When you start vaping for the first time, chances are you will have a cough. This is normal because vaping feels different from smoking. New vapers will try to inhale like smokers rather than vapers. Vaping from e-cigarettes is much denser than cigarette smoke, so it may be too much for most people at first. Vaping technology is often the number one cause of coughing when you vape.
Why do you cough while vaping?
1. Incorrect e-cigarette technology for new e-cigarette users and former smokers?
Coughing while vaping is also common, with most vapers admitting to coughing the first time they try vaping. This lessened over time as they got used to vaping, but some people still had a cough weeks later. Try not to be discouraged by a little discomfort. Most vaping coughs will subside in due time.
New vapers should start with mouth-to-lung vaping technology to get used to this feeling. IHAVE VAPING requires you to hold the vapor in your mouth before inhaling it into your lungs. This technique also uses less vapor than direct lung nebulization, so it doesn't cause your body to try to clear your airways.
2. Irritants in the vapor can cause coughing, especially propylene glycol (PG)
One of the possible causes of coughing while smoking is the content of PG, one of the main components in e-liquids. It works by carrying the flavor and providing a throat hit when inhaled. Like eating anything, if you take in too much at once, your body will try to reject it. If the PG level is too strong, you will notice that it will be harsh. This can give you a sore throat, which can lead to a cough. However, it's important to know that the FDA has classified this ingredient as safe in both medical products and food.
Other diluents VG may also be a factor. VG is the vapor-generating component in e-liquids. When inhaling this vapor, your body may try to clear the airway by coughing. The nicotine strength of e-liquids may also be a factor.
3. The quality of e-liquid is poor
Poor quality e-juice can also make you cough. At IHAVE VAPING, we believe that the quality of e-liquid is one of the most important factors for a great e-cigarette experience. We only use the highest quality pharmaceutical grade fragrances and ingredients in our e-liquids, and we know that safety and quality standards are strictly controlled.
4. High nicotine content
When you first switch to e-cigarettes, the vast majority of ex-smokers will be more successful in quitting smoking by starting with high concentrations of nicotine. This will aid in the transition from cigarettes to vaping as it provides a realistic throat experience and delivers the satisfying amount of nicotine your body craves.
If you get a cough with 1.8% or 2.0% nicotine-like cigars, just try lowering your nicotine levels. At IHAVE VAPING, we offer a range of disposable vape with nicotine content ranging from 2.0% to 0% nicotine concentration in some flavors.
5. Ciliary Repair
One of the known side effects of smoking is damage to the cilia caused by inhalation. Cilia are tiny hairs at the back of your throat that clear dirt and mucus from your airways, allowing you to breathe freely. Tobacco smoke damages these hairs, and when you quit smoking, these cilia begin to grow back, which can cause many new vapers to feel a little irritated and can cause you to cough.
6. Vaping can dehydrate the body and may tickle the throat
When you start vaping, you may experience dry throat and mild dehydration. This may be due to propylene glycol and nicotine (if you're not used to it) making you thirsty and causing your throat to dry out. If you experience a dry throat or mild dehydration and cough when you first start vaping, we recommend that you drink plenty of water.
With larger vape kits there is usually a replaceable coil. A coil is a small heating element that vaporizes the e-liquid, creating the smoke-like vapor you inhale. If you're coughing while using a larger vape mod, you may need to replace the coil. Over time, the coils can wear out or build up residue, leading to an unpleasant vaping experience. So either replace your coil and find a higher resistance coil, or try a vape kit with a built-in coil in the cartridge or refill.
8. Different devices may cause coughing due to unfamiliarity
Overly powerful devices can create several major problems. Generally, the stronger the device, the higher the wattage, the more steam it produces, and the higher the temperature. The last two reasons are what cause the cough.
With nowhere to go, a lot of steam will start to condense in the lungs, throat and mouth. This can cause all kinds of irritation, especially for those who get hit hard or like to keep steam in their lungs for long periods of time.
By reducing power or restricting airflow, a person will be able to withstand the blow for longer without inhaling so much vapor that their body can't handle it.
9. Sometimes hot e-liquid is spit back into the user's mouth
It is very tempting to start blowing clouds away one after another. It's tempting, but horrible for e-cigarettes.
When the e-liquid starts to heat up, it increases the chances of it spilling out of the chamber. This resulted in hot juice being spit into the user's mouth instead of the expected cloud of vapor. Like serial smoking, your body will let you know if you do too much. So pace yourself, take a few puffs, and put down your e-cigarette.
10. The unexpected taste of sweet or menthol juice may cause a person to cough
Some people respond to menthol or sweetness, so consider switching to something else that suits you.