
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