In the world of vaping there are many things involved in the industry. The production of e-liquid has boomed in the previous past five years, as more vapers want to bottle their own batch, and some even sell it. This has created some controversy, as some producers’ batches have come up untested. This can cause big problems down the road.
One major thing many vapers don’t realize is that e-liquid comes with an expiration date, like food and dairy items. This expiration date is usually printed on the labeling or on the bottom of the bottle. There has been some confusion in the vaping community as to what exactly this means. Is it dangerous to vape an e-liquid after the expiration date? After this date will the e-juice go bad, like how some foods go bad after their expiration date has passed? These are questions that every person who vapes should ask themselves. The good news is that with some quick research on Google the answers to all the questions regarding vape juice expiration dates can be found.
Like the expiration date on milk, the expiration date on an e-juice bottle is merely just a suggestion. It is not a fact that the day after the expiration date the e-liquid will become dangerous to vape. The date is just a recommendation to use up the juice fast or throw it away. No, it isn’t dangerous to vape expired e-juice, nor is it bad for your health. It is simply a recommendation by the producer. This answer settles a major myth in the vaping community on if vaping expired vape juice is dangerous for your health.
When the date becomes expired, several things happen to an e-juice:
- One thing that happens is that the taste slowly fades away.
- Another thing that happens is that the smell will slowly fade.
- The color of the e-liquid might change.
- The bottle also might become slightly tinted.
- One big thing is that the nicotine might also fade away. This is very important to smokers who have transited to vaping to still fulfill their addiction but do not want the bad health effects of smoking cigarettes.
These are signs that it is time to throw away the bottle of liquid because it’s expired and shouldn’t be vaped.
One way to offset these bad effects of aging is to make sure to keep your e-liquid in a dark, room temperature place. The liquid that you aren’t using every day should be shaken. These simple steps can really help your e-liquid last much longer. It might even delay the expiration, which should be the goal of every vaper. Many e-liquids are also not cheap. They can range from $20 dollars and up (size, packaging, flavor, etc. can determine this). No one wants their money to age, so they should take these steps to make sure that their e-liquid is safe.
No one wants their stock of e-liquid to expire, but if it does, don't worry about it. Simply vape the e-liquid or throw it away. Following simple steps such as shaking the bottle and storing it in a cool, room temperature place will surely make the smell and taste last longer. When it comes to money being spent on e-liquid, make sure that you are aware of these things, too.