Why Does Vaping Make Me Cough

If you're new to vaping or smoking and you seem to be coughing after every puff, we know that it can be a little embarrasing and can be quite annoying. There may be a few reasons for you to cough while vaping. Below, we will go through the reasons why you may be coughing after vaping and give some helpful solutions to help you puff with style.

If you're wondering why does vaping make me cough, this is the page for you. If you are experiencing any other vaping side effects, check out our handy guide.

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Why does vaping make me cough?

As we said above, vaping can cause coughing for a variety of reasons. One reason in particular is that the inhalation of vapour can irritate your airways and cause a reflexive cough response. Especially if you're new to vaping and start by taking long and sharp puffs from your vape device. We recommend starting out by taking small, controlled puffs and working your way up to those big drags you may be used to from smoking.

The irritation in your throat is usually caused by the chemicals within the vapour from vape juice, such as propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin, or by the heat of the vapour iteself. Within the vape juice there is also Nicotine, which is a stimulant that can cause the airways to constrict, leading to you coughing. Furthermore, Nicotine can also cause irritation and dryness in the throat and airways, which can exacerbate coughing.

Additionally, some individuals may experience an allergic reaction to the chemicals present in the vape juice, which can cause symptoms such as coughing, as well as others such as respiratory issues, irritation, and sneezing.

If you have been diagnosed with a pre-existing respiratory condition such as asthma or bronchitis, vaping can also worsen or trigger symptoms of your condition.

In conclusion, vaping can cause coughing due to irritation of the airways, inhalation of nicotine, an allergic reaction to the chemicals or aggravation of pre-existing respiratory conditions. It's important to consult with a healthcare professional if you experience any symptoms of coughing or other negative reactions to vaping, in order to understand the underlying causes of your symptoms and how to manage them.

How to stop coughing from vaping

If you're experiencing coughing from vaping it can be a bit annoying, but it can be managed with a few simple steps.

First, make sure that you are using the correct nicotine strength in your vape juice. Nicotine is the substance in cigarettes and vaping products that can cause coughing. If the nicotine strength is too high, it can irritate the throat and cause coughing. If this is the case, try reducing the nicotine strength or using a nicotine-free product.

Here at JAC Vapour, we offer a 7 ranges of vape juice with a nicotine strength to suit all, you can check out our e-liquid ranges here and pick one that suits you best. We also have 0mg nicotine vape juice available.

Second, check the propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerin (VG) ratio in your e-liquid. PG and VG are the liquids used in e-cigarettes to create the vapour. A higher ratio of PG can cause more coughing, as it is a thinner liquid that can irritate the throat. If you find yourself coughing frequently, try using an e-liquid with a higher VG ratio.

If you're unsure what ratio of VG/PG you shoudl go for, check out our handy guide.

Third, use a lower wattage device. High wattage devices create a stronger vapour and can irritate the throat, causing coughing. If you're using a high wattage device, try switching to a lower wattage device or using a device with adjustable wattage.

Finally, try taking a break from vaping for a few days. This can help reduce inflammation in the throat and allow it to heal.

It's also important to keep in mind that if you have a persistent cough or other symptoms that do not improve with these strategies, you should consult your healthcare provider. They may be able to identify an underlying condition that is causing your cough and develop a plan to address it.