How long do e-liquids last?

Have you recently taken up vaping in a bid to be healthier in 2021? Good for you! Perhaps you’ve decided enough is enough and it’s time to give up smoking, once and for all?

Switching to e-cigarettes isn’t exactly risk-free, but it’s less harmful than smoking tobacco cigarettes. E-liquid allows you to control your nicotine addiction – reducing your intake gradually – before eventually kicking old habits into touch. But how long does your vape juice last, and how do you know when it’s time to buy a new bottle?

Believe it or not, this is one of the most frequently asked questions of new vapers, and it’s certainly something worth thinking about if you’re to get the most out of your vape.

Once an e-liquid has been opened, it can last up to two years from its manufacture date – but you must make sure that the bottle is sealed properly. Most contain food-based ingredients and have a printed expiry date. Exposing them to too much sunlight or heat can cause them to expire faster which massively impacts on the taste.

3 tell-tale signs it’s time for an upgrade

1. Loss of flavour

There is a plethora of delicious e-juices on the market today, so you should have no issue finding one that tantalises your taste buds. However, what happens when your go-to flavour doesn’t taste like it used to? Though it may just be a case of ‘vaper’s tongue’ and you’ve become accustomed to the taste, it’s worth switching to a new bottle – ideally something totally different.

2. Lack of nicotine

Nicotine is the highly addictive substance found in both regular cigarettes and e-cigs. For those keen to quit, getting the required hit from their e-liquid can keep cravings at bay. If the liquid is anything less than effective, ex-smokers might be inclined to swap back to what they’re used to. Meanwhile, if you’re looking to cut down on your intake, opt for a different nicotine strength (i.e. a low 6mg strength or nicotine-free).

3. Discolouration

Before you even consider using a vape juice, check to make sure that everything is as it should be. If you bought e-liquid in bulk a couple of months back – and completely forgot about – it might have lost its flavour, or the ingredients may have turned. Never use it if the ingredients have changed colour or smell odd. Instead, consider how much you will be vaping every week and stock up on e-liquid as and when required.

Get the most out of your e-liquid

Give yourself the best possible chance to quit smoking and make sure that your e-liquid is stored correctly. As a general rule of thumb, keep it in a safe place – somewhere where it won’t be exposed to heat, light or other liquids. And if you’ve purchased a few bottles of your favourite e-liquids, make sure you use these up first before you buy more.

If you’re running low on e-liquid, and are ready to try something new, take a look at the extensive range on offer at Cloudstix today. They stock all the well-known brands and guarantee competitive pricing.