Expiration Dates And E-Cigs: What You Need To Know

April 29, 2022 2 min read

The Food and Drug Administration does not yet require e liquid and e-cigarettes to have an expiration date on the package. However, a lot of these products do have one visible for buyers, and it can cause a little bit of anxiety for vapers. They are concerned that if they do not use the product before the expiration date, it will not be good any longer. The information in this article will help you learn more about expiration dates and how you can figure out whether you should vape with an e-liquid or not.

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Many people have consumed a food or drink product that was past its expiration date. It is important to remember that these dates are a bit arbitrary; it is up to the manufacturer to include them on the packaging, which means that the food may be good after that date as well. Vape products are no different. No one is quite sure how long e-juice and e-cigs can last. Therefore, manufacturers make their best guess when they put on an expiration date. Essentially, they are saying that they think the product will taste the best by that date. Rather than indicating when a product will spoil, they indicate when a product will be most fresh.

How will you know if your e-liquid is no longer good? Both the color and the flavor start to change. However, if you are careful with the product and keep it in a cool place, you will likely use it before this happens. It is also essential that you keep it away from sunlight.

Not all e-liquids are created the same, which is why some will go bad sooner than others. There is a lot that comes into play here, including the amount of nicotine, the flavor, and the PG/VG ratio.

PG stands for propylene glycol, and it helps to keep products fresh. E-cigs and e-liquids that have less propylene glycol generally do not last as long. Organic products also tend to go bad more quickly.

There are e-liquids that get better the older they are. It is kind of like wine; they gain flavor as time goes on. Ultimately, the decision is yours. Every vapor is different. What works for you and what you enjoy may be very different from one of your friends. You may not have a problem using certain e-cigs and e-juices when they are beyond their "best buy" date. Other people may not share that same sentiment and choose to throw the "old" products away. As long as the color hasn't changed, though, it is likely okay. However, if you think the taste has changed, pick up something new!

There are a lot of different e-juices available, so it is quite easy to pick out something you will enjoy!