There are a great many flavours available for vaping, however many smokers looking to quit smoking find that a tobacco flavour close to their choice of cigarette is best for making the transition to vaping. Original Tobacco or Gold for cigarette smokers, Virginia Rolling for those quitting roll-ups, and Menthol for those who smoked menthol cigarettes.
THE MOST POPULAR E-LIQUID FLAVOURS FOR VAPING
The world of vaping has witnessed explosive growth over the past decade, with millions of people just in the UK making the switch from traditional tobacco cigarettes to electronic alternatives.
E-Cigarettes are so effective that the NHS now suggests vaping and E-Cigarettes to smokers who want to quit!
The NHS is just the latest medical body to recommend E-Cigarettes to smokers looking to quit, with Public Health England being the first to look into vaping and finding the E-Cigarettes are 95% less harmful than cigarettes.
One of the key reasons for this surge in popularity and recommendation is the fact that E-Cigarettes are just better at helping smokers quit than other methods like nicotine gum or nicotine patches. As study by the University of Oxford found that E-Cigarettes were much more effective than any other method to get smokers off cigarettes!
The reason for this is varied, but one of the biggest one is the wide array of e-liquid flavours available to vapers. A study in the Nicotine & Tobacco Research looked into if flavours in vaping helped, and found that smokers who had access to a variety of E-Cigarette and E-liquid flavours were more likely to quit!
As that's the case here at SMOKO we are determined to help and so offer e-liquids in a plethora of tastes and aromas, catering to various preferences and palates. In this article, we will delve into the most popular e-liquid flavours for vaping, exploring their unique characteristics and why they have become favourites among vapers.
WHAT ARE THE BEST FRUIT VAPE FLAVOURS
Fruit-flavoured e-liquids are some of the most sought-after choices among vapers. The natural sweetness and refreshing essence of fruits translate exceptionally well into vaping experiences. Here are some of the most popular fruit e-liquid flavours:
Strawberry: Known for its bright and sweet profile, strawberry e-liquids offer a delightful burst of ripe strawberry flavour. These are perfect for vapers who enjoy a sweet and tangy vape.
Raspberry: Raspberry e-liquids bring a sweet yet tart, summery sensation to your vaping experience. The mild sweetness makes them a popular choice, especially during warm weather.
Blackcurrant: Blackcurrant-flavoured e-liquids are beloved for their sweet, soothing flavour. The full flavour of blackcurrant provides a sweet vaping experience that's hard to resist.
Crisp Apple: Crisp Apple e-liquids offer a sharp tang reminiscent of green apples. Great for a refreshing change of flavour.
Cherry: Cherry flavour e-liquids offer a sweet and sharp taste associated with ripe red cherries.
WHAT ARE THE BEST SWEET E JUICE FLAVOURS
For those with a sweet tooth, dessert-inspired e-liquids are a dream come true. These flavours mimic the taste of popular desserts and confections, delivering a delightful indulgence without the calories:
Fruit Burst: A mixed fruit-flavoured favourite, providing a fruit-salad style mix of fruit flavours for a refreshing yet sweet treat.
Absinthe: Aniseed ball sweets or a normal after-dinner digestif on the European continent, Absinthe flavour gives you that cleansing aniseed flavour without the very strong hit of alcohol that usually comes with it!
Vanilla: Vanilla e-liquids provide a rich and creamy flavour reminiscent of classic vanilla. These are a hit among vapers who crave a comforting, sweet treat.
WHERE CAN I FIND MENTHOL OR MINT VAPE FLAVOURS
Menthol and mint e-liquids are famous for their refreshing and invigorating qualities. These flavours provide a cooling sensation that many vapers find revitalizing:
Mint Breeze: Mint e-liquids offer a crisp and clean minty flavour that leaves your palate feeling refreshed. They are perfect for vapers who enjoy a subtle cooling effect.
Menthol: Menthol e-liquids take the chill up a notch with a stronger and more intense cooling sensation, reminiscent of menthol cigarettes. These are favoured by ex-menthol smokers and vapers who crave a bracing blast of menthol.
WHAT ARE THE MOST REALISTIC TOBACCO VAPES
While many vapers transition away from tobacco, some still crave the taste of their former cigarettes. Tobacco-flavoured e-liquids cater to this preference, offering a familiar and robust flavour profile:
Original Tobacco: Original tobacco e-liquids replicate the taste of traditional cigarettes with a vanilla undertone, allowing former smokers to enjoy a similar flavour without the harmful effects of combustion.
