Because of the varying needs and tastes of vape users, vape stores have to innovate ways on how to provide e-juice supplies. Companies thought that it would be great to offer customers more options on how they can administer e-liquids. After all, some people may be travelling to places without vape shops, which means they will need bigger juice bottles. Others may want to customise the nicotine content of their juice, which will also require a large container. Whatever the reason, short fill e-liquids can cater to these needs.

What is a short fill e-liquid?

Short fill e-liquids, also known as Shake 'N' Vape, are large bottles of vape juice that do not contain nicotine. The bottles are only filled up to about 80% to provide users with some space where they can add their preferred amount of nicotine. Nicotine shots are made from nicotine liquid concentrate and are sold separately in bottles. The level of nicotine that can be blended in the juice depends from person to person, as each has their own preference.

Why do people use short fills?

Flexible nicotine

To meet the various nicotine needs of vape users, there are pre-filled juices available in 3 mg, 6 mg, 12 mg, 18 mg and 20 mg. While some users are fine with these, others prefer mixing their own. Short fills allow them to get the perfect concentration of e-liquid juice. In addition to this, short fills are also beneficial for ex-smokers who want to reduce their smoking habits. They can easily customise and lower the nicotine content of their juice, which will prompt them to smoke less. Meanwhile, non-smokers can enjoy the taste and sensation of smoking without the risk of addiction by going for the nicotine-free short fills and using them as they are.


Less plastic waste

For those who consume an immense amount of e-liquid in a short time, buying small bottles of vape juice means more plastic waste. To minimise the amount of plastic that needs to be discarded, most vapers prefer buying one large bottle instead of multiple small bottles for their vape juice. This way, they can reduce their carbon footprint and help save the environment.


TPD laws and short fill liquids

In May 2017, the EU introduced the Tobacco Products Directive, which limits the amount of nicotine that can be blended on pre-filled juices. The law states that pre-filled bottles should not have more than 20 mg of nicotine. Because the law only limits pre-filled juices with nicotine and not nicotine-free e-liquids, there has been a huge demand for larger e-liquid bottles or short fills. Short fills allow vapers to buy their own nicotine shots and administer as much nicotine as they like. However, excessive amounts of nicotine can be poisonous, thus the need for control.


How much nicotine should you add?

If you want to have a nicotine content of 3mg in your vape juice, simply add one 10ml 18mg bottle of nicotine solution to your 50ml e-liquid. For 100ml of e-liquid, you would need 2 bottles of 18 mg nicotine shots. After adding the nicotine shot to the e-liquid, seal it well and shake the bottle for around 4 to 5 minutes to ensure the nicotine is well blended. Join the growing vaping community! Visit The Vape Escape today to get your first electronic cigarette starter kit. We offer premium quality products including e-cigarette kits, tanks, e-liquids and accessories. Please call us on 01443 223167 or send us a message at for enquiries and our staff will be happy to assist you.