Let me begin with a little story. A true story.
Way back when I first made the all important transition, I still had a natural tendency to chain vape. See, I was a chain smoker of roll ups for years on end. It’s the one habit I’ve retained over my five years of vaping.
As chuffed as I was with being able to get off the cancer sticks, my need for nicotine never faded. Still hasn’t.
Consequently I began with little knowledge other than the fact that 18mg nicotine would help me over my hump while making that all important switch.
It didn’t and I almost returned to those roll ups.
You see, I rapidly began experiencing negative side effects. I was spending too much time on the loo. Diarrhea and sickness kicked in alongside dizzy spells. It got to the point where I considered visiting the local quack! Something I always try to avoid!
With a little bit of research the answer became clear. I was literally overloading my body with nicotine.
I lowered my nicotine strength to 12mg and things started to improve. A few months later I halved it and I’ve never looked back.
There’s a moral to this true story.
It’s very, very easy to find an excuse to return to smoking. With a little bit of help and understanding there’s never been a better time to turn to vaping devices for the most effective way of quitting.
Let’s look at some other potential side effects. If any of them affect you, consider what changes you can make to continue in a way that is suitable for your needs.
Dry Mouth And Skin Complaints
Vaping causes dehydration. Fact. It attracts water molecules from its surroundings. It’s not uncommon for a vaper to suffer with a dry throat or itching, red skin.
Drink plenty of fluids, preferably water. Staying hydrated is always a good thing in general. Especially during the long hot Summer months.
I already mentioned this! Due to excessive amounts of nicotine entering the bloodstream. Do your damn best to decrease that mg level. Especially if chain vaping.
A sensitivity to Caffeine
There’s a chance that if you’re a keen coffee drinker you may be taking on too much caffeine in a bid to make the change from smoking to vaping. So don’t blame vaping on your apparent mood swings at this time! As with nicotine itself, try to reduce the amount of caffeine you’re ingesting.
VG is very easy going on our system. Some people can develop allergies if their PG ratios are too high. There’s no reason not to opt for e liquids with less PG. Consider 20 - 30PG levels.
Number one rule! Never vape on someone else’s drip tip. I might be sounding paranoid here but it just makes sense from a hygienic point of view. Of course vaping isn’t the only culprit but since drip tips in general develop “lip gunk” it makes sense to keep them clean.
That’s about it. Although these are negative side effects, they are far less threatening than the effects of tobacco and its myriad of chemicals combining to ultimately put you in an early grave!
..What a way to end a blog, eh?
Stay tuned. We move onto the positives next. They kind of outweigh the negatives!
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