Why is my Vape so Harsh?

Why is my Vape so Harsh?

First things first, have you checked your coil?

Now, I know it seems silly. But the most common problem you will ever have with your vape is the coil.

Although we say that you should change your coil every 2-3 weeks, there are a lot of variables involved in this.

Like the PG/VG ratios of your e-liquid, the type of coils you're using, how high you are running them.

So let's change your coil. Make sure to prime it properly, as explained in our handy Vaping Guide.

Leave it for the stipulated amount of time, we recommend 10-15 minutes.

Last of all, check your wattage recommendations on your coils. If you have a variable wattage mod, you want to make sure you are not running your coils over your recommended wattage, this will burn your cotton and cause the harsh throat hit you are experiencing.

Now, give it a go. Still harsh? Continue reading.

It's time to have a look at your e-liquid.

When you start vaping, it's really easy to add the highest possible nicotine level to your e-liquid, quitting smoking seems like an impossible task and you feel like you need all the help you can get.

But this isn't entirely true when you add more nicotine to your e-liquid, you are creating more of a throat hit.

This also has a number of variables, mainly, how much you smoked and the amount of power your device pumps out.

If you're still finding that your vape is harsh, have a look at how much nicotine you have in your e-liquid, maybe try going down a level and see how you feel after that.

Is it my mod?

The chances of it being your mod are slim, the only way your mod could be affecting your vape is by the amount of power being pushed to your coil.

This could either be having your variable wattage mod set too high for the coil you're using or if the regulation chip in your mod is not functioning properly.

If you have already run through the steps above, take your vape back into the Vape Shop you bought it from and ask that they can test it for you.


Feel free to get in contact with us.

Just email customerservice@vapourium.nz with any questions you may have, and our friendly Customer Service reps will be happy to help!

This blog has been updated. To view the updated version, click here.


  • I just changed my coil and now its burning my throat, is it meant to be like that or is my new coil broken?

    Jellie on
  • I remember hearing about coils have different harshness leaves, I have a ones kit with 2 coils, one is 0.6 and the other is 1.4 which ones is more harsh?

    Ben on
  • i am facing a problem with my RPM40 vape it was perfect then i changed the flavor and suddenly i faced a difficulty in smoking it cuz its heavy with less smoke , i changed the coil and still the same problem so i need help ☺️

    mohammad on
  • I have a ijoy avenger baby and we could not work our why I found it so harsh, finally I realized that the cartridge was leaking excessively despite it all being put together properly. If I smoke the vape upside down and keep it upside down, no problem. Check your cartridge is not leaking, I think there could be some manufacturing faults at play sometimes. The liquid leaks over the vape, and gor me the seal at fault was the bottom one between the cartridge and the coil.

    Joe on

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