Things to know

PG, and VG why we use them, and how they can alter YOUR perfect VAPE!

  • Propylene Glycol (better known as PG) is a much thinner liquid, and holds/carries the flavor. PG produces more of a “stronger hit” (often referred to as a throat hit) than VG does, PG simulates the feeling of smoking better.

  • Vegetable Glycerin (better known as VG) is a dense, sugary liquid. VG is what produces the rich clouds of vapor.

  • So what does this mean to you? By raising the PG, and lowering the VG (say 60/40) you will get a thicker vape simulating a stronger cig (throat hit). Now if you reverse it (40/60) you will gain more vapor.


Nicotine Levels

  • Extra high anywhere from 25 mg-36mg which is higher than a regular full flavored cigarette.

  • Medium anywhere from 16 mg-24 mg of nicotine which is about as much as a regular full flavored cigarette.

  • Medium anywhere from 11 mg-18 mg of nicotine which is about as much as a light cigarette

  • Low anywhere from 6 mg-8 mg of nicotine which is about as much as an ultra light cigarette

  • Non-nicotine is 0mg.

  • The higher the nicotine level, the stronger the throat hit, which is the sensation that consumers experience at the back or their throat upon inhalation from the e-cigarette,


Overtime you can Lower your Nicotine level.

Once you become accustomed to vaping you may decide to slowly, and gradually decrease you nicotine level. You may find it more effective to start decreasing your nicotine level once you are totally free from traditional cigarettes. Most vapers really enjoy vaping, and have no desire to quit, so having the option to keep vaping with no nicotine is an added benefit to making the switch. You may have a goal to quit so month by month lower your nicotine level till one day you are nicotine free.

If you are trying to decrease your nicotine level I suggest having two different strengths on hand (24mg, and a 22mg). Some users may need a big nicotine before bed, and a much less throughout the day this is another reason having two e-juices at different nicotine strengths may come on handy.You may find yourself vaping more during a stressful situation so carry a higher nicotine level to hit when you find yourself have a stressful day. We at FSUSA offer the option to customize your nicotine strength for many reasons, and the main one is for YOU to find what works best for YOU.

Is there an odor from e-cigarettes?

The odor is barely noticeable if noticeable at all depending on which e-juice you select, and are completely unlike traditional cigarettes. Some of the e-juice does have a bit of an smell, but one that dissipates quickly and is more of a pleasant sent.  Traditional cigars, and cigarettes leave a lingering smell in your home, and cars that is difficult to eliminate. Sometimes it is impossible to eliminate the smell of cigars, and/or traditional cigarettes.

E-cigarette Terms you may Encounter:

  • 510 Threaded refers to the threading of the battery.

  • Analog Cigarette in the e-cigarette industry is the term that describes a traditional cigarette. Contains absolutely no digital parts, and/or electronic attributes.

  • Atomizer is the heating element in the e-cigarette that is responsible for turning the e-juice into vapor that the user consumes.

  • Battery is the main component of an e-cigarette it is rechargeable, and uses lithium-ion (Li-ion) technology. It includes embedded safety switches that protect the battery from short circuit conditions, over charge and over drain. The battery is activated by the user through a push button switch during the vaping process and is rechargeable through the use of a charger on any standard outlet. The charger has indicator LED’s that will indicate when a battery is charged.

  • Battery mAh which is commonly used to describe the energy charge that a battery will hold and how long a device will run before the battery needs recharging.

  • Car adapter is a device that you can plug into your vehicle, and plug your USB charging cord into the port available on the car adapter.

  • Cartomizer (also known as carto) is a combination of a cartridge, and an atomizer which contains a filler material called poly-fill.

  • Cartridges (also known as carts) are the units that you fill with e-juice, and then are put into the atomizer.

  • Charging Cord is the device used to charge you e-cigarette battery. There are multiple types of charging cords such as passthrough charging cord, and/or fast usb charging cord.

  • Clearomizer is a transparent tube-like tank that consist of a metal tube that extends up the middle of the body. Clearomizers have a wick system that draws the e-juice directly to the heating element. The heating element can be located at the top of the tube, or at the bottom. Either way, silica wicks extend from the atomizing coil and soak up the e-juice which carries it to the heating element. Clearomizers have a top and/or bottom depending on the type of the Clearomizer that must be removed for filling. The e-juice is held in the body of the clearomizer.

  • Coil is the heating element that heats up, and produces vapor it usually is contacted with wicking material called silica that is saturated with e-juice

  • Disposable E-Cigar is designed to be used, and then disposed of when completely used.

