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Unraveling the World of Shortfill E-Liquid and its Simple Utilization


Since the inception of the first e-cigarette in 2003, the realm of vaping has undergone a remarkable evolution, transforming from a smoking cessation tool to a cultural trend passionately embraced by millions.

Despite its popularity, the landscape of vaping has shifted, and marketing and selling now adhere to stricter regulations. Shortfills emerged as a solution to these constraints, providing vapers with larger volumes of nicotine-containing e-liquid while complying with regulatory standards.

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Shortfills are flavored e-liquid bottles designed to accommodate a nicotine shot of 10ml, leaving a gap at the top, hence the term ‘shortfill.’ To comply with Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) regulations, shortfill bottles are nicotine-free, as EU vaping businesses are prohibited from selling e-liquids containing nicotine in quantities exceeding 10ml.

Using shortfills is a straightforward process, ideal for vapers who consume substantial amounts of e-liquid daily. To set up your chosen shortfill, follow these easy steps:

  1. Unscrew the top cap from the shortfill bottle.
  2. Remove the pipette.
  3. Take the cap off your chosen nicotine shot and squeeze the desired amount into the shortfill bottle.
  4. Place the two caps back on the shortfill bottle and shake thoroughly.
  5. For optimal results, allow it to steep in a dark place (like a cupboard) overnight before vaping the next day.

Steeping is recommended but not mandatory. While 100ml shortfill bottles are available, 50ml shortfills provide ample e-liquid for most vapers, offering around 3mg of nicotine per bottle.

Shortfills cater to vapers of all levels, from beginners to advanced users. They are particularly favored by Sub-Ohm vapers who require larger quantities of e-liquid for enhanced flavor and cloud production. The versatility of shortfills makes them convenient for both Mouth to Lung (MTL) and Direct to Lung (DTL) vaping styles.

When selecting your e-liquid, consider the experience you desire. For MTL vapers seeking a throat hit similar to smoking, a higher Propylene Glycol (PG) ratio is recommended. However, for shortfills, a higher Vegetable Glycerine (VG) ratio or a balanced 50/50 is often preferred. The smoother texture complements the addition of nicotine shots, providing flexibility and a pleasant vaping experience.

Conclusion: Vaping is a straightforward journey—transitioning from smoking, reducing nicotine intake, and eventually reaching a point of nicotine-free vaping or cessation. Shortfills serve as an advantageous stepping stone, offering cost savings, a variety of flavors, and ease of use. Whether you’re uncertain about the ideal ratio or need advice on pairing your shortfill with a vape mod, our team is here to assist you on your vaping journey.

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