Why do I Choke When I Vape? Discover These 4 Reasons

Have you thought to yourself, “why do I choke when I vape”?

Now that you are reading this article, you must have quit smoking and have moved to e-cig or vaping. Whatever might be the reason you leave the harmful tobacco, we would like to congratulate you on taking this step. You can now associate yourself with a non-smoker.

But here is the problem:

You must have started feeling the withdrawal symptoms. And I guess you are not satisfied with this vaping experience. The opening of Vape leaves you in an aura of uncontrollable coughing, and you instantly choke. You get tears in your eyes, and you feel helpless for a moment because it gets hard to breathe. And you ask yourself, why do I choke when I vape?

Do not worry. Choking when you take your first Vape is not a severe issue. It can be very familiar in many cases. So, without any further ado, let’s get straight into the reasons.

What are the Reasons for coughing/choking when You Vape?

We have discussed some common reasons that can help you identify the leading cause of why you choke when you vape.

1. You are Inhaling too Slow

how to inhale vape properly

You might have seen people recommending you to correct your usage of Vape. If you are a chain smoker, you are used to directly drawing the tobacco into your lungs. However, this is not the case with Vape as you are dealing with the vapor.

The truth is;

If you inhale Vape slowly, you will choke. The vape coil requires some air into it. If the necessary air is not getting in the coil, it will exert pressure on your lungs, resulting in uncontrollable coughing.

2. Vape and Drink lots of Water

If you are a vapor, you must be aware of the chemicals involved in the coil of Vape. The two main components that are found in electronic cigarettes are propylene glycol and glycerine. These two chemicals dry out your throat and cause dehydration.

Sounds interesting? Yes, it is.

To avoid this, you should drink lots and lots of fluid when you have long-time vaping sessions. Water will keep your throat hydrated, and you would not feel the urge to choke.

3. It Depends on the Vape you Use

The device you use has a significant impact on your urge to choke when vaping. As a beginner, you are not very familiar with the mechanism of vaping. Therefore, if you use a sub-ohm device, you will undoubtedly choke because sub-ohm devices use low resistance.

Now, what can you do?

You can switch to a device with a higher concentration of nicotine salts as they will cause you less coughing and prevent from choking when you vape.

4. Do not Hit Hard on Smoke

There is a compound known as cilia in your throat. However, if you hit hard on smoke, cilia are destroyed. Thanks to nature, cilia regrow on its own once you quit smoking. Now, what I mean is coughing when you Vape can be a reason for cilia’s regrowth. However, this process is often confused with the use of Vape.

The Final Verdict

Many people choke when they vape. It is a common problem and should not be taken seriously. However, for most vapers, this problem gets much better after a certain period of time. It might not go away completely. To help solve this, you can try some new setups, change your vape device, and use the right technique of vaping. In this way, you will be able to get better with vaping. You can read more of our guides here.

Daniel Cunnington

Hi. I'm the co-owner of VaporizerBud. I've used the Pax 3 for the past couple of years now and I love it.

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