My Throat Is Sore!
While vaping IS a less harmful alternative to smoking, vaping can still hurt your throat if you are a regular vaper. If you vape in moderation, you are less likely to experience a sore throat, but it can happen from time to time for a number of reasons. A sore throat from vaping is preventable and can be remedied through taking the following things into consideration.
There are three main factors to consider if you are a regular vaper and want to avoid a sore throat;
- Eliquid is made from Propylene Glycol and Vegetable Glycerine, which can cause dehydration. Make sure you drink plenty of water throughout the day if you are a regular vaper and dry throat shouldn't be an issue.
- Burnt coils will also cause a sore throat if used for too long. If you don't change your coil regularly your vape will feel harsh and dry on the back of your throat.
- Make sure you have the correct strength of e-liquid, if you are using high strength e-liquid in your vape and find your vape to be harsh even with a fresh coil, try lowering your nicotine level or switching to a higher resistance coil which doesn't produce as much vapour. If you arent sure what strength or coil you need contact our customer service team.
Make sure you take good care of your vape! If your vape gets wet with water or other liquids that aren't e-liquids you should throw the coil out. If you get water down into your vape it will be very harsh and can hurt your throat.
Check down the inhale port to make sure your vape is free of any bits of pocket lint, dust or dirt, these can make their way into your coil and ruin your coil. If you ever get anything down the inhale port of your vape, blow through the air holes at the base of your vape tank or pod to try and get it out. If that fails, disassemble your tank and give it a good clean.
Try and avoid vaping if you have a cold or flu, although vaping while you have a cold or flu isn't as gross as smoking cigarettes it can prolong your illness if you vape regularly. Take a break!
There are also a small number of people who have a PG sensitivity or allergy, If you have a PG allergy, stick to 100% VG e-liquids only. If you suspect you have a PG allergy, put a few drops on the back of your hand and look out for any skin sensitivity. If you are concerned you have a PG allergy, see a doctor.