A new longitudinal study examining the changes in vape juice flavour preferences has found that vapers across all demographics tend to migrate away from tobacco, menthol, and mint flavours over time, instead opting for sweeter e-juice flavours like our Butterscotch e-liquid.
The researchers behind the study analysed the results of two online e-cigarette surveys taken by 383 adult participants with an average age of 44 ± 12 years. Of those surveyed, 86% exclusively used e-cigarettes and 13% reported using both e-cigs and tobacco products. The baseline survey was conducted in 2012-2014 and the follow-up survey was conducted in 2017-2019.
Participants were asked the name of their preferred liquid flavour and to list all of the vape juice flavours that they had vaped in the last 30 days. Preference for flavour was then classified using the Penn State Three-Step Flavour Classification method.
Vapers Migrate Towards Sweeter Vape Juice Flavours
The survey's results showed that only 36-44% of participants maintained a preference for their original vape juice flavour. Preference for fruit flavoured e-liquids remained stable with 23% at baseline and follow-up. Preference for chocolate, candy, and other sweets rose significantly over time, jumping from 16% at baseline to 29% at follow-up. Other flavours saw a slight increase.
Younger adults between the ages of 18 and 45 were more apt to migrate to sweet flavours, as were vapers who exclusively used e-cigarettes and not both e-cigs and other tobacco products (31% versus 19%).
Nearly 7% of the survey's participants reported flavour-associated adverse reactions, which were primarily respiratory irritations.
Access To E-Juice Flavours Is Important
When faced with a hypothetical regulatory scenario in which non-tobacco e-liquid flavours were banned, nearly 50% of the study's participants reported that they would "find a way" to purchase their preferred e-juice flavour or personally add flavouring agents in a bid to create their desired flavour.
The study's findings show that access to flavours is important for long-term e-cigarette users and exclusive e-cigarette users.
Vaper Empire E-Liquid
At Vaper Empire, we stock a wide range of premium e-juice flavours, including sweet flavours like our Rhubarb & Custard, a variety of tobacco flavours like RY4 and Caramel Tobacco, and an array of fruits like Apple and Watermelon. With so many different flavours to choose from, vapers of all types are sure to find a flavour that fits their palate perfectly.
We add new flavours regularly and all of our e-juice is available in multiple nicotine strengths. We even offer nicotine-free e-liquid for those who prefer to vape without nicotine.
Our e-liquid is made to EU standards inside of state-of-the-art cleanroom facilities using premium ingredients and pharmaceutical-grade nicotine. We offer our vape juice in multiple bottle sizes as well as in prefilled cartomisers for our V-Pack II Series cig-a-like and vape pods for our Viggo Series pod vape.
Visit our online e-liquid store to start shopping for e-liquid now.