When it comes to vaping, there are many benefits that go hand in hand with health and social identity. However, there are some possible side effects which everybody should be aware of, when deciding to give up smoking and start vaping.
In this article, we will unveil the most common side effects of vaping, and provide some advice on what you should do if any of the problems occur.
When you start vaping, drinking water must become a habit as you might feel that your mouth, skin, and eyes get dry. The lack of water in the system may also be responsible for headaches or a sore throat.
This issue occurs in the case of e-juices which are made of PG (Propylene Glycol) and VG (Vegetable Glycerin). Both of these components have the ability to absorb water. As a result, the moisture goes with the clouds on exhaling.
There is still a simple solution: drink water.
2. Vapers’ tongue
The name of this problem may sound odd and it is totally unclear if you hear it for the first time, isn’t it? However, this side effect still has a logical explanation. It is characterized by the fact that e-liquids may start tasting very similar. This occurs as a result of vaping consistently when the taste buds become dulled. Such an issue does not last and to minimize it you can either vape through it or stop vaping for a day or two. A good solution to this would be vaping flavorless, nicotine-free or 100% VG e-juice as this issue is often attributed to the drying effect of PG. Luckily, there is a wide variety of such liquids on the market and vape sale providers can give you some advice in case you need it.
Some vapers are sensitive to PG. They usually manifest the symptoms as a form of dehydration. Another possible allergy is the one to VG. It manifests in extremely rare cases, as PG and VG are the two components that are widely used in many day-to-day products. In case you experience allergies, consult your doctor first and try to get your PG/VG balance to your comfort.
4. Nicotine side effects
Nicotine may also be an issue for ex-smokers with long smoking experience. This can happen when vaping nicotine until reaching the desired effect, which can easily be misjudged. The symptoms are anxiety, headaches, dizziness, and nausea. If you feel any of them, lower the level of nicotine and address a doctor.
Have you experienced side effects? How did you prevent them? Please let us know in the comments.