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What Are The Ingredients In E Cigs?

Due to FDA statements regarding e-cigarette test results, many White Cloud Cigarettes customers have been asking us what is in the e-cigarette and what are the e-liquid ingredients? At White Cloud Cigarettes, we take pride in the research and development of our exceptional products, and we want you to be an informed consumer. We use only the highest quality food and medical grade ingredients and maintain the highest standards through the entire production process to ensure the purity, quality and consistency in your smoking experience. Below is a list of the 4 basic ingredients in White Cloud E Cigarettes.

E Cigarette Ingredient Guide
Propylene Glycol And Glycerol

84.6% - 92% – Propylene Glycol & Glycerol

Propylene glycol is approved by the FDA for a wide range of practical applications, including:

• As a solvent for food colors and flavorings.
• As a solvent in many pharmaceuticals, including oral, injectable and
  topical formulations
• In saline solutions
• As a moisturizer in food, medicines, cosmetics, toothpaste and mouthwash
• As a food additive, labeled as E number E1520

Similarly, glycerol (or glycerine, glycerin) is a colorless, odorless, viscous liquid that is widely used in pharmaceutical formulations. Glycerol is sweet-tasting and of very low toxicity.

In foods and beverages, glycerol serves as a humectant (moisturizer), solvent, and sweetener. It is also used as filler in commercially prepared low-fat foods (e.g., cookies, chips), and as a thickening agent in many liqueurs. It is found in cough syrups, elixirs and expectorants, toothpaste, mouthwashes, skin care products, shaving cream, hair care products, soaps and most water-based personal lubricants.

Numerous studies show that propylene glycol is not a skin sensitizer or a carcinogen. Because of its low chronic oral toxicity, propylene glycol is recognized as being safe for use as a direct food additive. Since 1942, it has been used in pharmaceutical products and it is listed in the United States Pharmacopoeia.

0% - 5.4% – Nicotine

Nicotine is an alkaloid found in the leaves of the tobacco plant. It functions as an anti herbivore chemical with particular specificity to insects. In low concentrations (an average cigarette yields about 1 mg. of absorbed nicotine), it acts as a stimulant in mammals and is one of the main factors responsible for the dependence-forming properties of tobacco smoking.

Nicotine content in tobacco cigarettes has actually increased over the years, and one study found that there was an average increase of 1.6% per year between the years of 1998 and 2005. This was found for all major market categories of cigarettes.

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E Cigarette Flavorings

8% - 10% – Flavorings

White Cloud E-Cigarettes use a variety of food-grade flavoring components to create the specific flavors of the cartridges. these are the same flavor additives used in candy, sodas, and packaged snacks and foods.

Myths & Facts regarding E-Cig Ingredients

Myth: Electronic Cigarettes contain anti-freeze.


White Cloud Cigarettes DO NOT contain Anti-Freeze! Propylene Glycol is an FDA approved food additive that is also used as a component in certain NON-toxic coolants used by the Food and Beverage industry.

Myth: Electronic Cigarettes cause cancer.


The FDA published a statement that e-cigarettes may contain nitrosamines which have been cited as a possible cause of cancer in certain lab results, but the studies are inconclusive. Nitrosamines naturally occur in the form of proteins under certain acidic conditions, such as when meats, fish, cheese or beer are consumed in the human stomach. However, there haven't been any claims that these foods cause cancer. Claiming that “e-cigarettes cause cancer” is jumping to a conclusion that has not been scientifically backed.

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