Virginia Rolling: Virginia Rolling tobacco e-liquids capture the essence of Virginia tobacco leaves, known for their mild and slightly sweet flavour. They offer a smoother vaping experience for smokers used to roll-up cigarettes.
Gold: Gold Tobacco flavour is for smokers missing that smooth, traditional cigarette flavour.
Havana Cigar: Perfect for the cigar smokers looking to quit, Havana Cigar flavour e-liquids provide the raw tobacco taste associated with cigars and cigarillos.
WHAT ARE THE POPULAR VAPE FLAVOURS
Beverage-inspired e-liquids draw inspiration from popular drinks and beverages, delivering a unique vaping experience that can evoke memories of sipping your favourite drink:
Energy: The Energy flavour refills give a flavour like energy-drinks – a sweet, signature taste to get you fired up!
Coffee: A typical post-meal treat, a great pallet cleanser offering a rich, full-bodied vape experience like drinking a smooth coffee.
WHAT TO KNOW WHEN CHOOSING E-LIQUID
Choosing the right flavour (or flavours) for your quit smoking journey gets you halfway to where you need to be. With the variety of flavours on offer, it’s always great to have a couple of different flavours you can bounce between that can work as pallet cleansers and to maximise your enjoyment while you vape.
Once you have your chosen flavours, it’s time to choose your nicotine strength. Consider your smoking background – are you a heavy smoker (20+ cigarettes a day)? Are you a light smoker (up to 20 cigarettes per day) or are you a social smoker (only smoke with friends at the weekend)? Answer this question to get a guide for the nicotine strength you should be going for:
Heavy smokers – You are likely going to need the strongest legal strength available in the UK, 20mg/ml (or 2%) in order to satisfy your nicotine cravings.
Light smokers – It may be sensible to start at the 2.0% strength and adjust your decision from there, however you may find that lower strengths of 1.8% or 1.5% may provide the satisfaction you need.
Social smokers – If you aren’t compelled to smoke every day then you should probably avoid nicotine intake to prevent a daily addiction from forming. However, if you must have nicotine, then the 1.1% strength (or lower) should be all the nicotine you need. You can always choose a nicotine free option so you can enjoy the feeling and action of smoking but without the addicting nicotine!
WHERE TO BUY UK MADE E-LIQUID
At SMOKO, all our e-liquids contained in our E-Cigarette and VAPE POD refills (and e-liquid bottles) are made here in the UK. This means you are getting a product tested and regulated by the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Authority (MHRA).
The MHRA set out the standards expected for UK-based E-Cigarette retailers to follow to ensure maximum safety for the consumer. These include the exclusion of harmful chemicals and flavourings that may be found in e-liquids elsewhere, such as diacetyl which is known to be associated with the condition ‘popcorn lung’. Great regulation here in the UK is why Public Health England found E-Cigarettes to be at least 95% less harmful than smoking in their latest evidence review.
The great levels and standards of regulation in the UK makes Britain the forefront of progression for the E-Cigarette industry; a sterling example for the rest of the world to follow. The regulations in the UK, covered by the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations (TRPR), are augmented by the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), ensuring levels of safety not seen in other countries.
The rules regarding E-Cigarettes in the United States have been a bit of a mess, starting out with almost no regulation at all and progressing to where it is now, where only tobacco flavours are allowed. This is due to harms from black-market e-liquids and deplorable marketing tactics from companies like JUUL that were targeting underage teens.
MOST POPULAR UK MADE E-LIQUIDS FOR VAPING
The world of vaping is a diverse and flavourful one, with e-liquids catering to an array of tastes and preferences. Whether you crave the sweetness of fruit, the comfort of desserts, the refreshment of mint, the familiarity of tobacco or the nostalgia of beverages, there's an e-liquid flavour to satisfy your cravings.
As vaping continues to evolve, it's certain that new and exciting flavours will continue to emerge, offering vapers even more choices to explore and enjoy. Ultimately, the popularity of e-liquid flavours is a testament to the creativity and innovation within the vaping community, providing vapers with an ever-expanding palette of tastes to discover and savour.
If you are a smoker looking to quit cigarettes, check out our great VAPE and E-Cigarette starter kit deals and quit smoking with your favourite SMOKO flavour today!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Written by Dan Overgage
Dan Overgage – is a former smoker of 10 years until he became a client of SMOKO E-Cigarettes. Dan started working with SMOKO 5 years ago after successfully quitting using our e-cigarettes and works across our Customer Service and heads up our content creation and research with a strong focus on all things quitting smoking. During his tenure with SMOKO, Dan has written countless blogs and consults with countless clients every day to help them to stay smoke-free.