What’s that PG/VG/Nicotine Infused Liquid Called?

E-Liquid, E-Juice, Vape Juice, or What?

When it comes to describing the liquid blend of propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG) and nicotine, no clear standard exists. In the San Clemente/Capo Beach area of Southern California, we mostly hear folks reference their PG/VG blends as juice or ejuice.

But, anyone can have their favorite term, so we decided to consult the all-knowing-Google to find out what words others around us are choosing. In comparing e-Juice, eJuice, e-Liquid, eLiquid, vape liquid and many other terms, the obvious trends were fascinating.

PG + VG + Nicotine = Say What?

In January 2010, the first vaping term appeared: e-Liquid. Then in May 2011 people began dropping the hyphen in favor of the easier-to-type: eLiquid. A few months later in January 2012 a whole new word appeared and quickly gained traction — again, without the hyphen — ejuice.

A year later in January 2013 “vape juice” and “nicotine juice” arrived in the Googleverse to describe the PG/VG blends used in vaping. And clearly, vape juice quickly matched ejuice in popularity.

Which term will ultimately come out ahead? We’ll have to wait and see. How knows … maybe something new!

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