  • Draw is what vapers do when they inhale with their mouth on the e-cigarette mouthpiece.

  • Drip Tip (also known as mouthpiece) is at the end of the e-cigarette that will rest on the user’s lips during inhalation of the vapor.

  • Dripping refers to the act of dripping e-juice straight onto the atomizer. Some say this provides a bigger hit with much more vapor. Dripping is an alternative to cartridge.

  • Dry Hit refers to taking a draw from an e-cigarette, without any vapor being produced.

  • Dry Burn is a method of cleaning the atomizer to extend the life of the atomizer.

  • Ego Threading refers to the treading of the battery.

  • Electronic Cigarette (also known as e-cig, e-cigarette, and/or personal vaporizer) is an alternative that allows consumers to enjoy vaping without many of the harmful side effects.

  • E-juice is the liquid that is used in conjunction with an e-cigarette it is a mixture made up of four fundamental ingredients: Nicotine, PG, VG and flavoring.  The liquid nicotine content is controlled by the customer where he/she can have their juice blended anywhere from 0-36mg.  At FSUSA we offer some customizable e-juices where you can adjust your PG/VG level to suit your needs.  A regular tobacco cigarette pack will usually contain about 24mg of nicotine.  The PG and VG are FDA approved substances used in clinical vaporizers.  Their purpose on e-juice is to generate vapor clouds and simulate a throat hit.  The flavoring is custom made and custom mixed by blending experts and can come from various sources.  We at FSUSA get our flavoring exclusively from FlavourArt in Italy and custom blended it for different flavors in our own facilities.

  • Hit (also known as pull) is what the vaper does to get the vapor hit it is the action of inhaling the vapor.

  • Lithuim-ion Batteries are considered the strongest most powerful batteries available in the e-cigarette market.

  • Milligrams (also known as MG) is unit measured of how much nicotine is in your e-juice.

  • Mouthpiece is the end of the e-cigarette the consumer puffs on, and that will rest on the user’s lips during inhalation of the vapor.

  • Nicotine Level is the designated amount put into the e-juice (customizable anywhere from 0mg to 36mg).

  • Nicotine is the ingredient found within traditional and electronic cigarettes that creates a pleasant sensation.

  • Ohm (Ω): Unit of electrical resistance, expressing the resistance in a circuit transmitting a current of one ampere when subjected to a potential difference of one volt.

  • Port (as known as sensor) is the part of the e-cigarette that detects the atomizer, cartomizer, clearomizer, and/or tank.

  • Propylene Glycol (PG) is an ingredient used predominantly for simulating throat hit.Propylene glycol is used in many applications, including medicines and some foods.

  • Puff it the motion the vapor uses on the e-cigarette to get a hit. Starter kit is a package setup that comes with all equipment necessary for the user to begin using e-cigarettes.

  • Tank System is a plastic or pyrex glass cylinder that consist of a metal tube that extends up the middle of the body. Tanks can have a wick and/or coil system which draws the e-juice directly to the heating element. The heating element can be located at the top of the tube, or at the bottom depending on the style of tank you have. Tank systems can be filled from the top, and/or the bottom depending on the type of tank you have. There are many different types of tanks on the market. Choosing the correct tank is entirely up to the user, you just need to find the correct tank that works best for you.

  • Throat Hit is the feeling an e-cigarette vaper will experience when the vapor hits their throat. Most vapers desire it to feel like a full cigarette.

  • USB Charging cord is an e-cigarette battery charger that lets you charge by connecting the battery to a computer/laptop USB port, wall adapter USB port, or a car adapter USB port.

  • USB Pass-Through is a device that connects to your heating element (atomizer, clearomizer, clearomizer, or tank), and plugs into a USB port  located at the bottom of your battery which bypasses your battery and allows you to vape at your desk, or in your car without using your battery power.

  • Vape is the use of an e-cigarette.

  • Vaping is the act of using an e-cigarette.

  • Variable Voltage (VV) (also known as Variable Wattage VW) is a feature available on some devices which is the ability to adjust your voltage, or wattage to fine tune the hit you will get. When altering the heat produced by your heating element you can increase/decrease the amount of vapor, and slightly alter the flavor of the e-juice.

  • Vegetable Glycerin (VG) is an ingredient used predominantly for vapor production. It is a safe, all nature ingredient derived from plant oils. It has a rather sweet taste, and creates exceptional vapor.