Can't use a ecig because it hurts throat too much
I've been vaping for a few months now and love it, however, my wife has tried many times and it instantly hurts her throat and causes a lot of pain. She just tried quiting anologes cold turky which didn't end too well, so I'm hoping someone here can help her with the throat pain so she can make the switch to vaping.
From what I've read, some people have issues with PG juice, which is what she's tried, so I was wondering if getting VG only would be a good place to start? If so, what is the best device to use? By this I mean cartos seem to clog up with VG only juice because it's thicker, and all I have are tank cartos for a Ego.
I've been looking online and can't find many places that sell VG only liquid, can anyone recomend a good place to order from?
Any other advice would be greatly appreciated, although we've already tried lowing the nicotine strength which made no difference at all, as well as a few different flavors.
I'm new, so I have no clue what I'm doing & feel silly giving anyone advice but I think Johnson Creek has VG-only juices?
Are a few that I can think of right off the top of my head, there are many others out there as well.
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Hi Richard: I had the same issue and it did help switching to 100% VG. I also had to lower the NIC to a much lower amount than I thought I'd need. I use cartomizers and haven't had any problems. I do notice they take longer to fill than PG does, because of the thickness. There's a bunch of places to get VG juices and I'm sure other folks will reply. Do a search here on the ECF on the term 100% VG and you'll see tons of posts. I'll add links below to a couple that I like.
One last thing. This sounds strange, but ask you wife to try it. If she's still smoking along with vaping....
For me anyway, vaping and smoking don't get along very well. For example if I've been smoking all day, then try vaping in the evening, it will hurt my throat and make me cough. If I start vaping early in the day, no problems. It's like the cigarettes dry out my throat to the point where vaping then puts it over the top. I haven't been able to get off cigarettes completely and still some days I'm vaping every other smoke time. As long as I don't let the cigarette usage exceed the vaping usage, I don't have throat problems. Once you have her on the VG juice, ask her to try vaping at least in place of every other cigarette beginning first thing in the morning and see if that helps. Good luck!
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Something else you should consider is the filler used in cartomizers may be what's causing irritation in the throat. I would suggest trying to use an atomizer with your juice and then try some with VG. You may also want to try a clearomizer type cartomizer.
VG is claimed to be easier on that ... I use vg ... it is easier.
It isn't necessary to inhale vapor from ecigs ... I don't.
Nicotine in vaping is absorbed via contact not inhalation.
You can inhale into mouth and out thru nose without inhaling into lungs or even getting much vapor in throat.
I don't inhale ... works fine .. plus I don't need my lungs coated with nicotine or PG/VG either ... or flavorings which were probably meant for ingestion. Others do inhale ... so for them it's fine.
Nic level adds to throat hit as well // so maybe lower nic levels would help.
The flavoring may also be a problem....not just because most are PG based but she may have an issue with other ingredients contained in them esp. natural ones. If you read throughout the forum there are several threads that talk about certain flavors that will crack a tank which leads me to believe they can't be that great for our lungs and throat either. I guess my point would be not only change to 100%VG but maybe try a few different flavors of 100% VG. Cinnamon seems to come to mind with the the cracked tanks.
If the VG is too hick for your cartomizers just add a few drops of distilled water to achieve the desired consistincy.
Last edited by sidetrack; 07-14-2012 at 06:34 PM.
I had problems with PG heavy mixes. I moved early on to 50/50 mixes and that solved them all. Having said that, I was not smoking stinkies at all from the day I got my vaping gear. I generally inhale mouth then lungs, not straight in. If I do pull straight in, even after vaping as long as I have, I get a cough off and on with the hit.
I think with new vapers it's a trial and error thing until you find what suits your personal needs. The main thing is to not let yourself get discouraged or put off by these things. Continuing to smoke stinkies might kill you, and will certainly do damage to you if they don't outright kill you.
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I use mostly vg ejuice.
Johnson Creek Red Oak line is 100% vg made in USA.
They publish their laboratory audits & are registered with FDA. Not that this means anything except that I like the company's transparency.
I also like their juice. It comes in glass bottles not plastic. Each bottle comes with a childproof cap that is shrink wrapped. Each bottle also comes with a separate eye dropper cap + a small dropper bottle for on-the-go.
Check em out.
PS their vg is NOT thick.
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